Tips for Live- & Pre-recorded Pitches and Interviews.
Keep it short and sweet – practice it!
Most pitches are 60 seconds. Don't create too many slides, 6 max! Time it beforehand, practice it in the mirror or with a fellow student.
Reduce noise 📣
Make sure you're in a space with little background noise or echo. Sitting in a closet or cupboard sometimes helps 😅
Reduce distraction 💃
Create an environment that focuses on you: sit yourself in a space with a "clean" background behind you. Just make sure it isn't distracting.
Light your face 🙍🏽♀️🔦☀️
Make sure we can see your face well. Light your face; not your back – always face windows & lights.
Look at us 👀
Look in the camera, so it feels like you're looking at us!
Use a good mic 🎙
Use a good microphone, that is preferably not your laptop's microphone.
- option A, for pre-recorded videos: Connect your phone as a mic (you can connect your video too!), and keep it close to you; as if you're talking to someone on videochat. Try out different positions to avoid "pops" in your voice.
- option B, for live videos: use the microphone of your earbuds or headphones. Try all of them! It'll work better than your laptop's mic, as it is closer to your mouth.
🎶 Do not just grab any music – copyright may be applied, and you would have to pay for it ;-). Open source is the way to go! Ask for ideas and resources on Discord.