The first job interview I had after college was with an up and coming advertising company in Atlanta. I wasn’t qualified for the job but my cover letter got their attention and I was asked for an in-person interview.
I spent a week getting ready, rehearsing my lines and practicing in front of the mirror. I wanted to prove I was prepared for this opportunity. Where I lacked experience, I made up for with my enthusiasm and my ability to learn quickly.
The interview was a huge success. I was one of two applicants who made it through interviews with every partner! I was ecstatic, certain I had made the right impression.
I didn’t get the job.
A few months later I took a call from the CEO whom, in remembering my energy, was calling to inquire about my interest in another position?
BAM! My interview HAD made an impression!
While I was flattered, I didn’t take the position. Failing to get the job was actually a blessing. It was the catalyst which pushed me forward into my own business.
Now, with more than 20 years behind the camera, I want to share with you how you can make the BEST impression when the camera is rolling!
How can I Create Video Content which Makes a Memorable Impression?
Are you finding yourself stuck?
We are constantly expected to be ON camera and this isn’t an easily acquired skill! Whether you’re preparing for your next Zoom meeting or creating video content to catch someone’s eye, I have a few tricks and tips to help you create share worthy videos!
What does your video really say about you? Tips from the perspective of a job recruiter!
Want to know what you are doing wrong? I’ll be talking with a recruiting agent who will share all of the common mistakes she sees in video submissions!
How to Optimize your Video for the Best Quality
It’s important to consider lighting and acoustics. It’s not as difficult or as expensive as you might think!
You can spend less than $100 bucks and up your game 110%! But it all starts with identifying soft, diffused lighting.
Find the Best Natural Lighting
Lighting can make or break a photograph! The direction and intensity of the light is important for setting mood. By simply changing the lighting, you can dramatically alter the opinion of how someone sees you.
Visual Backgrounds Are Unprofessional
It needs to be said: Visual Backgrounds really aren’t that Cool. Unless your background area is already clean, they are unlikely to hide your mess.
The fact remains, they look UN-professional. Period.
I hope these tidbits come in handy the next time you are preparing for your on-camera close up!
As always, I welcome suggestions from readers let me know your thoughts!! @amaplesphoto