Keep an Internal Timer

We all know the rule of three when writing or telling stories. But most candidates would do far better in searches if they adhered to a “rule of two”... minutes, that is.

Gabriel Lucas

Jan 12, 2021

Keep an Internal Timer

Simply put, whenever you’re talking for longer than two minutes, an internal alarm clock should immediately go off. In almost every case, it’s time to wrap up. It’s no coincidence that the average commercial break or presidential debate answer is two minutes. Longer monologues are just that, and they frustrate the audience… aka your prospective employer — particularly in these times of virtual interviewing when a body language stop signal is harder to produce. If you can turn an interview into a true dialogue — but not by hijacking the interviewer’s prerogative of asking you questions — you will create a rapport rarely experienced but almost always welcomed.

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