Captivate Your Audience: Be Powerful and Natural On Camera
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Captivate Your Audience: Be Powerful and Natural On Camera

A-Z Guide to presenting naturally and with authenticity, especially for those presenting on camera for video and film
4.9 (52 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,816 students enrolled
Created by Paul Jenkins
Last updated 7/2016
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Always be confident in front of a camera
  • Know how to prepare and execute outstanding presentations - on or off camera
  • Know pro secrets to nailing 'one take wonders'
  • Understand how to engage the audience's hearts
  • Know how to structure presentations for maximum success
  • Know pro tips on gear and how to set it for ease and success
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  • Pen, paper and an open mind - everything else is included

Would you like to be able to step in front of a camera or webcam at any moment and deliver a confident and engaging presentation?

Do you feel in your bones that putting yourself forward would help your brand or profile, whatever that might be, but you're just too embarrassed to try it?

"Many useful tips. Paul's presenting style in the course works well and provides a good example of a personable and authentic low key style. Good tips on cameras and microphones as well."

This course tackles something that ought to be simple but which can turn out to be quite complex.

But which is an essential skill in today's communications and marketing world:


The ability to reach out and touch audiences through personal presentation skills, especially on camera, is one of the best skills you can master.

"The course was direct and meaningful. I have taken many Udemy courses and I find the value in this course to be at the highest level......I love this guy!"

Whether you be a filmmaker, marketer, sales person, press officer, advocacy practitioner, online course maker or one of a zillion other profiles that can employ video to great effect - this course is going to be of huge benefit to you.

"This is just a great course. Tips to captivate the audience is a lot like playing golf... so much to know, so much to do, and all at the same time. It's a learning experience but a very worthwhile one. Thank you, Paul!"

Captivate Your Audience takes a step by step approach, but it's not die-cut.

The whole point is to harness your energy and inherent skills, and transpose them through to your audience in the most powerful way possible.

"Great information within - I feel better prepared to make videos. Interesting suggestions. Easy to follow course. No BS. Visually the lectures all look the same (he explains reasons why ) so I multi-tasked and cleaned, listened and noted down key points."

Step inside this course, and learn a skill that will serve you for many years to come. 

You'll see its benefits as you become a skilled, confident and powerful communicator and presenter.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to do great on or off camera presentations, for the first time or to improve
  • Anyone who needs to communicate to audiences better, for literally ANY reason
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Curriculum For This Course
49 Lectures
6 Lectures 08:01

Applications for Presenting

The Power of Insights

Overview of What You'll Get in this Course

The Art of Presenting
2 Lectures 02:30

THE Golden Rule
Preparation and Planning: Presentation
20 Lectures 38:46

Mindshare and Why It Matters

Finding a Core Concept

The Secret of Audiences

Audience Avatars

Audience Niches

Audience Flipping Exercise

Setting Your Style

Methods to Determine Audience Expectations

Hello TED

Using Visualisation in Preparation and Planning

Finding Flow

Elbow Room for Humanity

Single 'Controlling' Ideas

Structuring for Success

Stories and Case Studies

Storyboard and Concept Maps

Scene Objectives

Presenter Confidence

How to Rehearse
Preparation and Planning: Technical
6 Lectures 23:42
Gear: Cameras and Stabilisation

Gear: Microphones and Audio

Gear Recap

Angles, Framings and Audio

Consistency of Lighting
Execution: Presenting
14 Lectures 35:27
Content and Value

One Take Wonders

The Importance of Breaks

Emotional States and Levels

Authenticity with Lo-Fi and Hi-Fi

Microphone Energy

Pacing and Rhythm


The Internal Detector

What to Avoid

Postmortems and Feedback

Some Personal Stories

Next Steps
Bonus lecture
1 Lecture 00:11
How to join Paul's Facebook group
About the Instructor
Paul Jenkins
4.5 Average rating
591 Reviews
16,356 Students
17 Courses
Film Director & Author

Effective and creative storytelling is an essential part of success in many walks of life - and fun when you do it right, because you feel the 'flow'.

Film and video techniques and visual storytelling can add much to your overall creative output, and be highly satisfying and impactful arts in their own right.

The techniques I teach, I use daily as a professional documentary film director and author.

In my courses, you'll get insights, strategies and working methods that I've developed over 20+ years while making films for the world's top broadcasters (BBC, PBS, ARTE etc).

My teaching style is to guide you through the processes that matter - explaining why they matter - in a personal, 'fireside' fashion. 

You also get direct access to me through the Discussion area of each course. This means that any challenges or questions you have can be resolved directly. 

I'm very open to feedback, therefore please feel free to feed ideas for lectures and courses to me and I'll do my very best to accommodate.

See you inside the courses!