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Your 30 second introduction

CareerDFW

Giving you the tools you need to find your next great opportunity

Your 30 second introduction

This PowerPoint presentation will guide you thru your 30 second introduction.

To move to the next slide, click the enter key, spacebar or > (right arrow) key.

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CareerDFW

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Your 30 second introduction

When you meet someone and they ask, “what do you do?” What do you say?

Be prepared to give a short and concise answer.

If they want to find out more, they will ask you.


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The idea of keeping the presentation to 30 seconds is

- To get their attention and make them curious

  • To respect the time of others.

    • Especially if you are giving your presentation in a large networking group.


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CareerDFW

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Adjust the explanation for the audience 

(social, networking, interview.)

We are going to concentrate on the networking format since that is the one we practice at most career groups.


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We suggest the following format:

  • I am…

  • I do…

  • I help…

  • I need contacts at…

  • I am…

    Let’s take a look at each part….


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  • I am…

    State your name

    “My name is ________________”

    Say your first name, pause, then last.

    That way your name is distinct and clear.


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  • I am…

  • I do…

    What do you do? What do you WANT to do?

    You want folks to understand what you do so they can help you if the opportunity arises. 

    (more on next slide)


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  • I am…

  • I do…

    PLEASE…keep your details looking forward.

    Phrases like "my background is..." or a list of all the companies for whom you have worked does not necessarily show what you can do for a new company.


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  • I am…

  • I do…

  • I help…

    What skills or passions do you have that can help an employer?

    What do you love to do?

    (at work…not personal things)

    (more on next slide)


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  • I am…

  • I do…

  • I help…

    Examples…  I provide solutions for.... I lead sales forces,... I develop....   I am an individual contributor… I am a team leader... My passion is to…


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  • I am…

  • I do…

  • I help…

  • I need contacts at…

    What are your target companies? Tell us who you need help with. Being specific will get you more help and more contacts. 

    (You never know, who they know, unless you ask!)


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  • I am…

  • I do…

  • I help…

  • I need contacts at…

  • I am…

    State you name again...in case they did not hear it the first time.


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Many people start by saying my name is ... and I'm a (insert job title here).  However by listing a job title, that might limit you in the employer’s eyes, if they don't have a job with that title. 

Some people prefer to say how I help companies in the beginning and maybe give a job title at the end when they repeat their name.


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Pretend you are talking to your next boss....(you may be!)

Pretend you are talking to the next person who will forward your information to your next boss.


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The most important item is your name.

The second most important item is your profession, tied with the help you need on a target company.


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There is no right or wrong way to do this.

You have to be comfortable with what you say and how you explain it to others.

Catch phrases or slogans will help someone remember you.


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Present your introduction with a smile and vigor.

It gets people to want to help you.

And the last thing you should say...

”Thank you”


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Now it is time to practice, practice, practice.

WHY???

Practice so you can feel comfortable enough look them in the eye, be aware of your surroundings and be able to smile while talking.

Don’t forget to exchange business cards.


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The next set of graphics have a 30 second count down clock built in.

The clock will start as soon as you switch to the next slide.

To start the clock over, click on the house icon in the lower left to reset the clock. When you are ready to start the clock again, click anywhere on the screen.


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