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 corporate videos. Through a process of trial and error, executives and their production partners create a comfortable on-camera rapport built on a strong […]

10 Tips to Turn Any Executive into a Video Star

April 15th, 2021 Vern Oakley

Portrait of Satya Nadella

Video is one of the most effective tools for leaders. The best CEO videos are not simply a way to share the latest news; they’re a way to call people to action. Before employees and stakeholders heed your call, they first need to connect with you. Here are 11 tips on how to be authentic on camera or, as we like to say, how to find your groove.

Microexpressions on Camera: The Face Tells All

March 17th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

We depend on reading facial expressions to understand what others are feeling. That’s why the face is referred to as “the organ of emotion.” We “encode” messages in our facial expressions. Simultaneously, we “decode” the faces of people around us. The science behind audience perception Paul Ekman is the Human Lie Detector. His extensive research […]

The Greatness Mindset: Mindfulness, Meditation, Visualization

March 10th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

Every successful person has their “secrets” to greatness. For actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the gym is his mental sanctuary. Olympic skier Nick Goepper listens to the high-energy chorus of a song before dropping into a halfpipe. And Virgin Group founder Richard Branson relieves the pressure of public speaking by imaging he’s chatting with a […]