Pitching your message
THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:
- How you can communicate short, memorable points at interview
- Ways of dealing with negative and sticky issues
- ‘Lifeboat answers’
- Ways you can influence the things that are said about you when you’re mentioned in a networking conversation
A century ago when we were much more tolerant of the spoken word, you might have listened to a speech lasting two hours and then gone home able to repeat much of the content. In an age of information overload we absorb and transfer relatively simple bursts of information – sound-bites and bullet points. Asked why we choose one brand or another in a purchasing decision, the answer is normally a very brief bundle of facts, emotional ...