HOW TO BE MORE COMFORTABLE ON CAMERA (5 Tips for Talking to the Camera)


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  1. Roberto Blake November 8, 2019 at 2:55 pm

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  2. skylar blusterx November 8, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you Roberto

  3. MyWorldInShadows November 8, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    This video is excellent on everything!!! Content , message delivery, lighting, Video quality, audio…. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ #creatorgoal I need to improve on everything….. πŸ˜’πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

  4. The Rewired Soul November 8, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I love it. I cringe so hard when I look at my original videos. It was so weird for me because when I do speaking engagements, I'm so energetic, but it wasn't translating to camera. What helped me was just making as many videos as possible, and it just became more natural.

  5. Its All About The Real Estate November 8, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Thumbs up RB! Great content and great points. The more videos you do the more confident you become. Loving the process too!

  6. GERARD ARELLANO November 8, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Thats something im trying to get at, show my personality on camera. When camera is off im funny and very talkative, soon red light goes on, my tone changes right away. Thanks for the video.

  7. English with Mr. Finn November 8, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks Roberto. This is one thing I definitely don't have a problem with, but I know this is a very important issue for many people. Great job!

    Answer of the Day: AUDIO. I always struggle to produce clean audio with background music!

  8. FireSale Gaming November 8, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    We need more subs to get more comfortable!!

  9. Oz K November 8, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    This was the video I needed cheers lad!πŸ˜„

  10. JD3doesit November 8, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Taking time… prioritize family and work time and youtube creating time. Trying beyond that to decide if i want to actually put videos out for myself(which is usually just random testing or video of random items)… or actually start online businesses through youtube and Instagram. I fall back into the "not lazy but just not doing it cause i cant decide and not willing to make 2 channels to suit separate interests" category… and post whenever instead of reliably uploading… i have to adjust my day job and side hustle work schedule to get it done though. Creative blocks like work times aside, its definitely possible.

  11. Save Like a Pro with Leah November 8, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Normally I am a very entertaining person! But in front of camera I am very Shy 😞Thanks for sharing& Have a great weekend!

  12. Brian G Johnson TV November 8, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Dude, backdrop on point! BAM!

  13. John Michael Dornoff November 8, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    I am just getting started and getting used to talking to the camera is one thing I need to overcome. So I need to get more practice being on camera and polishing up my presentation. Plus making sure that inner critic is kicked to the curb and not letting it get into my head.

  14. Cassandra Diamond Lavender November 8, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    I like th3 upload to stories and that it will delete in 24 hours. Hey, I'm gonna try that.

  15. Cassandra Diamond Lavender November 8, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I just look ugly on camera. Just butt ugly. I hate the way I sound too.

  16. Skincare _n_ Glitter November 8, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    I always appreciate your content…. if i'm honest with myself patience is my biggest issue because i get discouraged by the no views factor. But imma keep at it, Thanks RobertoπŸ™πŸΎπŸ’‹πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ–€πŸ‘‘πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’‹πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ–€πŸ‘‘πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’‹πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ–€πŸ‘‘πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’‹πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ–€πŸ‘‘

  17. Sunrise 2 Sunset RV November 8, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    I feel like my biggest stumbling block is preparation and confidence. I'm working on it now. I've started using bullet points and short scripts for some of the points, but I still get tripped up.

    I do see a difference between my earlier videos and my newer ones. I love the idea of "practice makes progress". My new mantra. 😊

  18. Paddy's Vlog November 8, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    You do HANDS DOWN the absolute best content tips videos for beginning creators. There are so many "cinematic" content creators who film pretty videos and just give enough "advice" to fill 10 minutes of video time(and at the 9 minute mark, you realize they haven't really said anything).

    Thank you for KEEPING IT REAL!

  19. RJ Martinez November 8, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I watched this video and pumped me up to keep creating! Thanks Roberto <3

  20. GamerGrade November 8, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    I only revealed my face after making 150 videos and found that helped me avoid being too cringy when starting out, that's one of the benefits of a gaming channel, you can delay that face reveal!

  21. GamerGrade November 8, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Roberto would you say its beneficial for a gaming channel to have a face on all the thumbnails?

  22. Gardentastic November 8, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for the tip coach! I’m slowly coming out of my shell, little by little. πŸŒπŸ‘πŸΌπŸŒΏ

  23. Dreymasmith Dreams November 8, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Keeping up the energy levels. I am aware on editing that I can sound flat at times, and it ends up sounding like I'm bored or tired or unwell. Not good. And it's just an issue of not polishing my presence. Thanks for helping me pinpoint how to refocus this.

  24. My Autobiography A Fanfic November 8, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    It's interesting that you mentioned lighting with your complexion, because in my opinion you look a little over exposed. But I think I know what it is. You have the ring light in front of you, which is an unnatural light position. I think you're doing it because you're wearing the cap though.

  25. Ken Lang November 8, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you sooo much for this.

  26. expat survival November 8, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Geez Roberto, seems like the theme of most of your videos to get better is MAKE MORE VIDEOS. Haha. I like it, action over ideas.

  27. AJ's Green Topics November 8, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    This is some great stuff. Have a great weekend.

  28. Days of French 'n' Swedish November 8, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    I struggle with the technical set ups like you mentioned, which causes me to have my mind somewhere else rather than on the content. I think knowing that I'm even in focus (with my setup I sort of have to guess and yesterday I did three videos out of focus haha) but yeah I think even using an external monitor to be sure would help… The tip about being prepared so that you don't have to think about it is a huge one! Thanks Roberto!

  29. Aaron Fantazii #AFLive November 8, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    THIS AUDIO SOUNDS AMAZING !! WHICH MICROPHONE DID YOU USE FOR THIS IN YOUR DESCRIPTION ???????

  30. New Garden Road November 8, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    I still underestimate how much I need to prepare. Even when talking about a subject that I’m passionate & knowledgeable about. It all ties together. Great video Roberto!

  31. Helm of the Anti-lemon November 8, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    "practice makes progress, not perfection" wow, didn't see that one coming! gonna have to steal that…

  32. Roxy B November 9, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Love these tips πŸ’–

  33. The SIGHT READING Project November 9, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Thanks Roberto – good advice and just what I need right now

  34. The SIGHT READING Project November 9, 2019 at 12:51 am

    QOTD – external factors distract me too – construction noises for last 9 months. They only stop when it rains (so more noise πŸ˜‚) – I need a better audio solution

  35. Clautastic November 9, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Do you guys feel like you talk a little bit different from real life when recording a video? I think I do, and I have to constantly check myself to talk "normal". I wonder how valid is to have a video voice while getting used to vlogging, or if is ok to talk a little bit different, see I dont want to cringe myself πŸ˜…

  36. Kevfactor November 9, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Public speaking something I have to work on. Will consider some of these

  37. peterjuff November 9, 2019 at 1:52 am

    I think this video and the β€˜100 crappy videos’ video are perhaps your most motivating! They are valued.

  38. How to Plumbing November 9, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Roberto awesome. Your down to earth approach comes across great. Very helpful information. Thank you for the inspiration. I strongly getting myself on camera, but that's ok my videos are about how to plumbing people want to see how to DIY then look at my funny looking face🀣. Anyway. I'm getting better.

  39. Ken Gentle November 9, 2019 at 2:09 am

    I don’t like the way I sound and look on my videos. I have so many ideas for my Channel but I haven’t been able to start it because of this one thing. I know one day I’ll hit that upload button but for now it’s what’s holding me back. This video did help. I guess I just don’t want to come off silly. πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ

  40. Thirty Minute Marketing November 9, 2019 at 2:12 am

    β€œEnjoy the process” gold here … thanks for this video.

  41. Angel Menendez Fitness November 9, 2019 at 2:17 am

    Great video bro love your channel. I did the 100 videos πŸ‘

  42. Sail 2 Spear November 9, 2019 at 2:44 am

    I struggle in being directly in front of the cameras but am slowly progressing in moving from videos with mostly music , to voice overs to now speaking to camera and the audience directly , I find you can just edit out the crap and use the stuff that works for me in the story of each video .

  43. Shine Graffix November 9, 2019 at 3:23 am

    Thanks Robert. you are an inspiration to me. Awesome Videos πŸ‘

  44. Jeremiah Svaren November 9, 2019 at 3:30 am

    The perfect thing to watch while YouTube processes my 5th video in my 30-day challenge. I'm thinking about stretching it to a 90-day challenge… But I don't want to make a video just to make a video, I want every video to provide value to someone. I guess like you say, just get the first 100 out then I'll be 100X better.

  45. Eddie Jaoude November 9, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Great video, so many amazing tips, thanks πŸ‘πŸ‘

  46. C My Hair November 9, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Yeah,enjoy the process of making videos not just trending ones but the topics you are excited about πŸ™πŸ™

  47. Jackie Korras November 9, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Practice makes Progress – love this! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’―

  48. adrian lobo November 9, 2019 at 5:18 am

    your style and videos are Gold. thanks for sharing !! πŸ˜€

  49. Kiona Randle November 9, 2019 at 6:08 am

    I hate my voice on camera, and sometimes I get too excited and start talking to fast so i constantly have to slow myself down

  50. Lamont Dozier November 9, 2019 at 8:30 am

    This video deserves way more views…..so much quality game in one video. Thanks for the video, Roberto!

  51. pagrant November 9, 2019 at 11:31 am

    My problem is confidence, so practice practice practice

  52. Kevin Benedict November 9, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    my niche is not popular-instructor techniques series, i struggle with how and what i look and sound like, so i got no problem making 100 bad videos, lol, love your channel and advice and tips, keep up the great work, i just gotta grind, subscribe to my channel Roberto

  53. Athletes Forever November 9, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    I definitely have been working on my on camera persona. I'm only about 40 crappy videos in, only 60 more crappy fitness videos to go.🀣🀣

  54. Tanisha Campbell November 9, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    I'm camera shy and grew up having to suppress my personality in order to be socially accepted. The consciousness and holistic movements gaining in popularity have opened up acceptance, I am catching up. Being unsure of my presentation (is there enough info, is it clear and concise, is it relevant).

  55. Amelia Anne Curated November 9, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I definitely struggle with looking at the camera vs. my monitor. I think Im looking at the camera and then I see the footage back and Im just looking at myself πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  56. TheAndySan November 9, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Oh man, I can easily tell where I was in life based on how well (or not well in most cases) I talk on camera! But thankfully, I've been pretty confident on camera lately, and that's because I'm moving towards where I want in life!

  57. Ken’s PAD - photo audio digital November 9, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Will you post links to your very first dozen youtube videos?

  58. e r g o j o s h November 9, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Ofc I find this video right after I finish filming for the day…XD

  59. Alex Magee November 9, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Love all the 5 tips. Going to use all of them after I get over what I'm mourning. Keep the good work going Berto.

  60. Alex Magee November 9, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I struggle the most with my Vertigo. lol. I sometimes get more dizzy while I am recording.

  61. Cody Montgomery November 9, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks, Roberto! Always helping me out so much! Much love to you man.

  62. John Salgado November 9, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Hey Roberto do you think you could make a video on the presidential candidate Andrew Yang, he's been popping off and wanted to know your thoughts on him if you have heard of him.

  63. David Benjamin Burchall November 9, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    My biggest issue right now is lighting. I've got to figure out how to get more lighting in my tiny trailer for videos. My dark complexion makes it challenging even with a can light pointed right at me 3 feet away. (I'm impressed you mentioned this issue!) Going to have to rig something up.

  64. Southern Entertaining November 9, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Great video! I keep telling myself to get on the camera more so people can really get to know me. Hopefully my future videos will have me on the camera a little more often

  65. Libolt Adventures November 10, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Love grabbing my notebook for these videos.

  66. The Knife Beater November 10, 2019 at 7:43 am

    I struggle with my delivery. I try to speak on camera as if the viewer is sitting in front of me, in the same room. I focus on talking with someone, not at someone. It's so easy to revert back to my old ways, where it sounds like I'm reading from a script. Thanks for the tips, I always appreciate your honesty.

  67. Daniel Lentz November 10, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Thanks for your wonderful tips man. The first tip helped me right away!

  68. Narc Free Formula November 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Hey Roberto. I have a Narcissism channel on YouTube and love your work.

  69. MKD58 Media November 10, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Practice makes progress, for sure! Also remember if you have a very low subscriber/View count (such as myself, lol) its a PERFECT time to really practice and get use to being on camera because if you feel you look awkward, etc, nobody is actually seeing it anyways. Then by the time you start getting some real views, you'll have gotten better.

  70. Andre' ClassicCuts November 10, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    I tend to say a specific word repeatedly smh I hate it hahha

  71. ShelbyRae Lane November 10, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    πŸ‘πŸ’•πŸ‘

  72. Mind Keys November 10, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    This is gold βœ¨πŸ‘ Thanks, Roberto!!!

  73. Naruto Explained November 11, 2019 at 1:25 am

    I switched to talking into a mic, but I'm toying with the idea of going back on camera. I struggle most on camera with looking into the camera and not the playback monitor. I usually have it turned around, just in case I can see if the camera stopped recording and started buffering. On playback, what annoyed me on my 1st channel is that you could see my eyes wandering over every few minutes to the monitor to make sure it was still recording.

  74. Suzy Valentin Realtor November 11, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Wow over 1000 videos and 2000 livestreams! So impressed and I liked how you said how you and everyone needs to keep on improving.

  75. Jona November 11, 2019 at 3:24 am

    I really love your channel Roberto, tomorrow I'm starting a daily vlog for a number of reasons. You are one of the inspirations to do so, thanks πŸ™ŒπŸ»

  76. Movie Logic November 11, 2019 at 5:38 am

    You ain’t lying about those lights being hot and all in your face when your trying to remember information and all you can think about is how uncomfortable the room is thanks to the lighting.

  77. Fish n’ Tokyo November 11, 2019 at 5:56 am

    I am struggling learning premiere pro huhu

  78. John Williams November 11, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    I got no channel i dont make videos but i end up watching ur vids the whole way through

  79. News Angie's Way November 12, 2019 at 2:22 am

    Thank you for the advice once again, I love your videos, the honesty and helpful criticism, something all need to succeed.

  80. Phil Schultz November 12, 2019 at 3:20 am

    What do I struggle with the most?

    Learned to stay focused and tell one continuous, coherent story lol

  81. Matt Herbert November 13, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Really helpful video, Roberto – as always. Love your work – thanks!

  82. Mike Bur November 13, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    One of my biggest problems so far is probably not enough eye contact with the camera. If look into the camera more and if I speak louder, clearer, and a little slower then I think I would have 5x the quality. Just making those a habit is rough at first.

  83. Paulo Lopez November 13, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    100% truth

  84. MetdzQLife November 14, 2019 at 12:09 am

    I Need to practice more focused on cam .. THANKS MAN

  85. Loncey Bailey Green November 14, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Thanks Roberto such helpful real world advice:)

  86. Fish Hawk November 14, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    How is it that you have almost half a million subscribers and your videos get like 5k-6k views?

  87. Carmen and Brian November 14, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    My biggest issue is energy. We do travel vlogs and sometimes I'm just legit tired and on top of that I have a pretty mellow, relaxed personality. I am myself on camera (been doing this since 2014 – yes I remember those early awkward days), but myself on camera is not energetic enough. It's a constant struggle to me to try to have more energy while remaining true to myself. Thanks for all the great tips!

  88. Rapture Images November 15, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Thanx so much for this valuable info Roberto – i think its about time i take action and stop procrastinating waiting for that ahaaaaaaa moment!

  89. Cape Fear Koi November 16, 2019 at 6:03 am

    I’m definitely noticing more confidence but still have work to do. I’m a very confident person in real life but camera makes me feel like the biggest dork and I feel I can see it when I’m on camera.

  90. Mwaura Motivation November 16, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    thank you for this video! i'm going to work on being more comfortable on camera

  91. Tony Tomlinson November 18, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Got to admit it took me 2-3 vlogs until I really got used to it, after a while it more or less feels like im talking to a human being rambling into my camera, great tips Roberto, thanks for sharing

  92. Mi Fiesta Magica November 19, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    πŸ‘πŸ‘

  93. Tina Delgado November 19, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I struggle with finding time around my 9-5 job

  94. Multiple Careers November 20, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    You have such a natural and strong presence and charisma when speaking! I think even in your earliest videos it was there already, just dormant. Your content is always so inspiring, so that I always feel like coming back to checking in for new stuff! Could you do a video about how you can talk without script/outline and not lose your train of thought? Thanks!

  95. IAM GEMINI.Tv2 November 21, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Let me start by saying that I think you are I awesome creator. I am a new YouTuber Inspire to be someone great. The lessons you teach I truly remarkable. I was watching you 100 crappiest videos. And since I'm a new YouTuber I am accepting your challenge… thank you for inspiring me to be something great

  96. Paris Bell TV November 24, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Thank you Robert❀️ I hope to meet you at vidcon⭐️

  97. leistico December 13, 2019 at 12:09 am

    I've got a question for you sort of along the lines of what's covered here, but it's something I'm wondering a lot about, as I'm preparing to do the first of my hundred crappy videos.

    How much forethought and scripting do you do in your videos? Do you write and then memorize a whole script for each video? Do you just write an outline and touch on each part of that? Do you just hit "record" and wing it and then trim it in post? I have an idea for a whole series of videos (my first) and I'd like to cover a lot of information (it's a how-to kind of thing about mixing live sound for musical theatre productions on an academic and community theatre level, with bits about theory, about what to do, how to do it, how to fix problems, all the what and why I can speak to) but I'm nervous about just winging it. I can babble on and on for hours on the subject but I tend to digress and meander and lose my train of thought a lot. How much of a full script or outline should I have ready before I even get the gear set up and hit the record button on my iPhone? In other words, how much planning?

  98. Reformatt Show December 25, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Hi Roberto, which actual lens are you using for this specific video? Great video btw

  99. Mark Bender January 9, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    My biggest probelm is finding topics to create content about

  100. Tiffany Brito January 13, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Wow! Your content is amazing! You are do helpful! MOST people are not helpful at all!

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