How To Be More Comfortable On Camera – 7 EASY STEPS To Be More Confident On Camera

– How to be more effective
and confident on camera. Today, I’m gonna be taking
you behind the scenes to a live event that I did, where I was coaching my
students and the audience on different moves that
they could be making. That you could be making, right
now, if you want to be able to practice the right thing,
when it comes to being more natural, being more confident, and understanding what to practice whenever you go on camera. Enjoy. – Peng Joon. – Peng Joon.
– Peng Joon is here. (upbeat music) – [Peng] I want you to set
your expectations high. Because I will massively exceed them. (click) We gotta first of all, we gotta understand that being on camera, what to say, the scripting of it, the structure of it, that is the science. But, at the same time,
speaking, presenting, be on camera, the second
part of it, is the art. And the art, has a lot
of things, components, that is, a lot of different variables. And I want you to write down, what are the things that
you need to be aware of, And the things you need to be practicing. Okay, so number one, is high energy. What does this mean? It means that, when
you’re doing that webinar, that sales video, that Facebook Live, your audience can only
be as excited as you are. They cannot be more excited than you. So that means, if you started off your video with the energy level of (quietly and unimpressed)
“good morning everybody, “my name is Peng Joon, and
today I am super excited “(audience laughing)
to be sharing with you “these three strategies, “and the top mistakes marketers make.” (audience chuckles) Right? So, your audience cannot
be more excited than you. They can only be as excited as you are. But their excitement level
cannot be higher than yours. So you have to lead their excitement level with your level of excitement,
with higher energy. Be excited about your messaging. That brings us to number two. Number two is, big smile. Smile. If you are doing that video, and you could be feeling super nervous. Understand that your
audience does not know how you feel at that point in time. You could be pissing your
pants. (audience laughing) Your audience does not know that, unless they come really close. (audience laughs harder) Right, so, smile for the
camera, once a while, because your audience does
not know how you feel. Even though you could be, really nervous. That brings us to number three. Number three is, talk faster. A lot faster. You see, the tempo that I’m using with you right now in a live event, is very different from the tempo that I utilize and deploy, on camera. Because, when you are speaking
to people who don’t know who you are, if they are
watching that Facebook ad, if they are on your
webinar for the first time. If they don’t know who you are, they’re going to be a lot
more impatient with you. So, when I am speaking
on camera, on a video, my tempo is not the tempo that I’m utilizing with you right now. The tempo that I’m utilizing is, “have you ever wondered how
it’s possible to run profitable “Facebook ads in today’s market? “Today in this video, I’m
going be showing you five moves “and tweaks that you can deploy right now, “to change your ad campaign.” Right, that is, the tempo
that I utilize on camera. Okay, so talk a whole lot faster. Because when people
don’t know who you are, they’re going be a lot
more impatient with you. That brings us, to number four. Whenever you’re practicing
in front of a camera. Number four is about utilizing variation, in your tonality, in your speed. Because if you’re only fast throughout the entire thing
then it still becomes flat. So number four is, having that variation in how fast you talk, how loud you talk. Utilizing silence, so that it doesn’t just feel like its a flat
one way, conversation. Right, so what does this mean? It means that, you’ve probably heard, it’s not what you say but how you say it. Right, you could be saying gibberish. Like watch, let me count from one to ten. One, two, three. Four. Five. Six. Six. Six. (laughing) Seven. Eight. Nine. And ten. (audience chuckles) Right now, (clapping)
how many of you feel, like I really believed in my numbers? (audience laughing hard) Like I really had conviction? I had conviction in number six. – [Audience Member] Yes, yes. – And that brings us number five. Number five is, conviction. Does it look like, you really
believe in your messaging? Have conviction? Which brings us, to number six. (audience laughing) Number six, is to use your hands. And to be animated. When a person watches your video, and if you are just a talking head, standing straight in front of a camera, a lot of energy is lost, just by being on video. So, be animated. So that means, if you
are saying five things, “today I’m going to be
showing you five moves.” Use your hands. Five moves, five mistakes. Mistake number one, number two– Utilize your hands. That brings us, to number seven. Number seven, the thing to be aware of, whenever you’re presenting imagine talking to best friend. Far too many people, are hung up on the script and the words to utilize on camera. But, if you were to imagine
that being on camera is just about having a
conversation with your best friend, do you ever think about, or map out an entire
script of the conversation you gonna have with your best friend before starting the conversation? No, what do you do? You just talk. Now what if being on camera,
was really the same thing? The reason why it feels weird or awkward, is because you’re not use to
speaking in front of an object. Because you’re not, used
to looking at this lens. So when you go home,
practice speaking to objects. When you see a flower pot,
talk to the flower pot, right? (audience laughs) When you’re used to it, when you practice speaking to objects, right, that is when it just
feels a lot more natural, when you’re in front of camera. Now, at the highest level, when it comes to speaking and presenting, I believe that speaking
at the highest level is basically this. Okay, I’m gonna bring up this video. – I said empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless. Like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle,
it becomes the bottle. You put in a teapot,
it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water my friend. – The highest level of presenting is being able to adapt. Please write this next thing down. To understand that
mistakes are only mistakes, if you acknowledge them. If not, it was part of
the plan the entire time. (audience chuckles) Your audience does not know
what is supposed to happen. And the reason why I can
shoot videos that could be sales videos that’s
ninety-minutes long in one take, is because, there are no mistakes. It is because, even if you said
something that is a mistake, it’s about flowing like water. So for example, if you said, that there are five moves to make. And you said, “here’s move number one” and then you went onto part number three, skipping number two, only to
realize you made the mistake, what do you do? You flow like water, and you said, “oh wait a second, I just realized, “I missed out on mistake number two. “Here’s mistake number two.” And you keep going. And in fact when you do that, that is when your audience can see that, you’re real, and you’re just adapting. So, turn to person next to you, get the person to high five and say, “be water my friend.” (audience all repeating phrase) (clapping) And finally. Finally is this. Many times, far too many
people, even speaker trainers, they emphasize upon the
importance of body language. Like, if you notice
throughout this entire event, and if you watch and follow
me, like I do not believe in like, what is bo– Like you gotta stand a certain way, and you gotta like do this
thing this certain way. There’s no such thing. Like, what if speaking was just, standing on ground and just talking about what we believe in, what we stand for. And what if the messaging,
was way more important than how you stand, and how
you dress a certain way. And they’ll say things like, “oh you can’t, don’t
lean on your customer.” And what if really speaking was just, being authentic, coming from the heart. And if there’s one thing,
if there’s one move I would say not to do, is perhaps having your
hand in your pocket. Okay, that, I’d say has value. That advice has value, because when you put your
hands in your pocket, you could playing in your balls. Okay, and if you’re a
lady, then something else. (audience laughing) But that is probably the
only body language strategy or tip that I would give you. Okay, the rest is all messaging,
it’s the way you say it, it’s how you say it.

8 Replies to “How To Be More Comfortable On Camera – 7 EASY STEPS To Be More Confident On Camera”

  1. It reminds me the lessons I got from you, Peng Joon, when I attended the Gamechanger Intensive Event. I will do videos on all my YT channels once I regained my voice.

  2. Maybe you're right, the reason why it's so awkward to speak in front of a camera is because we're not used to talking to an object..🤔

  3. Thanks Pengjoon! This is very true! Now I understand why you are so different now because you are water now 😉💪🏻 shall take note and use this 7 steps 🙏🏻 excited to see you next weekend at KL ☺️

  4. This video really helps Bro
    How we can brainstorm ideas during video creation or on webinar.
    I can talk 1 minute and dont know more what to talk ? How can i improve Any Tip?

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