Do you fear being on camera? Are you camera shy? Would you like to gain more confidence on camera, so you can create amazing videos for your business?
Today, I’ve invited two video experts who have been creating videos for 25 years to show you easy it is to create videos and be confident on camera, even if you are an introvert!
They share their best on camera tips and secrets, so let’s get started with the interview!
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How to be Confident on Camera and Love Video: Interview with Narrisa and Paolo from No Fuss Video
1: Can you tell us about yourself and your online business?
We’re Narrisa and Paolo from No Fuss Video, which is based in the beautiful, sunny Caribbean.
We teach entrepreneurs and small business owners how to use video to rev up their business.
As former journalists, our careers spanned more than 25 years in television, radio and print.
So, we worked both behind and in front of the camera weaving stories that resonate with viewers, listeners and readers with different backgrounds, divergent views and varying interests.
Our passion is video, though.
We began working with video before social media even existed, first as television reporters and then, later on, as the producers of nature and travel television shows. It taught us the basics of video marketing and video production and we took that strong foundation into the age of social media marketing.
2: What inspired you to start No Fuss Video?
Our country, Trinidad and Tobago, is an oil and gas economy that has been in the throes of an economic downturn for the past few years because of changes in the global energy industry.
We were a thriving small business offering video marketing services to corporate clients. Our services included campaign design, scriptwriting, shooting and editing to create video content for companies. We also coached company representatives on how to speak confidently on camera.
When the recession hit, our clients’ marketing spend retreated. While we always had plans of taking our expertise to the online global market, the economic drought in our own market accelerated those plans. That’s how No Fuss Video was born.
3: What has been the most exciting aspect of your online business?
There is a lot to learn if you want to be successful as an online entrepreneur.
WordPress, SEO, Google Analytics, Facebook ads, email marketing; it can be overwhelming.
There were days we felt like we were never going to see a breakthrough.
Even though it was tough at times, we stuck with it because we kept our end goal in mind—tapping into a world beyond our shores and helping people with skills we’ve honed over the course of our careers in journalism, television production, video marketing and on-camera coaching.
Apart from the financial stability that our online business offers, being able to share our talents and expertise with people from around the world is easily one of the most exciting highlights of our careers. That’s not something we say lightly.
No Fuss Video has students from the United States, United Kingdom, India, Spain, Taiwan, Brazil, Morocco, Germany, France; you name it.
We live on an island that is just over 5,000 square kilometers with a population of about 1.3 million people, so we get a kick out of making the entire world our marketplace.
Additionally, it’s gratifying to see so many people from different countries wanting to gain confidence on camera to create videos for their business, which in turn grows their business even more.
It has been an absolute pleasure sharing all the on-camera tips and secrets we’ve learned over the span of our long career.
4: What would you say to entrepreneurs who haven’t yet added video to their marketing strategy?
Learning video is today’s equivalent of what learning the computer was back when it became an inescapable feature of business.
You can say video has become the language of the digital age. Online audiences continue to gravitate towards video content and social media platforms are constantly adapting to meet the growing demand for video.
As an entrepreneur, if video is where your customers are then that’s where you want to be.
In fact, per Hubspot’s research, 45% of people watch an hour of video content on YouTube or Facebook a week.
With more of your customers watching video, it’s a conversation you definitely want to be a part of.
In today’s online environment, video is a digital literacy skill you want to learn to increase the reach of your business.
5. What are some of the benefits of video marketing for small businesses?
- Video is shown to boost conversions and sales, which means you are connecting with your audience faster!
- Search engines love video, which means your content reaches to the top of Google much faster
- Video is shown to build instant trust and credibility with your audience because people can put a face behind the brand
- Video is much more engaging than reading a blog post. It’s easier for people to click on a video and watch what you have to say than to read
You can use video to promote your business and create more brand awareness. Videos really help your business grow and that’s why video marketing is so powerful these days.
6: What are some of the biggest misconceptions about video?
Where to start?
Most people with little or no experience with video tend to think it’s an expensive affair.
Fancy camera gear, sophisticated computers, costly studio time and all this. Video can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Many entrepreneurs are reaching out to customers with professional-looking video content created with their smartphones in the comfort of their own homes. No fancy bells or whistles.
Some people also think video is time-consuming. Video content creation will take away too much time from actually running a business.
There are tried and true methods for creating videos in a structured manner that saves time. As is the case with most tasks for your business, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. One is efficient and the other less so. The same holds true for video. Done properly and using sound principles of video production workflow, it doesn’t have to be time-consuming.
Another misconception about video is some people are born to be on camera and others born to watch them.
While some folks seem naturally confident in videos, this is not because they’re genetically designed to flourish in front of a camera. They just happen to be more confident and assertive in life and this spills over to their on-camera appearances.
Anyone can learn what it takes to have a confident presence on camera, even those who convince themselves they weren’t ‘born for the camera’.
7: Why do you think some people fear speaking in front of the camera?
Many people are afraid they will be ridiculed by audiences whom they imagine will think they look and sound foolish. This results in camera anxiety for them.
What we’ve always explained to our clients is that, while their fears are real, those fears are not necessarily true. The foundations of their camera fears are built on sand because they are predicated on entirely imagined reactions of audiences.
People from all sorts of backgrounds are putting themselves on camera every day. The Internet and tech revolutions like smartphones have democratized video, making it available to everyone. You don’t have to be a pro, all it takes is some learning and preparation and you can leverage the power of video to do amazing things for your business.
People also fear video because they don’t know how to act on camera. But you can easily overcome this fear by learning our expert on camera tips that we have been teaching for years and helping entrepreneurs around the world.
8: What is your top “on camera tip” that makes you look good on camera? In other words, how can someone feel more confident on camera?
Our camera confidence tip #1 would be realizing that facing the camera requires mental work!
What you believe about yourself, your attitude about going on camera, and the planning and preparation that goes into a sound on-camera presentation, it’s all down to mental work.
Being good on camera and making an impact with your customers through your videos means taking an honest look at the inner conversations you have about yourself. It is crucial to reprogram your mind, swapping out negative thoughts with the positives of what video can do for your entrepreneurial goals.
Study and learn from the professionals to see how they act on camera.
Imagine the camera lens as your best friend, so you feel relaxed when you talk to the camera.
Click to watch the video below for 7 easy on camera tips!
For example, our students love the “on camera” lesson the most from our course where we share all our secret tips and teach you exactly:
- How to Introduce Yourself on Camera?
Where Should You Be Looking?
- How Should be Your Body Language on Camera?
How to Treat the Lens as a Person
Your Studio or Set
Principles of Lighting
Principles of Audio
How To Frame Yourself
These are all the on camera tips that you must know to feel more comfortable, relaxed and confident on camera.
9: Can anyone learn to look good on camera?
Here’s a secret—neither of us wanted to go on camera at the beginning of our careers as television journalists.
It might sound counterintuitive because it’s easy to assume anyone taking a job as a television reporter loves the camera! Well, that isn’t always the case.
We loved finding and telling stories with video. Going on camera as part of the story wasn’t something we initially relished. However, putting ourselves on tape, to be seen by hundreds of thousands of viewers, couldn’t be avoided forever.
Over time with lots of practice, training and MISTAKES, we were able to master how to act on camera and be comfortable in front of a video camera.
Getting over our discomfort with standing in front of the camera accelerated our careers in ways we just couldn’t have imagined. That’s why we preach the gospel of the power of video through our Confidence on Camera course and our website.
10: What advice do you have for getting started with video? Any video production equipment you recommend for beginners?
Just keep it simple, but professional.
Don’t go down the gear-buying rabbit hole.
Start off with your smartphone, a tripod and a microphone attachment.
These are the basic accessories you need to get started:
An affordable tripod that you can get from Amazon –
Use this tripod mount for your smartphone
Here’s a microphone for your smartphone
Choose a background in your home or office that says something about you and your business. Your environment should be tidy and orderly.
With a sea of content out there, you want to be among the top players. Viewers should know they matter to you by seeing the effort you put into the videos you create for them.
11: Tell us about your amazing course, Confidence on Camera: Be Captivating and Natural in Videos.
Our Confidence on Camera course was created for people who want to do videos to promote their business, create online courses, host webinars and produce video presentations.
It’s a great learning experience for both the video novice and those who have already started making videos but want to boost their confidence on camera and look good in videos.
Our course also focuses on folks who are too scared to even turn on a camera.
We share lots of tips and techniques to face and neutralize on-camera fears so you can shine in videos to grow your business.
In an online landscape that’s increasingly influenced by video content, we teach you the skills to speak on camera with confidence and charisma to connect with more customers through the lens.
There are 40 lessons filled with actionable tips and techniques and 8 downloadable crib sheets. We tackle topics like on-camera nerves and fears, scripting, storytelling, set, lighting, audio, talking to the camera and accents.
Our Confidence on Camera course demonstrates that regardless of age, experience or even accent, anyone can learn the principles of commanding audiences through captivating on-camera appearances.
Final Thoughts – How to Gain Confidence on Camera and Make Amazing Videos Easily
Well guys, I hope you enjoyed this expert interview!
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Amira, thanks for sharing this great blog interview about gaining confidence in doing videos. I’m pinning as well to further read in depth. I do believe if one is to be as successful as possible, video must be part of the plan. Thanks again! You’re the best!
Aww thank you so much for your kind words, Beth! I’m so glad you enjoyed the interview 🙂
This is such an interesting and informative interview. I want to add videos to my blog but HATE how I look on camera, always so stiff and uncomfortable. I will definitely be checking this out. Thank you!
Glad you enjoyed the interview, Amy! Definitely look into this course 50% off right now to boost your camera confidence. I totally love it!
I love this article! I feel so shy in front of the camera and I also hate hearing my voice on videos. I’ll work on my confidence
That’s the case with most of us, right? I don’t think anyone loves to hear their voice lol Glad you loved this post, Lara!