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Wisdom To Wealth Mastery - Camera Confidence Tips and Tricks

In our rapidly changing world, the ability to speak with confidence and present yourself professionally on camera is more important that ever.

In a few years, for want of a better word, our world has become "open".

No longer do we live in our lives, as we used to, with a limited horizon of our local communities.

Today, we can take our message to billions across the planet, via video.

So you’ve decided to make a video - now what!

From my experience, most women have two thoughts run through their minds, when faced with making their first video.

First, “I need to lose 10 lbs before I make a video” or “My hair doesn’t look great” and secondly, “I need to invest in some video equipment first”.

How often do we use these “reasons” - in truth, they are excuses - to justify not making a video right now.

And we all know what happens when we don’t take action right now - we never take action!!

Hi, Sue Ferreira here from Wisdom To Wealth Mastery and take heart - everyone does this - but we women are especially good at finding reasons - may I say excuses - for not picking up our smartphones and creating a video.

We all feel this - it is natural. I still feel this sometimes, but I assure you, you are the only one worrying about it.

Here are my 3 Top Tips on how to make yourself more comfortable on camera. For my full course on how to be comfortable on camera, go to Purse Power, which has a complete module on this subject and how to enjoy creating video, but let’s look at the top three reasons, why you may not be comfortable on camera -

  1. This may not seem like a tip, but this is the foundation of making yourself comfortable on camera.

Here goes - The only person who is worried about how you look on camera, is you.

No one else cares - all they are interested in is your message and how it will solve a challenge they have in their life.You may know Gary Vaynerchuk - if you don’t google him. He is famous for his videos. Gary is scruffy, intense with ADD, inarticulate and full of profanity - yet he is one of the most successful internet marketers, because his short sound bites, hit home with many truths.

I love this guy as do his millions of followers - why, because he has a great videos with great simple messages.

If you have a good message, no one gives two cents about how you look - only you are concerned! So Gary would say - “Suck it up Princess, you either hit the red button and create your video or you don’t” but of course, I would never say this!

Tip #2 - Congratulations - you have decided to hit the red record button, but now comes the place where we all make our next mistake.You look at the camera lens - again, this is the obvious and natural reaction. Of course, you would look at the camera lens, where else would you look? But looking at the camera lens makes us aware of the camera, excuse the pun but it makes you focus on the camera, which makes you stilted and stiff, because you are talking to an inanimate object.

You want to be talking to the one person, who needs you and your message. Who needs your message? Imagine your best client? The person whom you love the most? So before you create a video, prepare yourself. Take a deep breath, let it out, go into yourself and imagine the person who most needs your wisdom, your message - imagine, visualize the one person.Then with love and respect in your heart, look in the direction of the camera lens, but this time look through it. Imagine - “see” in your mind’s eye, the person, who needs your wisdom sitting beyond the camera lens.Talk to them - to the one person. Talk with passion and empathy. Talk with energy - it is almost impossible to overdo the energy of your presentation when creating video. Delivering your message in a normal voice seems dull and boring, when the video is reviewed.

Tip #3

For your first videos, keep your videos short and sweet. 3 minutes is the maximum and take time to hone your message, choose precise words and deliver a concise message, with a simple call to action at the end.There’s a mantra out there that we humans have an attention span less than a goldfish, which is less than 8 seconds. I’ve not seen any comparative, double blind controlled trial of humans v goldfish, but let’s accept the takeaway is you have only 8 seconds maximum to grab your viewers attention, so make your first words punchy and relevant to them, so they want to know more.

These are my three top tips, but within Purse Power, you will find many more tips on how to present yourself and how to make your videos look great, so click the link on this page for more information on Purse Power, which takes you, click by click, from A-Z, from creating your video through editing, uploading, YouTube creation, video blog, video and social media and Livestreaming - all with your smartphone, the powerful HDTV Studio, you carry around in your Purse.Video is your most important medium to extend your reach, influence and to become known, liked and trusted, so it’s time to become comfortable on camera and send you message to those who need you. And remember, no one cares how you look!

How to be comfortable on camera

“I need to lose 10 lbs before I make a video” or “My hair doesn’t look great” or “I need to invest in some video equipment first”.How often do we use these “reasons” - actually they are excuses - to justify not making a video right now. And we all know what happens when we don’t take action right now - we never take action!!Hi, Sue Ferreira here from Wisdom To Wealth Mastery and take heart - everyone does this - but we women are especially good at finding reasons - excuses - for not picking up our smartphones and creating a video and although it is sometimes difficult to accept, the reason we procrastinate is because we don’t feel comfortable on camera.

We all feel this - it is natural. I still feel this sometimes, but I assure you, you are the only one worrying about it.

Here are my 3 Top Tips on how to make yourself more comfortable on camera. For my full course on how to be comfortable on camera, go to Purse Power, which has a complete module on how to be comfortable on camera and enjoy creating video, but let’s look at the top three reasons, why you may not be comfortable on camera -

  1. This may not seem like a tip, but this is the foundation of making yourself comfortable on camera.

Here goes - The only person who is worried about how you look on camera, is you.

No one else cares - all they are interested in is your message and how it will solve a challenge they have in their life.You may know Gary Vaynerchuk - if you don’t google him. He is famous for his videos. Gary is scruffy, intense with ADD, inarticulate and full of profanity - yet he is one of the most successful internet marketers, because his short sound bites, hit home with many truths.

I love this guy as do his millions of followers - why, because he has a great videos with great simple messages.

If you have a good message, no one gives two cents about how you look - only you are concerned! So Gary would say - “Suck it up Princess, you either hit the red button and create your video or you don’t” but of course, I would never say this!

Tip #2 - Congratulations - you have decided to hit the red record button, but now comes the place where we all make our next mistake.You look at the camera lens - again, this is the obvious and natural reaction. Of course, you would look at the camera lens, where else would you look? But looking at the camera lens makes us aware of the camera, excuse the pun but it makes you focus on the camera which makes you stilted and stiff, because you are talking to an inanimate object.

You want to be talking to the One person - again I say this - the one person, who needs you and your message. Who is your best client? The person whom you love the most? So before you create a video, prepare yourself. Take a deep breath, let it out, go into yourself and imagine the person you want to hear your message - make it one person - your best client, the person who most needs your help, the one you love. Then with love and respect in your heart, look in the direction of the camera lens, but this time look through it. Imagine - “see” in your mind’s eye, the person, who needs your wisdom.Talk to them - to the one person. Talk with all the passion and empathy you can muster. Talk with energy - it is almost impossible to overdo the energy of your presentation when creating video. Delivering your message in a normal voice seems dull and boring, when the video is viewed.

Tip #3

For your first videos, keep your videos short and sweet. 3 minutes is the maximum and take time to hone your message, choose precise words and deliver a concise message, with a simple call to action at the end.There’s a mantra out there that we humans have an attention span less than a goldfish, which is less than 8 seconds. I’ve not seen any comparative, double blind controlled trial of humans v goldfish, but let’s accept the takeaway is you have only 8 seconds maximum to grab your viewers attention, so make your first words punchy and relevant to them, so they want to know more.

These are my three top tips, but within my online course Purse Power, you will find many more tips on how to present yourself and how to make your videos look great, so click the link on this page for more information on Purse Power, which takes you, click by click, from A-Z, from creating your video through editing, uploading, YouTube creation, video blog, video and social media and Livestreaming - all with your smartphone, the powerful HDTV Studio, you carry around in your Purse


So you’ve decided to make a video – now what!

About the Author Sue Ferreira

Wisdom To Wealth Mastery shows you how to take your Wisdom To the World, using video and all the tools of the web, to create massive impact and income, for you and your clients.

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