Top Jobs in Finance, Marketing and Events 06 – 10 May 2016


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Interview technique: The Power of Personal Presence

After working as an actress for many years I trained in voice and communication with two world renowned voice coaches: Jeannette Nelson Head of Voice at the National Theatre and Patsy Rodenberg, who coached Barack Obama. It became very clear to me that the same tools performers develop to engage their audiences are equally necessary within the business and media worlds. If an actor cannot successfully engage his audience he is out of a job. If an executive cannot effectively engage with his team, board members, clients or customers at some stage in his career he will hit a glass ceiling.

Understanding and tailoring my services and approach to different businesses and professions has been a fascinating process which has not only been pleasurable but has also added depth to my work.

During my career as a voice coach I have trained many clients in interview techniques, both experienced business people and people who are starting out in their career. As a result of my coaching, clients have been offered positions at high levels: Project Managers, Consultants, CEO’s and interim CEO’s at Eurostar, Boston Consultancy Group Maxos Bank, Black Rock Asset Management and Deloitte to name but a few.

If as a graduate you can use your verbal and non verbal skills to engage potential employers with maximum input you’ve already developed a communication style that enable you to be remembered for all the right reasons. You will not only increase your successes in the job market you will also maximise your success moving forward in your career.

The first fifteen to twenty three seconds of interaction are key, as that is the amount of time it takes for an interviewer to evaluate whether what you are going to say is worth their full attention and whether you are credible. Research shows 55% of what a listener experiences in face to face communication is non verbal: Mainly based on body language with tone of voice at 38% and the words and content a mere 7% of what is absorbed.

My four step approach breaks down the four elements involved: the body, the breath, the voice and the delivery.

The Body

Tension in the body will be the first thing your interviewer will read. Stress, nerves and being out of your comfort zone affect your body language. Tension in the body also affects how much breath you can access, this affects your voice.

The Breath

Much like body language your interviewer will read the pattern and depth of your breath. The more breath you can access and the deeper your breath the more confident you will appear and feel (because you are getting more oxygen). The more breath you access the slower and clearer your speech becomes because you are taking longer to breathe.

The Voice

The voice is also powered by the breath so the more breath you can access the freer and more connected to the interviewer your voice becomes. Once you learn how to release tension in your body and access your full breath you can create freedom and engagement in your voice. Most adults can only access 20% of their vocal range – remember 38% of what the interviewer will respond to is the range and tone in your voice. Once you’ve created freedom in the voice you can access more range in the voice.

The Delivery

Once you master how to release tension in the body, use positive body language and access your full breath capacity and vocal range, you can have full control over your communication delivery. This will enable you to tailor the way you deliver your communication to the way you would like to be remembered.

Which communication category do you fall in to?

Essentially when we communicate we fall in to three categories or ‘circles of presence’. We call these first circle, second circle and third circle. Second circle is where we are fully connected to and engaged with the interviewer. When people are described as having that intangible and magical presence they are in second circle. The good news is that we are all born with second circle presence.

However, without training in high pressure situations and due to habits and tensions we have developed over our lifetime, most of us fall in to first circle or push into third circle. The people who remain in second circle are lucky and unusual. Only 1% of us have managed to hold on to our second circle presence throughout our lives.

Below is an outline of what happens to your body, breath and voice in each circle, as well as what you experience and how your interviewer will experience you in each of these circles. Can you recognise which circle you fall in to?

First Circle:

Body: Withdrawn and held back, perhaps even hunched up. You do not take up enough space.

Breath: Shallow and rapid.

Voice: Held back, sounds flat, dispassionate and hard to hear.

Interviewer: Will have to lean forward to hear you – may lose interest, struggle to follow what you are saying, or feel disconnected from you.

Yourself: You may feel that you lose your train of thought or develop a ‘critical eye’. This is a symptom of losing connection with active thought and the person you are speaking to. This is caused by the tense and held back body position which inhibits your ability to access enough breath and oxygen.

Third Circle: Circle of bluff and force.

Body: Tense and pushed forward, puffed out. You take up too much space.

Breath: Shallow also noisy mainly located in the chest.

Voice: May appear loud and confident but it is pushed not energised. The speech is fast, generalised and unspecific. There is a loss of clarity.

Interviewer: May retreat and find it hard to follow specific points. May struggle to listen and might feel they are being talked at and not talked to.

Yourself: You will notice tension in the throat and chest. Your voice will feel tired and pushed. This consumes a lot of energy; therefore your thoughts will become agitated and less clear.

Second Circle
: Circle of presence. 
Body: Relaxed and in control. You are fully connected to your interviewer, you are centred and alert.

Breath: Easy deep and full, you feel calm and connected.

Voice: Has natural resonance and tone and will reach the audience as opposed to falling short or pushing past. You will be able to access the three areas of your voice with more freedom and ease. Interviewer will be fully engaged, communication is connected – both giving and receiving.

Yourself: You will be fully connected to what you are saying – calm and in the moment. This authentic connection to your body and breath will dispel the ‘critical eye’ and ensure that you don’t rush or stumble in your speech.

With a little work every one can reconnect with their Second Circle Presence. If you would like to find out more about how to use the four steps to improve your interview technique please feel free to contact me via email at as I can off you a complementary Skype session:

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Top Jobs in Psychotherapy, Finance and Recruitment 30 May – 03 June 2016


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Executive MBA Women’s Group

The ESCP Europe London is delighted to invite Regent’s students and graduates to a special roundtable discussion focusing on the issue of gender diversity in the workplace. 


7th June 2016


19:00 – 20:00 Panel discussion
20:00 – 21:00 Networking drinks

Location: Room G77, 527 Finchley Road, London, NW3 7BG

A range of guest speakers will identify the key challenges and opportunities when dealing with gender diversity in today’s business world: salary differentiation, leadership roles between men and women, and whether there is an increase in initiative to close the gap between genders? This event is hosted by the ESCP Europe Executive MBA Women’s Group.

Guest speakers:

Penny Copleston, VP at FIS
Sebastien Delaval, Commercial Manager at Macquarie European Rail – Corporate and Asset Finance
Vinay Kapoor, UK Head of Diversity & Inclusion and EMEA CIB Diversity Council at BNP Paribas
Katharina Arntzen, Sales Manager at Google
Manuel Watcher, Business Development Director at EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality)


Emily Centeno: ESCP Europe EMBA Alumna and Head of Marketing at ESCP Europe London Campus

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Success Story: Ute Liersch – Trainee Psychotherapist at Westminster and Chelsea NHS Trust

Ute Liersch is a Counselling Psychology student at our Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Psychology. Read how the Careers and Business Relations team helped her to secure a trainee psychotherapist role:

The DPsych offers the spectrum from CBT to Existential/Phenomenological theory and therapy.

Who would not want to be stretched like that?

No seriously, I was looking for a course that does not allow me to stick to one model of therapeutic understanding of psychological distress. Even though we are all humans we are also so different. And one therapeutic approach will never fit all nor fit one person all the time.

So in short, the diversity of this course was quite appealing. So was the team presentation at the info day.

I laboured for days to get my CV right. Eventually I was left with eight (yes 8!) pages. In my defence, the DPsych is not my first career and I am not spring chicken either. I wanted to get all my experiences, skills, knowledge on paper. So eight pagers was short….actually. But, and this was a big but, my peers said: “No way, two pages maximum.” “What do you mean? Two? Pages?…..How?….Never!….Impossible!”
And while my peers send out their two pages CVs and got interviews I stared at my eight pages like a rabbit at a snake (oh yes, I love my animals).

I heard about ‘The Veejay’ in careers office but all appointments were taken on the days I am on campus. I travel 2 hours one way – so coming in on my days off would have been challenging. Skype was the answer. Unfortunately I only became aware of the Skype option when I was making the appointment. So here my first advice: if you need an appointment and cannot get into uni use the Skype option.

I sent my eight page narrative over to Veejay and we worked on it together. After a couple of Skype meetings a two (yes 2!) page CV was created which I sent out.

Psychology as a career, especially within clinical settings, is oversubscribed. The market is saturated with people who need placements, are prepared to work for free. Getting placements is really hard, even more though if you are a first year. It became rather challenging to make an impression an to explain what I had to offer. In ours profession CVs are only glanced over due to the huge amount of applicants. So succinctness is the key.

Veejay offered a very structured way to walk me through the process. We created a skill based CV. She explained how to use language, lay out and titles. Not one word was redundant and people could find the important information in one glance. Veejay explained why she used some titles but not others, the rational behind it. Even though I hope I can get her help again I also feel a lot more confident to do it myself.

I would strongly suggest to learn from Veejay how to use language efficiently. Comparing my old applications to the skill-based one I now realise why I had not been successful before.

Veejay’s ability to see and work with my uniqueness. She carved out what makes me special. She had a lovely way of teaching. I got directed into the right way and could rewrite my CV.

Once this was done Veejay looked over it. Again asking me why I used this word, and what I meant by this or that. Over time I looked at the use of words differently.

Writing a CV is an art because I needs to make the reader curious, at least curious enough to invite me to an interview. How much to tell, how much to leave to the interview is an art. Creating this on two (I know I have already said this) pages was quite fascinating to experience.

Of course there are more articles, blogs, books, on the market about how to write the perfect CV than (most probably) jobs. But I find it rather difficult to transfer the knowledge they convey onto paper. It always looks unprofessional and the narrative reads stilted. Working on it together with Veejay created a flow in the narrative and showed my professionalism.

Having more than one language in my repertoire makes me aware that your meaning of a concept might not be mine. I think it is worthwhile to step out of our own realm in order to get a wider understanding of us and others.

If I had the chance to do it all again I would buy founding shares of Microsoft and Apple. I would also not waste time trying to do the CV all by my own again. Everyone who has applied for jobs and/or placements knows how much time it takes, actually how much time it eats up. I believe many of us might try to squeeze it between attending university, studying and working. So it is rather annoying if all the time and effort is for the bin. Especially, if the failure is due to wrong or bad skill presentation – rather than not having offering the skills needed.

My longer term plan is to be a kaleidoscopic practitioner psychologist. I will go back into teaching: preferably working within a university setting. Additionally, I seek to work for an agency such as a mental health hospital or charity organisation but also in private practice 1:1 and running mindfulness-based stress relief courses for individuals and companies.  Also, I want to carry on with my charity work for Breast Cancer Care, Rotary and the Hospice of St Francis. I am also a passionate fiction writer and hope that, rather sooner than later, my name is the book you have in hart-cover on your bedside table or on your Kindle.

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Top Jobs in PR, Marketing and Design 23 – 27 May 2016


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Success Story: Elisa-Berka Ritter

Elisa-Berka Ritter was an exchange student who completed a semester abroad with Regent’s. She shares how the Careers and Business Relations team helped her secure a 3 month internship in London after completing her study abroad period at Regent’s.

The Careers & Business Relations team supported me with the preparation for my application. My career advisor helped me e.g. by giving me some advices for job search engines for the UK, how a CV should look in the UK and how to write a good cover letter. In addition, before I had an interview we simulated one, so I felt even more prepared. All in all it was extremely helpful as I wasn’t familiar with the UK standards and I didn’t have much prior work experience.

After my semester abroad at Regent’s I did a three month internship in London. Therefore, my career advisor supported me through the application process. During the internship I gained a lot of great experiences and improved my language skills.

Advice I would offer to students looking to apply for similar roles is start very early to look for vacancies and try to find as many information as you can regarding the role and company to be sure you know for what you are applying for and to make it easier for yourself to write the application. I am pretty sure if you are doing this you will show the recruiter that you are the one. I think it was the intense preparation and that I spent a lot of time to prepare my application documents.

Speaking a number of languages also contributed to my success. My native language is German but I also speak English and Spanish. This definitely helped me to do the required research during my internship.

If I had the chance to do this all over again I would start to apply even earlier as I realised that many companies announce their internships very early. My longer term plan is to complete my BA and then I want to do my MSc to gain more specific knowledge and experience to be prepared to work for an international operating company.

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