Getting Good On Camera: Why It’s a Life Skill Every Entrepreneur Needs

This is our third episode on making videos. We recorded it, because we know that you're still putting off sitting down in front of the camera and film. Aren't we right?

In this episode, we're talking to three guests who got over the resistance and have been making videos regularly now. They started making videos for different reasons, coming from different backgrounds, with different skills and tried different approaches, yet, looking back, the lessons they've learned and the stages they had to go through are nearly the same

Learn from their stories how they got themselves to record their first videos, got over the initial fear and resistance, managed to turn this into a habit, and how they improved their video making and communication skills fast with regular feedback and daily repetition. As part of this episode, you'll also get a bonus from us.

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You can sign up for the bonus material that goes with today's episode right here. You can be the first to access this new course, in which we dissect excellent presenters and communicators and pull out the specific skills you can apply in your own videos.

With practical examples like these, your own communication skills will improve much faster.

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Episode Transcript

What You'll Discover in this Episode:

  • Why recording yourself on camera is the fastest way to improve your communication skills, get better at pitching, explaining concepts that will also help you write better sales copy, talk to your clients and communicate with your team members
  • The ability to explain something clearly starts with thinking clearly. How the Bento Box Thinking can be applied to making videos, how making videos will make your thoughts much clearer and how you'll benefit from it in every area of your life. 
  • Why it's hard to make videos even if you know you want to do it, and how to deal with the fight-or-flight physiological reaction your body just seems to does more of the harder you're trying to make it go away. 
  • Repetition over Perfection: how to keep on making videos even though you're not happy with your result yet, how to learn from your mistakes and make sure every video you make is better than the one before. 
  • Why the type of video you make does matter - why you won't be good at making a tutorial video even if you've made a hundred daily vlogs.
  • Why "practicing" making videos won't get you anywhere and why it's crucial that you know they'll be published.
  • How to get quality feedback that you can learn from if you don't have a coach, and what to do if you can't count on anyone to give you feedback. (Tip: Check out our episode bonus!)
  • Tips and advice from Arron, Paul, Shane and Steph on how to lower the diving board so that you can finally get started, how to get over the resistance, and what they'd do if they'd start making videos today.
  • Real-life stories from our podcast guests on how they benefited from making videos, in every area of their lives.

Resources:

  • Read about the "Spotlight effect" study involving a student wearing a Barry Manilow T-Shirt at school to test their peers' reaction. 
  • Use the implementation intention strategy to make it easier to stick to your habits.
  • Videoblocks is a great side to find stock footage for your videos to make it look more professional.
  • Listen to our previous episode on Bento Box Thinking to learn how to structure your ideas better and express yourself with more ease.
  • Join Toastmasters to become a great public speaker.
  • Improve your video skills the fastest and most efficient way by applying Deliberate Practice. In our previous podcast episode we go into details on how Deliberate Practice works and can be used by anyone.
  • Find out more about Arron Parkinson's company, Level Up Support here.
  • Check out Stephanie Kelly's page
  • Watch Paul McCarthy's videos.

Tell Us About Your Experience

Have you tried recording yourself on camera before but you messed it up so much that you never ended up publishing it? Did you manage to get over the resistance and have been making videos? Or even the idea of doing it freaks you out? We'd love to hear your experience with recording yourself on camera for publishing.

Let us know in the comments below!

As always, we want your feedback, questions, tips and stories. You can leave them in the comments section down below or leave us a voice message by hitting the "Start recording" button below:

See you soon with another episode!

About the Author Alexandra Kozma

Alexandra is a traveling marketer. When she is not editing podcast episodes or writing blog posts, she's out there exploring a new city. She's the creator of the Morning Mindset daily mindfulness journal.

  • Kaivalya says:

    I am seeing 32nd episode instead of 33rd episode in the post. Maybe a problem from my end? I tried from different browser also. Listening directly on sound cloud now.

  • Prakhar says:

    You guys have given me the push I needed. Thank you so much! I commit to first do deliberate practice in private – every day. After a few weeks, I will practice in public and keep improving. This is not about me. It’s about serving my audience and reaching more people. Thank you once again!

  • Clive Burns says:

    I find that I ‘make’ the best video presentations when I’m not actually recording :-) I’m relaxed, articulate, funny (I think) and still get the main point across authoritatively.

    It’s interesting that, as soon as I press the record button, my internal state changes and there feels like more pressure to get it right and be perfect. As a result, I don’t finish most of the time.

    I’ll keep practicing.

    Thanks for Active Growth Shane. Very kind of you to share your expertise and wisdom.

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