This week David shares his tips on how to overcome on-camera nerves.
Check out the video above or on YouTube and if you like it, share it! We also summarised the tips below, so have a read if you don’t have time to watch.
How to overcome on-camera nerves.
Being on camera for the first time might be a insurmountable problem but it’s not if you give a little bit of time & attention you can overcome it very easy.
Always remember when your on camera it’s always different than giving a presentation in a room of a group of people.
There will be editors that will be picking the best bits of what you’re presenting. There will be a group of people helping you out.
- The Cameraman : Will be the one to be checking your lighting & your sounds so that you look good & sound good.
- The Editor : Will make sure whatever your presenting will make it more coherence and easy to follow.
Remember the better you look, the better they look with the work they are doing!
Practice makes perfect
Like any other skill, the more you do it the more comfortable you’re going to be with it.
Have a script or some bullet points that you’re going to be shoot on-camera in a couple of days, take 5-10 minutes just to sit down and practice it a couple of times out loud while you have a little privacy to get accustom to the material so that you wont struggle on the day.
If your stumbling over a word, find an alternative.
Remember to breathe!
Particular in the beginning of a sentence so that you get enough time to get through the sentence before you take another pause or loose an amount of breath.
Bring a water bottle with you, just to make sure you don’t get dehydrated, so your voice can sound as clear as possible.
Do you feel like you’re getting mocked up with what your saying?
Stop. Breathe. Smile.
And start again! The more times you do it the more comfortable you’re going to get used with it.
Just repeat again and again and before you know it, it’s going to sound great!