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How You Introduce Yourself Says a Lot About You

October 14, 2012

Daily ReadHow You Introduce Yourself Says a Lot About You

When introducing yourself, you may think the most important audience is the person you meet.  If so, you probably include titles, accomplishments or “facts” about yourself in your introduction. But, when you do this you are actually showing your insecurities and boosting your courage with unnecessary information. Instead, try these tips…

Less is more – provide the bare minimum. This allows more about you to be revealed during the conversation in a more natural, memorable way.

Stay in context – keep your introduction in context with the setting (CEO, parent, spouse).

Embrace understatement – two words – be humble.

Focus on the other person – ask questions, listen to the answers, make connections, fit in.

The key is to remember – the most important audience is yourself. Just be whoever you are, skills and struggles, triumphs and failures and all. You are your true audience, even when you introduce yourself.

Always be yourself–especially to yourself

Read the entire article at: http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/a-great-way-to-introduce-yourself.html?nav=pop

 

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