Hands up when I say, we're gonna create a video', who clenches their bum-cheeks really, really hard? Well unclench and read on for some super simple tips that will make a big difference to how you feel when you're speaking or recording videos.
Whether before you're pressing record, or whether you've already started recording, these tips will work for you.
Focus on Your Breath
Pausing, and taking a big, deep breath brings you back to center, but it also gives oxygen to your brain, and it helps you calm down a little bit if you're freaking out.
If you're focusing on your breath you don't think as much about your nerves, it slows you down, and gives you pause to remind yourself what you're here to do.
Breathing between statements can also add more power to your presentation. Interestingly you might think you're speaking slowly, but the end product sounds way better than you expect.
And breathing helps reduce the amount of time you say 'umm' or 'ah' in your presentation.
Get Used To The Sound Of Your Voice
The first time you record, it's usually not the best version of the story you want to tell, or the video you want to create. So give yourself permission to do it more than once. You are more succinct in your message each time you say it, and you feel more and more confident each time you say it.
So, get used to the sound of your own voice, record it more than once.
Focus On Your Audience
Who is it you're speaking to? If you don't know who you're talking to, how do you know what to say?
Focusing on your audience, is a way to get you out of your own head, away from
your own nerves and feelings cause it's not about you, it's about you sharing your value with the people who are watching your videos.
I hope that was really helpful for you.
You can use these tips for Livestream as well as your pre-recorded video. If you're ready to get started with livestream on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or YouTube, go ahead and download the Livestream Launch Checklist: