A lack of confidence is something we all struggle with, especially having confidence when public speaking. Somehow talking in front of fellow humans is terrifying for us. I struggled with this problem, I still do, but it has gotten better over the past year, mainly because I started my own YouTube Channel.
If you start a YouTube channel it will help your confidence for sure. You’ll get nervous and awkward in front of the camera at first but it will begin to feel natural. You will get comfortable talking to an imaginary audience and the camera will stop intimidating you.
I think this is an awesome way of boosting confidence. You learn to public speak and there is something about standing in front of a camera and talking to it. It’s scary and makes you nervous but if you do it enough, it will stop freaking you out and so will talking to other humans.
Plus you will not be afraid of being filmed. A lot of my friends are terrified of cameras and they get stressed out when filmed but honestly, it barely bothers me anymore. I’ve made a fool of myself on YouTube, nothing fazes me anymore.
Another thing is; it helped me overcome my shyness. I am still a pretty reserved person with strangers but I used to be a literal clamshell, an awkward turtle. I’m still an awkward turtle but a friendlier one.
If it stresses you out that other people are watching your videos, you can start by making them Private and as you improve be brave and click that button to make them Public!
Don’t even think about telling me that you don’t have a good camera. I use my mother’s and it isn’t the best either and I still make videos. You can even film yourself with your phone. As long as you have some editing software (you can find tons of cheap editing software, like Wondershare Filmora) you can make a decent video.
Now I know a YouTube channel is not for everyone, and I know that not everybody has time but if you struggle with confidence and have some free time I encourage you try this method out. It may take a couple months but having a YouTube Channel really helped me increase my confidence.
Leona Petrovic (aka ingirlwords) is a blogger (https://inkgirlandwords.wordpress.com/) she writes poetry and other inspirational posts. She also loves reading and writing and created a YouTube channel based on these two things (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhHM277Sv3R4n7i-NVH6Yw). She aspires to be an author and, maybe someday, an actor. She has written several articles for a local magazine and is currently obsessing over Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, the Infernal Devices, Falling Kingdoms, the Lunar Chronicles and the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, to name a few.
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