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Editor’s Note: The following video originally appeared as a guest vlog for Maria Peagler’s blog. She requested I create this to better help her clients and students who want to feel comfortable on camera. I hope it helps you as well!

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24 Responses to “Ten tips to feel comfortable on camera”

  1. Mary Ellen – Thank you so much for creating this video. My clients are truly anxious about appearing on video, and I’ve already heard from them that your video helped them feel more comfortable.

    Great tips – this video is a classic!

  2. Great points Mary Ellen……keep up the super content….

  3. Kristina says:

    What a wonderful video. Great tips for what is always an anxious time. I see your “don’ts” on TV all the time and it looks so unprofessional. They need this video before they go back in front of the camera. Thanks for the info.

  4. These are great, Mel. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Mary Reynolds says:

    Excellent. Good information.

  6. Good tips, every one!

  7. What great–and simple–tips, Mary Ellen. Your tip about being animated on camera is so true–not only on video, but in still shots as well–really make your facial expressions alive. (But as I learned the hard way, this doesn’t mean more hand gestures. It is just plain distracting to see hands waving all the time)

  8. Thanks Mel! As I contemplate a video series myself, this was timely and very helpful. Jeff

  9. Awesome tips to help during one of the most stressful moments for people – amazing how we freeze up as soon as the red button goes on!

  10. Great tips and a great reminder of the power of using videos to boost your online presence.

  11. Great tips! I love your video presence.

  12. Curt Henry says:

    Thanks for the great tips. I always appreciate your sound advice.

  13. Mary Beth says:

    Bravo Mary Ellen! Your concise, easy-to-follow advice is perfect. While those of us in PR may think we already know these tips, it is a great reminder that preparation is vital, everything from clothing, hair, stance, mannerisms, to tone of voice and thoughts. Having these visuals will help prep and reassure their confidence.

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