When you are talking to the camera, the more you can relax and let ideas flow from your heart to your mouth without taking an extra journey through your mind, the better you will connect with viewers. You should think about what you are going to say before you start and then just talk, without getting hung up mentally. Even if the words you say are not perfect or they don’t roll elegantly off your tongue, as long as your ideas are clear, people will follow along with you.
A heart connection covers a lot of misspoken words
Sometimes when obsessing over saying the exact right words, we sacrifice emotional content for intellectual accuracy. This is harmful to building the type of relationships that linger with some people because it comes off as being sterile and distant. When you are warm and inviting even if the syntax of what you say is flawed, the essence of what you mean will come through. It is better to address a person’s heart first; you can give them enough evidence to support their understanding on an analytical level later.
Keep it real and you won’t have to apologize
Always be honest and keep from exaggerating. When you lose people’s trust because you misrepresent something, it is almost impossible to rebuild their belief in what you say. Always be enthusiastic about what things really are or what actually happened and you will never have to embellish reality beyond the truth.
Get worked up or change the subject
If you aren’t feeling excited about what you are telling people either talk about something else or use a technique like transferring the enthusiasm you have for something else you really care deeply about to build your energy level. One way to do this is to remember a time that something really amazing happened and use that emotional high as a reference for feeling deeply involved in what you are talking about. If you are unsure that you are putting too much or too little into your presentation do it three times: once very dry, a second time really big and over-the-top and then a third time somewhere in the middle. That way you can choose which works best when you watch them back.
Consistency produces results
This will come easier the more you practice it so keep making videos and you will get better at letting your true heart show through as you speak. You are going to find that there is an audience for you because certain people will be able to relate to your way of communicating more than others will. It is simply a matter of enough people (who are interested in what you have to offer) seeing and hearing you present it to the best of your ability.
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