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Communication Interview Questions

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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.

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Communication Interview Questions & Answers

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    Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.

      How to Answer

      Public speaking can be intimidating! Did you know that the fear of public speaking is the #1 phobia? It comes ahead of the fear of death and the fear of spiders! It is okay to find public speaking a bit intimidating but do assure the interviewer that you are capable of communicating well in front of large groups. Have you taken any courses or training in public speaking? Perhaps you have so much experience that it comes second nature. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of giving presentations. If you have given presentations, you can also mention the topic, what the setting was, and to how many people you presented.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "In my last two roles I have been responsible for regularly presenting to my team of 43 staff as well as to our entire warehouse team of over 200. I have taken a couple of Toastmasters sessions which helped a great deal. I am a confident public speaker."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I do not have a lot of experience in presenting to large groups. Perhaps, 4-6 people at most. I am a confident public speaker and am sure that I could present in front of many people."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "Presenting to large groups is a big part of successfully rolling out important communications to teams organization-wide. I have experience preparing the deck to be presented to ensure it is simple and thorough. I utilize different communication techniques to make a presentation fun, interesting, and engaging."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "As a marketing professional, I present to clients large and small on a weekly basis. The groups to which I present range from 5-20 depending on the client."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "Although I do not have experience presenting to large groups, I do have a great deal of commissioned sales experience which requires me to be 'on' and a subject matter expert when I am on the floor. Every potential client is an opportunity to shine!"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "I love having a microphone and a captive audience. Perhaps its the sales person blood running through me. I am very comfortable creating and giving presentations."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "As a teacher, I present to groups every day! My classes range from 14-26 students, depending on the class. I am more than comfortable in a presentation setting."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sourcing Manager Interview

      "In my past 2 roles I have been responsible for regularly presenting to my team of 43 staff as well as to our entire warehouse team of over 200. I have taken a couple of Toastmasters sessions which helped a great deal. I am a confident public speaker."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Communications Manager Interview

      "As a marketing professional, I present to clients large and small every week. The groups to which I present range from 5-20 depending on the client. The people attending my presentations, or pitch meetings, range from company owners to administrators. I am confident when public speaking and am known to deliver very compelling pitch decks."

      4 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "I don’t have much experience with large groups; however, nine times out of ten, when putting a package together for a couple, they want both ppl involved, so we schedule conference calls. I enjoy that. I like getting to know my customers and family. I know my package is the best coverage at the best price, so it’s nice when everyone involved is on board with the change."

      Alexandra's Answer

      This is a good example of something similar to presenting in front of large groups. I would recommend adding in whether or not you're open to presenting in front of large groups.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I have given powerpoint presentations to groups of 15 or 20 on Machines at my current facility. I am confident that I could provide employees with training presentations and informational presentations on an as needed basis."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Great! I like that you added in how confident you are with presenting.

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