Great speakers are amazing, a true gift to their audience. They are able to take content — good and bad — and present it in such a way that is engaging and entertaining. They have a gift that is perfected with practice.
Most everyone has an ability to communicate. Some of us have more of the gift than others but we can all improve the abilities we do have. Practice, practice and more practice is the key to getting better.
Interviewing for a job is one of the more unusual forms of communicating. I like to describe it as an extemporaneous speech contest with 75 questions. You are never going to know what will be the next question but you had better be prepared.
In today’s world of behavioral and values interviews you must be a good storyteller ready with examples to show a prospective employer how you can solve their pain points.
In today’s world of behavioral and values interviews you must be a good storyteller ready with examples to show a prospective employer how you can solve their pain points. You can take e two qualified candidates and the chances are very high that the one who is better prepared, more practiced in communicating their value, will get the job.
If you are struggling as a job applicants to “close the deal,” now is the time to invest some of your time and money in improving these skills.
© 2020 John Gregory Self