If you're scared or self-conscious about being on camera for video, this is for you

Posted February 17, 2021 in
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I used to hate being on video.

In fact, about a year and a half ago, I had a downright scarring experience with video for IMPACT (which resulted in a lot of crying and self-loathing) that made me swear I would never willingly go in front of a camera ever again.

Things are very different today. I now oversee our video program, and I just got home tonight from another video shoot for IMPACT. In fact, with 40+ videos under my belt now in the past four months, I can confidently say filming has become one of my favorite ways to spend my time during the workweek.

What changed?

Well, my personality is the same, I haven't lost any weight, and I'm still the same six-foot-tall loud mouth I've always been.

In fact, I haven't changed at all.

I know I'm not the only "confident professional" who has their own horror story when it comes to being on camera (or at least has a very strong desire to avoid creating one of their own in the future). And I was reminded of that today, after talking with a friend about how I've done a full 180 about being on camera.

It's with that in mind that I share the on-demand recording of the talk I gave at Video Sales & Marketing World at the end of last year -- How to feel genuinely confident, be likable, and build trust on camera.

(You need to be logged in with a FREE IMPACT+ account to watch it.)

My hope is that it'll help some of you out there who may be feeling any sort of fear or trepidation about being on video -- especially right now, when video is and will continue to be so, so important for your success in future. 

And you have your own stories of how you've overcome your own "video stage fright" -- or you have any tips on how to feel more confident on camera -- please share them in the comments! 

I'd love to hear from you (and see some of the videos you've created along the way)!

xoxo, Liz
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