• Sonja Nannan

Feeling like a deer caught in headlights in front of a camera?



Do you know this feeling of freezing in front of a live audience or camera? You feel like a deer caught in headlights and have no clue how to gain control of your senses, let alone your voice?

Then today's message is for you!


You can watch me speak about this on Youtube and listen to me on my podcast.


I won't go too much into analyzing here, but one reason for freezing could be that you feel like you are being tested, that you need to prove something. That somebody out there might say, "No, that's not true what you're saying. That's not good content. That's not interesting."

So you put a lot of pressure on yourself.

Another could be that you feel it is not authentic for you to be the center of attention.

Either way, there are things you can start doing today, to take control.

Here are 4 tips how you can try out today:

1) Film lots of videos. If you feel insecure in front of a camera and need to film yourself, this is going to be the most important step. If you need to be more confident in front of a live audience, filming yourself can help you feel more in charge, too. The thing is, you cannot get around trial and error. In order to become better, you need to start where you are at now.

2) Question your limiting beliefs around being the center of attention. What are you afraid of? What are you telling yourself? What is your inner dialogue around speaking in front of an audience? What are you afraid might happen? Is this accurate?

3) Find out the best format for you.

For live: do you prefer to stand, sit, have a powerpoint presentation, a flipchart, notes. wear a suit or jeans, have a clear structure or improvise?

For video: do you prefer short videos on your phone, sitting, standing, reading, clear structure or improv, formal attire, casual outfit, filmed at home or at the office, reels, live or pre-recorded videos?

The clearer you are on what you like best, the more in control you will feel.

4) Imagine talking to a friend. There is no rule saying you have to imagine your worst critics in your audience. Imagine speaking to your friend or like-minded people, somebody who is admiring what you do and believes in you. I bet you can feel your shoulders relax just reading this. 😉

I hope these tips were helpful.

Remember:

Your voice is the key to your most authentic and sensational self. Let people hear it!

Have a great week! ✨

With lots of positive vibes 🌈

Sonja

PS: If you need help with feeling in control so you can share your voice more confidently, schedule a free call with me.

You can also check out my 1-on-1 coaching program "Voice of Value" here, which is designed to make you feel more in control of your voice and body in front of an audience.

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