How to make a perfect self-introduction video

10 Easy Steps to Make the PERFECT
Self-Introduction Video

Most Chinese online teaching companies ask you to create a brief self-introduction video as part of your application. This gives recruiters a chance to evaluate the candidate’s presentational skills and screen presence. Remember that online teaching recruiters have watched thousands of these clips. If you can seize hold of a jaded recruiter’s attention, you are already halfway to victory. For many teachers, making a self-introduction video is their least favorite part of the entire application process. A thousand doubts and questions explode in the candidate’s mind. What should I say? How should I act? What should I wear? How long should my video be? Who will watch this? Am I being enthusiastic enough? Fear not: help is at hand! This blog post breaks down the self-intro video into 10 easy steps. Are you ready to crush it?

First, let’s look at 5 strategies that help you to show off your amazing communication and presentational skills.

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1. Smile

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2. Use props

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3. Use body language

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4. Speak slowly and clearly

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5. Be enthusiastic

Now that you know what presentational skills recruiters are looking for, let’s consider the perfect content to include in your video.

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6. Tell the viewer who you are

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7. Briefly discuss your qualifications and experience

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8. Make sure the background of the video is professional

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9. Dress smart casual

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10. Consider time management

An example 60s self-introduction video from Dr. Byron Heffer

An example 30s self-introduction video from teacher Athina