Tips for Improving Your On-Camera Technique
If you wish to succeed in the media industry, you are going to need to work on your on-camera technique. Now, the best way in which to boost your on-camera technique is by working with a top media coach. In the meantime, however, you will find that the following tips will really help you out.
Sitting: if you are going to be sitting while presenting, then make sure your posture is strong at all times. It is going to demonstrate that you are much more confident. Somebody that sits in a slouched position is going to come across as lazy, and that is not something that most people out there want to watch. Sitting close to the edge of your chair is a good trick!
2. Natural Voice
So many people out there put on a ‘fake voice’ for the camera. Don’t do that. It is going to make look inauthentic and presentational. Instead, speak to the camera like it is your friend. This will allow you to feel confident and likeable. You have to remember that most presenting jobs require you to act as though you are speaking directly to just ‘one person’. Imagine the camera is that person. Converse with it. You are going to be a whole lot more watchable.
3. Watch Your Pacing
This is going to take a little bit of effort. You are going to need to learn to not speak too fast or too slow. You will also want to deliver whatever you are saying in a concise manner. If you are asked to improvise on the job, then you have to realize that you can’t throw in any unnecessary words. The key to being successful in this job is to be as ‘direct’ as possible. It keeps people tuned in.Know how to speak in sound bites!
The key to success ‘on the camera’ is to feel confident. One of the best ways in which you can do this is through your clothing choice. Most presenting jobs will give you a small amount of control over what you wear. It is important that you opt for something that you feel comfortable in (whilst staying within the confines of the job i.e. you are not going to be wearing yoga clothes if you are presenting the news). Feel good about yourself, and that confidence will come through on the camera.
Before you go on camera do something that helps you feel calm…This could be stretching, meditation, listening to music, or just talking to yourself in front of the mirror. Whatever works best for you to get you in the right zone.
Find more tips, by clicking here. If you really wish to refine your on-camera technique, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our coaching team. We would absolutely love to help you pick up on your strengths and weaknesses. By doing this, we will be able to shape you into being the perfect person for those ‘on camera’ roles.