You're off for an interview and have to do a presentation to the interview panel. Do you phone and ask how many handouts you will need? You probably would because you're that kind of person. I just know that's how.
I didn't. I don't like phoning unless I absolutely have to. I picked a sensible number for an interview panel (4) and doubled it (8). How many were on the panel? 11 (eleven). That's right, eleven. Gave me the opportunity to make light of the fact that I'd got it wrong and this was a bit of a technique of mine to make others look good.
Anyway I've now got less of a stiff neck than I had before the interview through the exercise of trying to maintain eye contact with as many of the eleven as possible (we were in a large lounge in a vicarage) whilst answering questions.
What is the difference between leadership and management?
How do you go about helping people of a different church tradition to your own?
With which member of the Trinity do you most identify?
Your five closest friends are in the room and they have been allowed one word each to describe you. What will they say?
We have a week to decide whether or not to take the job.