The pandemic has made video and audio interviews more commonplace.
Being confined to working from home has accelerated the use of video calls and opened up a new, easy and accepted way for the media and businesses to create video content.
Similarly, podcast interviews can be recorded online with participants sitting anywhere in the world.
Many of the UK’s biggest broadcasters have switched to online recording as safe way to produce content instead of in-person interviews.
Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy’s Ways To Change The World podcast (a favourite of mine) is just one example.
What all this means is the likelihood of being asked to do a video or audio interview is increasing.
But do you know the dos and don’ts so that you look and sound your best?
Here are a few key pointers:
Zoom video interviews
Camera position: Have your computer’s camera (or external camera) at eye level so you are looking directly at it, rather than down or up. (It’s generally a more flattering angle too.)Read more