So you want to become really good on-camera or as a public speaker? Well here are a few tips sure to help: 1. You nerves are perfectly normal and are directly related to the amount of preparation you do. 2. If you want to get a handle on nerves, try to convince yourself that you’re going to enjoy what you’re about to do. This just might assist in translating that nervous feeling (sure to shut down your performance) into an adrenalin rush (which will enhance your performance). 3. Record yourself on video. Often. And watch it back. Again and again and again. That’s the only way to get an accurate sense of how others see you or how you think you come across. We all perceive ourselves in one way and it’s often not what others are seeing. 4. Become your very own objective outsider. Learn to watch yourself performing without subjectivity. We are our own worst enemies, noticing and criticising every nuance but if you watch yourself enough, you’ll start to develop a sense of what you actually like about yourself. 5. Allow yourself to start enjoying certain things you do and say, even if it is only a small percentage of the time you are performing. Once you give yourself permission to like parts of yourself – your confidence will grow, your nerves will subside and your performances will shine!