Video interviews are a great way to get the google juices flowing and share a wealth of information. Sadly for me, I loath myself on video. However, it presents a great training opportunity.
See how many next times there are in this video and then scroll down to see if you got them all.
The did wells:
- Good background–Charity Channel did a great job setting up a clean, clutter free background
- Sound quality–Make sure you can hear the people speaking. This was great considering the room was an area in a conference hall.
- Interviewer–Make sure he/she knows what to ask. Rod, the interview, was amazing. Great voice, strong knowledge, prepared with good questions.
- Have fun–When you are smiling and laughing your audience is more likely to feel good about what you are sharing.
The next times:
- Get software you can easily edit–for example, when I said .org instead of .com that should have been edited. No reason I should look so dumb. 🙂
- Length–keep your videos short, ie edit them. No one wants to watch anyone for 10 minutes on YouTube.
- No no, Um–Um, we all know not to use um.
- Prepare— I had no idea what I was going to say. Funny how we all have tons to say until we have a camera in our face.
- Be still–I am always on overdrive, if you are high energy be careful not to move around.
- Look at the camera–I know it feels strange not to look at the person doing the interview, but remember it is not about him/her. It is for the people on the other side of the camera.
Take-away: Videos are a great social sharing tool for nonprofits and business. Be sure to follow the tips above and you are sure to love the end result.