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Ultimate 10 Tips for Presenting on Camera

Ultimate 10 Tips for Presenting on Camera

Lights, Camera, Action!

Some people love being in front of a camera and performing, while others dread it and have nightmares about being terrible at it. I.e.: ME, MYSELF AND I.

Tiktokers, Youtubers, Facebookers, name ’em! They are everywhere and it has become part of your regular routine and life.

Whichever category you fit into, there are some tricks of the trade. And while some of them might sound simple, they are sometimes forgotten.

Here are my top 10 tips for presenting on camera and learning how to look good…

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1- Presenting in front of a Camera is Challenging

Whether it is your first time or your 100th time presenting on camera, it’s normal to feel nervous before presenting on camera. This is why it’s important to take your time before presenting to allow yourself to get into the right headspace.

Arrive on set early and get yourself familiar with your surroundings, and if time permits have a couple of run-throughs to get comfortable and get you ready to go.

Remember – Everyone feels nervous until about half a minute into their presentation.

Before you know it adrenalin kicks in, you find your rhythm and BOOM, you’re on fire!

“Someone call 911, Shawty burning and tiktoking on the dance floor…”

As would sing, in 2022, the one-hit-wonder Sean Kingston in his song released in 2009.

Let’s move on Shawty.


2- Wear Clothing That Makes You Feel Good

It’s no secret that a good outfit for presenting on camera can do wonders for your confidence. Make sure you dress in something that will make you feel comfortable and confident – it will show on camera.

I understand that sometimes, how can I explain, OnlyFans performers might not have any clothes, so the case is closed for them. ah!

Always consider your audience and branding. If you are presenting to a casual audience, keep it a little low-key – if you’re communicating in a corporate setting, stick to a suit.

If you are going super friendly for Facebook, TikTok or YouTube, go wild but make sure you “match” your audience.

Keeping that in mind, there are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to this tip to be presenting on camera like:


  • Block Colours
  • Pastels
  • Clothing Basic
  • Make-up


  • Green Clothing (you will blend on camera)
  • Stripes (you will create a psychedelic trip on camera)
  • Spots (poke-a-dots are for little girls, not in your TV)
  • Patterns (see Stripes!)
  • Clashing Colours (general fashion rules anyway!)


3- Get To Know Your Production Crew (if it applies)

If your Sponsor takes the time to build rapport with the production crew, you will surely be ed Ads rewarded.

Arrive early on set and ask them for their professional insight and any tip they might have.

Remember, these are the people who will have the ultimate power in making you look good or bad so be nice to them!


4- Treat Everything As If It Was Always Live

Live performance? Ouch, no room for errors.

There’s something about a live presentation that just makes us kick into focus mode, or vomit your spaghetti right before stepping on the scene.

“Wait, that sounds familiar. Eminem, is that you?”

Of course, I’m referring to the amazing movie from 2002: 8 Miles

One of the best pieces of advice from our webcasting crew is that you should learn how to treat everything like it is live; even if you are pre-recording a video. Our tip for engaging your online audience?

Imagine they are right there with you and you’ve only got one shot. (again, 8 Miles.) I might need to go watch the movie after writing that blog.


5- Smile With Your Eyes

I guess we should say “Smeyes” in 2022 now that the well-known model and artist Tyra Banks commercialized this expression a few years back.

Check this funny video about that

When on camera, it is easy to forget that there is in fact a human sitting behind that screen, watching you present.

Jump in front of a mirror and practice smiling with your eyes – this will make you seem more genuine and the audience will be more engaged with your presentation.

Although don’t start doing this when you are live or you might just look silly! Just sayin’


6- Keep it Casual

One of the most common mistakes presenters make is trying to be too formal on camera.

By acting very formal, you run the risk of placing yourself above your audience which can make them feel disengaged and alienated.

Imagine a woman on OnlyFans dressed like a very professional and serious worker…Uhm, ok not a good example. You got the drift though!

Instead, use your normal voice, pay attention to your body language, and talk in the same way you would if there is a person sitting in front of you.

Jokes and colloquial terms are very good but it all depends on your topic (and sense of humour), don’t be afraid to throw in a few when appropriate.

This will help you connect with the audience and make them feel more comfortable.


7- Have a Panel Discussion or Use a Facilitator (for corporate events)

Panel Discussion:

Everything is better with friends. Depending on the topic you are presenting and your resources, try and organize to have a panel discussion of 2-4 people instead of presenting on your own.

This will take some of the pressure off you and add more substance to your presentation.

Studies have also shown that audiences are more engaged in a panel environment as the discussion is broken up and there is more than one opinion being presented. : Source: National Library or Medecine


You can also arrange to have a facilitator who will ask you pre-arranged questions and comment on what you are saying.

Even if the facilitator doesn’t have much input, having them there helps to break up the content and will ensure you stay on track…and on time!


8- Keep Your Water Nearby

A dry mouth, a croaky voice, and crazy coughing fits can happen at any time – especially when presenting in front of an audience!

It might sound like an easy task, but it’s very easy to forget when you have to worry about the mic testing, rehearsals and managing your adrenalin.

Make sure you are well-hydrated before jumping on set. Drink water before filming on camera to make sure you stay healthy and look good.


9- Don’t Forget Your Notes


If you are presenting a webinar and have your PowerPoint loaded into the platform, you can add notes to improve clarity for viewers.

These should be written in bullet points (no more than 15-20 words each) so that they are easy to read and digest. Trying to cram too much information into them will only overwhelm your readers.


For a webcast, you can have a second screen set up which will act as your autocue.

As you go along, limit your writing to bullet points rather than block paragraphs of text.

This way, you will be able to focus on the screen while still being able to see your notes in case you need them.

Remember, even newsreaders have notes  and still need video presentation tips- it’s ok if we’re not superhuman


10- Speak Loud And Clear

The volume switch has a limit.

Remember to speak loudly and clearly when giving a presentation on camera- it’s very frustrating for an audience when they can’t understand the presenter.

If you feel yourself getting nervous, take a second to breathe and collect your thoughts.

This will help you stop mumbling and make you more confident.



Presenting live or recorded to an audience can be a daunting task, but with these ultimate 10 tips for presenting on camera, you’ll be able to present like a pro.

From staying hydrated to keep your notes handy, we’ve got you covered. So what are you waiting for?

Start practicing and perfecting your presentation skills today! Oh, and don’t eat spaghetti before presenting…ever!

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