You may know that I’ve been building this company called Get Momentum. I host monthly Success Profile video interviews. I LOVE it! I get to ask amazing people how they do what they do… I learn something important every time…
A few people have asked how I do my interviews: what are the tools, software, all that techie stuff. So I put together a quick list of Skype interview tips below on how I do it. Just like in life, there are LOTS of ways you could do this. It isn’t the right way, it’s just my way. As the technology changes, I’ll update my practices and keep you posted.
Here are 10 steps (and a few tools) I use to make Video Interviews:
- Open Skype, select side-by-side image in settings
- Press Record on Call Recorder (see info below)
- Do interview.
- End recording. Save & name video.
- Open video in iMovie
- Edit, add text and ending graphic
- Export to Vimeo
- Add descriptions, tags, & select screenshot in Vimeo
- Upload Vimeo video to REV to be transcribed.
- Embed video into Get Momentum Membership Success Profile page, with transcription PDF
I use the Call Recorder for Skype for Mac, $29.95
(not an affiliate link)
Then I upload the video link to REV for transcription services:
It’s $1/minute, and after you upload the audio or video file, it will ask you questions like:
How many people are speaking?
What are the accents?
Topic of conversation?
and I’m assuming they match specific people with that knowledge to the choices I select.
Notes for a better Skype Interview videos:
- Have a solid background behind you (or at least a cleaned up background, no messy shelves, etc.)
- Wear a solid color top (blouse, shirt, sweater without logos or distracting items) You want the focus on you!
- Have your guest wear a similar shade top too! Here’s the thing, if you’re wearing white and they’re wearing black, you’ll have trouble if you want to add text in the bottom portion. You don’t have to be matchy-twins, just think about the visual experience for your audience.
- Both you and your guest should be about the same distance away from your computer camera, so your heads are about the same size on screen and your volume intensity are the same.
- Position your computer video slightly higher than your head. You want to be looking up a bit. That gets rid of the double chin effect if you were to be looking down
The interviews I create are for specifically for Get Momentum members and not made available to anyone else. If this kind of hands-on support in this post is what you’re looking for, check out Get Momentum. I’d love to support you in your business growth and professional development.