What is holding you back from creating your first video? Believe it or not, the majority of YouTubers have struggled with confidence at one time or another.
Here are 6 tips to help you move into a more confident place.
The more prepared you are about communicating your content, the more comfortable you'll feel about delivering it. This means talking to yourself, a lot! The more you get used to hearing yourself speak, the easier and more natural it will feel when it comes time to get the cameras rolling. In preparation, set your camera up, get the lighting right, and start recording. Practice, practice, practice!
Get in the Right Mindset
It's imperative to connect with your viewers and understand what they are looking for from you. Your viewers want to connect with you, so give them this opportunity to get to know you via video. This is where confidence is so very important.
Make Sure You Have the Right Tools
Free platforms such as FB Live, Instagram stories, YouTube, are great resources to utilize. Taking the time to learn more about how to use these tools, can be a game-changer for your confidence and productivity.
Watch Your Body Language
It’s true, it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it! Think of it like this, you have less than 10 seconds to make your audience sit up and listen to what you have to say. If you do not look confident, they will not stay. Therefore, being confident on camera gives you an edge against your competition, and sets your videos apart from the world of others on video trying to steal away your viewers.
It’s OK to Make Mistakes
Nobody expects your video to be perfect. We are all human after all. Everybody makes mistakes, and everyone has to deal with them. It is how you recover that comes to define you.
Let your unique personality shine through! Believe in yourself along the way.
Remember to have fun, be natural and let the words flow! Let your true self shine! Everyone has something to share, so go spread your message.