Google Hangout On Air Interview Best Practices


Thank you so much for being a part of my interview series. I am excited to chat with you! In order to have a smooth and hopefully free of tech issues, please read and follow the below Best Practices.

If you have previously attended or used the Google Hangout system you may not need the below System information, however please ensure all systems are functioning prior to logging on for our interview. ALL guests should read the BEST PRACTICE information.

If you would like to test it out with me prior to our time, I am happy to do so. Please email to schedule this time:


Check out the system requirements to make sure you’re using a supported browser and operating system, and that your processor and bandwidth are sufficient. CLICK HERE or cut and paste this link  into your browser:

Download and install the latest version of the plugin. CLICK HERE  or cut and paste this link into your browser:

Make sure you have the latest drivers for your webcam. CLICK HERE or cut and paste this link into your browser:



This is a LIVE interview and the edited video will live on YouTube. Imagine you are heading to a news station for a live segment. What would you wear? How would you do your hair? Makeup?

For the best video quality, make sure you are VERY well-lit from a light source that’s coming from behind your camera. Webcams don’t work well in low light situations and I want you to look your best!

Bobble Head Alert: I have found the recorded video displays the image {you} closer than the view you will see on your screen. Consider moving back from your screen to capture more of your body and not just your head.

Although not necessary , the use head phones will help to reduce any feedback from your speakers and also ensure you are able to clearly hear the questions and other conversation. Connect your headphones to your device and test. Headphones with a built-in microphone will dramatically improve your video call experience.

Log in via the link provided to you at least 15 min prior to your interview to confirm all system are a go. I will open the hangout 20 minutes prior. If I am not visible on the screen I will be right back, do not panic.

PRESS KIT {to promote you!}

I will be posting the edited interview on my website Saturday after our interview. As well as sending it out in my newsletter the week after. In order to promote your business properly, please send the following information to prior to your interview:
• your headshot
• a short bio blurb {please do not ask me to “grab something from your site”. This is a series about professional women. Be a professional and send me a short bio to introduce you.}
• your website(s) url

THANK YOU for taking the time to be a part of this series. I appreciate your time and will be sure to promote you and your expertise in the best possible light when writing or posting this interview. I hope you will share it among your community as well.

Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions regarding this opportuntity.

Krayl Funch

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