for all of the SCs and experienced applicants out there:
which is more important, 1) being super articulate / not interrupting, 2) being sincere and excited about the school/position, or 3) the content (research/teaching plans)? i know all are important but, how would you weight each factor percentage wise?
i recently did a phone interview with a SLAC (5 SC people on the call). i think i did pretty well on #3 and very well on #2. i'm just not that great on the phone and was worried about interrupting. i think i mostly avoided interrupting, but i was less articulate than i was hoping to be. the phone connection also wasn't great at times and the SC were a bit hard to hear. toward the end of the roughly 20 minute interview i got better. at the end of the interview one of the SC members stated that i should take any delays not as a sign of a lack of interest on the committee's part, but rather as the fault of the higher ups in the administration. (this school also took a while to schedule a phone interview in the first place, so i am inclined to believe them). anyone heard this before and know how to interpret?
thanks to all for any impressions or advice!