One of the most popular questions asked on social media is whether you should use your own face within your content. Should you get in front of the camera, on images, content and more? Or should you stay safe in the background and allow the business to be front and center?
It took me over 4 years to get comfortable in front of the camera. It wasn’t easy, but we have already seen the benefits of putting our faces on our own brand.Amber King, Co-Founder King Creative Media.
3 Steps To Help You Get Confident In Front Of The Camera.
Step 1: Start small & with something you like.
STEP 1: START SMALL & WITH SOMETHING YOU LIKE.
Don’t try to scale a mountain if all you want to do is a podcast. Start small and gradually build your confidence up as you grow your content.
- Start by writing a blog post.
- Start by creating social content.
- Start by recording a podcast.
All of these steps will help you to create content while at the same time, building your confidence without putting you into the limelight straight away. The more you do, the more comfortable you’ll become.
Step 2: Don’t rush it. All good things take time.
Getting comfortable in front of the camera takes time, so don’t rush it. Start by taking small steps and build your confidence piece by piece, picture by picture, and video by video. Of course, you can just jump right in the deep end and go all in, but, most of the time you’ll end up feeling overwhelmed and probably stop after a couple of months. You have to be both mentally and physically ready to do what’s needed in order to be successful. That’s why, taking your time and getting used to each step really matters.
- Take your time, get used to what’s involved.
- Learn the process and find one part of showing yourself you are happy with.
- Use a Mirror to get comfortable with your face.
You have to be both mentally and physically ready to do what’s needed in order to be successful. That’s why taking your time and getting used to each step really matters.
Step 3: Don’t worry about trolls.
Yes, you’re about to put your face on a digital global platform. So this means you are about to open yourself up to the possibility of trolls. (Trolls are those annoying people that don’t like what you do, and want to bring you down.)
- Care More About Your Content Than What People Say.
- Grow A Thick Skin And Get Over It.
- Don’t Read Comments If They Upset You.
Trying to avoid trolls is like trying to avoid the rain while standing in a storm, it’s bound to hit you some time. Just know that this is what happens when you put yourself out there. Understand that it is all part of the process and that these people probably have nothing better to do with their time.
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Whatever you do, don’t let the trolls stop you from putting yourself out there. If you truly love what you do and have something to say, then say it or you could always watch some of our shorts to have a laugh.
DONT LET TROLLS STOP YOU FROM BEING GREAT