Thank you for your interest in our Worldschooling interview series. We’re looking forward to talking to you!
To be a part of this project there are some basic requirements that you need to ensure you meet. Please reade through the following information. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we prepare to launch our brand new Worldschooling Central website, we are working very hard to create valuable content that can help our community learn more about Worldschooling. As part of that we are looking to connect with Worldschooling families and interview them about their experiences.
The focus of the interview will be on your experiences – why you got started, how you Worldschool and your advice to people just getting started. We will also ask a series of questions that someone new to Worldschooling may have, and I’d love to have you share your thoughts.
I wanted to provide this pre-interview information for you to help you understand how the interview will run to help the process go as smoothly as possible. Of course, if you have any questions ahead of time, please let me know!
Please ensure you have a good internet connection. The quality of the call is important – if you know you are traveling in an area with poor internet, we will need to choose an interview time at another time for best results.
LENGTH OF CALL
Your interview will run for a approximately 60 minutes. We have interviews scheduled back to back, so please be sure you are on time.
CONNECTING TO THE CALL
The interview will be run on the Zoom platform. If you have not used it before that is perfectly fine – it is super simple to do! It can be used on smartphones or laptops.
When you book a time for your interview you will receive a Zoom link in your confirmation email. A minute or two before the scheduled time, click on this link and it will open a new screen. If you have not used Zoom before it will install a tiny file and then open up another screen and you’ll be in the call. It will then ask you what audio source you want to use… selecting computer audio is usually best. For an example of the connection process please see the images below:
Step 1 – Click on the link in your confirmation email
Step 2 – A new page will open and load the call
Step 3 – Choose the audio source. You can also call in using a phone if necessary
Step 4 – You are in and ready for the call
CALL SET UP
As you know, this is a video call, so please ensure you use a device with a good quality camera. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy – most cell phone cameras are ample, however if you do use a cell phone, please make sure you set it up so it is sitting on a firm surface, as opposed to hand held. Please be sure that your camera is set up horizontally. See below for more info!
Please be seated in a quiet room with no distractions and plenty of lighting in front of you (natural if possible). Lighting behind you will create a silhouette affect while soft natural lighting in front of you will make you look your best!! For best results, please ensure you take a moment to do your hair and make up (if you are a makeup user!)
Please place your device on a firm surface equal in height or slightly higher than your face. This will give you the most flattering angle (nobody likes double chins!!) If necessary, you can sit your camera/laptop on a box or some books to raise it. Please do not use your smartphone as a handheld device as the movement will be very distracting.
Cell phone users, please ensure all other apps are closed so that you do not get notifications popping up during the call.
WHERE DO YOU LOOK?
I really want future guests to connect with you and feel like you are talking to them directly, so if you can look at the camera while you are answering the questions, that would be best. I will edit any talk between your answers out of the videos, so you can certainly look elsewhere during those times.
Having said that – I want you to feel comfortable and I know some people can feel a little awkward staring at a camera. If this is the case, when you are on the call, you can move the picture you see of me directly under the camera and then just talk to me!! :D This will give the appearance of you looking at the camera.
Ultimately, do whatever you are comfortable with – what you have to say is far more important!
The questions are pretty simple and straight forward and are all based around your Worldschooling experience.
Areas we’ll discuss include:
- Reasons for Worldschooling
- Getting Started
- Day to Day Life
- Funding Your Travels
- Your Areas of Expertise (What can the Community learn from you specifically)
As I’m sure you understand, there are so many questions surrounding the Worldschooling concept, so our hope is that you may wish to get involved in future interviews as we dive deeper and deeper into this incredible lifestyle.
Please remember that this is just a guideline to help the interview run as smoothly as possible. At the end of the day, what you have to say is what is most important and we just appreciate you taking the time to be a part of this project and our Worldschooling Central family