The past year has changed the way we work and interact with one another. From daily correspondence, meetings and events, businesses have learned to adapt to a new virtual work environment.
For media outlets, live and pre-recorded video interviews have become common practice in order to offer guests a safe experience outside of an in-studio setting.
To ensure a seamless and successful ‘Zoom’ interview, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Always put your phone on “do not disturb”
Close your applications (Outlook, Slack e.g.) and turn off all notifications on your computer
Gather a few props related to your story (branded clothing, accessories, artwork, e.g.)
Sit facing a natural source of light or an LED “ring” light
Make sure to turn off any background noise (T.V., ceiling fan, e.g.)
Using earphones with a microphone will offer a better quality sound than built-in computer speakers
Keep your camera at eye level so you are not looking down during the interview
If you are using your phone camera, position the camera horizontally not vertically on a stand or phone stabilizer
Avoid wearing busy clothing or prints as it can be distracting for viewers
Most importantly, write down and review your talking points prior to your interview
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