Here is a video introducing myself. http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cDnX1whSoH
It took me a few trials to make sure that I was looking at the camera. I think it is important to do that since no one wants to watch someone who is looking down at them. When you are in a f2f situation and you want to make a personal connection with the person in front of you, you look at them in the eyes. So, I think that in a video, you also need to do that. I imagined that the camera was my audience and it made it easier. For the rest of the recording, I knew what I wanted to say so I just record it without any major glitches. I probably made some grammatical errors but I also do it in person so it should not be different in a recording. A video introducing yourself should be real and not fake, so perfection is not required.
One interesting thing that happened during the recording of my video is that I had my hands on my lap which is really unusual for me. Anyone, who knows me, knows that I speak with my hands. It is a French Canadian thing (I think). I guess, I was trying to make sure that my hands did not show up on the camera and distract the audience.
Overall, I enjoyed creating this video and I am going to do one for my online courses to open another communication avenue with my students.