It’s common for job seekers to concentrate on planning memorable and convincing answers to typical job interview questions. We practice and practice until the words come out just right.
Not so common: preparing for non-verbal communication, or body language. Nonverbal communication speaks volumes, and can have a huge impact on the outcome of your interview.
TED Talks (“TED” stands for “Technology, Education, Design.”) have been viewed more than one billion times in all. The popular lectures feature experts and innovators covering a wide range of topics. Most talks are shorter than 20 minutes, and they are known for being engaging and inspiring.
For tips you can use to speak clearly when you say nothing, and to improve performance at your next job interview, watch these three TED Talks!
Topic: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Speaker: Amy Cuddy
Key quote: “Our bodies change our minds and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes.”
Topic: The Hidden Power of Smiling
Speaker: Ron Gutman
Key quote: “When you smile, you don’t only appear to be more likable and courteous, but you actually appear to be more competent.”
Topic: The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life
Speaker: Jane McGonigal
Key quote: “Shaking someone’s hand for six seconds dramatically raises the level of oxytocin in your bloodstream. Now, that’s the trust hormone.”
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