The fear of being on camera & how to overcome it

Rosemary Richings
4 min readSep 27, 2018

Did you know that one-third of online activity is spent watching videos? And chances are you’ve heard numerous others stress the growing popularity of video marketing as well. But what if you’re either super camera shy and not all that great at talking in front of a crowd of strangers? Do you need to be on video as well? Well…a lot depends on who you’re trying to reach.

So, if being on camera proves to be a necessary evil, and it terrifies you this episode is for you. In this episode, I talked to a visibility expert who works with the types of people you won’t see presenting at conferences or doing Ted Talks. However, they have something worthwhile to share and want to reach a lot of people quickly. So, they hire Erin, this week’s guest to make sure they’re “putting themselves out there” in a flattering way.

In this episode, two people who know what it’s like to feel awkward on camera: myself and my guest talk about how you can overcome your fear of being on camera.

What this episode covers:

  • A special announcement: my book, Blog on: a blogging starter kit for entrepreneurs has just launched and what it’s all about!
  • Why I brought on this week’s guest, Erin Zimmerman and the kinds of people she works with.
  • What Erin does, and how she helps people.
  • What she means when she says she works with marginalized groups.
  • How Erin’s history of hiding plays a role in the work she does.
  • How one person sharing their story can make a huge difference.
  • How she finds giving her clients a sense of accountability makes a huge difference in terms of making them feel less overwhelmed.
  • The importance of just talking when feeling overwhelmed about telling your story.
  • How things like fear of public speaking can hold people back and the techniques…
Rosemary Richings

Writer, editor, author, neurodiversity advocate with a lived experience, dyspraxic POV