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If at all possible, do some experimenting before the talent arrives to get it dialed in to how you like it. Maybe get a few friends or family as stand-ins.
It will make you look way more professional if all the talent has to do is come in, sit down, mic up and start shooting. I hate killing a half hour or more getting the light just right while cast and crew sits around twiddling their thumbs.