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Success in interviews is also a question of attitude as well as skill and knowledge. How you behave and respond to the changing scenario's will have a significant impact on your success
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A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
In her new book, "Presence," Amy Cuddy says that people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you.

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Warmth, or trustworthiness, is the most important factor in how people evaluate you.
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Handy hints: five handshakes to avoid at interviews

Handy hints: five handshakes to avoid at interviews | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it

The The way you greet your interviewer says a lot about you. Anna Pitts shares the most common mistakes, and how to deliver the perfect shake

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The right handshake (or the wrong handshake) inevitably marks the beginning of many formal business meetings, when you're trying to make that all important good first impression - the correct handshake is key to this.

Read these tips on how to and how not to get it right!

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Self perception and presentation skills

Self perception and presentation skills | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
How positive experiences and self-perception make you a presenter that people want to hear.
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Why we can never be better than we think we are. How far do you think its true that our self-beliefs restrict how good we really are and how much we achieve? Some interesting thoughts and observations within this article, and let me know your thoughts too please...

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The 10 Rules You Need to Communicate Effectively

The 10 Rules You Need to Communicate Effectively | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
Frank Luntz has “engineered some of the most potent political and corporate campaigns of the last decade.” His wordsmithing helped Republican Rudy Giuliani get elected twice in New York — a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans 5-to-1.
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Some very interesting insights in here, and some great challenges for anyone who wants to become a more effective communicator.

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Elite Presenters and the Art of Small Improvements

Elite Presenters and the Art of Small Improvements | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
I was fascinated by the recent TV programme that featured Sir Chris Hoy talking about how he became so good and interviewing other elite athletes and Olympians looking for the secrets of their...
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'Every little helps' sounds like a strap line I've heard somewhere before, and never is this truer than when you're bidding to secure new business, and yet how many senior business people take their own development seriously - and assume that they can do everything that's needed to maintain their competitive edge.

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When the RFQ Doesn't Give the Whole Picture - What do you do?

When the RFQ Doesn't Give the Whole Picture - What do you do? | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
Not the whole picture! What do you do when you get an RFQ or a brief for a project that doesn't completely make sense? Important details are missing, or possibly the client is asking for something that you know isn't what they really need?
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The Work Buzz | 5 common interview questions — and how to answer them

The Work Buzz | 5 common interview questions — and how to answer them | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
Here are five of the most common interview questions, as well as what the employer is looking for in your response. (@t_diego1 here's common interview questions: http://t.co/NJdAhBKzfS .
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Are your Driving Skills ‘Above Average’?

Are your Driving Skills ‘Above Average’? | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
Don’t worry, I haven’t extended my coaching services to include driving.  But the question of how highly we all rate our own driving skills is a revealing and interesting one.  And the...
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8 Tips for Rebidding Success

8 Tips for Rebidding Success | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
As we discussed recently, being an incumbent supplier gives you powerful advantages when it comes to rebidding. But you want to be very careful that confidence doesn’t become complacency and that...
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Body Language During A Job Interview The Do's & Don'ts

Body Language During A Job Interview The Do's & Don'ts | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
Your body language during a job interview says more than your words. Read about Job Interview body language do's and don'ts.
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Pertinent if you have a job interview coming up. Quite straightforward advice

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Don’t Be the Stone in the Client’s Shoe

Don’t Be the Stone in the Client’s Shoe | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
What has a small stone in your shoe got to do with effective presentation skills? Let me explain. At one time or another I’m sure most of us have got a small stone inside our shoe. If we’re in a...
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Interview Techniques

Interview Techniques | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it

Do you know that bad body language can cost you an interview? Bad body language is
one of the top job interview mistakes you can ever do to your career. There are
some things you will think you are doing right but may be wrong or do NOT go
well with the other parties in the interview.

 

Over 70% of any message we convey is in how we say it, rather than the actual words? You will realize at the end of the interview that an interviewer has been making up
their mind about you, and that takes into account more than just what you say.
Job interview presentation is massively important and the right interview body
language is a big part of that.

 

Your body language at interview is crucial to the impression you make. It is about
your personal impact, and how you say what you say. This is an area where you can gain the biggest advantage over your competitors if you know what you are doing. As your knowledge and confidence in this area increases you will be able to leave them further and further behind. Often candidates worry they cannot learn the skills of interview body language, let alone put them into practice. Body language is both an art
and a science. You could spend a long time studying and learning how to apply
it but you don’t have to.

 

Once you grasp the idea that your answer is more than just the words you say you
will undoubtedly improve your presentation and delivery because of your
newfound awareness. To grasp this concept there are traits that you need like;

~ Friendliness.

~ Confidence

~ Interest

 

Using your body language effectively can help you create a rapport with the
interviewer.

 

This is a whole discipline in itself but you will succeed by making use of the
following tips:

1. Present yourself as a winner: Because if you look, smell and act like the
successful candidate the chances are you will ultimately be that successful
candidate.

2. Give a good handshake: A good firm handshake shows confidence and gives a strong impression.
Apply a firm pressure, but don’t go overboard and grip too tightly!

3. The eyes have it: Keeping a reasonable amount of eye contact indicates you are confident in your abilities and comfortable with the questions being asked of you.

4. Learn the art of sitting down: You want your posture to send a positive
message. No slouching. Sit straight with both feet on the ground. Don’t fidget
with your hands. Placing them in your lap indicates you are comfortable and
confident.

5. Smile. Smiling is one of the simplest ways to create a great impression. Smiling not
only helps you feel more confident, but relaxes the interviewer and helps to
warm them towards you.

 

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People Buy Because They Like YOU

People Buy Because They Like YOU | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
In this digital world, we can pretty much find the answer to what we are looking for via the Internet, which is great for us, the user. However, there are some services such as a travel agent, that we use where we really could do the job ourselves, but we don’t.We don’t because of two main reasons:
We can’t be bothered doing the research and sorting it out to make a decision OR
We have a relationship with someone in that field and are happy to pay a fee for them to do the work for us.
If you are
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Whilst this article isn't directly related to the interview situation it nevertheless contains truths that do apply, and being liked is part of what helps you succeed!

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Word Gets Around - Website Editor

Word Gets Around - Website Editor | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
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Slightly off topic, I will admit, but I've included this here because I think that the "account penetration" techniques required in order to make sure you don't find yourself in this situation are very similar to those you'd use when involved a formal interview with a prospective client.

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3 ways to improve your non-verbal communication skills at work

3 ways to improve your non-verbal communication skills at work | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
Many people think of professional communication as primarily verbal—however, our body language can also communicate powerful messages about what we are saying, feeling and thinking at any given mom...
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Short and succinct. Easy to read.

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4 Presentation Tips for Addressing Executives

4 Presentation Tips for Addressing Executives | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
You might feel stressed out about the prospect of presenting to executives. Deliver a message that resonates with the top decision makers using these presentation tips.
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This is how I like my communications - short, straightforward and easy to understand. The advice here makes sense and can be used by us all! Highly recommended read.

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Elite Presenters and the Art of Small Improvements

Elite Presenters and the Art of Small Improvements | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
Winning is a long hard process I was fascinated by the recent TV programme that featured Sir Chris Hoy talking about how he became so good and interviewing other elite athletes and Olympians looking for the secrets of their success.
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Red-Teaming: Improve Your Chances of Winning the Business

Red-Teaming: Improve Your Chances of Winning the Business | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
Management sometimes misses the obvious. Nowhere is this mistake more serious than when it comes to testing responses to RFPs or bids that are being submitted.
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How many times have you heard a firm prepare what comes across as a generic solution, when the client really wants to hear something tailored specifically to them? This article talks about one such incident and the negative impact this can have  - at the time and for future pitches from the same contractor, so be warned!

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How Long!? Why Last Minute Client Changes Shouldn’t throw your Presentation off Course

How Long!? Why Last Minute Client Changes Shouldn’t throw your Presentation off Course | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
A familiar scenario: a last minute change of plan from your client means that your carefully constructed 45 minute presentation now has to be done in 20. Or worse still, you get more time than you...
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New Business or Keeping what you have – What really gets Your Attention?

New Business or Keeping what you have – What really gets Your Attention? | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
Everyone says that winning new customers is an order of magnitude harder than keeping the ones you already have. Is this true? And if it is, does that balance reflect the reality of how your business...
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Another Unsuccessful Bid. Is Working Harder Next Time the Answer?

Another Unsuccessful Bid. Is Working Harder Next Time the Answer? | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
What’s your success rate on winning business through bids and tenders? And what lessons do you learn from the ones you lose?
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EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION 03/31 by Dr Daniel Sadigh | Blog ...

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION 03/31 by Dr Daniel Sadigh | Blog ... | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
The essence of every healthy relationship is clear communication. Effective communication allows us to understand a person, evaluate a situation, resolve disagreements, promote trust and create respect.
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Being the best is not necesarily enough.

Being the best is not necesarily enough. | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it
But it’s always true that they go to the company that the client perceives to be the best. The company that does the best job of explaining how their solution meets all the client’s needs, and...
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Interview Techniques

Interview Techniques | Performing well in interviews | Scoop.it

Do you know that bad body language can cost you an interview? Bad body language is
one of the top job interview mistakes you can ever do to your career. There are
some things you will think you are doing right but may be wrong or do NOT go
well with the other parties in the interview.

 

Over 70% of any message we convey is in how we say it, rather than the actual words? You will realize at the end of the interview that an interviewer has been making up
their mind about you, and that takes into account more than just what you say.
Job interview presentation is massively important and the right interview body
language is a big part of that.

 

Your body language at interview is crucial to the impression you make. It is about
your personal impact, and how you say what you say. This is an area where you can gain the biggest advantage over your competitors if you know what you are doing. As your knowledge and confidence in this area increases you will be able to leave them further and further behind. Often candidates worry they cannot learn the skills of interview body language, let alone put them into practice. Body language is both an art
and a science. You could spend a long time studying and learning how to apply
it but you don’t have to.

 

Once you grasp the idea that your answer is more than just the words you say you
will undoubtedly improve your presentation and delivery because of your
newfound awareness. To grasp this concept there are traits that you need like;

~ Friendliness.

~ Confidence

~ Interest

 

Using your body language effectively can help you create a rapport with the
interviewer.

 

This is a whole discipline in itself but you will succeed by making use of the
following tips:

1. Present yourself as a winner: Because if you look, smell and act like the
successful candidate the chances are you will ultimately be that successful
candidate.

2. Give a good handshake: A good firm handshake shows confidence and gives a strong impression.
Apply a firm pressure, but don’t go overboard and grip too tightly!

3. The eyes have it: Keeping a reasonable amount of eye contact indicates you are confident in your abilities and comfortable with the questions being asked of you.

4. Learn the art of sitting down: You want your posture to send a positive
message. No slouching. Sit straight with both feet on the ground. Don’t fidget
with your hands. Placing them in your lap indicates you are comfortable and
confident.

5. Smile. Smiling is one of the simplest ways to create a great impression. Smiling not
only helps you feel more confident, but relaxes the interviewer and helps to
warm them towards you.

 

Call us now on 01963 240555 or email win@thebidcoach.com

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