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If you don’t like speaking in front of the camera this article should help.
First- You are not as bad as you think. The people watching are just regular people like you. You are used to seeing actors, speakers, and spokespeople with their radio voices and energy.
Guess what? That is not necessary for effective video marketing.
Video is engaging and you need to have videos on your website and as part of your Social Media. It humanizes you and makes you a real person, and not just some faceless corporate entity.
It shows your personality, your smile, and it shows that you have the same challenges in life that so many others have. Your customers can relate.
Here are some tips if you have difficulty speaking in front of the camera.
Relax. It is just a camera. You are not on stage in front of a live studio audience.
Start recording. They get easier and easier.
Have someone you know stand behind the camera and talk to them. Forget the camera. They just happens to be something between you and the person you are talking to.
Actually speak to a person on the other side of the camera. Your natural communication abilities will show and that is good for the viewer. Your facial expressions and body language will be “normal” rather than staged.
Make sure your lighting is good. Natural light is best. You want the light coming from behind the camera not from behind you at the camera.
Do not stand in front of glass or pictures because the light reflects back into the camera.
No striped shirts. Cameras can get quirky. This is too techy to explain…just do not do it.
As important as the visual is, the audio is just as important. People will actually watch a video that is a little bit blurry but if it sounds bad, they will not listen to it.
Length of video? Say something valuable and stop talking. If you want a specific number…3 minutes or less is good. If you have 9 minutes of good video to say what you need to say…great. Break it up into 3 separate 3 minute videos. This will allow you to get more views and backlinks.
Not sure what to say? Commonly asked questions by your customers make for good content.
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