Hi, I’m Ben back again in the vlog pod and
today it’s all practical tips that will make your presentation better. So let’s
go One. Have a comfortable grounded position.
Standing, Feet spread about shoulder width apart. Relax your knees and be comfortable.
Importantly, stay grounded as your deliver your script, you don’t want to be swaying
about or shifting weight from one foot to the other. Two. Have a good neutral position, such as
with hands in front of you in what I like to call ‘reporter pose’ or whatever neutral
position makes you comfortable and focussed. Make sure you’re using positive body language.
No fists or pointing down the camera. It comes across as threatening. Use open handed gestures.
And be relaxed, like you’re having a conversation with someone. Three. Keep good eye contact. That means being
comfortable with looking down the camera. Looking away all the time makes you look shifty
and untrustworthy. A teleprompter, which I said last time you should use, will help with
keeping you looking down the lens. Four. Bring energy. We’re used to watching
emotions overplayed on TV and Film so we kind of expect it and the truth is that energy
conveys interest and enthusiasm. If you’re not showing it, then your audience wont be
feeling it. I like to refer to it as the idea of bringing
yourself PLUS about 10%. Think of how you might be if you were speaking in front of
a small crowd of people. Don’t go over the top. You definitely want
to stay authentic and genuine. But you don’t want people going to sleep watching your videos. Five. Know how you’re going to pace and
emphasise your scripts. It will definitely help to have rehearsed a few times before,
speaking out loud to ensure you get a grasp on how you’re going to deliver. You can
even try adding emphasis and pace notations to a print out of your script, which may really
help your delivery. Six. Think of a specific person that you’re
“talking” to. Ideally, your ideal client or audience. This helps keep the conversational
feel in your videos. You want people watching to feel like you’re talking to them, not
at them. Implementing these six tips, and following
the Presenting Your Business on Camera guide is going to take you a long way to improving
your presenting. But it doesn’t stop there. Your next step is to get in touch with us
at the Vlog Pod to put that presenting into practice. We make video blogging easy. Not
only with presenting. But on building a strategic content plan. And walking alongside you to
support you as you distribute your content to your target audience. Head over to our
website to learn more. Or leave a comment below and we’ll connect. I look forward
to hearing from you soon.