The Closing — Creating a Positive Lasting Impression — The Art of Good Questions Photo by Llkka Karkkainen on Unsplash “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” Voltaire Asking a genuine question allows you to convey something you haven’t already brought up. For example: “According to your quarterly report, your revenues grew by 20%. What was thatContinue reading “Interviews #3 The Closing: Do You Have Any Questions You Would Like To Ask?”
The Middle — Brainstorm Experiences and Adapt to Fit the Questions — Three “PAR” Anecdotes Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels “Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” Hannah Arendt Your interviews are as memorable as the stories you share. Many people have fascinating experiences but forget them when they’re on the spot. To remedy this, reviewContinue reading “Interviews #2 The Middle Questions: Your Cue To Tell Your Story”
My approach worked in bringing the conversation away from objectifying the men by the clothes they were wearing, to the techniques they were demonstrating, and considering how beneficial the platform they’re creating could be to people — would people use it? would people find it helpful? and is it something people would pay for?
The Opening — Setting the Scene — Three Steps to Crafting Your Inspiring Story Photo by Jeremy Yap on Unsplash “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde. Many interviews will start with the same prompt “Tell me about yourself.” Standard responses are along the lines of: “I studied (Major X) because I really wanted to make a differenceContinue reading “Interviews #1 The Opening Question: Tell Me About Yourself”
In the midst of times of uncertainty and disruption, powerful shifts are going to come about, and people are going to make big changes. You may not have the clarity on what you could, should, would do, if you only knew what that was, and that’s OK. Focus instead on how you could, should, would think about making decisions when the time is right for you.