There's no denying that being on video can be nerve-wracking. Whether you're being interviewed for a job or giving a presentation, the idea of being on camera can be daunting.
But there are ways to overcome this fear. Here are a few tips:
1. Practice, practice, practice. The more you're on camera, the more comfortable you'll become. If you can, find opportunities to be on camera as often as possible. Why not try setting up your phone and recording yourself first before moving onto having people in the room
2. Remember that you're the expert. You were chosen to be on camera because you have something valuable to share. Relax and be confident in your knowledge as once you start talking about your passion you will forget that the cameras are rolling.
3. Be prepared. If you know your material inside and out, you'll be less likely to get flustered on camera. So, take the time to prepare thoroughly before your big moment. If you do slip up, try not to make a big deal out of it and move on to the next point, there is an equal chance it will be missed by the viewers.
4. Visualize success. See yourself nailing your on-camera appearance in your mind. This will help you approach the situation with confidence.
5. Add hand movements. If you naturally express yourself with your hands, it’s a good idea to incorporate this while you speak. This can help you add more energy and life to what you are saying and give you an outlay of comfort rather than just having your hands behind your back or fidgeting.