Presenting A Video – Better Presentations Using The Mr Burns’ Stance

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2021-03-15T05:33:01+00:00

Imitate Mr. Burns for better presentations.

Hopefully you’re not quite as cold bloodedly evil as Mr Burns from the Simpson cartoons; but his characteristic stance does include an interesting feature that you can definitely use to your advantage when you are making a video presentation and presenting a video.

When anyone starts to record a video using a video camera, they invariably start to feel nervous and freeze up. To overcome these feelings, it’s always a good idea to treat the camera as if it were a friend.  If you see it as a pal you’re just chatting to and sharing information with, your delivery will become relaxed and natural.

You also need to give some consideration to your stance, your breath and your voice. The way you stand in front of the camera says a lot about you to the viewer. If you adopt the neutral stance, with your shoulders back, head up and knees relaxed, you convey an air of authority and expertise. You want to look at the horizon, straight ahead.

It is important to decide ahead of time what you’re going to do with your hands when presenting a video. Your hands are dexterous things, they want to grip, to play,. But any nervous twitch you may have, such as fiddling with your hair or strumming your fingers will be amplified many times over when it is recorded. An excellent way to place your hands is to adopt the position of Mr Burns. He always placed the finger tips of his hands together. If you do this, your hands will look steady and be out of the way. They also convey a powerful position.

Your breath is another important aspect of your delivery and SEO Melbourne online video presentation. Your breath will get you through anything. Correct breathing is the first thing you start to lose when you get nervous. Pausing a few seconds and taking a deep breath will ground you and help you to keep going.

Your voice comes from your breath. If you are restricted in your breath, your voice will come out in a strained and high pitched manner. Trying to convince someone to buy your products and services means that you should speak in a confident and sure way. Breathe deeply and your voice will come from the right place in your chest.

Don’t hurry when you’re making your Melbourne SEO videos. The camera can wait. You can make fifty or a hundred takes, it doesn’t matter. Take all the time you need to get the presentation just right. Everything is digital now; you can edit and record straight over it.

Video making can be fun, so don’t take it all too seriously. Once you have mastered the basics, you will be able to record videos that you enjoy making and which will be effective as well. Just remember your stance, your breath and your voice, stop any nervous twitches you may have and treat the camera as you would a friend.

If you would like any more help regarding presenting a video, or any other aspect of video making, get in contact with us at Melbourne Video Production. We have a wealth of knowledge and expertise and would be more than happy to help you in any way we can. You can also check out this resource on video making by clicking here.

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