Tips To Succeed On a Video Interview


John Howell​ shares an informative, humorous post on dos and don’ts for video interviews. Stop by the Story Empire to check it out!

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Hello, SEers. As you can see, today we are going to talk about the best foot forward position should you get the opportunity to do a video interview or presentation on YouTube or elsewhere. Before getting into the tips, let’s set the stage. You are launching a new book, and you get a call from someone wanting to know if you would like to do a video interview. Does your heart freeze? Do your palms turn to fountains and your stomach to a butterfly storage unit? If so, then you have come to the right place. There is no need for any of these feelings if you remember the tips I’m going to share.

The tips fall under one of four areas Light, Sound, Material, and Delivery. Let’s take them one at a time.

Light – I’m sure you have seen videos where you almost believe the recording is…

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  1. I need these tips.

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    1. Me too, I’m so camera shy, lol

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  2. I’m too camera shy too. Going to read John’s tips anyway.

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    1. It’s a helpful post, Mary 🙂

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      1. It sure is, and who knows if it will come in handy one day? 😊 Glad you shared.

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  3. Thank you for sharing the Story Empire post, Jacquie.

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  4. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    oooh I don’t think I’ll ever need these Jacquie LOL

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    1. You probably video conference all day long, lol

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  5. A great share, Jacquie

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  6. Hi Jacquie, I mentioned about my sister’s family immigrated to Canada years ago but went back to Hong Kong after my brother-in-law’s kidney transplant. My sister just told me two days ago that my nephew (married last year), and my niece (will be married in a few months) are moving back to Vancouver BC. Probably after the Covid dies down. I’m so excited that they’ll be close by.

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    1. That’s wonderful, Miriam! I’m sure your sister will miss them, but how nice for you 🙂

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      1. Yeah, Jacquie. They’ll be just 6 hours drive from my daughter in Portland. It would be nice for my daughter also. My sister may come later. 😊

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    1. You bet, Saania. John wrote a great post.

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  7. Oh horsefeaters… I hate to be seen. I thought it was one more of my “quirks” or issues, but it turns out that it’s often part of agoraphobia. My therapist let me “work up” to video appointments, even though she’s required to do them (rather than phone). Thanks for sharing Jacquie. I’ll check out John’s advice. Hugs to you both.

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    1. I’m the same, Teagan- hence the Bitmoji image! lol

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  8. Thanks for sharing this, Jacquie. I am way too bashful to do a video interview, but maybe John will make me braver. Lol. Heading over. 🙂

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    1. Me too! I tried… once, and it was embarrassingly awkward, lol

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