A Quick Self-Introduction for Every Event
Depending on your audience, situation, and environment — we need to think of different ways to introduce ourselves.
- At an industry event, for instance, I might say: "I take the anxiety out of networking and public speaking skills." And then as someone looks at me, I turn to him or her and say, "Tell me about you." They may have forgotten that they asked me what I do and just tell me what they do.As the conversation develops there will be an opportunity to say more about what you do. Create the interest first by learning about the other person. You already know what you do.
- If someone says, "I am an attorneys at a mid-sized firm," I might respond with: "I help attorneys' with their 'rainmaking' skills so they are able to get their points across simply and persuasively to attract new business."
I strive to set goals and find new ways to describe what I do and the benefits to each person I connect with “after” I learn what they do. Does it always work? No, however it is great practice and we find ourselves in situations daily where we can test out new sound bites. Think of a way to introduce yourself at the deli, the health club, or at a new event that you will be attending. Always stay true to yourself — and only compete with yourself — that is enough. Set your goals high and achievable to strive for newer and stronger opportunities as they relate to your life and business.
Instead of merely giving your title when you meet someone, create a sound bite and give them an action statement and the benefit you provide so their response will be: "Tell me more."