What do many sales presentations, some job interviews, many company conferences, some blogs and podcasts, all TED Talks, and the new Toastmasters Quarterfinals have in common? They are all conducted via video, and so their success or failure is heavily dependent on how well you understand how to effectively present yourself... on camera.
There are many differences between presenting in-person (when you're physically right in front of your audience) and presenting on camera (whether or not you have a live audience, and whether or not you're being recorded). Understanding these differences is critical to the success of your presentation.
Some of the topics explored in this OMG (which, of course, is being conducted on video) include:
- The importance of your camera angle. (They say the camera adds 10 pounds. They're wrong! If you use the wrong camera angle, it can add a lot more than that!)
- Lighting is critical — and achieving the right illumination is your responsibility.
- Why establishing eye-contact with your audience (a good thing in an in-person presentation) can be disastrous on video!
- If you need to refer to notes, where should your notes be? (Most people get this very wrong!)
- ... and much, much more
If you plan to ever make a presentation on video (and let's face it, it's gonna happen), then the time to start getting ready is... now!