How To Vlog Confidently: 5 Tips

How To Vlog Confidently: 5 Tips

I’ve come across quite a lot people who’ve made a video blog and then played it back and thought it was just awful. So they ditched the video and never bothered to do anything with it.

Many of us don’t like getting in the front of the camera for many reasons.

We might not like to way we sound or look.

So how can you get confident in front of the camera and make vlogs that you want to share?

Watch my latest video for some ideas.

You can also read the full transcript below the video.

Hi everyone – it’s Pam. It’s been a while since my last video. So this is for my first video of 2020.

And today I wanted to share some tips about how to get confident with making video blogs.

I’ve come across quite a lot people who’ve made a video blog and then played it back and thought it was just awful. So they ditched the video and never bothered to do anything with it.

Many of us don’t like getting in the front of the camera for many reasons. We might not like to way we sound or look, or perhaps the video doesn’t look professional enough.

Video is one of THE most effective ways to get your message out there. And video blogging is the quickest and easiest way to use video.
So how can you get confident in front of the camera and make vlogs that you want to share?

Here are my 5 tips to help you.

1. Plan your message

Don’t just press record and start talking. You’ll um and ahh causing you to lose your thought pattern. Then you’ll end up waffling about something else. As a result, you’ll find a vlog that is unclear. You’ll disengage (and maybe bore) rather than engage your audience.
So before you press the record button, plan what you want to say by writing it down on a blank piece of paper. It might a list of points that will prompt you. Or you may want to write down every word as your video script – which is what I do.

2. Rehearse

Once you’ve planned what you want to say, read it out aloud. You’ll be able to hear how your audience will it hear. As you read it out aloud ask yourself these questions:

How does the message sound?
Are you comfortable saying everything?
Are sentences short and punchy?

3. Pick the right setting

My third tip 3 is all about the right setting. At first it’s a good idea to choose the same location to record your video blogs. It might be:

  • Your home office
  • A well-lit part of your house
  • A meeting room in an office

Somewhere familiar, that has got good light and you feel comfortable. If you choose a different location for every vlog, then you’re likely to feel uneasy and this unease will come across in your vlogs. In time as your confidence grows, then you can get more creative with different locations. But at first, keep the setting familiar.

4. Practice makes perfect

If you only make one vlog every six months, then you’ll never build up your confidence. So make some ad hoc videos with family and friends that you don’t publish. Talk about everyday things with other people or on your own. Videos that give you the practice you need. Use these practice videos to get comfortable seeing yourself and hearing yourself in videos. When you’re ready to start vlogging properly, then you’re camera ready. Remember, practice makes perfect.

5. Dress for the part

Another sure way to get confident in front of the camera is to wear something that you love. Something which makes you feel confident. Have you combed your hair? If you’re female, then perhaps put on a bit of lippy to give your face some colour. I could probably do another video on this. But the point I want to make is that if you feel confident through what you’re wearing and how you look, then you’ll present confidently.

So take these tips can get vlogging. It’s actually quite fun when you get going and it’s a great way to get in front of your audiences.

Happy vlogging everyone and I’ll see you again soon.

 


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