How Nervous CEOs Sell Charisma on Camera

September 17th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

Charisma is not some mysterious force that you’re either born with or not. Charisma is a skill you can learn without becoming an extrovert or changing your personality. After reading The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane, I’ve come to realize that the three behaviors that display charisma are the same three principals of making […]

Taming Your Inner Critic: Improving Yourself On-Camera

September 8th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

The most effective leaders have the special skill of turning their mistakes into opportunities to improve. But for many leaders, appearing on camera is a new and daunting challenge. In the process, things are bound to go wrong, and you will grow through trial and error. But if you are too hard on yourself, you […]

How Body Language Shapes a Corporate Video Performance

August 4th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

Your non-verbal signals paint a broader picture of who you are as a person. Directors pay close attention to the natural gestures of their video subjects. When they sit normally, do they learn forward or sit back, cross their legs? What are they like when they are talking normally, animated, laughing? Actions Too Little or […]

How to Smile on Camera—the Right Way

July 9th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

Your smile can say a lot more about you than you might expect. Our primitive brains evaluate the smiles of others for our safety. We can instantly tell whether it’s authentic or forced. Instinctively, Smiles Mean Survival Body language professional Mark Bowden explains that we can’t simply flash a quick or toothy smile. The right […]

Upgrade Your Performance with Trusted Advisors

July 2nd, 2021 Tribe Pictures

When you’re preparing to go on camera, you’ll be thinking about what you’ll wear, how you’ll answer questions, whether you’ll be able to fit the shoot in between your other meetings. Your trusted advisor is there to figure out the less tangible stuff. By looking at your communications strategy from the outside in (or the […]

Real Life on Camera: The Direct-To-Audience Speaking Approach

June 18th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

Rather than connecting with outside investors or potential new hires, sometimes your corporate video needs to reach an internal audience. Speak to your employees by actually speaking to them on camera. Gather a small team of people who represent the viewers your video hopes to reach. When you do, your audience will see themselves on […]

Don’t Be An Emperor – Learning to Accept Feedback

May 19th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

Like all life skills, learning to be great on camera takes hard work and practice. It doesn’t come naturally to most people, and that’s okay. The only way to learn from mistakes is to accept feedback and put it into action. Easier said than done! Corporate Executive or Clueless Emperor? “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is […]

Video Preparation is a Two-Way Street

May 12th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

CEOs and leaders often have busy and constantly filling calendars, so you may underestimate the time it will take to shoot your video. Of course, nailing an on-camera performance involves more than just memorizing your lines. If you allow each member of the production team enough time to prepare properly, including yourself, you will arrive […]

Comfort On Camera: Building Trust through Trial and Error

April 28th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

Babies can’t learn to walk without stumbling and falling. But their parents always pick them back up to try again. This is exactly how leaders and directors work together to create great videos built on a strong foundation of trust. Imperfections Make Us Human The camera gives off a deceiving air of professionalism. The production […]