Our most successful contributors are clear, confident and relaxed in front of the camera. Throughout your lessons, don't be afraid to smile, speak casually, and show your personality. Users love seeing a contributor have fun — there's no need for your course to feel formal. Check out these best practices for teaching with confidence.
- Appear comfortable and confident by using your hands as you would when talking to a friend. Think of it as a conversation with the camera, rather than a lecture.
- Look directly into the camera as though someone is standing right behind it. Even better - ask a friend or family member to help you out.
- Speak clearly and naturally. Stick to a moderate pace, and allow your tone to go up and down. Don't be afraid to show enthusiasm and excitement! Avoid long pauses and distracting "ums" and "ahs." These are often inevitable, so simply do a few retakes when necessary or edit them out later.
- Refer to your outline. Avoid long-winded, rambling explanations by sticking to the main talking points or script you prepared.
- Don't forget to smile! Especially at the beginning and end of your video, a smile will help set a friendly, relaxed tone for your videos.
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