Forget about the firm handshake. This year colleges are conducting interviews primarily over Zoom. Even though you have been taking online classes since March, developing a connection and keeping your interviewer engaged through a screen requires additional preparation.

A video conference is a unique opportunity to show your interviewer your awards, mementos, and artistic creations. Curate your interview background to include items that illustrate your passions and successes. Work these items into your conversation.

Even though you can’t connect in person, you can project confidence through your posture, hand gestures, voice, and facial expressions. Your smile shows that you are…

Eileen Smith

Eileen Smith is a public speaking coach and former diplomat. She coaches business executives, policy experts, and university students deliver to their message.

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