You might feel that there is little creativity in crafting how you introduce yourself. After all, there are only a few ways to say who you are and who you work for. And if that’s all you’re saying, you’re no doubt right. An introduction is bland or boring.
However, when introducing yourself no one ever said you have to limit yourself to what amounts to a professional name, rank and serial number.
Prepare to move beyond the mundane. Share a little bit of what you do. And stop thinking that “There is nothing to what I do.” Give yourself some credit. Think it through. There is a litany of different where’s and how’s to what you do.
And with that, you add dimension to your introduction by being informative or educational. Or, you can really spice it up by being amusing or startling.
Your introduction is not a “vanilla or chocolate” proposition. Rather, it’s like Baskin-Robbins and you have 31 flavors to share.
Frank Agin, host of Networking Rx and founder of AmSpirit Business Connections, talks with adventure and accountability coach on how she built a thriving network and business simply by introducing people. https://bertamedina.com/
Stop and think!
There is likely someone you’d love to be introduced to. Maybe it’s someone in
your area. Maybe it’s someone in another region of the country. Maybe it’s
someone on LinkedIn. Whatever the case, it’s someone you’d like to meet.
But you don’t
know them. And while you’re not shy, it can seem a little … well … awkward
reaching out to a complete stranger and suggesting “Hey, let’s get acquainted.”
If this describes
you, here is a simple, but effective strategy for becoming connected and
avoiding all the potential awkwardness: Consider having another person act as a
go–between for you.
someone in your network who is already connected to the person you’d like to
meet and ask them to introduce you. They can do it easily via LinkedIn. They
can connect you two via e-mail. Or if it makes sense, they could set up a face
to face meeting.
case, utilize a mutual connection to bridge the gap.