Masterclass on how to ace your next online interview

An Alumni and supporters employability event
Date20 April 2021
Time13:00 to 14:00
PlaceOnline via Zoom

We may have become used to having meetings with our colleagues over Zoom or Teams, but attending an interview online can be daunting for some – what to wear, what backdrop to have, how to manage distractions and technical difficulties, how to build rapport, and how to present yourself with clarity, confidence and conviction. We want to help you build your skills to perform your very best during these crucial conversations.

We’ve asked alumni Tess Nixon Spiller, most recently the Deputy Director of Fundraising at Teenage Cancer Trust, and Dr Richard Feltham, Trainer, Coach and Theatre Practitioner, to offer a masterclass on how to own the Zoom!

Richard Feltham – Drama, 2007

Richard is passionate about his work that draws upon his extensive experience working within demanding work-based training and development contexts.  He has delivered theatre-based learning and facilitated presentation and impact training throughout the UK and abroad to senior executives.  Recent work has taken him to Vietnam, USA, India, France, Singapore, Germany, Ireland, Romania, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, China & Indonesia.  He has worked with various consultancies, including Training in Action, Dramatic Improvement, Actor Factor and Corporate DNA.  Recent and on-going engagements include working with: Credit Suisse, Rolls Royce, BMW, Vodafone, Stihl, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Kuhn & Nagel, Graham Pelton, Wilmott Dixon, Sainsbury’s, Global Radio, Zurich Insurance, the NHS and Exeter University.  A solid research base underpins his approach.  Richard’s PhD examined the connections between leadership theory, learning theory and theatre-based learning pedagogy.  He is accredited by the Higher Education Academy and has lectured within Higher Education.

Tess Nixon Spiller – Sociology, 2003

Tess has been a fundraiser for 20 years having started her fundraising career as a telephone fundraiser calling alumni on behalf of the University of Exeter.  Most recently as Deputy Director of Fundraising at Teenage Cancer Trust and prior to that Head of Philanthropy at Cancer Research UK. Tess also brings diverse experience across the school, charity and Higher Education sectors as a consultant (clients include the Eden Project, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and University of Liverpool among others).  Tess is passionate about supporting people to have Great Conversations and find their authentic voice – whether those conversations are job interviews, high stakes meetings, making the ask/ pitching or managing and leading teams. More recently Tess has coached individuals and teams on having great conversations online. Tess has facilitated and trained many diverse groups and is a frequent speaker at national conferences.

BOOKING: Please complete the online form to register. A link to join the online event will be sent to registrants in advance of the event. 


ProviderAlumni and supporters

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