You have never before had the potential that you do – right now – to reach millions of people all around the world! The power of video is simply incredible; allowing you, your words your ideas, your products to get right into the hearts and minds of those you really want to connect with.
This is so exciting!!
And, at the same time, maybe a little bit scary. Or overwhelming. Or frustrating. Maybe you appreciate the importance of video content, but you just can't manage to 'be yourself' on screen.
Listen, I get it. Video presenting is not a natural thing for most people, but with my help, you absolutely can move from a place of fear and discomfort around being on camera, to being able to shine on screen.
This isn't about coaching you to be anyone or anything you're not. It's about you being the best, most brilliant version of yourself that you can be. It's in you, you know it!
We'll work through the mental blocks that get in the way of you being natural on camera, and you'll learn workable techniques that help you relax on screen and connect with the people you really want to reach.
So if you're looking to promote your ideas, market your brand, share your knowledge, sell your products, start an online channel or want to create video content for any reason at all - there's something in this course for you.
I bring a whole lot of passion to my work! I have a wealth of experience in both Television and Coaching, and by combining these worlds, I'm able to give you a valuable toolbox of learning. I have so much belief in our potential as humans and nothing excites me more than seeing the people I work with really come alive, using all the gifts and potential they have to offer the world.
Here's to having the power to share your energy and ideas with ease and confidence, connecting with your perfect audience in every corner of the earth!
Let's do this!
Let's go through what I'm going to be teaching you in the course.
Video creation has EXPLODED over the last few years, and understandably so - it's an incredibly powerful and effective tool for helping you to reach your people; your customers, clients, students, followers.
Three questions I want you to ask yourself before you start. This is an exercise to help you focus and keep you motivated as you set off on this journey of learning!
At the root of all meaningful connection in life, is authenticity. You are speaking to your audience through a lens, so they see you and get a strong sense of you. In order to really engage with the, on a purposeful level, you've gotta be willing to be real - to be authentic, and to be you. That's how connection happens!
Presenting is a skill, and all great presenters share certain traits. We'll go through some of these so you can start to identify them and work on bringing them into your own presenting.
Presenting, while sometimes a natural talent, is a skill that you can learn and master!
"Know your audience"! Simple but powerful advice. Knowing who your audience is absolutely crucial - everything you say, the way you say it, the language you use and the message you present should be constructed with your audience in mind. That's how they will feel as though you're speaking directly to the, and that's what will help you connect.
Hey listen, there' no pressure! When you think about it, it's just you and a piece of equipment, right?!
Learn one of the golden rules of great presenting, getting out of your head and getting out of your own way.
This section is where we start to dig deeper into the 'head stuff'. We'll start to look at the mental obstacle that are tripping you up, and you'll get practical tools that will help you get over them.
Staying up in the head, we'll go through the powerful technique of visualisation, helping to prepare you mentally for success on camera.
Mindfulness is a powerful tool to help quiet the mind and reduce anxiety. I'll take you through techniques that you can use when recording on camera, to help keep you calm, confident and in control.
How am I supposed to talk to a piece of equipment like it's a person?!! I get it - speaking to camera is more than a little bit unnatural. There are ways around that though, I promise!
Once you put you're recording out into the world, it's out there - right?! So let's make sure you are bringing the best you can at the the time of recording. Whatever energy you bring at the time you record, is what's going out there forevermore, so it's worthwhile getting it right!
Your voice is an instrument, so learn to play it! How you use your voice can have a massive impact on how your audience perceives you and how well you engage with them. In this section, we'll identify some of the not-so-great vocal habits many of us unconsciously use, as well as identifying some of the good ones you can start to bring into your speech.
You’ve heard the phrase ‘the eyes are the window to the soul’, right?! Lot of truth in those words! We express so much though our eyes, whether or not we’re even aware of it.
Your audience is picking up on every signal you’re sending, to get a sense of you, who you are, if they like you and if they can believe you. You may be saying one thing with your mouth, and telling a whole other story with your eyes! In this section, we’re looking at how we can bring awareness to our eyes, and use them to create a more meaningful connection with our audience.
The better you know your stuff, the less you have to think about it, and the more relaxed you’ll feel. Relaxed on screen = confidence = engaged audience! Simple, eh!
Practice, practice, practice, practice, practice. Oh and some more practice! You know those presenters who make it look so easy? I promise you, they practiced. A lot. You don't get better by standing in front of the mirror, you get better by putting yourself in the hot seat and turning that camera on yourself at e-v-e-r-y single chance you get, again and again and again.
Practice. It really does make perfect ;)
Mar is a professionally trained Communications Coach with a passion for helping others be as great as they can be in life! With almost 10 years professional experience, she has built up a wealth of knowledge and wisdom from her dynamic work in Television Production & Presenting, Events & P.R. Management. Mar has a warm, lively and engaging personality which she brings to her work, allowing her to address important issues in a way that participants can thoroughly enjoy and learn easily from. Working both in person and online, Mar guides her clients through all areas of of communications - public speaking, presenting on camera, pitching, making a presentation, interviewing and networking - helping them to express themselves with authenticity, confidence and brilliance.