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How-to: Breeze Skype Interviews

Communication, Sebastien Wiertz, Creative Commons: https://flic.kr/p/m71BmQ Article originally appeared on social media,  Philippa Hammond ‏@TalkingSpeaking, June 2015

Skype interviews – top tips coming up…

  • Skype interviews with video: they can see you…
  • dress for business, remove everything from the background.
  • keep your hands still and resist the urge to fidget. Sudden rapid movements distract attention from your message.
  • a soft front light makes you look better and healthier than harsh side or overhead light. Try it, and study the resulting photos.
  • the camera picks up downcast & flickering eyes. Put brief notes up near the camera, not down on the desk; talk to camera, not to their image on your screen.
  • practice with a friend and record the results. Get feedback and make adjustments so you’re ready for the real thing.

Good luck! PH

Image credit Communication by Sebastien Wiertz, Creative Commons

About Philippa Hammond

Speaking Well In Public offers a portfolio of public speaking courses for business, performance and social occasions designed and developed by Philippa Hammond, combining her skills and techniques as an award-winning trainer, working actor and voice artist. Philippa is a member of Equity and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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