Yesterday I spent the day with media coach Bob Steel and videographer Leonard Chamblee. We learned what to do and what not to do in front of the camera, so I’m passing along a few of my favorite tips. And off the record, I would love to host my own design show! (ok, ok Bob said that nothing is off the record, so always be aware when a microphone is around)
1. Prepare your message and practice, practice, practice. The reason you were good in the high school play is because you rehearsed! Football players rehearse! Golfers rehearse!
2. Tell them what your going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them.
3. Dress to fit the story.
4. Avoid Stripes or Plaids (they can move on the camera) and don’t wear big jewelry (oops!)
5. Be kind to the camera guy! He affects the outcome of the shot (they can zone in on your sweaty forehead…or wrinkles in my case
Thank you Bob & Leonard for a fantastic day!