It’s How You Treat The Camera.
It’s so easy to be self judging in front of the camera, isn’t it?
You know that people are going to see the photo, see you and make a snap decision about if they want to trust you.
YIKES. That is a scary thought, so it makes sense that you’re nervous to get in front of the camera. You want them to be seen as the expert you are, but it’s nerve racking to get in front of that camera.
But How? Watch For The Inside Scoop…
I don’t blame you. BUT, those nerves SHOW and they aren’t the message you want to send! That isn’t meant to make you even MORE self-conscious – no – but you need to realize that this is happening, and overcome it.
The next time you’re in front of the camera I want you to give this a try.
Treat the camera like a friend – because you want to come off as friendly, right? And confident? That can only happen if you’re in a comfortable situation. And what’s more comfortable than being with friends!
Another important step to being confident on camera is to stop comparing yourself to others. No one else can BE you and you can’t be them. We all look different too, which is a GOOD thing!
You’re What Matters…
You can break that barrier of camera shyness by accepting that your audience wants to see you. They’ll want to buy into you if they know, like and trust you. How that happens comes from your confidence and how comfortable you look on camera.
Another surefire way to look confident? Talk about something you understand and know! If you know what you’re talking about you’ll know what to say and it will come out naturally. You have the expertise, but it isn’t enough to stand out anymore because people see your photo first. But that photo will show your expertise when you are confident when taking it.
Attract The Audience You Deserve…
So once you know how to be you in you photos – with your own styling and composition – you won’t be artificial and you’ll attract the kind of audience you want to attract.
Here’s Your First Step…
Join the Authentic Superstar Challenge to take that confidence to the next level and maximize your social media marketing: http://authenticsuperstar.com/.
– If you’re self-conscious
in front of the camera,
which I know that I was,
and I’m like uber self-conscious
because I spent 15 years on photo shoots
working as a stylists working
with models and celebrities
and they were all these like
skinny, tall, young things
and then all of a sudden
when I changed by business
and I had to be the face of my brand
and not hide it behind it in another way,
I was, let’s just put it this way,
I was no longer that young,
certainly no longer that skinny
with weight that fluctuates up and down,
and I am very comfortable
being behind the camera,
not in front of the camera like this.
But I realize and I found
that when I take myself
out of being who you
think you want me to be
and just being me and talking to a friend
and making believe the camera or the phone
or the computer webcam is my friend,
then I’m able to sort of break the barrier
and realizing that when
people in the other side
wanna buy into you, it’s the know,
like, and trust factor of that.
So they wanna know the real
you, the real comfortable you.
So if you really truly know
what you’re talking about,
in your expertise, you know what to say
and that comes out in your visual message.
Because in today’s world
most of the clients
and students that come to me
do have a lot of expertise,
but they realize that
expertise is no longer enough
to stand out in a crowded market
because before someone
gets to read something
about them or gets to talk to them
or gets to even watch their video,
it’s that snap judgment of the photo.
That speaks first and
louder than anything else.
So once you learn how to
be you in the right format
of the most realistic
way that represents you
with composition and styling in a way
that represents you
’cause you really are you
and you’re not fussing
in what you’re wearing
and you’re not fussing in like
having to over pin something
or over prop it for the camera
or just being self-conscious
or having your bra straps hanging out,
your t-shirt bunched
up, but you really know
how to be seated and presented
in a way that you’re natural,
well then it becomes a no
brainer and it automatically
makes you magnetic to the kind of person
you want to to attract
because they’re going
to the real you and not some
staged, artificial version
or some awkward self-conscious version.
So it’s like a win-win on all ends.
Thanks for watching, I hope
you enjoy watching this
as much as I enjoyed making them for you.
In case you’re new to me, I’m Sharon Haver
and I help entrepreneurs who realize
that their expertise is
not enough to stand out
in a crowded market.
Everything from your
branding, from your style,
to your photos, your videos,
it all comes together.
I’m the founder of focusonstyle.com
since 1999 and I never
thought I was techy.
That’s a long time online.
So anyway, if I can do it you can do it.
I’m all about sharing and helping
and if you find value in this, hey,
please share it with a friend.
See you next time.
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