How to Show Your Personality on Camera

So, you’re a rockstar in person. When you meet people, you light up.

But something strange happens when you hit record & the camera is your audience. It’s like you freeze, or try too hard to be “perfect” or feel like a fraud.

Well, I created this video just for you.

In it, I share three tips TV News consultants prescribed me when I was working as a reporter for NBC. And then I tell you why you should do the opposite.

Go on, press play.

So, what could you be doing to share more of your personality on camera? And which of the rules are you planning on breaking in your next on-camera appearance? Dish in the comments below!


  1. Ela said:

    Your advice was awesome Ellie!

    I am not sure if I will be breaking some rule but I have decided to forget about losing wieght to look slimmer on camera. I will use my body as the wonderful tool it is and when I will speak about confidence people will see I have plenty of that.

    Me and my colleagues will have a group videshoot at the end of August and it would be of great to hear some tips on how to make corporate videos more “sexy” – I will think about how to break the rules but maybe you already have some ideas on this.

    Thank you!


    • Ellie said:

      Great, Ela! I love that you’re not waiting to lose the weight– such a wonderful insight.

      As for making corporate videos more sexy, there’s so much you can do! Most of all, I’d love for you to think about how you would describe the personality of the company as a whole, and make sure you’re showing that off in the video! Have fun & be playful! Give people a true sense of who you are & how you interact!

      Start there & let me know how it goes.

      xx Ellie


  2. Ratana said:

    Ellie – these are great tips! As a presentation coach, I work with my clients to teach them how to tell better stories, and will be sharing this with them. Part of telling better stories (on camera, on stage, or in a board room) is being yourself and that’s really at the heart of what you talk about in this video. For me personally, this is a great reminder that to connect with your audience, you have to be able to share who you are – and if that means a statement necklace and pink lipstick, so be it! Awesome work!


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