Carolyn Elefant Interviews Gerry Oginski via Skype

Click here to watch Gerry’s interview with Carolyn Elefant, Founder of, a very popular legal blog. (Or, watch it below)

Why Lawyers Should Use Video from Carolyn Elefant on Vimeo.

I love giving interviews when I have time. Importantly, I try very hard not to talk about myself. In fact, if at all possible, I stay away from anything about me at all. Why?

For the same exact reason that my ideal client doesn’t really care about me. Instead, they only want to know how I can help them solve their problem. During an interview, my goal is to help my viewers and readers understand how my content can help them. Doing that has a dual purpose.

First, it establishes me as the leading authority. Second, when a viewer or reader has questions, who do you think is more likely to get a call inquiring about a specific topic, me or someone who they don’t know? The answer is obvious.

Ok, enough about me…let’s get to the video.

First thing you’ll notice is that it was done via Skype and recorded on screen capture software. (Thank you Carolyn for pointing out that it was not my video production for this video interview.  She correctly pointed out that my video production quality is far above what Skype could ever accomplish).

Should you use Skype to communicate with your ideal clients? Listen in and decide for yourself if you agree with my thoughts.

Tell me what you think of this Skype video interview and more importantly, tell me what you thought of the content. Let me hear those comments below.

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Gerry – I can’t thank you enough for guiding me through what would have been a disaster had anyone but you been behind the camera. My power point slides somehow disappeared from my laptop when using the hotel wireless internet … or maybe it was my “fat finger.” In any event, I knew the stuff because I had been giving public seminars on the content for years. But I tend to freeze without a visual cue. So, without visual cues, the day could well have been a huge disaster. While my practice niche is Elder Law, not PI or MedMal, you were like a football or basketball coach; despite my usual stumbles without visual cues, you were successful in getting me to go beyond the stumbles to a successful video shoot. Many thanks for your coaching!

Richard Habiger