Your Message on Camera, Simplified
After reading this article in Men’s Health Magazine, I thought that several of the items were valid about appearing on camera in the post at about “How to Make a Great First Impression.” It occurred to me that several of these items can also be related to excelling in your appearing when you deliver your message on camera. I was particularly impressed by points #6, 7, 8, 12, 13 in the post, and they’re listed below. In our video productions we regularly have CEOs and other C-level executives deliver a staged message on camera (we generally edit the demo and it gets uploaded to our client’s website) and some come off better than others. Actually, when we record their messages to the live crowd for later distribution and shoot at live events, exactly the same principle applies.
So those purposes, the comments in the post are completely congruent with some of the things they can do to improve their message on camera.
We’re frequently told that it is important not to judge a book by its cover; nonetheless, many people make up their minds about a person on the first initial impression. If video presentation plays a function in your job, then it’s critical that you understand if you desire to improve your message on camera and how to present yourself.
We have an number of suggestions for what to wear on camera, but not so much on how to act. Let’s fix that…
Many people naturally come across nicely in regards to presenting themselves to an audience while others struggle to seem natural or relaxed when delivering their message on camera.
These hints can help you to improve your presentation.
1. Don’t cross your arms
This type of body language makes a person appear unapproachable and hard to relate to; it might also seem ill-mannered. Many people use this kind of body language when they are nervous, so make a conscious attempt to relax and make sure your palms are open and facing the camera while you speak. This will help deliver your message on camera.
Smiling is a straightforward gesture that is enough, but many people forget to smile, particularly when we’re stressed. A smile makes you appear friendly, warm and approachable; do not be scared to use a smile in your presentation when it’s proper and you will help your audience to feel at ease.
3. Try Positive Thinking
Should you be not comfortable at presentation then this will reveal in the way you come across to your audience. Some individuals are better presenters than others, but don’t let you are overwhelmed by this idea and do not get caught up in negative feelings over how you might appear on screen. Concentrate on delivering your message in a manner that is clear and concise and use all the favorable facets of your personality to get your message on camera and engage with the audience.
4. Make eye contact
Look straight at the lens if you are presenting to the camera. This can enable you to appear confident and the crowd will find it simpler to engage with you. Using eye contact can help the audience to feel like they have a link with you and they are more likely to listen to your message on camera.
5. Be Yourself
Folks understand when someone is giving a false opinion. Do not try and be outgoing, witty and amusing if that does not represent your persona or fashion. Most folks are fairly informed and they’ll detect, if an individual’s presentation seems contrived. Play to your own powers and use them to convey your message on camera with clarity.