How to Present Confidently using Video from a Home Office
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How to Present Confidently using Video from a Home Office

Mini Masterclass created especially for Home-Isolated workers
4.9 (7 ratings)
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36 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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:

  1. Choosing the Right Background: Every home office is different, but these essential tips work everywhere.

  2. Audio Tips & Hacks: Sound is commonly a problem with home webcasting, learn how to achieve the best in your home office.

  3. Camera Techniques: Simple knowledge that can dramatically improve your audience's engagement with your video message.

  4. Managing your Eyeline: Where you look means everything to your audience, be that a few peers or larger virtual audience.

  5. Best Angles: Knowing where to position yourself and your video lens will dramatically empower your presentation style

  6. Lighting Solutions: Understand the easy fixes you can apply at home to enable dramatically improved lighting options for you in your home office.

  7. 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.

Who this course is for:
  • Home Isolated workers needing to confidently use video communication as a tool
Course content
Expand 8 lectures 43:24
+ Introduction
8 lectures 43:24

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.

Preview 01:44

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

Choosing the Right Background

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

  • Microphone proximity

  • How a lapel microphone works

  • Keeping distractions away

  • An emergency audio booth

Preview 08:40

Best practice techniques to ensure every video communication you start is clean, effective and enjoyable for your audience.

  • Cleaning your camera lens

  • Camera stability techniques

Webcam Camera Techniques

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

  • Lens eyeline

  • Off-lens eyeline

  • Being lens aware while you're presenting

  • Knowing how to find your lens eyeline quickly

Managing Your Eyeline

Where you place yourself and your camera lens will say a lot about both your message and your presentation style. In this lecture we'll look at:

  • Ultra-low angles

  • Ultra-high angles

  • Neutral angles

  • Distance relationship to camera

  • Finding your ideal 'conversational' distance

Choosing the Angle for You

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

Finding Your Best 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

  • Testing procedures

  • Managing other software during a stream

  • Rehearsal

  • Grooming

  • Content cheat sheet

  • Know your energy levels

  • Coping with context

  • Additional resources

Best Presentation Tips