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I provide the most intensive, effective MBA interview preparation service in the world. My interview coaching clients get results because I help them figure out what to say (logical content), and how to say it (impressive delivery).

I teach some of the world's top engineers and scientists at The University of Tokyo how to present their ideas on paper and in person.

I am a professional stage actor who has performed with The American Shakespeare Center.
At Stanford, I studied improv theatre with Patricia Ryan Madson, who has taught everyone from college students to Silicon Valley executives from companies like Google how to tell believable stories.

I provide one-hour mock interview sessions with feedback. I also provide extended multi-hour training. We begin with an initial diagnostic mock interview, which helps me determine your strengths and weaknesses. In subsequent sessions, we can work on strategy, answer modeling, and mock interviewing.

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Friday, September 17, 2010


Vince's "Mirror Method" to practice your interview answers at home

Interviewing is physical. Do not prepare by writing. Instead, talk ... to yourself. Here's how.

Although I majored in History (US emphasis) at Stanford, I took more acting classes than history classes. My professor was Patricia Ryan (here is her bestselling book). 

She taught me how to use the mirror to prepare for challenging roles.

I have modified her method to help you pass your MBA interviews:

Supplies needed:
  • "post-it" notes
  • your interview outlines (see this post for my tips on how to create them - any questions asked by two or more of your target schools)
  • a mirror
  • a timer set to two minutes (or 90 seconds if you are feeling bold!)
How to Talk to Yourself
aka Free Interview Training
  1. Write the "Core21" most common questions on post-it notes
  2. Assemble the notes on the mirror in random order (different every time)
  3. Go through the answers one by one 
  4. Keep eye contact (with yourself!) as you talk
  5. Start the timer as you begin speaking
  6. Try not to look at any notes
  7. Give your answer
  8. Ask yourself "why" and "how" whenever appropriate
  9. Never talk for more than two minutes without a pause / breath to give "your interviewer" (you!) a moment to ask a natural follow-up question 
  10. Every time you practice, make sure to ask yourself your core questions in a different order. Reason: my cognitive science professor at NYU (link) taught us that human memory built through repetition in random order (probably similar to the way you frequently reshuffled your kanji flashcards as a primary school student).