How to Vlog in Public? 10 Awesome Tips!
If you are starting vlogger you probably are asking yourself how to vlog in public without being embarrassed, right?
In this article, I’m going to help you solve the fear of vlogging in public as I did a few years ago.
It gets better:
All of these 10 awesome tips on how to overcome your fear of vlogging in public are extremely helpful for not only the first time.
Let’s dive into!
Table of Contents
1. Take a Friend to Join You
It is not a secret that partnership makes everything easier and simpler. If you feel convinced about going out and vlogging in public ask your friend to go with you.
Here’s the deal:
Your friend will help you to overcome the fear of vlogging in public just throwing jokes on you, giving you additional YouTube ideas and even tips about speaking in front of the camera.
Moreover, if you will ask him to be a part of the current episode of the vlog, he might join you in a separate shot!
2. Choose the Place of Vlogging
For the first time vlogging in public I would recommend to choose the place of vlogging very carefully.
It’s very important, because if you decide to create your vlog in the boring and poor place where people are in a hurry and so on, nobody will watch it.
Choosing the place before vlogging in public helps you to prepare further steps and even the script of the vlog.
To the best of my knowledge, the best public place for vlogging (first time) could be national parks, lakes or some kind of events where people are more enjoyed about the time there and not their daily duties.
3. Prepare the Elevator Speech
The elevator speech is a short explanation in a few sentences about your idea or behaviour. It is being used in the start-up competitions and you can use it to avoid confusion when you are vlogging in public.
Here’s how to do it:
Before you go out for vlogging in public prepare short elevator speech phrases for the most common questions.
Let’s say somebody comes up to you and ask what are you doing here?
Your answer will be already prepared:
“I’m doing a travel series for my YouTube Channel, or I’m professional YouTuber and creating videos every single day, do you want to hop in and say hi?”
Don’t be afraid of giving the shortest true answers to the people from the public and you can offer them to be a part of your vlog as well.
4. Business Cards
The next following step how to vlog in public is to take some business cards with yourself.
You might be wondering:
“Why I should take my business cards while I’m filming in public.”
I could say it from my experience.
A lot of people are scared of vlogging in public because somebody’s could stare at you or looking at me funny, correct?
You can approach them by giving them one of the most important and reliable tools – the business card.
Here’s the deal:
5. Start at Home First
The 5th tip for how to vlog in public – start at home first. Again, it comes from my own experience.
Believe me, it is way easier to make a vlog in public when it’s already have been started at home.
Start your daily vlog from the shot while you are preparing for going out, let’s say to the amusement park. It will be easier to continues existing footage than start brand new in the public.
This tip touches vlogger mindset. You will be excited about what’s going on, moreover, you will have already started a vlog about the amusement park and naturally it will be easier to continue in public.
6. Keep it Short!
I would strongly suggest you, especially for the first times to use vlogging script. It will help you to avoid endless uninformative speech.
How does it work:
Prepare what do you want to say before turning on the camera in the particular situation.
You know that you are coming into the electronic store and you need to buy something from there. Just turn your camera on, say few sentences and turn it off till the next video shot.
When you keep your sentences short, you will be more comfortable because you know that you will end this awkward moment just in few seconds.
This tip is amazing for vlogging in public, especially for the first time. It will help you to get used to vlogging faster!
7. Be Bold!
If you have already decided to go out for making some vlogs in public make sure to be bold!
If you think that you can speak loud and clear, do some practice at the home or your private yard.
In general, if you are afraid that someone else will be staring at you and throw jokes on you, it’s more likely because you will not be confident.
Being bold is an amazing way to start getting more comfortable and attracting people to yourself while you vlogging as well.
8. People Are Not Thinking About You
A lot of starting vloggers think that everyone is watching them and obsessing about them, but it’s not true.
Of course, sometimes people could watch you and whisper about you with their friends, but it will last for a few minutes and that’s it.
It is happening because people are not used to watching other people who talk in front of the camera – it’s a natural effect. Despite the fact that YouTube is skyrocketing right now.
Keep in mind, no one is really thinking about you. Most likely they will watch your video after some time on your channel!
9. Be Positive!
Be positive and go straight to it! Don’t wait until all the people from the street passes you. First of all, it will take too long, secondly look at the other YouTubers, probably you won’t often see that someone is staring at them, correct?
Turn on your smile, and step out from your comfort zone NOW!
This vlog is very good example what do I mean. Strongly recommend to watch!
10. Just Do It
The last tip for how to vlog in public is JUST DO IT.
When you decide to go out and make some vlogs in public think about yourself and your future viewers. What is more important the thousands of people who are going to watch your video or just a few awkward looks around you?
If you want to lose your fear of vlogging in public, you must do it over and over again until it will be the natural behaviour to you.
Yes, it requires some effort to overcome it, so you can use all these previous 9 tips how to vlog in public and overcome the fear of vlogging as well!
I honestly believe that these 10 tips on how to vlog in public will help you to get over the fear of vlogging, will motivate you and you will be surprised how quickly vlogging in public becomes your natural behaviour.
Glen Beker is 100% of time Blogger and Video Editor from Germany who lives and works most of the time in the United States.
He spend a lot of time by editing Video Blogs and giving advices to various Vloggers from all over the World!