Wednesday, 24 July 2019

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A SKYPE INTERVIEW

Skype has grown to be part of everyday life therefore hereby we don’t dedicate particular attention to the technical features, however we warmly suggest to test the smooth functioning, the camera and the sound settings before realizing the meeting.

It is important to drive the attention to a few communication and behavior related details.
Even though the skype meeting is a virtual meeting, it is a meeting!.

The necessary attention and respect need to be dedicated to the meeting partner:
  • scheduling a due time and hour, which is convenient for both parties
  • preparing for the meeting with a short presentation
  • having a short list of question to the other (to show interest and to dispel doubts)
  • dressing up properly
  • setting the camera and the image in a pleasant way (avoid blinding the meeting partner by placing the camera right in front of a sharp source of light)
  • focusing on having a participative, equal communication (speaker – listener roles should keep on switching along the meeting) and avoiding long monologues
  • giving feedback and asking questions
  • having patience till the other finishes what he/she wants to say and show active listening.
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