Pilot: Show Up Strong When the Camera is On

Getting on camera can be hard.

It feels different when the camera is on. Maybe you judge yourself too harshly. Are you your own worst critic? But then also, you know you are right?
Maybe some of this happens in your head:
It has to be perfect. I don't look that great today! Try a filter?
Are those grocery bags under my eyes?
Is this even going to be good enough to share publicly?
Do I need to memorize my script? Or read it from a teleprompter?
Will I get any "likes" with this video? Will anyone even see it?
It's so much easier just speaking one-on-one with someone.
Sometimes I feel like a narcissist, just staring blankly at myself!
And I look so flat. That's not my usual facial expression. I don't know how to change it when I'm filming.
How can I connect with a little green dot... and pretend that actual people are going to like this?!
There is so much to worry about.
Making sure the lighting is flattering.
Picking a background that looks classy.
Is my camera equipment good enough?
...Do I even need a video?

Yes, you do need a video.

And yes, there is a lot to worry about.

But the most important thing is YOU.
Your confidence on camera outweighs all the other factors.
Don't let these concerns sabotage what you most want to share.

People are looking to you for a solution. They expect you to LEAD them.
They are looking for every sign that you have leadership, authority.
They are looking for authenticity.
If you don't show up strong, and don't appear confident in having these qualities,
you will jeopardize your connection with them. And they will move on.

The other pieces of the puzzle have relatively easy solutions, and there are many acceptable options for camera, lighting, background, audio, editing.
ChatGPT can help you write a script! But who helps you write YOU?

Your personality, your presence. How you come across.
The little details of facial expression that are, subconsciously, affecting people's impressions of you as they watch you.
Do you want to love yourself on video?  You will.

And more importantly: Your target audience will.


from now on.

There are physical and mental tools you can learn quickly, to use in working towards mastery of your presence on camera. I'll be teaching these techniques in my upcoming workshop series. You'll apply the techniques, and you'll start to see a difference in your camera presence. 

 There is just one difference between people who appear authentic on video, and people who don't. The "authentic" ones know how to manage their emotions and facial expressions on camera. Are they more authentic than you? No. They are just managing the high-pressure moment of filming, to mask the artificial quality of being captured on camera. 

Are you ready to get started, in taking control of your own camera presence?

What we'll cover in the workshop series:


Camera Presence for Audience Relationships

You'll learn my unique approach to calibrating your relationship with your audience, the method I've been teaching for more than 25 years to performers and presenters. It's a combination of physical techniques, breathing, and a little bit of imagination. You'll learn the specifics for on-camera use; it applies to live video (where you have  and recorded content. it's also applicable to in-person presentations and conversations.


Balance Your Personality, Your Look, and Your Speaking Style
for the Camera

Each person is different. Maybe you are naturally more fiery or intense. Maybe you are more relaxed or reserved. Whatever your personal energy, you can make it work for you, applying balance to smooth out the rough edges or pump up the feeling. There is no value judgment here; it's about working intentionally with your instrument -- yourself.


Feedback and Live Coaching

In the live meetings, you'll get coaching from me that is tailored to you: to your personality, your way of speaking, and your physicality. You'll also witness the coaching of others in the group, and learn even more by watching them get coached. You'll get weekly video feedback on your submitted videos. By the end of the series, you will have a different approach to working with yourself on camera, and you'll see in yourself and in others that this is a skill you can develop with practice and intention.