STICKY NOTES ARE AWESOME
One of the major problems for a lot of people when they go live using a phone, tablet or even a webcam is where to look. As I said yesterday, connecting with the audience by speaking into the lens is imperative, however it’s not always that easy.
You put the camera in front of you, with the screen facing you so you can be sure you’re set up right and in shot, and then suddenly, you start the live, and find yourself speaking to yourself rather than the lens and the audience behind it, it’s natural, and you’re doing nothing wrong, except, how would it feel face to face if someone was speaking over your shoulder and not to your eyes? Exactly, it wouldn’t be a great conversation would it, so you need to treat this the same way, when you’re looking at your stunning self on the screen, you’re not talking to the audience.
So, here’s where postit notes come in, you can kill two birds with one stone.
1. Write your bullet points down on the postit to refer back too
2. Stick the postit note(s) over the screen so you can’t see you’re gorgeous face anymore
Just those two steps will force you to talk to the lens and also give you a reference card for your main resonating points to talk about and add into your live video.
As always, you know where I am if you need to ask any questions or need further help [email protected]