February 16, 2017

What Not to Do for a Successful Video Deposition

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: Deposition

What not to do for a Successful Video Deposition

Video depositions are extremely helpful when trying to record a statement and preserve it accurately for the record. A professional transcriptionist who specializes in video depositions can lend a hand and help you produce a successful video deposition in a relatively short period of time.

Here are a few things you should not do for a successful video deposition:

Don’t Mumble

Don’t mumble. Always speak clearly and ask the person who is being interviewed to do the same. Enunciate clearly and naturally. Take time between each question and answer to allow the person to prepare themselves for the next question.

Don’t Show Emotions in the Room

Video dipositionIt is important to maintain a sense of order during the deposition. This means no verbal outbursts and as little emotional reaction as possible. There will be circumstances where the room is emotionally charged. When this begins to happen, take a short break to allow the person to collect themselves and then start again in a few minutes. It’s also important to not make faces or hand gestures.

Eliminate Any Background Noise

Before you start recording, eliminate any possible sources of background noise. Turn off cell phones, alarms, or any other electronic device that will deliver notifications or feedback. Make sure there is no one else in the room other than the person’s attorney and that no papers are being shuffled or moved around.

Never Do It on Your Own

Never attempt to do a deposition video on your own. This is for a legal proceeding and should be of the highest quality possible. Hiring a professional transcriber will provide you with the best quality and professional results.

When you need a video deposition, don’t take chances. Hire a professional who understands what is needed and has the expertise to provide a high quality, professional video.

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