Welcome to your weekly installment of the Let Your Nerd Be Heard Virtual Event Tips Newsletter, where we share our best tips, tricks, and strategies to take your event to the next level.
If you are going to host virtual events, you need to get used to being on camera and have the same confidence as you have when you are on an in-person stage. The more you are on camera, the more you will forget the camera is even there.
If you're like most people, the thought of being on camera makes you nervous. After all, who wants to be seen on camera when they're not looking their best? But the truth is, virtual events are becoming more and more popular, and if you're going to host them, you need to get used to being on camera.
Here are three simple ways that you can get used to being on camera:
1. Use props
If you are feeling nervous about being on camera, use props to help you feel more comfortable. For example, if you are presenting on a virtual panel, have a photo of the other panelists nearby so you can look at them while you speak. Or, if you are attending a virtual networking event, have a pen and paper nearby so you can take notes while others are speaking.
2. Dress the part
What you wear impacts how you feel, so make sure to dress for success when you are getting on camera. Whether it means wearing your best business suit or your favorite pair of jeans, choose an outfit that will make you feel confident and comfortable.
3. Practice, practice, practice
If you want to get better at anything, you need to practice. The same goes for getting used to being on camera. One simple way to practice being in front of the camera is to turn on your camera for all of the meetings and events you attend. The more you practice, the easier it will become.
By following these simple tips, you will be on your way to becoming a pro at virtual events in no time. So go ahead and turn that camera on--you've got this!