“Wow” Them in Your Next Video Job Interview

As if being interviewed in person isn’t pressure enough,business man working on laptop with Colleges indoor job candidates these days often find themselves in the hot seat doing video interviews on Skype.

It’s a simple and relatively cost-effective way for employers to weed out applicants. Why fly someone from one coast to the other only to find the candidate is the wrong fit? …Read more…

Buy Time by Becoming a Pro at Paraphrasing

“Uh, ummm, let me think about that.”Chinese Sign for paraphrase

How embarrassing if you’re making a presentation and someone asks a question that you can’t answer in a timely manner. If you fumble your response with a wide-eyed stare, you’ll not only look like a deer caught in the headlights but will lose the confidence of the audience. …Read more…

NBC News Creates a Communications Crisis in Firing David Gregory

BusinessmanWell, NBC has done it again. Network executives were underhanded and devious in the public firing of David Gregory as the host of Meet the Press just as they were in bouncing Ann Curry from the TODAY show.

Chuck Todd, another former NBC White House correspondent, will replace Gregory.

A Brewing Crisis

As you might expect, the media jumped on the news and pummeled NBC, turning the firing into a major …Read more…

Don’t Bother With Apologies If You’re Always Late or Longwinded

Some people are always late. Business woman showing the time on her wrist watch.They usually offer an excuse like “I missed the train” or “I was stuck on a phone call with a friend.” But after a while these excuses grow old. They could have made more time to get to the station or called the friend back later.

Observe the Guidelines

It’s not only being late for meetings, but includes speakers ignoring time guidelines. We were reminded of this when former Yankees manager Joe Torres was recently inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. …Read more…