Today is day #27 of the video blogging challenge. I have three quirks I would like to bring to your attention because they are things you should never do on screen.
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Video Blogging Challenge – Day #27 from Bonnie Gean
Mind Your Manners
Earlier this morning, I tried to watch a video, but I did not finish viewing it because the person felt it was necessary to take a bite of his sandwich while he was recording.
Not only did I have to listen to the crunch of lettuce, but I couldn’t make out half of the conversation because he was talking with food in his mouth. Are you kidding me?
There are certain things you do not do while you are recording a video for an audience. Some may call me quirky, but I would rather have that label than make a fool of myself on camera – or worse yet, tick off my audience.
Here are three things I hope you never do while you are recording a video production for your core audience:
1. Chew bubble gum
Do not chew, crack or smack gum; likewise, forget blowing bubbles! Unless you are in a bubble gum challenge and creating a video to show the biggest bubble, kindly remove the gum from your mouth before you start recording.
2. Slurp from a straw or drink
It’s very possible that you will get thirsty while speaking on video. If this should happen, pause your conversation and take a drink, but remember to edit this part out before you upload it to the Internet. Please do not force your audience to listen while you slurp from a soda can or gulp a beverage.
3. Eat food
There is a time and place to eat, which is at the dinner table! I am a firm believer that you shouldn’t subject your audience to a lip-smacking meal while you are having a conversation with them. Likewise, it’s very impolite to talk with your mouth full!
Think of the etiquette you would use on the telephone. When you are speaking to a client or prospect, you would not chew bubble gum or eat a meal while you are discussing business matters. The same holds true for video.
Be smart and practice good manners.
Do you think it’s polite to eat food, slurp a drink or chew gum while recording? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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