Are you camera shy? Want to create videos for your business anyway? Learn how to get confident creating videos (even when you’re camera shy).
Get confident creating videos (even when you’re camera shy)
So you want to learn how to be confident on camera?
First, let’s talk about what’s holding you back from being on camera.
Here are some of the most common reasons:
- I’m not pretty enough to be on video
- I’m not thin enough to be on video
- I suck at public speaking
- I don’t know what to talk about
- Nobody wants to hear what I have to say
Do you relate to any of these reasons? I know, I relate to all of them. I worry about my weight, my looks, and let me tell you I really do suck at public speaking and I have a monotone voice.
But the secret to solving most of these problems is planning. that’ll get you confident in creating videos.
Put a plan into place
We’re going to start with planning. Planning your video content will elevate about 70% of the fear.
Why? Because now you know what you’re going to talk about because you came up with video ideas and it helps with public speaking because you know exactly what you should be talking about.
So first, you’re going to brainstorm video content ideas. I’m going to assume that you’re creating videos to sell something. That could be your services, your products or whatever it is that gets you the monies.
Since that’s the case, you’re going to create videos to help your audience. If you’re a copywriter that specializes in sales copy, then you’ll create videos on copywriting and how to perfect your sales page.
If you need help brainstorming content ideas for your business, then check out my video 3 SIMPLE WAYS TO BRAINSTORM VIDEO CONTENT IDEAS.
Once you brainstorm your video topics, you should create a script. This can just be an outline of all the important points to discuss in your video or a full-on word for word script of what you want to say. Or a combination of both.
Let me tell you a little bit about me. I’m an introvert and I hate being the center of attention. Once the spotlight is on me, I totally get nervous. I’m talking shaking, sweating, and stomach cramps.
I really hate public speaking, BUT I find that if I’m prepared then I can at least function a little normally. If you’re like me and want to get comfortable on camera, then start off by writing a full script. That way, if you blank out and get nervous, you’ll remember what you’re supposed to talk about.
If you need a script template, you can go to youtubescript.com and grab your free copy.
Practice makes perfect
After planning, you should practice. You might think this is overrated, but if you’re not comfortable on camera then this can be a big help.
I suggest practicing your script in front of a mirror. It’s embarrassing, but a mirror is great because you can study your facial expressions and body movements. You can see if your face is too stiff or if you have that deer in the headlights look.
If you think this is lame, just remember that professionals practice all the time. Do you think an actor can film a movie without practicing? Can a dancer take the stage without perfecting her dance movements? Does a singer start singing without practicing their songs? All professionals practice. It’s rare for something amazing to happen on the first try.
Now that you’ve planned and practiced, it’s time to go for it! We’re going to officially hit record and start filming.
I want you to say your intro and then stop and playback your footage. I want you to check and see a few things.
First, you’re going to look at your background.
Is your area clean?
Is the lighting okay?
Then you’re going to listen to the sound.
How’s the audio?
Is there background noise?
Now you’re going to look at your appearance.
How do you look?
Is your hair messy?
Is your outfit okay?
How are your facial expressions and body movements?
Once you’re satisfied with everything, you can continue filming.
I want you to remember that it’s okay to make mistakes because you can fix those in editing. If you want a smooth filming process, then check out my video QUICKER VIDEO SHOOTS. It’ll help you film your videos faster.
Do you need help creating your videos? You can download my step by step video creation process for free here!
I don’t have time for this, just tell me how to get confident creating videos!
You notice that the secret to get confident creating videos is actually all in the pre-production phase with planning and practicing. As long as you know what to say and do, then the path to getting comfortable on camera is easier than you think. You just have to get started. BUT, since I know the start is hard, I actually created a whole series that’ll help you get confident creating videos.
I, myself, know how agonizing it is to be on camera, but still, want to create videos. That’s why, next week, I’m going to talk about how to make videos without being on camera. This was how I started creating videos. Make sure to subscribe and hit the notification bell to get notified when that video comes out next week.
What’s the one thing holding you back from creating videos? Let me know in the comments below.