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Writing Tips

  • Focus on your unique journey or a specific experience to include your thoughts and feelings.
  • Avoid writing about customer service. Contact Us instead if you have issues requiring immediate attention. You can also call us at 305-243-HELP (4357) or email us at
  • Do not include any personally identifiable information, such as full names.

Photo and Video Tips

  • Include a complimentary photo of yourself to accompany your testimonial.
  • Do not attach any photos that require a copyright if you do not hold that copyright.
  • Images must be at least 500 pixels in width.
  • You can record video on your phone, tablet, or computer.
  • A link is available in the testimonial form that will allow you to upload the video.


  • Choose a quiet location with limited to no background noise.
  • Avoid spaces with a significant echo like a large, empty room. Smaller, furnished rooms are best for improved sound quality.
  • Opt for seating without wheels so you remain on camera.

Setting Up Your Phone / Camera

  • Place your computer, phone, or camera on a steady surface and/or tripod.
  • Shoot horizontally to mirror a television screen.
  • Position camera at or just above eye level so that you are looking directly into the camera.
  • Choose a neutral background without reflective items or clutter.


  • Record during daytime hours for improved lighting.
  • Face a window and/or other light source. Move away from overhead lights.
  • Place additional lighting in front of you such as a lamp or a ring light that can attach to a computer or mobile device.

Camera Presence

  • Look into the camera lens at least offering periodic glances for genuine engagement.
  • Limit the use of your hands. Instead move your shoulders and head in a controlled manner for added energy and emotional understanding.
  • Take a deep breath and relax. It’s your story that you’re sharing.
  • Use positive facial expressions to show your feelings. You could inspire another patient.


Share Your Story

Please share your story with us and how Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has made a difference in your life.