Have you ever heard of the pratfall effect? A pratfall is a comedic cinematic effect where the character falls flat on their bum and everyone starts laughing. It's a very much a slapstick technique. You see it in the old Buster Keaton movies.
Well, there's a psychological effect built around that. It's called the Pratfall Effect, and what it says, if you're a competent person and you make a blunder, then the counter-intuitive effect is that you become more likeable.
Now, there's a caveat on that. If you're a dickhead and you keep doing dickhead things, you're still a dickhead.
So how does this affect you and making your videos? Well, if you are a slave to perfectionism, if you won't let a video go out because it's just not perfect, counterintuitively, you might be turning away audiences seeking more authentic interactions on video.
Confidently presenting yourself on video is now an essential career skill.
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