Not everyone is comfortable speaking on camera. Some people freeze up and look stilted. Others are too terrified to even give it a shot. But there’s no need to panic.

Over the years I’ve seen it all and I’m used to helping get the best possible moment from nervous talent. Here are five tips I’ve learned to help you avoid crumbling on camera. (By the way, the brilliant graphics were done by our animators at Lush Digital!)


If you’d like to learn to speak well in front of the camera (or if you loved the video and need animation services), contact Lush Digital Media, where we offer presentation and media training.

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