Speaking in front of the camera can be intimidating. Some of the best speakers freeze up as soon as a camera is in front of their face! We get it. It takes time and practice to become more comfortable with studio recordings. We have a few tips to share with you to ease some of your camera anxieties.
Being prepared is THE best way to enjoy your studio time and ease some of those nerves.
1. Be strategic and realistic when scheduling your studio time. You should consider the project's due date, the time required to prepare your materials, and the time needed to edit.
2. Make sure ALL materials required for your filming are up-to-date and formatted correctly: PowerPoints should be in 16:9 format, and we have a teleprompter if you wish to utilize a script! If we discussed using a virtual set, a few pictures to showcase your company are always great to include. We can serve you best if we have all this information at least 24 hours before your studio time!
3. Your momma gave you a name; use it! Don't forget to send us the names and official titles of those presenting on camera. Again, please have this to us 24 hours before your scheduled recording.
4. The torso-less talker: Please do not wear anything green. We don't want part of you to disappear into our green screen!
5. Communicate: At McGohan Brabender, we value your opinions. Please do not hesitate to clarify any issues or express your concerns. We want you to be comfortable and confident in the studio!
Developing the Future Workforce Inside McGohan Brabender
Interns in Insurance: How Sarah Schena Has Built a Meaningful Sales Internship
Business Development Director, Sarah Schena is mentoring, Claire Toomb and Lane Harshbarger, our summer sales interns. Sarah shares how our MB interns contribute to the continued success of MB:
Q: What lessons have you used from your past to help manage your interns now?
A: I was once in their shoes. I was a programming intern for the University of Dayton's English Language and Multicultural Institute. During this time, I learned many valuable skills that helped me grow professionally. I learned how to work with others, discovered the importance of clear and direct communication and the concept that everyone has a role to fill in a team.
Q: What has been your favorite part about managing interns this summer?
I want these students to get the most out of their experience, so I give them meaningful work. Lane and Claire have worked on improving the efficiency of MB's sales process, prospect research and prospect outreach. With each new task they complete, I have seen them both gain confidence in their ability to help grow the business.
Q: What do you hope Lane and Claire get out of their internship experience?
A: I hope that at the end of the internship, they can look back and say that they received real work experience where they felt they were a contributing member of the team. I want them to feel prepared to enter the workforce.
Q: What is the biggest challenge you have had to work through this summer?
A: A unique challenge is remembering how technical and complicated the insurance industry is. There are countless acronyms and rules in our business that we assume everyone knows. I have caught myself using health benefits jargon and must remember that it takes time to learn the industry. That has taught me to slow down the pace of work and create opportunities to educate the interns about the industry and show them how all of the moving parts come together.
Q: What is one piece of advice you would give an intern?
A: Don't sit back and wait for opportunities to find you. Instead, go out and grab opportunities and ask for new experiences! Be curious! The worst thing that could happen is to be told no.
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