My job as a freelance writer occasionally requires me to speak on the phone. I say "occasionally" because 99.9 percent of the time I decline a job if the words "let's have a quick call" are mentioned.
A couple of times, I've made the mistake of agreeing to a call, only to realize about five minutes in that the person on the other end is interviewing me. To write a 500-word article! I've even had someone ask me the "strengths and weaknesses" question.
When I found myself in that situation, I should have politely declined and hung up. Instead, I went through with the interview and found I was actually nervous. Like it was this kind of job interview.
I noticed something. When I'm nervous and talking on the phone, I do this.
What is it about talking on the phone that makes us do strange things? Like this:
What do you do while you're talking on the phone?