3. TMAY - Preparing Your Introduction Profile

This is an essential step that you need to work on time and again until it becomes natural, interesting and relevant to the situation in which it is used be that in answer to the the interview question "So tell me a little about yourself", at a networking meeting or as an introduction face to face or voice only. With practice you will end up with 60 seconds of information that will interest and engage with your audience,

To start with write down in 2 minutes who you are and where/what you are in your career, 3 interesting facts about your achievements and what you are looking to do in your future career. Don't go over the allotted time, what you think of first is usually highly relevant. Then refer back to the personal profile you have created for your CV and build it into a short statement about yourself.

Once you have this learn it and practice it in front of a mirror until you are confident and relaxed in your delivery; then try it out on someone, another MKEA member is a good choice and get their constructive feedback. This is tough but over a period of time you will evolve something you are happy with and confident enough to adapt to the situation and circumstances of delivery. Try starting off with a 2 minute statement, that is a long time for someone to listen and gradually cut it back to 30-45 seconds. Look to end with something memorable as a hook for people to remember you by that describes in a nutshell who and what you are/can do for them.

Watch for body language responses that demonstrate boredom and lack of interest to gauge response. If it is not working in a networking meeting move on.

The CV Preparation download included below will help you with the traits you could include in your TMAY. The other files are taken from the networking section of this website and are based upon the Business Networking International guidelines.
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