5 Practical and Easy Tips to Shine on Camera

Selvin Ortiz

2 months ago

Creating great videos for YouTube, LinkedIn, and TikTok means you need to be comfortable and clear in front of the camera.

Whether you're sharing tech tips, teaching something, or making announcements, here are five simple tips to help you look and sound your best.

1. Avoid Cold Starts 🎬

Don’t hit record and start talking right away.

Give yourself a few seconds.
Start recording, take a breath, then go.
This gives you a smoother start and makes editing easier later.

For Example: If my line is: these 5 practical tips will help you shine on camera, I will record a leading phrase like: I told my friend Paul that these 5 practical tips...

2. Keep Your Statements Short 📏

Short sentences are your friend, especially if you're not reading from a script.

They're easier to remember and say naturally.
This helps you avoid mistakes and keeps your video flowing well.

3. Use the "Pause and Pose" Technique ⏸️

When you’ve got something important to say, pause for a second before and after.
This helps emphasize your point and gives you clean breaks for editing.

4. Vary Your Speaking Pace and Tone 🗣️

Don't speak in a monotone or at the same speed all the time.

Mix it up!

Change your voice’s pitch and speed to keep things interesting.
This helps keep your viewers engaged.

5. Control Your Rate of Speech 🐢🐇

If English isn’t your first language, you might speak too quickly and blur your words without realizing it.

Try to slow down a bit.

Practice saying your sentences clearly and pause slightly between thoughts.
This makes you easier to understand and follow.


Being on camera can be daunting, but it’s also a lot of fun once you get the hang of it!

Use these tips to improve your video quality and connect better with your audience.
The more you practice, the better you'll get.

Grab your camera, hit record, and start sharing your story! 🌟


If you're looking to level up your sound quality, check out my article about the BEST Mics for Content Creators

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Who wrote this article?

Selvin Ortiz👋

I'm a software engineer and content creator.
I help brands develop software and content strategies 🚀

On this blog, I write about software development, emerging technology, technical leadership, and content creation ✨

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