Are confident TV presenters really confident?
Confident tv presenters seem to have great jobs. I believe they come across confident and passionate whilst talking in front of the camera. I wonder- are they? We will look at top tips for how to be a presenter and find confidence. We will also look into the phycology of nerves and how it affects us.
Research can be useful for confident TV presenters
Research can help gather evidence for our theories which could help with our confidence. Building our knowledge about the subject we talk about can help us become confident tv presenters if we worry about nerves. As a result of this, our audience are likely to believe us because of the points we make.
On the other hand, research may not necessarily help everyone. Many confident tv presenters may have a persona they put on in front of the camera. A persona is someone’s public image or ‘fictional character’. Bloggers/influencers often adopt this social character to attempt to become more appealing. Confidence is an essential part of being a blogger.
These fictional characters can come across as glamorous most of the time. Nowadays influences seem to appear more honest about their content. Molly-Mae shows her fans a natural transformation journey.
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Enthusiasm helps confident TV presenters grow
I enjoy an enthusiastic presenter for two reasons. One: the passion they portray. Two: most of the time they smile. Passion tells me that they may have had some experience in the subject they are talking about. As a result, they are credible. Smiling tells me that the presenter is confident. As a result their experience was beneficial.
On the other hand, a smile may speak a thousand words however this can be deceiving. The social character may only be persuading us in order to gain more views. This enthusiasm may only be for show. So, how can we be sure that what they are saying is true? We can’t! We are persuaded by their personality to buy into products they are marketing.
Molly’s persona is heavily based on constant reinforcement of her buying clothing pieces that are on trend. I notice that she is extremely enthusiastic when talking about clothing. As a result, this makes her a successful blogger because fashion lovers will be convinced that they need keep up with the same trend. Her big following on social media means she needs to keep this up.
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Personality vs Persona
We have touched on what persona is. Is persona and being authentically yourself the same thing. Is there a difference? Well some phycologists refer to personality as a shadow. ‘The shadow’ is described as an individual who has desires and feelings that are not seen as appropriate for social acceptance.
We may not be confident with showing these feelings as they are vulnerable. We often project our thoughts and feelings on to others. Without being identified, they become separate to protect us. As a result, this creates the persona. This means that we can keep our vulnerability safe whilst still having a voice to discuss our thoughts. Once our personality is protected, we can start to develop into confident TV presenters.
What is confidence?
Its simple! Confidence is the belief that you can achieve something. Self-esteem is knowing your worth and abilities. Although different, having self-esteem will help you find confidence. If you believe that you are worthy of winning a football trophy, you will believe you can win one. Over confidence can overshadow your achievements. Remember, a confident individual has experienced success at some point. They are influenced by truthful admiration.
The truth about nerves
Nerves get the better of most of us at some point in life. But what are they and why do we get them? Nerves are the negative thought process we work up in our minds. The situation in which we are in is the root cause of us diving into panic mode. This happens because we build up negative scenarios or outcomes in our mind. Usually with nerves, the confidence we build has completely vanished. As a result, we focus too much on what could go wrong as opposed to what is going right.
Hypnotherapy is a great way to counteract your nerves. How does it work? A hypnotherapist will put you in a trance-like state. They do this by repeating words that create mental images in your mind. As a result, this helps you feel calm and relaxed while your therapist explores and reflects your thoughts. As a result hypnotherapy is useful because it clears your mind and encourages new ways of thinking.
Becoming one of many confident TV presenters doesn’t just mean confidence. Being a presenter is how you prepare, compose and present yourself. Having a persona isn’t as easy you think. Persona and personality are about finding balance. ‘The shadow’ is vulnerable so keep this in mind. Persona is more open to criticism but don’t be fooled. Presenters/influencers can still become affected by harsh critics.