How to be Confident on Camera at Work | tips for virtual meetings, presentations and online training
Presenting is hard enough to do at the best of times, right? And then, we throw in presenting in front of the camera!
If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that we need to get good and comfortable at speaking in front of the camera. Regardless of Covid-19, this is the way that the world is going. The more confident we can be presenting in front of the camera, the better the impact on our mindset and the more resilient we start to feel.
Teams work across regions, across countries. Flexible working means that more and more of us are working at home. My cheesy X-Factor journey to becoming camera-confident hasn't always been easy. In the beginning, eight or so years ago, I was too scripted, I didn't feel like I could be myself (not to mention terrible lighting and sound), but at least I was doing it!
If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we need to get good and comfortable at speaking in front of the camera.
Fast forward to now, I can show my vulnerability and imperfections and look the camera in the eye to get across what I want to say; whether that's in a virtual meeting or presentation, recording a video or facilitating some online learning and development.
My short video walks you through my top 5 tips for developing your camera-confidence:
To sit or not to sit?
Look 'em in the eyes
Be your weird authentic self
Silence is golden
Be top-half ready