Last week the Houston Chronicle published an article by Greg Morago called Get Ready for Judge Giada : Top contestants are able to connect with camera.
Giada De Laurentiis is a Food Network star who is about to become a judge for the show Food Network Star. Giving some sage advice for anyone who wants to be on a reality TV show, she said, “I think the most important thing is that you have some kind of connection with the camera. People don’t understand what that means. It means you have done some soul-searching. You know who you are and you are comfortable in your own skin. You do need to be a good cook but you can’t be uncomfortable in front of the camera. The camera can be a problem for some people. Sometimes they clam up, sometimes they become a wholly different person.”
OK, so here it is again! You have to be yourself and be comfortable in your own skin. So, if you are going to try for a reality show, or even if you are just presenting on a video or at a meeting, get grounded in your body so that you can be comfortable in your skin. It makes such a difference in how you look and feel.
If you need help with grounding, try my audio Ground Yourself for Star Quality Presence.
Thanks Giada for reminding us all that we just need to be ourself in order to shine!