You've watched the YouTube pros and have this burning question... How are they all such naturals in front of the camera? And why can't you be more like that? I'm here to fill you in on a little secret. Most of us that you're watching on YouTube aren't "naturals" on the camera. In fact, some of us still cringe when we see our early videos.
In this video, I'm going to be sharing some tips with you on how you can go from cringeworthy to confident by showing you how you can appear to be a "natural on camera." That's right, looking like a natural on camera doesn't take any sort of special talent, just practice.
Yep! This is an easy one! Smile when you film! The simple act of smiling will help you look better and allow you to get that rush of endorphins that will boost your confidence naturally. And the more confident you are, the more natural you'll appear. Smiling will also boost trust with your viewers and you want that trust.
Talk to Your Viewers.
Talking to a camera lens is weird. It can feel awkward and cold and unfun. So instead, pretend you're not talking to your camera and that you're talking to someone. Think about the person you're talking to or even tape a photo of that person below the camera to help you get in the zone. Talking to someone will make your videos feel 100% more natural.
Know Your Posture.
While you want to have your camera eye level with you, there's no hard rule about sitting or standing. Figure out what position you're most comfortable in and film that way. But it doesn't end there. Make sure that you're leaning forward, into the view of the camera, rather than leaning back. By leaning forward, you present yourself in an offensive position, meaning more confident.
Speak on Your Passion.
I know you've heard this a time or two but you need to be passionate about what you're talking about. If you're not, it's obvious and you'll seem awkward, flat and dull. Passion behind your topics will make all the difference.