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How NOT to Look Ugly on a Webcam Interview

abstract: Coincidentally, I was just giving (4 of these) bits of advice to colleagues who I've asked to film a webcast for an event when this timely post came from web guru Guy Kawasaki. It's the most comprehensive, easty-to-follow guide as seen on his AllTop website. But I see the original infograph credit goes to Kate Rinsema of Mixology. In summary:

    Don't have any distracting light source behind you.
  1. DO have natural sunlight (as from a window) or other flattering light source in front of you bathing your face.
  2. Keep in mind what is in the background - is it working FOR you or AGAINST the vibe?
  3. Use ethernet cable, not WiFi - if connection fails, you've just lost your audience and possibly future opportunities
  4. Pick a quiet/comfortable place to record so your mind is not distracted
  5. Re-start your computer (even if it is a MAC) and close all extra windows & programs
  6. Take yourself off "network share" while recording, if you are using this (go to system preferences-network-share "off")
  7. Position yourself in the centre of the webcam screen. I always think you should also have laptop or camera at eye level or above shooting down instead of lower shooting unflatteringly UP.

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR NEXT WEBCAM SESSION!!

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February 25, 2015

 

 

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