Talking to a camera is daunting for most people, especially if you’re not used to it. It’s a skill, and one that will be incredibly useful when creating your course, as being able to speak naturally and in an engaging way will keep your students interested. However, this isn’t a skill that you can learn overnight. It’s a skill that needs to be practised and nurtured until you become an expert.
When speaking to camera, your goal should be to try and simulate a normal conversation. This does take a lot of practice. As an actor, I’ve only recently been able to forget the camera is there. The aim is to train your mind to believe that you’re talking to another person. When you talk to the camera in this way, your audience feel that connection and respond by giving you their trust, which is exactly what you need when teaching.
In this lesson, I share my top 10 tips for presenting. These tips will help you feel more relaxed, confident and engaging on camera.