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“Like anything else, in order for us to be good at something, we have to practice.” Jennifer McAllister, designer, author

“Don’t practice until you get it right; practice until you can’t get it wrong.” Source unknown

“When you are not practicing, remember, somewhere someone is practicing, and when you meet, he will win.” Ed McCauley, former NBA star

“Even young Mozart had to practice.” Adrian Wooldridge, political editor, columnist, The Economist


These quotes highlight a significant weakness for most job applicants: they aren’t good at interviewing.  They come to answer questions and fail to deliver a compelling reason why they should be selected.  They don’t sell themselves, and they do not close the deal.

One executive pushed back, saying, “I am a good leader, and I do an excellent job with my presentations.”

OK, but his proficiency with PowerPoint does not mean that he will make a good witness in a courtroom. 

Interviewing for a Job is a unique form of verbal communication. Most executives will interview less than 75 times in a 45-year career

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Interviewing for a job is a unique form of verbal communication. Most executives will interview less than 75 times in a 45-year career.  That’s not much practice.

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