Kenan Doyle Branam
Media Consultant / Coach / Presenter / Producer
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You On Video Houston Texas Weekend Workshop – How to Shoot Video & How to Speak on Camera


Presenting On Camera

Showing Up & Being Heard

Do you want to communicate large ideas to large audiences?
Intimidated by video technology?
Holding back for lack of on-camera skills?

Picture yourself totally relaxed and confident on camera, your video presence radiating through the lens to connect with viewers. Imagine yourself delivering important ideas to hundreds even thousands of viewers.

Are you are being pulled into the big flow of media attention or want to jump in voluntarily?

Whether through online video like Skype, Hangout, YouTube, and Vimeo; through corporate communications; or through major television network exposure, presenting on video is fast becoming the medium through which businesses communicate.

Everyone who does business needs to express themselves effectively on video. With a little coaching, you can learn to express yourself authentically and effectively on video.

Let Kenan Branam and Sandra Zimmer lead you through the video production experience where you learn to be in front of and behind the camera. This personalized video coaching program for up to four people teaches you to look good, feel comfortable and craft a compelling video presence for your intended audience.

Video media is a special environment that requires awareness of the whole setting to control your message and your appearance. Just delivering a great message does not assure success. Frankly, not many can appear authentic and believable on video. Sandra and Kenan will guide you step-by-step to feel at ease, be authentic and appear credible in a studio environment when the cameras are rolling. So you can concentrate on sharing your important ideas!

Sandra brings her expertise in transforming stage fright, fear of public speaking, and her experience in front of the camera. From behind the camera, Kenan brings his "good eye", "good ear", and shares his producer/director perspective to your video production.

SCHEDULING - These workshops are often scheduled by request and sometimes offered as a weekend course. Please CONTACT US if you have questions or interest in scheduling a private or group YOV coaching program.

Who will benefit:

  • Corporate Leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Authors
  • Visionaries
  • People who have important ideas to share
  • People who want to make videos to sell products and services

What you will do in this program:

  • Practice on-camera techniques in a studio setting
  • Craft a 3-minute message
  • Rehearse and shoot your 3-minute message
  • Go home with a video of yourself presenting your messaage

What you will learn in front of the camera:

  • Be present and comfortable in your skin while cameras are rolling
  • Appear warm and positive on camera
  • Use your best video voice to sound strong and resonant
  • Stay focused on your message and your audience
  • Craft simple, clear sound-bites for 3-minute messages
  • Create a list of potential messages for a YouTube video series

What you will learn from behind the camera, through the lens:

  • Develop a director's Good Eye and Good Ear so you know what to pay attention to
  • Staging the scene to support your message
  • Optimize your personal image so you look good on camera
  • Direct the viewer's attention with camera composition
  • Use of3-point video lighting and color choices to emphasize what's important
  • Position microphones so listeners hear your message clearly
  • Learn what equipment you can use for do-it-yourself videos

More from Sandra Zimmer and Kenan Branam

Sandra Zimmer, Self-Expression Center, Houston Texas
Sandra Zimmer
From in front of the camera, Sandra brings her 35 years of expertise in acting, transforming stage fright, fear of public speaking, and speaking on camera.
    Kenan Doyle Branam, Media Consultant & Coach, video producer, director, Houston, Texas
Kenan Branam
From behind the camera, Kenan brings 50 years of producing and directing professional actors, corporate executives, and amateur on-camera presenters to show up and be heard clearly.

Core Concepts from Kenan:

In the Information Economy, Attention is THE monetary unit:
Pay Attention to Earn Attention

  • The goal of any audio or video technology is to communicate a message, and to make the medium of that message as clear and transparent as possible so that YOU Earn the Attention rather than the camera - The Medium.
  • By paying attention to some basic video issues,
    you can take control of your Virtual Persona - your Image through the Lens.
  • The Camera is not as perfect as the human eye and never will be.
    A camera cannot Love or hate you.
  • How you see yourself in a mirror is not how other people or the camera sees you. The image is backward!
  • How the camera sees you is not how others see you face-to-face.
    Just as different people see the world through their unique "lens",
    the camera has its own distortions.
  • Behind the camera lens is NOT millions of people!
    Speak to and make eye contact with only ONE person through the lens.
  • Looking at you on camera for the first time is shocking.
    It takes some time and experience to get over the shock so that you can objectively see your image on camera.
  • Finally, stay Grounded in the reality of yourself and your environment while dealing with the Virtual Reality of the Medium.

You On Video Resource Guide:

(See Article: Prompting VIPs)

Lyndon B. Johnson
George Bush
(and Barbara)
James Baker
Ann Richards
Bob Lanier
Lee Brown
Mrs. John Connally

Arthur Andersen
Fairmont Hotels
Global Sante Fe
United Way

Dan Rather
Amy Goodman
Bill O'Reilly Factor
Michel T. Halbouty
George Foreman
Catherine Crier, CourtTV
Geraldo Rivera, CNBC
Greta Van Susteren
Lyle Lovett
Paul & Linda McCartney
Hakeem Olajuwon
Marylou Retton
Dale Robertson
Oprah Winfrey
Tommy tune

Kenan Branam with George H. Bush
Kenan Branam with George H. Bush

Dan Rather 2008
Dan Rather

George and Barbara Bush at Kennebunkport for United Way TV spots
George and Barbara Bush at Kennebunkport for United Way TV spots

James Baker recording for Victory of Freedom Tribute to be shown Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at Nixon Library Gala
James Baker recording for Victory of Freedom Tribute

Kenan Branam with Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow
Kenan Branam with Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow at Houston Studios

Greta Van Susteren live from Houston Studios for CNN's Burden of Proof
Greta Van Susteren live from Houston Studios for CNN's Burden of Proof

Geraldo Rivera for CNBC

Dr. Brazelton and Barbara Bush

Tommy Tune at the Hobby Center Grand Opening
Tommy Tune at the Hobby Center Grand Opening

FlashNet's CEO and officers

George Foreman Walk and Box Video
George Foreman Walk and Box Video