How to Present Confidently using Video from a Home Office
- 43 mins on-demand video
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Especially for home isolated workers - how you can confidently use video to stay connected
- Choosing the right backgrounds in your home
- Clean audio tips & hacks
- Managing camera and eyeline techniques
- Best angles for filming yourself
- Fast home lighting solutions for video
- Be connected to WiFi and have a streaming camera / webcam / smartphone
Have you recently been forced into home isolation? Does working from home mean you now need to use video to communicate with your team or consumers? This mini-masterclass has been filmed entirely on webcam and smartphones, to show you simple, effective techniques for ensuring you look & sound great for Video Conferencing, Webcasting, Vlogging or any type of Video Communications. In this 43 minute course, split across 8 easy-to-watch videos, you'll learn:
Choosing the Right Background: Every home office is different, but these essential tips work everywhere.
Audio Tips & Hacks: Sound is commonly a problem with home webcasting, learn how to achieve the best in your home office.
Camera Techniques: Simple knowledge that can dramatically improve your audience's engagement with your video message.
Managing your Eyeline: Where you look means everything to your audience, be that a few peers or larger virtual audience.
Best Angles: Knowing where to position yourself and your video lens will dramatically empower your presentation style
Lighting Solutions: Understand the easy fixes you can apply at home to enable dramatically improved lighting options for you in your home office.
Best Presentation Tips: Lastly, Jason shares his quick wins for ensuring your video presentation style is confident, competent and enjoyable for both you and your audience.
- Home Isolated workers needing to confidently use video communication as a tool
This introductory video takes you through the key points you'll learn in this 43 minute Mini Masterclass, and demonstrates how you'll be a more effective, capable and confident presenter for any video communications you will undertake.
Choosing the right background, and the right room to video stream in - can make the world of difference to your audience's uptake of the message you're sharing with them. You'll learn the value of:
Planning your room environment before you commence a video stream
Knowing the image you're projecting (casual, business etc)
Managing unexpected noise in backgrounds
Coping with background visual distractions
Working in deep or shallow backgrounds
Using furniture and props effectively
Most people streaming from a home office will struggle with mastering clean audio, it's a common problem amongst so many of us. In this lecture, we'll explore some effective tips and simple hacks you can employ to dramatically improve your sound quality, including:
Large or small room?
Using earphones with hidden built-in microphone
How Soft Furnishings impact sound
How a lapel microphone works
Keeping distractions away
An emergency audio booth
Managing your eyeline is vitally important to master and a skills which will dramatically impact the way your audience engages with your message. Skills covered here include:
Why eyeline is important
Being lens aware while you're presenting
Knowing how to find your lens eyeline quickly
Finding a consistent light source that works best for your video communication needs can be a challenging and baffling process, particularly in a home office situation. This enlightening chapter will upskill you with:
Understanding natural light
Understanding powered light
Front light, back light, side light, down light examples
Using & making a reflector surface
LED fill lighting
Converting a desk-lamp into a video light
Hacks to soften harsh light
Lastly, Jason shares his absolute best presentation tips to give you an assertive, comfortable and personable presentation style:
The power of your smile
Being a great listener
How to use a prop effectively
Managing other software during a stream
Content cheat sheet
Know your energy levels
Coping with context