Can I be real honest with you. I love public speaking. There is nothing better than standing in front of an audience and sharing my thoughts, ideas, passions, and experiences. The energy from the audience is contagious… it fires me up. The experience of looking out across an audience and seeing the light bulbs turn on over their heads is powerful. They get it! This energy fires up passion. My voice becomes loud and expressive. My deep felt emotions come out. At times it can be an almost religious experience.
I have a mission… I want to take this passion and share it with an online audience.
I have just one BIG problem.
Standing in front of a video camera is not the same as an audience.
It gives you NO feedback.
There is NO energy.
The red light just blinks…
It really gets bad if I’m doing a Powerpoint presentation. Trying to relate the information on slides makes me have to think while speaking. It uses a different part of my brain. My speech becomes monotone, my passion is lost. It’s just down right boring.
Yet there has to be a way to do this.
There has to be a way to capture the best parts of speaking on tape.
There has to be a way to instill emotion and passion in a video presentation.
There has to be a way to share a story that moves an audience.
I’ve seen it before.
I’ve heard the powerful words.
I’ve felt the emotion.
Now I need to figure out how to do it!
That’s my challenge for next week… create a video presence…
If you have any ideas, or can share speakers who are doing it right, please leave a comment below. Thank you for your input!