Hi there, Internet fans. It’s Ryan Perry with Simple Biz Support in Rohnert Park, CA.

Today, I’d like to provide three simple tips that will help people keep focused on you and what you’re saying versus just focused on you and what you’re doing. What I mean by that is some people get nervous in front of the camera, and so they have really good information to start talking about, but they’re just nervous and you can kinda tell.

One of the easy ones is they start talking really fast, and then they start swaying side to side, or I’ve even had people sway back and forth. Let me tell you, if I have really good content right now, you’re probably distracted by the fact that I’m moving around quite a bit, and I really sound kind of hyped up a little bit. So, that’s tip number one; just want to center yourself, and then talk to the cameras as if you’re talking to a friend.

Number two, some people have the bounces. They don’t sway, they like the bounce. They get nervous. You know that knee that kind of always goes, and again, Oh my goodness! It’s really a distraction watching somebody as they’re swaying.

Number three, the eyes. We always want to make contact with the camera. This setup, you have no idea what’s going around me. You don’t know that I have a window here with a great view of the freeway, Highway 101. I also have a parking lot. People are walking by. Cars are driving by. I hear motorcycles, and as I’m talking to you, if I’m constantly looking away or some people like to have notes, and so they’re looking down at their notes every now and then. The eye movement. We always want to make eye contact because as an end user, you’re really watching my face and my eyes that tells a lot about what’s going on, and it looks really weird if I’m constantly looking over at the other person who’s video taping me or I forgot my notes, so I’m looking down.

Three things: Try not to sway forwards or backwards, try not to bounce, really stay focused on the camera, and I guess the number four bonus tip is your voice. Act as if you’re talking to a friend and just conveying information. We want to be as honest and sincere in our videos. That’s how we’re going to connect with users.

This is Ryan Perry with Simple Biz Support. Feel free to leave any questions or comments below.

About Ryan Perry

Ryan Perry has taken his 10+ years of business ownership and hands-on marketing skills and focused them on online marketing. In April of 2009, he started Simple Biz Support with an emphasis on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Ryan is propelling local business websites to the top of Google, Yahoo and Bing resulting in increased market exposure and revenue for his clients using a variety of internet marketing tools including blogs, article submissions and video. Additionally, Ryan speaks and vlogs (video blogs) about internet marketing, educating business owners how to effectively use various SEO tools and techniques to promote their business on the internet. Ryan currently resides in Santa Rosa, CA. Connect with Ryan on Google+