Guest Blog: How to Look Good and Present Your Best on Camera

From Reel SEO comes this clip with Manoush Zomorodi, who has years of producing/reporting experience with the BBC and Reuters.

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Here are some of her tips:

  • Sadly it’s the superficial stuff that viewers notice first. So if you have major frizz, a glaring forehead, or your bra strap is showing, the viewers is going to be distracted and pay less attention to what you are saying. The next thing the viewer notices is eye contact, so if you are looking at your lap or to the side when you are supposed to be looking at the lens, you are missing an opportunity to connect with your viewer and keep them from turning you off.
  • When you choose your soundbites or sections of an interview to use, use the moments when you are speaking in clear, full, sentences, without any acronyms, lingo, or cliches.
  • … women in particular have a tendency to get a high pitch when they get nervous. Try and find the lower end of your vocal range . And while I advocate preparation, don’t memorize because otherwise you’ll either sound like a robot or sing-songy. But honestly, everyone hates their voice. Most people don’t need to worry about it.

Source: How to Look Good on Camera & Present like a Pro in Video
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