How do I make people feel confident & relaxed on camera?
If I had a recipe I would definitely share it, but I'm kinda like a granny with a "special casserole"--it's a little different every time and it changes depending on my mood and the person I'm cooking for (lol! I love metaphors but mine always seem to unravel toward the end. You get the picture).
What I can tell you is that some of the ingredients are:
-- Empathy (I get that you're probably out of your comfort zone)
-- Candor (I'm honest as hell. If I compliment you, I mean it)
-- Humor (frequently self-deprecating)
-- A fair amount of acting / demonstrating / looking silly
-- Groans and grunts of approval (when I love what I'm seeing on camera, you'll know)
-- Occasional swear words :)