Mar 21

“They Are Watching You!”


Do any of these following conditions strike you before speaking in front of crowds or being in front of a camera?

  • Do you get a” wee bit” nervous?
  • Do you have difficulty staying away from a bathroom?
  • Do your feet and hands sweat?
  • Do you feel weak in the knees?

That’s nervous energy!

As it is said in a current GEICO commercial, “Let’s take the happy train to namby-pamby land and get you some self confidence you jack-wagon!”

You need the proper training to show you how to harness that energy, and you will be transformed into a confident and maybe even dynamic public speaker.

Imagine speaking with confidence on camera. And I’m referring to you being just as comfortable in a planned setting as well as in unexpected situations. Let’s take a slightly closer look at the idea of on-camera and public speaking training and coaching.

It is essential that anyone presenting to the public that is representing a corporation, a government agency or a small business must be professional and prepared.

Being confident and well-prepared are key components to effective speaking and presentation either live or recorded.

If you are looking to enhance the skills necessary for you, your employees and associates to effectively communicate your company or department’s message, then on-camera and public speaking fulfill your specific needs.

Brenna McDonough in Kensington, Maryland ( and Winning News Media, Incorporated in Anna Maria, Florida ( offer the insight, experience and services below.

Media presentation is a fact of life for most companies, whether for television news or for live trade and training events. Even if your purpose it just to improve inter-office communication, an on-camera training and/or public speaking workshop could prove to be beneficial for you

If you’re interested in:

  • A workshop for the people in your organization.
  • Personal, on-camera skill-building.

OR if you have

  • A potential media crisis.
  • A difficult news conference ahead.
  • An important presentation to plan.

Look for workshops that provide participants the opportunity to be posed with hypothetical media situations, custom-tailored to fit the group.

Through collaboration, the participants should be also be given the chance to determine the best strategy for dealing with the media problem. It is valuable if participants are chosen to role-play that strategy on-camera and the mock situation will be re-played and critiqued.

Other useful training areas:

  • On-camera coaching for commercial communications.
  • On-camera coaching for corporate communication.
  • Coaching for PR/investor relations.
  • General coaching for public speaking.
  • Handling “guerrilla” news situations.

Example of topics offered are:


  • The television audience
  • Overcoming stage fright
  • Content structure
  • Television mechanics
  • Performing to camera
  • Connecting with the audience
  • Using non-verbal communication and body language
  • Interviewer questioning techniques


If you are interested, and are in the Puget Sound area, contact Steve Whitaker at 253-670-1262 for more information.


You realize with proper training and coaching that you will see overall improvement both professionally and personally? Quality training can help you shed a “good light” on your business. Now I’m talking PR. Use your public speaking and on-camera opportunities to show people how fantastic your business is. I’ll leave you with this…put as much emphasis on your public speaking and on-camera skills as you put into selecting the proper clothes for an important meeting or event.


Provide B2B and B2C marketing and copy-writing consulting services. • Rewrote all content for Innovative Dream Builders, Inc. website. • Rewrote client-selected content for 21st Century Goods LLC website. • Over 3 month period my blog experienced a 56% increase in visitors. • Rewrote and edited all content for Orion Home Improvements LLC website. • Composed and edited solicitation letters for Graham and Graham LLC.

  1. Don Roper 23 Mar 2011 | reply

    Felt that nerveousness Sunday moring doing the sermon (teaching) as the Pastor was out of town. No problem in the classroom setting on Sunday evenings but boy were the butterflies flying up on that stage. No, not butterflies, Mothra was in my stomach.
    You can hear the nerveousness in my voice on the mp3 file on the churches website. I almost didn’t post it.

    As for camera presentations. I have never had a problem with that. I am much more relaxed in front of the camera and that is not something I do of course exept for some things I have done on camera for our church. Strange why this is true.

    • Steve 23 Mar 2011 | reply

      Thanks for the post, Don. I am attempting to lighten up the material…make it actually a little humorous.

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