6 Tricks to follow before a Video Interview

Jordi Capdevila Espitia
2 min readApr 27, 2016

Another NAB Show is over for us and you can get a taste of it at the following video! Right after it, see the tips and tricks used to get ready for the interview!

Video interview made by InBroadcast

It might seem easy but it is not to deliver a short yet concise interview in a foreign language, however here are some handful tricks I use before getting in front of a camera and speaking out laud about anything.

Follow these 6 steps to get ready for any video interview

  1. The day before the interview, list each of the power-ideas you want to deliver, have 4 at the very most.
  2. An hour before the interview start thinking and talking to anyone (only those not native at the interview language) about what you are about to do.
  3. 30 minutes before the interview: get your speech ready — practice as much as you can, although you do not know how things might end-up going, having clear sentences in your head, wether it is your native language or not, will make you gain confidence and remember key words that you want to outline while recording or use in case you get lost.
  4. 15 minutes before the interview, locate where it will take place, have a sense of it, touch the room, chair or microphone to have all elements under control
  5. 10 minutes before the interview — get in front of a mirror and dress for success, it is a matter of confidence to take a look at yourself and repeat in your head that this will be one of the greatest interviews you will ever deliver. Plus you make sure your hair is on place and you do not have anything in between your teeth.
  6. 5 minutes before the interview, get to know your interviewer, have a small chat to understand what you will be asked as well as how this person speaks, his/her tone, and how you can interrupt to make it the talk easier.

Lastly, but most importantly, smile and have fun! This is something the audience will empathise with, like and that will drive them towards watching the interview until its very end.

And action! You will be all set, confident and prepared to be in front of the camera and deliver a meaningful speech.

Originally published at http://jordice.com on April 27, 2016.



Jordi Capdevila Espitia

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