The Art of Interviewing

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Throughout its history, ExecuProv has continually added various communication skills classes to its curriculum along the way. 2013 was no exception!  As the company approaches its 30-year anniversary in communication skills training, it now offers yet another course: The Art of Interviewing. This class is offered from two vantage points: That of the interviewee and that of the interviewer—the person looking for that “right” candidate.

Many H.R. Directors experience frustration and regret at not hiring the “right person,” while those seeking employment often fall short in impressing their would-be employers. As usual, ExecuProv’s unusual approach to coaching those in either of these categories is innovative and surprising, but, oh so effective!

True to form in its innovative approach, and with a bent for sharing some of the same wonderful “inside secrets” of those used by entertainment types, Cherie Kerr has fashioned this course with tips from those who audition for parts and those who cast them.

Whatever you have learned, or thought you knew about interviewing, this class will open your eyes to some fascinating “tricks” for either landing that job or identifying that ideal candidate.

The two sides of the Art of Interviewing include:

One for the “interviewee,” the other for the “interviewer.”


For the job seeker who wants to nail the interview, ExecuProv offers a one-day class that provides new insight, innovative presentation techniques—both with the introductory resume and the cover letter—to how she/he comes across during the interview (an array of sophisticated approaches to presenting oneself).  This course offers the same guidelines an actor would follow when auditioning for a part he/she really wants. Areas covered are as follows:

  • Writing the pitch to grab the casting director’s attention and compiling the resume and head shot
  • Making an entrance
  • Dressing for the part
  • Playing the part
  • Considering dialogue choices—Too much? Too little?
  • Delivering the lines—Feel. Tone. Attitude.
  • Standing out from the others—Secrets of a Memorable Performance
  • Acing the audition—Your Closer
  • Getting the call back—You Won’t to Have to Call Them, They Will Call You

For the “casting director” who is holding the auditions. The reverse side of the Art of Interviewing includes the following:


  • Defining the character—what you’re looking for tells you who you’re looking for
  • Putting out the casting call—wording the “breakdown”
  • Assessing the resume—typecasting
  • Auditioning the performer—talent and character
  • Drawing out the raw, given or potential talent—how to determine if he/she has “it”
  • Testing the talent—X-factor or not?
  • Casting with certainty—getting an award-winning performer

Both of these classes are offered on an open-enrollment basis at ExecuProv’s training facility at the De Pietro Performance Center or onsite or at a client’s preferred location.



 Who We Are

ExecuProv is a presentation and communication skills training company serving business professionals, Fortune 100 and 500 companies, government institutions and nonprofit organizations. Since 1983, its seminars and workshops have offered innovative techniques for public speaking, one-on-one communication, PowerPoint, leadership, meeting facilitation, humor, team-building, email communication and improved business writing skills training.

The company also provides one-on-one private coaching sessions (in person or via Skype) for those who wish to prepare and rehearse speeches and presentations, and for those who wish to work through various on-the-job communication challenges. Class sessions for companies and groups are always custom-tailored. On-site open enrollment classes are kept to a minimum to ensure highly-individualized attention. 

Private coaching now available via Skype!

Keep an eye out for our new webinar series - coming soon.



Our Featured Upcoming Classes 

Presentation Skills

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

"Email LIVE!"

Wednesday, March 14, 2018  8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

How to BE Presidential

Wednesday, February 7, & Thursday, February 8, 2018  

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

How To Think Fast On Your Feet

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Workshops Include All Materials, Prep, and Follow-up.



Please call 714-550-9900 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for additional class dates.



  • Thank you for dedicating your time, energy and efforts to share your expertise and insight with our Staff, Faculty and Cadet facilitators...
    Col. Ronald P. Clark, US Army
  • What a great idea. ExecuProv has changed the way I present myself at the podium and on tour.
    Gus Lee, Best-Selling Author
  • Cherie has an amazing insight into communication. She makes it fun, entertaining, quite humorous and easy to remember.
    Ellen Gambrell, Production Admin at Lexus
  • Cherie and her approach to communication hits the heart and head at the same time and has tremendous results.
    Tom Orbe, VP Infiniti
  • Cherie Kerr brings a fresh look to dealing with difficult communication problems. In a unique way, she re-visits and reminds us that organizations are really people.
    Dr. Newton Margulies, University of California, Irvine
  • I would recommend the use of this program to anyone who is serious about training and developing superior trial attorneys.
    Richard Schmidt, LA City Attorney's Office
  • ExecuProv greatly helped to improve my verbal communication skills, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone needing improvement.
    Glenn Hale, GM at Anaheim Hilton


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