I recently read an article about how to ramp up public speaking skills. Two of the suggestions … emotional stories and pregnant pauses … jumped out at me as two very effective strategies I use in coaching my clients through the job search and salary negotiating process.
I’m a big believer in differentiation as a way of standing out from the competition in a job search or as a top 3 candidate in the interview. The effective use of stories and pauses can certainly differentiate you from the pack.
Read the entire article on the Association for Financial Professionals site. (The article was originally published in the Futures in Finance newsletter.)