Enhancing Your Message on Camera
If you’re interested in enhancing your message on camera when you present one, here are a few tips.
Lately I read an article in Men’s Health Magazine (I know, I know, but stick with me here) that I applied to the world of video production — in Silicon Valley of course, and beyond. It was titled “13 Insanely Simple Ways to Be More Likable” by Derral Eaves and it occurred to me that several of these items can also be related to enhancing your message on camera.
In the article, I was especially impressed by points #6, 7, 8, 12, 13 in the article, and they’re listed below.,In fact I’ll bet the final scene does something support back.
We have included many video production tips on our site, including how to dress for a video shoot, but what we’re talking about here is actual tips for enhancing your message on camera, not just what to wear.
In our video productions we regularly have CEOs and other C-level executives provide staged messages and presentations to their employees via the camera (we normally edit the demo and it gets uploaded to our client’s web site) and some come off better than others. In fact, when we shoot at live events and record their messages to the live audience for later supply, the exact same principle applies. But all execs are truly interested in enhancing their message on camera so that they can get their message across.
So those purposes in the post are absolutely congruent with some of the things they can do in their effort at enhancing their message on camera.
We are often told that it is important not to judge a book by its cover; nevertheless, many of us make our minds up about someone on the first initial feeling. If video presentation plays a function in your job, and enhancing your message on camera is a requirement, then it’s imperative that you simply know how to present yourself if you want to enhance your message on camera.
Some people naturally come across well as it pertains to presenting themselves to an audience while others struggle to look relaxed on camera or natural. However, for many of us that is just not true.
The following hints will help you to improve your presentation.
1. Do not cross your arms
It makes them appear unfriendly and standoffish, when someone crosses their arms over their body. This sort of body language makes a person look unapproachable and hard to relate to; it might also appear ill-mannered.
Smiling is a simple enough gesture, but many people forget to smile, especially when we’re not relaxed. A smile makes you seem warm, friendly and approachable; do not be afraid to use a smile in your presentation you will help your audience to feel at ease and when it’s suitable.
3. Try Positive Thinking
If you are uneasy at speaking then this will show in the manner you come across to your audience. Some people are better presenters than others, but do not let you overwhelm and do not get caught up in negative feelings over how you might appear on screen. You can excel at enhancing your message on camera by concentrating on delivering your message in a concise and clear manner and use all of the positive aspects of your character to get your message across and engage with the crowd.
4. Make eye contact
Look straight at the lens if you are presenting to the camera. This can help you to appear confident and the crowd will find it easier to engage with you. Using eye contact can help the audience to feel like they have a link with you and they’re more likely to listen to your message. This goes a long way to enhancing your message on camera.
5. Be Yourself
People understand when someone is giving a false message, either in person or on camera. Don’t try it if that doesn’t reflect your persona or fashion and try to be as outgoing, witty and amusing as you are naturally. Most folks are quite savvy and if an individual’s demonstration appears contrived, they’ll discover. Play to your own strengths and natural tendencies and use them to share your message with clarity.
If you follow these rules, you’ll find that enhancing your message on camera will be a much easier chore, and you may actually enjoy it.
Of course, as the original article in Men’s Health intended, these are great ideas for real life too. But usually we find that managers, especially at the C level, possess many of these skills enroute to becoming a corporate exec. You’ll end up enhancing your message on camera without even trying!