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Presentation Skills That Will Take You to the Top (Collection), 2/e by Jerry Weissman

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59. Ready, Fire, Aim!

Old Habits Die Hard

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The quality that earned you your present job—as well as all of your previous jobs—is the same quality that impedes your ability to answer questions effectively: You are a results-driven person.

To determine how good and—just as important—how fast you are at producing results, your employer undoubtedly assessed your resume, your references, and your character during your intake interview.

Having demonstrated your proficiency means that you spend most of your time on your job (and most likely, the rest of your waking hours) ready to pounce on problems and find solutions. As a result, whenever you get a question, ...

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