Camera Confidence By Ali Abdaal – Free Download Course
Learn how to speak confidently and comfortably on camera to connect with your audience, whether you’re looking to improve your creativity, career, or communication skills.
A Must-Have Skill. For Everyone.
In today’s world, being able to speak confidently to a camera can genuinely change your life. Whether you’re a YouTuber, a business-person who wants to communicate their ideas, or you have a lot of Zoom meetings, your confidence and comfort on camera is one factor that can really swing things in your favour.
The truth is, video plays a huge role in all our lives.
In fact, I’d go as far as saying that camera confidence is one of the most important skills in the 21st century. Every day people are gaining an edge just because they’re able to express themselves better on camera, look comfortable in front of a lens, and hold people’s attention for longer.
You see, learning to be more confident on camera is the reason why people are able to:
Grow creative businesses with millions of followers (like YouTube & TikTok), giving them total freedom to work on what they enjoy every single day;
Nail the interview for their dream job, instead of remaining in a job they hate;
Feel confident, outgoing and energised in all social situations, helping them to make more friends, meet more people, and try new things;
Climb the career ladder faster, given their confidence negotiating deals, networking, and building strong relationships with their colleagues & boss, and;
Attract more life-changing opportunities and benefit from the social serendipity that comes from being more outgoing in all aspects of their life, which is increasingly done on camera.
There’s literally a million different ways that speaking on camera can improve your life. And it’s played a major role in building my entire career too.
How Camera Confidence Changed My Life
Just a few years ago I seriously struggled with my confidence, especially when it came to things like public speaking and talking in front of a camera. I enjoyed keeping to myself, never spoke up in front of an audience, and to this day I still have a slight stutter that’s never gone away.
Seriously, the whole idea of being on camera scared me. I hated everything about it.
A young Ali
Yep, that’s me lol
But, fast forward to today, I’ve developed my camera confidence to the point that millions of people watch my YouTube videos, hundreds of thousands listen to my podcast, and I’ve somehow built a multimillion dollar business where all the revenue basically comes from me speaking in front of a camera. It’s mind-blowing.
When I first started taking active steps to improve my confidence, I found it really uncomfortable talking to the camera. I over-thought everything, felt self-conscious about what other people thought of me, and honestly never thought I’d be where I am today.
But, I am so glad I stuck with it 😁
There’s probably no higher-leverage skill than being more confident on camera. And, as I’ve found, it’s a skill we’re all able to learn.
I GET IT
The Struggle is Real
Being comfortable on camera can be tough and it doesn’t come naturally to most of us.
Even if you imagine yourself to be this happy and engaging person, things can very quickly change as soon as you hit the record button. Some of us freeze. Some of us feel awkward and uncomfortable. Some of us just stumble over our words and struggle to string a single sentence together.
This pain may not even end after you stop recording either. If you’re like me, you’ve probably watched back one of your videos and thought “oh my god, why is this so bad?”. You cringe at listening to your own voice and realise your worst fears: you’re as boring, monotone, and incoherent as you feared.
For many of us, we think this is a good reason to stop trying and tell ourselves that if we’re not confident on camera already then we don’t have much hope.
But, this isn’t true. You can learn to be more confident and highly engaging on camera, regardless of how bad you are when we start.
The Secret to Being Confident on Camera
The secret is simple: practice.
The more you put yourself in uncomfortable situations and stretch your comfort zone, especially on camera, the more confident you’ll be. So, even if you’re the sort of person right now that gets nervous, anxious, or experiences brain fog when stepping in front of a camera, with time and practise this will go away.
It’s a skill that can be learned.
Yes, it’s hard. Yes, you’ll feel uncomfortable. Yes, you’ll want to give up.
But, with the right guidance and a little bit of patience you can reach your goal of being super confident on camera. All you need is a camera you already own, a phone, or a webcam. It doesn’t really matter. The important thing is that you show up every day and put in the reps.
There’s actually something else too.
It’s taken me hundreds, if not thousands, of hours to get to where I am today. I’ve been putting in the reps for over 5 years now and I’ve been through all the pain a beginner has when first learning to be more confident on camera. It’s hard work.
But, it doesn’t have to take this long. Or be that painful. In fact, it can be a lot of fun and with the right direction, support, and practical advice you can get there in a fraction of the time. A handful of hours, not hundreds of hours.
This is what I will teach you in this course.
The Camera Confidence Course
In this online course, I’ll be teaching you everything that I’ve learnt about camera confidence over the past few years of making hundreds of videos and coaching over 2,000 students as part of my Part-Time YouTuber Academy.
We’re going to cover a bunch of principles, strategies and tools for being more comfortable on camera, and you’ll see real life evidence of these techniques in action as I take various members of my team through the exercises, and give them feedback throughout.
To that end, this course is going to be split up into six modules:
We’ll be looking at how to deal with your inner critic, embracing imperfection, and identifying what type of presenter you want to be.
Actionable tips to being more confident on camera. In particular, we’ll look at what to do before and during filming to quickly improve our camera presence and comfort.
We’ll look at how to analyse our footage so we can continue to grow and improve over time. In particular, I’ll show you my TEACH framework for analysing our own video content and content created by other speakers.
I’ll also be giving you all my favourite drills to improve camera confidence that I’ve used over the last 4 years of my YouTuber journey. So, you can continue to improve leaps and bounds for many years to come.
We’ll run through a bunch of case studies, where we analyse the camera presence of various YouTubers and celebrities so you can see what’s working for them.
Finally, we’ll be bringing in a couple of guest speakers to talk about their own tips and tricks for being more confident when speaking to a camera.
The Creator Playbook
In addition to the core course content, you’ll also have access to The Creator Playbook, which is a Notion-based workbook containing a summary of the course content and space to complete lesson-by-lesson exercises to immediately put your learning into practice.
If you prefer, you’ll also have access to complete these exercises directly on the course pages themselves using our course worksheets. That way, you can decide what works best for you.
Signing up to this course also gives you access to a few bonus resources:
Bonus Lessons – over time we’ll be adding new and updated content to the course, including exclusive interviews with other creators and bonus lessons that will help you to improve your creative business.
Community – grow your creative side-hustle with other creative individuals in our exclusive Creatorpreneur community.
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