Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #506: Which Camera Angle to Choose

I’ve been talking about “camera angles” for decades, born out of an acting and performing background, and a brilliant teacher I had in college while taking film classes.

The premise is that any story can be told from a variety of camera angles, and standing in another person’s shoes ALWAYS provides a different way to tell that story.

Recently, in a session with a brilliant talent named Tracy Leek, a good example of this came up as she talked about her 15-year-old daughter’s dread of getting her driver’s license. Here’s what I wrote in her session recap:

Her starting to drive offers multiple angles, too:

Parental worry: put as much bulk and metal around her as you can, because a teenager will have an accident.

Peer pressure: other kids in the car can and will distract her.

Other drivers: they don’t know she’s a beginner, and road rage is a constant worry.

Which will you choose? The one that expresses your emotions the best.

Tracy is a top-level talent, and this has become a main building block for her over our years of working together. If you’re not paying attention to this, you’re missing opportunities to connect with the listener.

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