August 4, 2016

Tone of Voice and Non-Verbal Communication are More Important than You Think for a Successful Interview

Albert Mehrabian is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UCLA.  He is famous for a study on the importance of verbal and non-verbal messages.  Essentially, he found that the effectiveness of our communication or influence is 7% verbal, 38% tone of voice, and 55% body language.  Since most interview preparation focuses on “what” we say, … Continue reading “Tone of Voice and Non-Verbal Communication are More Important than You Think for a Successful Interview”

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March 30, 2015

The Importance of Enthusiasm

The ability to build rapport is one of the most important elements to connecting in a business interview. In the 4th Edition of PCS to Corporate America, by Roger Cameron with Chuck Alvarez and Joel Junker, multiple examples of how to build rapport and the pitfalls in failing to so are discussed. Specifically, the book … Continue reading “The Importance of Enthusiasm”

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November 27, 2012

Leaders Communicate with Enthusiasm

In order to increase the frequency of our blog posts, we will be re-posting some older relevant and popular blog posts from the past 3 years. I modified this post from early 2010.  Still very relevant today; just ask the November 2012 Conference candidates how important it is to communicate with enthusiasm during an interview. Several … Continue reading “Leaders Communicate with Enthusiasm”

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June 29, 2010

Leadership Enthusiasm

I want to follow-up on Scott LePage’s recent post about the June Career Conference where he quoted legendary basketball coach John Wooden. Several years ago Investor’s Business Daily interviewed John Wooden for the Management section of their newspaper.  They reprinted the article after Wooden’s recent passing.   What struck me most about the article was a quote from Coach … Continue reading “Leadership Enthusiasm”

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