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Why should I add a personal video introduction? πŸ“½
Why should I add a personal video introduction? πŸ“½

Researchers look for participants that meet their project requirements but are also knowledgeable and can speak clearly on a subject.

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Written by Justin L
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Your personal video introduction.

After you complete a screener survey, it's up to the researcher to decide whether or not to invite you to participate in the research study. And while your profile says a lot about who you are, a personal video introduction is a great way for you to stand out from our ever-growing community of research participants.
Take the opportunity to let researchers have a peek at what it might be like to interview you. After all, if you get selected to participate, odds are you will be invited to a virtual one-on-one or group meeting.

The A-B-Cs of Recording a Great Video Introduction:

A. Ensure your computer, webcam, and microphone are functioning correctly.

B. Frame yourself in the computer's camera.

C. Minimize background noises.

Prior to pressing the play button, make sure you know exactly what you want to say and how you want to present yourself. Think of your video presentation as if you were interviewing for a new job!

  • Take some time to write down exactly what you’re going to say.

    • Check out our prompts and speaking points in the video application.

  • You've got 60 seconds to shine. Speak only to what you align with in terms of your education, work history, and skills.

  • Practice, practice, practice!

    • Read your script out loud at least 10 times.

    • We also suggest recording a practice video on your computer before hitting the play button on the Respondent platform. Check your lighting, get comfortable looking into the camera. Speak slowly and clearly.

    • Confidence and Preparedness are key to recording a great video introduction.

  • Remember: you've got 60 seconds to impress! You don't need to record a video introduction to convince a researcher why you are a good fit for a particular research project.

Things to leave out of your video recording:

  • Personal information (your first name and location are fine.)

  • Your feelings about your old job or boss

  • Hobbies and other odd facts

  • Political or religious beliefs

User conduct

Respondent takes a zero-tolerance approach to inappropriate content. In joining Respondent, you've agreed to our Terms & Conditions, which include a user conduct policy. Participants found to be in violation of this policy or the Participant Code of Conduct will be immediately removed from the platform. They may also not be paid for their participation.


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