ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to high unemployment rates that continue to plague the nation, Speakeasy, Inc., the leading global consulting firm focused on professional communication development, today announces the introduction of Virtual Interviews with Impact. The style-focused program, delivered in two 2.75-hour virtual sessions over the course of a single day, is offered at a nominal fee in order to support the many unemployed professionals facing such a great need. The program is designed to prepare job seekers with the tools and education they need to navigate their way out of unemployment in what has largely become a virtual-only setting.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which caused today’s high unemployment rates, also has forced business to shift formerly in-person meetings to virtual settings. Job interviews have always been high-pressure interactions; today, the pressure is magnified by interviewees being forced to find a way to meaningfully connect in a more detached setting than ever.
“In the face of historically high unemployment, it’s essential that those seeking jobs have every opportunity to successfully navigate an entirely different interview landscape than has ever existed,” said Scott Weiss, CEO of Speakeasy. “So much of the intrinsic human connection is lost when a face-to-face meeting is reduced to a conversation with a picture on a computer screen. Knowing how to authentically connect with an interviewer in a virtual setting can be the game changer that results in a job offer.”
Virtual Interviews with Impact is a one-day, style-focused program that’s delivered in the same kind of virtual setting that participants will face when they attend a job interview. The program is designed to educate participants on soft skills, including awareness of how to use vocal dynamics to draw your listener into your message while interviewing virtually; ways to manage the pressure and stress of a virtual interview, including how to handle questions and answers; and methods for creating the impression you want – as a listener and a speaker – in a virtual interview.
Additionally, participants will come away with the tools they need to be more persuasive, concise and energetic during virtual interviews.
“Given the combination of a highly competitive employment landscape and a largely virtual business environment, we recognized how valuable a purpose-built program specifically designed to help professionals seeking employment could be,” added Weiss.
Virtual Interviews with Impact is offered to individuals as part of Speakeasy’s recently launched SpeakeasyVIRTUAL suite of programs. For more information, please visit www.speakeasyvirtual.com.
About Speakeasy, Inc. – Unlocking the Communication Potential Within Us All
Founded in 1973, Speakeasy provides interpersonal communication development and business communication consulting services to some of the most influential business leaders in the world. Driven with a unifying philosophy that communication starts from within the individual and all individuals have the capability to be effective communicators, Speakeasy has enhanced the interpersonal communication capabilities of thousands of clients over the past 48 years. From young professionals to some of the most recognized names in business, their corporate communication programs are tailored to empower communicators, at all levels, to look within and realize the communication potential they already possess. Speakeasy’s suite of more than 15 proven learning experiences are led by full-time, highly credentialed faculty with decades-long track records of success in inspiring real behavioral change through effective and authentic communication.. With corporate communication offices in Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Amsterdam, and operational centers around the globe, Speakeasy works each year with approximately 5,000 executives and 350 client companies including Accenture, EY, Microsoft, Visa, Coca-Cola, and Google.