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How to overcome camera shyness and become more comfortable on camera

Updated: Nov 13

finding on-camera confidence

A camera isn't always your standard video camera we see on TV used by reporters and anchors. Nowadays, it's our phones and computers. And having to stand in front of a camera or even speak on camera, can be intimidating. But it doesn't have to be

If you are feeling camera shy and want to become more comfortable on camera, here are some tips:

  1. Practice, Practice, Practice: The more you practice being on camera, the more comfortable you'll become. Start by recording yourself on your phone or camera and watching the footage. This can help you identify areas for improvement and get used to seeing yourself on camera.

  2. Get comfortable with the equipment: Familiarize yourself with the camera and other equipment you'll be using. This can help you feel more comfortable and confident when you're on camera.

  3. Dress comfortably: Wear clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident. If you're not comfortable in your clothing, it can show in your body language and facial expressions.

  4. Be prepared: Prepare your talking points or script ahead of time and practice them. This can help you feel more confident and reduce the risk of stumbling over your words.

  5. Take deep breaths: When you're feeling nervous, take a few deep breaths to calm your nerves. This can help you feel more relaxed and focused.

  6. Start small: Begin by recording short videos or practicing in front of a small group of people. As you become more comfortable, you can gradually increase the length and complexity of your on-camera performances.

  7. Focus on your message: Remember that the most important thing is your message. Focus on delivering it clearly and effectively, rather than worrying about how you look or sound on camera.

  8. Use positive self-talk: Remind yourself that you are capable and that you can do this. Use positive affirmations or self-talk to boost your confidence and reduce anxiety.

  9. Be yourself: Authenticity is key to building trust with your audience. Be yourself and let your personality shine through on camera.

  10. Seek feedback: Ask for feedback from others and use it constructively to improve your on-camera performance. This can help you identify areas for improvement and build your confidence over time

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