Think of a time when you were enjoying the company of someone who really cared about you and was interested in everything you had to say. The words you wanted to speak just came to you and, if you stumbled over your tongue every once in while, there was no harsh judgment or condemnation. That kind of environment is where your true nature comes out and is received with warmth and attention. That emotionally safe place is where you are easily able to display the very best version of yourself and communicate at your most engaging level.
Program your mind to create connections
Imagine that the camera is a close friend. Convince yourself that you are talking directly to someone who loves you deeply and is very interested in what you have to say. Think of how it would feel to talk to one person that you have a close relationship with, but haven’t seen in a while. Let those emotions and familiarity influence how you address the camera.
The camera is a great listener
Pretending you are talking to someone you trust is an exercise in creative thinking. This can help you become more relaxed and able to free yourself from fears about being recorded or judged on your performance. Your friend will listen to you, without interrupting, while looking at you with deep fascination and endless compassion. They will love you unconditionally, no matter how many mistakes you make or how many times you repeat yourself.
Your real friends know who you are
When we talk to people that we are sure genuinely love us, we can be completely transparent and fully open up. We are able to show them who we actually are. That is what our on-screen persona can be more like. We can be free to feel and say what we mean without fear of being ridiculed. When we are involved in a conversation with a dear friend we feel that it is safe to share and give more honestly. That is why using this method can really benefit you and the people who watch your videos. It helps you to just be yourself and talk so they can receive the gifts you bring.
Conveying a sense of familiarity
Once you learn and start using this technique you will be able to make talking head videos all the time and build a deeper connection with the people who watch them. Your heart will flow through your words and penetrate the viewer’s soul and they will want to listen more and listen longer.
Bridging the virtual gap
Viewers want to know that you care about them in some way. Your comfort will transfer to them and they will be more open to hearing what you have to say. When you can convey that sense of interest in them, they will feel that you care and it’ll be much more likely that they will stay with you. That greatly increases the chances of them spreading the messages you put out. Organic sharing is what will get you connected with the customers who will most appreciate what you have to offer.
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