"The Voice" has become the hot topic of conversation in our office, with (nearly) everyone captivated by the TV show. And as it draws to a close with the finale tonight, it's made us question the role 'personal presentation' plays in industries other than entertainment, including the recruitment world.
For those of you who missed the first few shows of "The Voice", each of the mentors chose their teams after listening, not watching the performers - it was only once they pushed their buzzer, that their chair spun around, and they were given the opportunity to see the performer, but before that moment, the decision was made purely on the sound of their voice, hence the name.
The concept is a new one, in an industry renowned for placing emphasis on looks. Would we have the same four finalists if the show had been done the same as all other talent shows?
It raises the discussion about the role personal presentation plays in selection, whether that be in the entertainment industry or another. Read more