How to Get Confident Talking on Camera
The worst part of talking on camera is pressing the record button, but how can you get over that so you feel confident talking on camera?
The first and most important thing about getting better talking on camera is to talk on camera. Yes, it’s that simple. You need to start talking on camera.
If you find it hard to talk on camera choosing a topic that you could talk spend hours talking about is important. Passion breeds passion and if you want to learn how to get confident talking on camera you need to talk about something you are passionate about.
When you are listening to someone who speaks from the heart and is passionate about their topic, it instantly becomes more intriguing. You want to know what they find so interesting and are more likely to listen.
So pick a topic you could talk about for years and not be bored of. Once you have your topic, turn on a camera, press record, and start talking. That is how you get confident talking on camera.
Here are some more tips that I found very helpful for getting more confident talking on camera:
Instead of talking to everyone talk to one specific person
When you talk to everyone you’re actually talking to no one. Focus on one person and talk directly to them. If it’s easier for you tape a picture of them to your camera. By talking to one person you they will feel as though you are talking directly to them, which you are, and they will be able to relate to you on a more personal level.
Pump yourself up before pressing record
Turn on some music, dance around, go for a walk now that is how to get confident talking on camera. If you aren’t in a good mood it will show. You need to do something that gives you energy so that when you do press record you are ready to go!
Don’t over script
Can can get really stressful if you are trying to be word perfect. Instead if you want to learn how to get confident talking on camera you need to focus on getting your point across instead of saying everything word for word. I find it’s best to come up with an outline of what you want to say and focus on ideas rather than specific words. And if you make a mistake that’s okay, just start over.
If you want more tips on how to get confident talking on camera check out my Film Yourself Video Challenge. It’s great for anyone start to talk on camera.
In summary, the best way how to get confident talking on camera is by pumping yourself up and picking a topic that you are passionate about. Once you have your topic and are pumped up, hit record, and start talking. It will take some time but eventually you WILL get good on camera, it’s just a matter of time.
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