How To Totally Crush Your Fear Of Being On Camera

How often do you get enough guts to go stand in front of the camera, ready to record a kick ass video, but then, as soon as that little red recording light goes on, you turn into this stiff, unnatural person who can’t seem to get a normal word out?

Don’t worry! It happens to all of us. You should see some of my first videos - I actually blush when I look at them now! But back then, I had the exact same fears and frustrations as you might now have when recording your own videos.

Being confident in front of the camera doesn’t have to be all that hard – especially when you follow the simple advice I offer inside my video above.

If you have any other helpful ideas for being more confident and natural in front of the camera, please leave your comment below and join in on the fun!

Talk soon!

Gideon Shalwick

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About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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231 Responses to How To Totally Crush Your Fear Of Being On Camera

  1. I recieved the email regarding this video while I was recording a video for my guitar website lol

  2. Nice video Gideon,

    Read “How to Get Rich” a few years ago, a great book. Just got his new book “How To Make Money” which has 88 chapters on wealth generation and is equally as witty. Felix has a TED Talk as well, all good stuff :)

  3. Great video Gideon! I absolutely love the way you incorporated the visuals. Adds a great element to your videos.

    About the fear of being on video. I think you absolutely nailed it. Why should we fear? It’s not like we’re live on American idol with millions of people waiting for us to slip up. In fact, who cares? We’re all human after all. Everyone makes mistakes, and therefore we might as well embrace them :)

    Thank you also for the great coaching and advice you gave me recently. You’re insights are always incredibly valuable and very practical.

  4. Great words for thought and implementation, Gideon. There are so many people who have a fear of getting in front of the camera that they end of losing a significant money making resource to drive traffic and earn profits. In reality, you are absolutely correct, there should be no fear, since they are not standing in front of “live” people at that very monent of video capture. Don’t freeze, just be yourself. People look at the occasionaly mistake in front of the camera as being “real” with your audiance. Just like what you did in this video. You went on and had fun with it. People should just have fun standing in front of the camera. After all, it’s fun to make money with video, right everyone? What was said in that Nike commercial fully applies with video: “Just do it!” I am a firm believer of this. Keep up the fantastic work, Gideon.

  5. I have subscribed to your email forever but today was the first time I popped over to visit… we recently had a tv crew ask if we would do videos for their breakfast show, hardly the technical stuff you do, but I nearly died at the thought of being in front of a camera… my kids were dead keen, so excited… I needed to see this video for encouragement, because I so feel weird when I see myself… which is not the “myself” every one else sees at all!!! Thanks I am definitely going to be following a lot more closely from now on.

  6. Hi Gideon!!!
    Bravo!!! You know what the BEST part of your video was? The ending… we all got to see “You” … which in turn shows “Us” how to accept that fact. I spent 20+ years in sports broadcasting here in the USA and what I learned to do was (while editing shows in which I was talent) to refer to myself as “Him” … ie; “I like what “he” did there, I didn’t like what “he” said at that spot… etc.” Same applies in the example you just gave us. Remove your ego from the equation and trust your heart to guide your messages.

  7. I have learned so much from this site! I have “gone video” on one of my sites and it is working out quite nicely. Thanks for all the great tips on making and marketing videos- I am a big fan!

  8. Perfect, Gideon. A perfect video to get rid of perfectionism. Very timely for me. Liked your drawings too… Agreed that there are always people who know more than you, but they are not your target audience. May be JVs! :-) Keep going…

  9. Arike

    Hey Gideon,

    I love this video – especially the mistake at the end where you say “there you go I made a mistake, I don’t care” and your blushing shows. You are so human and engaging and I warm to this. I believe that this aspect of who you are and how you show yourself is a big part of what makes you successful.

    On another level what you are doing with this very simple video is operating in the field of human psychology and challenging people’s self defeating beliefs. I wonder have you ever thought of yourself, through your videos, as being someone who supports people to make fundamental shifts in their behaviour and perspectives? Perhaps there’s a new niche for you?

    Thank you for being you.

    Warm regards,
    Arike
    (stan)

  10. “The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”

    -Sven Goran Eriksson

  11. Thanks for providing a great reminder that our target market is those who know less than we do! All those who know more than we do are not going to be interested in what we offer anyway, so why worry about them.
    Very helpful video.

  12. Perfect video, Gideon. You are right I had this fear, but after a lot of times it gone away….. Keep going we still learn from you ;)

  13. Thank you for your great video. It was very helpful to me in the beginning to have someone sit beside the camera as an audience I could talk to. This person gave non-verbal responses to my statements and I could act more naturally and felt more secure.

  14. Helpful advice once again Gideon. The perspective that I found to be particularly helpful is to imagine speaking to those who know less about the subject matter and to not worry about the ones who know more. Curiously, I learn from them (and you) and then I simply pass the information down stream. Thanks again, Steve

  15. This is something I am struggling with right now big time. Making videos scares the crap out of me. I want them to look and sound professional so I keep trying to get them to be perfect. I am hoping with some practice I get over this fear. Thanks for the vid!

  16. Nice tips Gideon, I tried watching and I have started liking the way I look and talk on videos (which was not the same before). I think the more we start liking ourselves and our work, the more others will like it as well.
    You have amazing screen presence Gideon. Lots to learn from you in every department.

  17. [..YouTube..] First comment again! :-) I am on fire! Great video, Gideon.

    Anyway, the fear of camera can be very real.. I almost can´t recognize myself on my first videos for over a year ago. But I kept at it, and over time it got very natural. Feels like talking to a single person now.

    Ps. I got your recent ebook, and it is very good content.

  18. [..YouTube..] Great video Gideon! :D

  19. [..YouTube..] Love it Gideon – great advice as always.
    From a scientific view, we release a hormone (along with Serotonin and Adrenaline) called Dopamine that records how we think, feel and behave when in a new situation.
    The next time we “perform” whether it be on camera or on stage we release the dopamine to remember what happened last time and what we should do the same or differently this time. It helps us learn from experiences.
    As you mention, if we use repetition, we can reset the dopamine! Brilliant!

  20. [..YouTube..] Gideon thank you VERY much this is SO important, really helpful info for those newbies like me that are just starting out on the video blogging journey

    Absolutely loved it x

  21. @TomBreezeTV wow that is a super intelligent comment Tom! hehehe – thanks for the scientific insight!

    Gideon

  22. @ThaagMe Glad you like Truckloads Of Leads! I wrote it a few years ago, but the info is still SO relevant today!

  23. vin larios

    As usual gideon, you have these unsual videos that are very helpful, love them,vin.

  24. Brilliant video with some fantastic advice, so I should watch myself, and I think listen too (if audio only). If you really don’t like how you look, then try audio only, use a service like Audioboo.

  25. wow thank you! this is the first of your videos i’ve watched and it really has made me think about why i’m scared of my own voice on videos! I’m going to take on your advice and will have a try!
    Going to subscribe too! thank you

  26. Great video Gideon.

    My wife and I both experience this fear you speak of. I experience it less, though, because I’ve done more videos. It is definitely true that you have to get used to look at and hearing yourself. It would also be helpful to get to the point to enjoying watching yourself instead of experiencing self-loathing, which can sometime be an issue.

    Thanks for this. It expresses very useful information.

  27. Excellent advice Gideon! as usual ;-)
    But another difficulty I find is how to focus on the camera and look around… Perhaps putting a mirror just behind the camera would help ? Haven’t tried that trick yet…

  28. Thanks so much for this! Also can you do a video about fiverr . c o m? It would really be nice to hear your opinion of the site. Thanks :)

  29. Thanks Gideon. Great advice as always.

    To me the most important point was about “getting over” the fear that nobody will like or appreciate the infoemation … a highly unlikely outcome!

    Bernie

  30. Gideon Shalwick knows more than me:)

  31. Helpful as always Gideon! :-)

  32. nice video really appreciate you using graphics/pictures etc. makes the whole video more relevant and engaging.

  33. Great video and good advice. I remember the first time I heard myself on mike and it did sound weird but then I started to send sound clips to my friends on MSN and I’d play them back to check that it recorded okay and, eventually, I just thought, “Hey! That’s me and I sound fine.”

    It’s the first time I’ve seen your channel and I’ve subscribed and will check some of your other videos.

  34. Great in depth study. Another fantastic little trick is to tape a photo of a loved one or friend on the top of the cam and ‘talk’ to them.

  35. Can I ask you a personal question? Were you born in the UK? You have a slight accent. It’s so light I can barely recognise it but I’d go with the Netherlands.

  36. Getting my face in front of a camera is scary to me because I don’t think that I have a very photogenic face to place on the screen. Speaking in front of people is not a problem I have. Now I just have to take your advice and try it. Thanks.

  37. AP

    Great tips. Enjoyed the video. Now I’m going to try it out. Thanks!

  38. Dear Gideon
    FOA- my son’s name is Gideon too! I love this name…
    I have been through the same processe- and I realy fell inlove with myself since making the mouvies
    !!

  39. Amazig video Gideon! It came right on time for me. I just created a few videos and that fear that people wont like what I did came! Now I understand that It’s only me :)
    Jack

  40. Kit

    Hi Gideon
    I am not shy at being on camera. But, the biggest challenge for me about putting my face on video is the question “What if my employer sees me online and I get fired?!”

    Then the circle begins – need to make videos to escape the 9-5, but need the 9-5 job till able to financially escape it.

    Any suggestions on this one?

  41. Great Gideon. I have been checking in on your videos from time to time, and you yourself have improved a lot!

    And the content of this video is EXACTLY what I need right now :)
    Wish you all the best, man!

  42. Congrats Michael Darbin!

  43. Gideon. This video gave me the strength that I needed to create my very first videos for my…very first blog :)
    It’s also more interesting because you’ve shown mistakes at the very end. It encourages us (newbies) to go out there and..just do it!

    Thank you for all you do and I can’t wait to receive the amazing gift “Truckloads of Leads” !

    Vitoria (Brazilian living in USA)

  44. Very good advice!

  45. @GideonShalwick Haha, I confess, I am a geek!

  46. Hi Gideon

    I agree that your use of graphic images is pretty cool but you have to explaint he mirror thing to me. How is the image in a mirror different from the image in a video? You say it is flipped an i really do not get it as surely it is the same, except in the mirror you control the movements and in a video you do not. Maybe i missed the pointed but I can not see how the image is flipped.

  47. Hey Gideon, cued up the video for some more fantastic advice as I am moving into a lot more video productions for my clients. Then….OMG you announced I won the video camera, very exciting thank you so much, awesome!!!! WWOOOHHOOO.
    Michael.

  48. @quantumunited Hey Michael – yes, congratulations! We’ll send out the camera soon! Well done!

  49. [..YouTube..] Great Video Gideon! Some of my clients in the past have had to deal with this fear of rejection and like you said it’s completely silly and wrong to feel this way.

    Great video bud!

  50. Robert Brown

    Great Video Gideon! Some of my clients in the past have had to deal with
    this fear of rejection and like you said it’s completely silly and wrong to
    feel this way. Great video bud!

  51. You are so AWESOME!! I will practice that, thanks a lot!!! God Bless You!

  52. @GideonShalwick how do u create your videos plz answer

  53. Great video Gideon! My favorite part is where you slipped up at the end because it was the perfect way (obviously not intentional) to prove that perfection is not the goal. Point taken – THANK YOU!

  54. Javier

    I like your videos very much not only because of the content which ususally are great but for the confidence and easy you let me feel with your affirmations. Thank you.

  55. Trenia

    Hi Gideon,

    Thank you so much for the information you presented in this video. For the last couple of days, I’ve been “practicing” being in front of the camera and getting more comfortable with seeing myself. You said something that really struck me. What I’m seeing is what everyone else ALREADY sees, so what am I so afraid of? Again…thanks!

  56. Absolutely love the video!!!!! How true the things you talked about in the video. Fear – False Evidence Appearing Real.

    I have gone through your entire 92 page Rapid Video Blogging book and have to say I am biting at the bit here!!!!!!!

    I knew I should have taken you up on the OTO – Damn it….. Is there any other way to get the Rapid Video Blogging course???

    I pretty darn fast, so maybe I can challenge you to a race?.? Come on Gideon what do you say — If I win I get the course (and I would even pay you for it)… ;-) If I lose, well, hmmmmmm — I will be in your next video titled “What not to do in front of a camera”….

    However, I am pretty confident I will not lose…

    I want the course…..

    Bowe

  57. @Gideon: I just try my first live video in front of the webcam…its really gives me new thought ..but something happening wrong that is i am good in written English but not much fluency in speaking… now what is the solution..i know and i practice regularly on this..but i only hesitate whenever i launch my first video on affiliate marketing system ..may be in my video their will be lot of mistakes regarding my English….what should i do to remove my hesitation from this part.. Thank You

  58. I think it’s the confidence that counts a lot. If we don’t have it, there’s no way we could perform perfectly in front of the camera.

  59. I planned on trying this method already… you have confirmed my theory and now I might finally do it. Thank you!!!

  60. G8 video, thx u

  61. YOU are a GOD you are totally right

  62. Hey Gideon,

    Sorry it’s taken me so long to get to watch this video since you posted it…back in April! … but just wanted to say, some brilliant tips there!

    I would say I was not ‘born’ with an on screen ability and much preferred to be behind the camera instead! The mirror image vs screen image is such a good point and that never occurred to me!

    We are always our biggest perfectionists and I know that can massively hold us back if we don’t learn to get over it. The fear of rejection – I understand what you mean. That did bother me for some time, but now I think – well not everyone will connect with me or my message so all I need to do is focus on those that will!

    Keep up the great work as always.

    Joel Annesley

  63. This is the smartest thing i have heard all day :)

  64. Gideon: all the visual graphics you display during the video – stick figure characters and the like – when in your production are you dropping them in? iMovie or through ScreenFlow (if it’s even possible in the latter).

  65. @dellaird All done via ScreenFlow – I used a Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet to draw the stick figures. The simply imported the jpg images into screenflow. Really easy using ScreenFlow

  66. Gideon Shalwick

    @dellaird All done via ScreenFlow – I used a Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet to
    draw the stick figures. The simply imported the jpg images into screenflow.
    Really easy using ScreenFlow

  67. @GideonShalwick Didn’t know ScreenFlow did that. Just tested it out and BAM! it works! Too bad it doesn’t do all those nifty things your video guy is doing now in After Effects. ;-)

  68. Gideon, Thanks for all your work and your willingness to share your experiences.

    I have spoken at the highest levels for the National Assoc of Realtors and many local and state associations, too. for over 25 years.

    Have my nickers in a twist about all the lighting, camera and sound issues. I will be making some throw-away videos just to get comfortable in front of the camera realizing that I do know more than 100% of my target audience.

    Thanks again for your help.

  69. Reg Gupton

    Gideon, Thanks for all your work and your willingness to share your
    experiences. I have spoken at the highest levels for the National Assoc of
    Realtors and many local and state associations, too. for over 25 years.
    Have my nickers in a twist about all the lighting, camera and sound issues.
    I will be making some throw-away videos just to get comfortable in front of
    the camera realizing that I do know more than 100% of my target audience.
    Thanks again for your help.

  70. Thanks for your prompt reply. I appreciate it.

  71. subbed cause of accent and ur very helpful :D

  72. Thanks man. Very useful and helpful.

  73. Well on the implementation and how the video has been presented. It’s a helpful tool.

  74. thans , you helped me realize something very helpful .. love your videos .

  75. [..YouTube..] Excellent! Thanks for the tips, they were really useful.

  76. [..YouTube..] Excellent! Thanks for the tips, they were really useful. Your ending actually made me smile!

  77. [..YouTube..] Thanks for the info, I am trying to get over a resistance to talk on camera, tricky stuff!

  78. [..YouTube..] Great Tips!

  79. [..YouTube..] my voice is horrible in the camera!

  80. [..YouTube..] Loved your video… Quick question how did you make the annotations on the video… what software did you use?
    thanks

  81. [..YouTube..] LOOOOOOOOOOVE YOU! I’ve always been afraid of the camera (pic and vid) and never had anyone help like what you said. I’m also scared of an audience, although I’d rather be in front of an audience than burn to death. :)
    Just subscribed! Cheers :)

  82. [..YouTube..] Thank you so much for this Gideon! My biggest hesitation to start is i dont’ like the way I look on video – which you are right – much different than a mirror – not sure why that is (like why does a mirror capture you different than a camera, what is the scientific reason for that??)) I will try your advice and just try to get use to seeing myself this way.

    This was very helpful!

    The

  83. [..YouTube..] Hmmm…this is one of the best videos I’ve ever watched on youtube. You are talking to me! This is VERY helpful, I’m about to kick my fear. Thank you!

  84. [..YouTube..] great video…

  85. [..YouTube..] Thanks for the encouraging vid! I’m always talking my self out of making a vid because I feel that I would start stumbling and getting lost for words!

  86. [..YouTube..] hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  87. [..YouTube..] wow this video has been so informative….. i want to do more videos and create more viewers and i am a bit afraid of sounding/looking stupid but you have a good point in a lot of your tips..thank you for helping :o)

  88. Ray McGowan

    Gideon, this was a fantastic video. Thank you so much for assisting me in understanding the fear in front of the camera. I also watched the studio setup and it was very informative. Great stuff! Thanks again.

  89. [..YouTube..] @GideonShalwick how do you crack the fear if your a kid and you don’t want to be seen as a kid.?

  90. [..YouTube..] @tomgaro Hey Tom – one option is to simply grow up :) just kidding… seriously though, I reckon you have an advantage being younger. If you do your videos well, people will admire you no matter your age.

  91. Gideon Shalwick

    @tomgaro Hey Tom – one option is to simply grow up :) just kidding…
    seriously though, I reckon you have an advantage being younger. If you do
    your videos well, people will admire you no matter your age.

  92. [..YouTube..] I like your video, I find myself saying uh and um too much, taking long pauses, looking away, and speaking way too slowly. A video editor has helped me cut a lot of those things out, and retake any parts I have to. Hopefully this helps me perform better the first time.

  93. [..YouTube..] You have the best educational videos, keep up teh great work.

  94. [..YouTube..] thanks.

  95. Oh my goodness thank you so much for that, I’ve always feared rejection because I didn’t know if anyone would find me interesting enough to watch me. As well as not knowing how I would handle any negativity, i’m still not used to seeing myself on the camera and do see from some of them that I sound choppy like I don’t know what i’m talking about, as well as other physical things.

  96. [..YouTube..] Very very nice video, your videos are great and you are great!

  97. No one is probably gonna read this but i really hope somebody reads it :) <3 gonna type it any way because i feel at least one person will.
    i’m a person that loves to make minecraft videos. I know theres like 1 million of those in this world
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    I would love nothing more than to have a decent following on youtube.
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  98. [..YouTube..] Dude you’re awesome!

  99. Good video. I didn’t relie it before. But I think what your saying is true! I’ll look into it more.

  100. [..YouTube..] Good video. I didn’t relie it before. But I think what your saying is true! I’ll look into it more.

  101. [..YouTube..] What an awesome shining example of advice giving!

  102. AMAZING video! this deserves alot more views!

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  107. Cloudkit90

    epic video! i watched a few of ur vids on making videos since i just started. thanks! :)

  108. Cloudkit90

    (subscribed 2)

  109. toasty4000000

    get to the point, shit

  110. Cute blush at the end. Good video. Thanks.

  111. suckittomcat

    Cute blush at the end. Good video. Thanks.

  112. Sproketmonkeys

    This is honestly the best thing I’ve ever seen on youtube before. Wow.

  113. Sproketmonkeys

    Is there anyway I can send you money? Goods? Services? My house isn’t worth much but I’d sell it and give you everything. Guide Me. Lead Me. What cereal should I eat in the morning? Which multivitamin is best for someone who doesn’t work out regularly? Show me the way.

  114. bevhills1

    great video…fantastic!!

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  117. [..YouTube..] Thank You for your insights. It’s always good to see things through another persons perspective. I am grateful to be taught to re-watch what you have done as any time I’ve been on video (which isn’t much) I fail to do it with the perspective of what can I learn from this. Now the next step for me is learning how to set up a video script in the first place :-) Thank You again

  118. Klay Elliott

    Thank You for your insights. It’s always good to see things through another persons perspective. I am grateful to be taught to re-watch what you have done as any time I’ve been on video (which isn’t much) I fail to do it with the perspective of what can I learn from this. Now the next step for me is learning how to set up a video script in the first place :-) Thank You again

  119. [..YouTube..] I’m not very shy at all, I could honestly have people comment on my site about what they might want me to talk about, I myself am bit young still, but I’m hoping to have it be fun.

  120. wolfdaddy1974

    Loved the fact that you left the ending as it was, without editing out, the sip and twist of the tongue. It shows people like me, that being human on camera is okay. Thanks Gideon!

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  122. Hi,
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  123. this really helped, thanks!

  124. thesimplisticseth

    this really helped, thanks!

  125. XDVansKidXD

    Amazing advice!

  126. TheSkeetLover

    Your vids are very informative!! Thank you! I plan on subscribing. :). Be well!

  127. MrBigpaulw

    This is Great stuff.. I appreciate the tips.. !!

  128. Great stuff again Gideon! In the past I’ve been so frightened by the sound of my own voice, it drove me crazy! I am doing my best to conquer this and you’re helping! Thanks! -Laura

  129. makesilverjewelry

    Great stuff again Gideon! In the past I’ve been so frightened by the sound of my own voice, it drove me crazy! I am doing my best to conquer this and you’re helping! Thanks! -Laura

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  131. Coldfusion2012

    This is very good for new youtubers and even veterans. Prefect inspiration.

  132. melwebb64

    I loved that video where you set up the white board!!!

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  134. Archon8

    I always hated making videos with my voice included because I thought I always sounded really stupid or even childish while my other friends sounded exactly like themselves. I never realized I was tricking myself.
    Thank you

  135. NutsPlusCrazyMonster

    Not good

  136. icesssnow55

    back to where you said being worried about being in front of crowd of people it can hold you back i know this because my school had a show and i was in it by myself i had to sing and every world i said was shaky.. i came 2nd and i drop after i got off stage.

  137. Kyle Sullivan

    Thanks.

  138. AriSeguraFashion

    This guy is awesome!

  139. marcioflavio

    You are a genius!

  140. brandon72336

    caus kids tease u at school thats why i have that fear

  141. alainsabum

    I want a book too :)

  142. alainsabum

    No lie this vid will change my life

  143. TheCozmikTruth

    Thank you so much for this brother!!!!

  144. legoboydylan

    but my voice is really dumb.
    i’ve been listening to my own voice but i’m still not used to my voice

  145. idiotAREstupid

    Seems legit

  146. oEHxD

    shut the fuck up

  147. The31WomanVideos

    I needed this!! Thanks Gideon!

  148. SamboComedy

    I used to hate the sound of my own voice, by I got over through YouTube…

  149. ScottysDetailing

    I live to love what I do. And YouTube has helped me niot be afraid. Thanks for great vids you just earned another sub.

  150. Kelly Parke

    Thanks for the advice…Great work!

  151. GoddessCarlie

    Thanks for the advice. It is sort of simple, like “duh” I should know this, but it is great to hear. I’m starting up another channel with my sister, and I realise now what is holding me back is some strange fear/uncomfortableness of seeing and hearing myself. I need to get over that!

  152. JaanaJ1

    In 2013 your video is still helpful Gideon. :) Thank You so much

  153. Gideon Shalwick

    Awesome! Glad to hear that! All the best for 2013!

  154. GervaisFan

    the last thing i wanna do is watch myself over and over! lol! xD

  155. AlrightTherBray

    Hey come check out my Vlogs :D there about acting and cool things :D

  156. LePumpkins

    Hey youtubers. We have a goal to reach 100 subs in this week. So we would really appreciate your help. And we will gladly watch your channel and maybe subscribe:). THANK YOU!

  157. Mere Sparks

    omg i love your videos plz check out my channel this is not the one its snookiepie06 give me some tips and plz new contest plz

  158. Susan Leger

    This was just great Gideon. Another great tip for overcoming speaking fears is Toastmasters (public speaking forum). It really is about practicing and repeating until it becomes familiar. You are so correct to think about the people that are interested in what you’re presenting.

  159. Betteryouxo

    Wow thnks I feel like I know u…I’m on my 3rd vid of urs great videos n can relate .i would like to start a channel . U filmd this 4evr ago but thnks

  160. 17EpicK

    No actually someone could livestream…..

  161. thetruthonly4u

    Great information! Thanks

  162. zneSTUDIOS100

    WHY WOULD YOU BE SCARED OF BEING ON CAMERA?

  163. linda ferguson

    just started following you, and using youtube really. i say if it works for others why not use it. would really like to help you more, because you are so helpful to others.
    once again thank you

  164. lexaustrie

    good tips

  165. lexaustrie

    sorrg but I’ve been trying to email u a message but it doesn’t say if it was sent. I’ve been watching your videos on youtube on tips to overcome your fear on camera be

  166. lexaustrie

    this guy on youtube that says that my videos are stolen because i do not really speak or show my face in the videos when im doing game uploads. he keeps on saying that i trimmed or took away the part when the person spoke but this is not the case. i am not afraid to show my face because im not ugly.

  167. lexaustrie

    but the problem is my voice. it sounds somewhat girly or highpitched over camera recording and the problem is not my camera because i tried it on other ones too. i sound like a friken 9 year old who is sick.

  168. Audrey Dannard

    What i’m going to do for my videos sometime later in the future is have my camera at a side angle & a BIG Paper version of my script taped to the wall & read it

    that way i wont forget my lines since I tend to lose my train of thought alot :)

    of course it may not work either

  169. Perfect video

  170. Paul Baughman

    Info starts at 2:40 or so.

  171. MonteKillerCarlo

    with utmost respect im 18 yrs old an though u seem wuite elderly ill have to ask to keep quiet

  172. Paul Baughman

    This makes no sense.

  173. L4ctose

    lets hope it still does. the world doesnt change that fast

  174. smashyourmortgage

    Very good tips.. I agrreee ..

    Public speaking is a1 for getting your message out there…

    Thanks

  175. diana paez

    This video is very helpful to me. I will translate this information to not only videos but for public speaking. I won’t care about the people that know more than me but about the people that need my information. Thank you so much Gideon.

  176. Christine Kaaloa

    OMG It’s how we really look?! Noo… lol. I thought video adds 10 lbs onto you. Is that a myth or true? ha ha… Thanks for this video therapy though. I appreciate. =)

  177. Christine Kaaloa

    OMG It’s how we really look?! Noo… lol. I thought video adds 10 lbs onto you. Is that a myth or true? ha ha… Thanks for this video therapy though. I appreciate. =)

  178. Fly FatChick

    you are just smokin hot!!!!!

  179. Willy Albert Salvaña

    This video deserves more views.

  180. J J

    Very touching video Gideon, seriously. These tips make a TON of sense. Repetition breeds results. Thanks man.

  181. FailsVsWinsKing

    Are you south african?

  182. Gideon Shalwick

    originally yes

  183. Keller Coleman

    Gideon you so rock, I have learned so much from you. Just want to say THANKS!

  184. DeondraeCool

    I made sure to sub to your channel! very helpful, the advice is something i’ll take with me.

  185. Erwyn Diaz

    hey man, love your videos. i know this is very noobieish of me to ask, however, it’s apparently the only thing holding me back from testing my video out. How do you put your pictures of what your presenting in your videos in the side corner like that? like Anchorman, news coverage style. Thank you

  186. Gideon Shalwick

    My video editor normally does that for me. But it’s pretty easy to do using a program like ScreenFlow (mac) or Sony Vegas or Camtasia (PC).

  187. Jonathon Hebert

    Your british,well i dont know what region,but british sounding people are cool.

  188. Jeffrey Monanah

    This is great content!! this really blew my mind thanks for the work that you do

  189. David Hardy

    This was priceless content. I will be taking advantage of it asap! Thanks

  190. Nick Stahl

    Thanks

  191. TheGadgetNerdIN

    Very Much Helpful .!

  192. DamnDaniify

    how do i add previous videos on a current video? everyone does it, but i dont understand how?! D:

  193. PranksSquad

    another great video! Thank you!

  194. MO The Genesis

    Great vid i needed to hear that man for real.

  195. Herumaatra Setepenra

    Lol the mistake made if better lol thanks for the video

  196. Anik raj

    good video.it helps.i liked it.thanks.

  197. SincerelyRyann

    helped so much!

  198. airsoftnerd 2.0

    it helps a lot when i do my airsoft videos! thanks!

  199. Jonathon Manning

    Great video. I’ve had so many issues with stage fright/Camera Shyness.

  200. ShinyStudioHD

    This video really helped me out thanks man

  201. Muneerization CH

    Your video is unbelievably helpful….. thank u a billion times.

  202. Seth Ali

    Hey Gideon, How far are standing away from your camera?Thanks in Advance

  203. Hottschrott

    This is so helpful! Thank you very much! <3

  204. Ramzy Elias

    give me 10 comments and i’ll give you 10 comments this the easy way

  205. Joe Mejia

    Thanks bro

  206. Jennifer Nocelo

    Thank you so much for ur help

  207. paul fryett

    Can someone give me some advice…is it ok using a iPad to record cos that’s the closes thing to a camera and upload ;)

  208. Jamie Fort

    how do you get people to watch your videos

  209. Andy Rosebrook

    I did not reject this video. Great video, Gideon, great advice.

  210. 1957stephen

    hey if like me your doing everything yourself use a good video editor and drop them in where you want

  211. Jonathan M

    yes!! THANK YOU GIDEON !! ive been searching for something like this!

  212. Harry Booth

    Thank you, your videos are very well put together

  213. Daan Van der Wens

    Thnx bro:)

  214. tmdgraphics

    Great video. Very informative

  215. Jade Campbell

    Fabulous job Gideon, valuable as always and very much appreciated.

  216. John Catanzaro

    Hello Gideon, Jst found ur video site… Great videos… Very Inspiring… Take a look at my web site… PainAndScars . com … If U have some thoughts how to get this out to the masses, let me know…
    JohnCat

  217. John Catanzaro

    Hello Gideon, Jst found ur video site… Great videos… Very Inspiring… Take a look at my web site… PainAndScars . com … If U have some thoughts how to get this out to the masses, let me know…
    JohnCat

  218. Elise Arps

    It helped me a lot!

  219. Snug The Shug

    Great advice, I was a little worried at first but after editing my 1st
    video for 2 hours I actually found it good listening to myself and it
    wasn’t actually that bad at all. Just need to now work on making them more
    professional and create a lesson plan for each video so I don’t forget what
    to say. Thanks

  220. ZUZAINFINITY

    Wow this is by far the best video about learning how to overcome fear of
    talking on a camera. Very educational, thanks for the information!

  221. Chaz Bosse

    Thanks for the info Gideon. All your videos are good.

  222. electricpsychord

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! this was very helpful!!! ive tried to start a beauty
    channel on here and i kept thinking all of those things and got a panic
    attack when i tried to record
    i really need to get over how different i look and sound on camera and the
    fear of people not finding it interesting
    Thank you so much again for talking about these things!!!

  223. electricpsychord

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! this was very helpful!!! ive tried to start a beauty
    channel on here and i kept thinking all of those things and got a panic
    attack when i tried to record
    i really need to get over how different i look and sound on camera and the
    fear of people not finding it interesting
    Thank you so much again for talking about these things!!!

  224. Ashlyn McGee

    Very helpful info and a bit inspirational! Such a big help thank you! I
    feel like this was exactly what I needed to watch.

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