Networking Know-How: Create An Intriguing Introduction
Updated: Feb 28
When you introduce yourself at networking events, you don’t want to do a five-minute monologue about yourself because that would give people the wrong impression. To make the best impression on those you meet, focus on them.
When making introductions as part of casual conversations and mingling, be prepared to introduce yourself by simply stating your name and organization. Use the other person’s name, when you know it (because he or she was introduced first or because he or she is wearing a name tag). Be sure to shake hands with a firm handshake, make eye contact, and smile at the individual.
“What Do You Do?”
You should always be prepared to briefly respond to the question, “What do you do?” – either as part of a one-on-one conversation, or as part of your introduction to a large group. In these cases, share a brief description of what you do, in a memorable way.
In the end, the goal of your intriguing introduction is to cause the other person to say, “Tell me more…”
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