Fireside Chat Video Production

Fireside chats have been a popular way for leaders and experts to connect with their audiences for decades. With the rise of video production, fireside chats have become an even more powerful way to engage with viewers to share valuable insights with the potential to position you and your company as industry thought leaders. 

Sounds good doesn’t it? 

So let’s look at some Bold tips and best practices for producing a fireside chat video that’s both informative and engaging.

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Our most recently produced Fireside Chat video for AlTi Tiedemann Global

Best practices for producing a fireside chat video

Set the Scene
The fireside chat is named after the cosy and intimate setting of a fireplace, so it’s important to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Choose a location that feels comfortable and relaxed, such as a living room or study. If you have a real fireplace, even better! But if not, you can still create the same effect with a virtual background or set design.
Lighting and Audio
Good lighting and audio are essential for any video production, and fireside chats are no exception. Make sure that your subject is well-lit and that there are no distracting shadows or glares. If possible, use a microphone to capture clear and high-quality audio. This will ensure that your viewers can hear every word and won’t be distracted by background noise, echoes or when the audience claps! 
Prepare your Questions
Before the fireside chat, prepare a list of questions or topics that you want to cover. This will help you stay on track and ensure that you cover all of the key points. It’s also a good idea to share your questions with your guest or co-host in advance so they can prepare their responses.
Keep it Conversational
The best fireside chats are those that feel like a natural and engaging conversation between two people. Avoid scripted or overly formal language, and instead aim for a more relaxed and conversational tone. It’s also important to listen carefully to your guest or co-host and respond to their answers with follow-up questions or comments.
Get the audience involved
Get the audience involved with simple, clear instructions. The fireside chat vibe is the perfect opportunity to take things to the next level by inviting audience participation. It’s the ultimate way to really connect with your audience and make them feel like they’re part of the conversation.

Another great option is to set aside some time for a good old fashioned Q&A. This gives attendees the chance to ask the guests directly about things they heard during the session or anything else they’re curious about. It’s a fab way for everyone in the room to connect, and it ensures the audience leaves with all the answers they were hoping for.

Edit and Share
Once you’ve recorded your fireside chat, it’s time to edit and share it with the world. Bold Content Post production services ensure you remove any mistakes or awkward pauses. We add relevant graphics or visuals to enhance the video – then you’re ready to share the video on your website or social media channels to reach a wider audience.

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The History of the Fireside Chat

Let’s take a trip back in time to America in the 1930s and 40s. It was a period of serious uncertainty and unrest, with the Great Depression and World War II causing chaos and anxiety across the country.

But in the midst of all that turmoil, a bright light shone through in the form of President Franklin D Roosevelt (aka FDR). He knew just what the American people needed: a good old fashioned fireside chat! 

That’s right, FDR delivered 30 radio addresses aimed at easing people’s worries and making them feel like everything was going to be okay.

Even though he was just talking over the radio, it was like FDR was right there in people’s living rooms, sitting by their fireplace and having a chat. He became more than just a distant figure – but a real person to millions of Americans.

The fireside chats were immensely popular and helped FDR to connect with the public during some of the country’s most challenging times. Since then, the term “fireside chat” has become a common way to describe a casual conversation or talk, often between a thought leader and their audience.


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The many different formats of a fireside chat

Are you ready to light up your audience with a fireside chat? Well, before you do, you’ve gotta know the right format to use. Lucky for you, we’ve got the lowdown on the most common fireside chat formats out there!

First up, we’ve got live fireside chats. These bad boys happen right in front of a crowd, just like a TED talk. But instead of one speaker, you’ve got a couple of cool cats sitting in comfy chairs and shooting the breeze. It’s like having a real-life conversation with your audience!

But wait, what if your audience is all over the place? No worries, mate – that’s where virtual fireside chats come in. You can broadcast your chat from anywhere in the world and your audience can tune in from the comfort of their own homes. And the best part? You can snag guest speakers who couldn’t make it in person! Talk about a win-win!

Now, some of you might be thinking, “But isn’t a fireside chat supposed to be live?” Well, not necessarily. Pre-recorded fireside chats can be just as awesome. You can edit out any boring bits and make sure the conversation flows smoothly. Plus, you can still engage with your audience in the comments section. 

So there you have it – three fireside chat formats to choose from. Whether you go live, virtual, or pre-recorded, just remember to keep it cosy, keep it chill, and keep your audience engaged – and above all, keep it Bold.


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Why you should have a fireside chat for your business

First off, fireside chats create a whole new level of connection within your team and company. It’s like a cosy little get-together where you can all kick back and chat like old friends. 

Plus, when you bring in speakers to share their stories and expertise, your audience gets to break new ground in topics that interest them. It’s like having a front-row seat to a mind-blowing TED talk!

Now, we know that holding a fireside chat virtually might seem like a tall order. But trust us, the work is well worth it. Not only can you connect with people all over the globe, but you can also improve your company’s transparency, collaboration, and overall connection.

So what are you waiting for? Get ready to light up the internet with your amazing fireside chat. Your team, your audience, and your company will thank you.

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Our clients

Bold Content Video have experience creating event videos for a wide range of clients and across a diverse range of industries. We have had the privilege of working with leading organisations such as Eventim Apollo and innovative businesses such as Warner Brothers and British Land.


“The videographer who came to record our event was very friendly and super excited about the event which was great energy to have on the day. It was great that you had the flexibility to make small changes after the initial edit. Thanks so much for the wonderful experience from start to finish”

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