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Making memorable introductions

Making Memorable Introductions

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A common situation so tell me about yourself

A common situation:

So, tell me about yourself!

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Common question

Common Question

"So, tell me about yourself."

This may just be the most common and the most intimidating phrase you'll hear during your job searches, informal chats and formal job interviews. Be prepared because you're going to hear it all the time in networking situations. Let’s get ready for them!

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Rule 1

Rule #1

Don’t wing it!

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Rule 11

Rule #1

Don’t ever wing it!

It’s better to be prepared than sorry.

  • Take time to learn the key elements of introducing yourself!

  • Impress anyone you meet in a professional situation to land that dream job of yours!

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Key elements

Key Elements

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What do you want to achieve?

Tell your name

Tell who you are

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Your name in 10 sec

Your Name in 10 sec

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Tell your name

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Your name in 10 sec1

Your Name in 10 sec

My name is Briar…Jamieson…

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Tips for saying your name

Tips for Saying Your Name

Pause slightly between your name and surname, and smile at the end.

Emphasize your name so everyone can hear it and feel the respect for it.

Repeat your name if asked, always with a smile.

Make your name memorable – if your name is unusual, add a detail that will help others to remember it.

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Tell your name

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Your name in 10 sec2

Your Name in 10 sec

My name is Briar…Jamieson…

‘Briar’ sounds like

ice-cream - ‘Breyers’.

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Who are you in 10 sec

Who Are You? …in 10 sec

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Tell who you are

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Who Are You? …in 10 sec

I am a teacher and I like working with people. This adds a lot of interesting experiences to my life.

My accent comes from Germany. Have you heard of Munich, the city that hosts the biggest party in the world every year?

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Making memorable introductions

Tips for Saying Who You Are

You may:

talk about your professional background, or

explain where your accent is from, or

talk about three things you like to do in Canada.

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Tell who you are

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Your goals in 10 sec

Your Goals in 10 sec

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What do you want to achieve?

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Your goals in 10 sec1

Your Goals in 10 sec

  • I’m here to see what everyone is involved in and how I can contribute to the organizational mission.

I am pretty new to Canada. First, I need to get used to the winter and then enroll in a research degree.

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Making memorable introductions

Tips for Your Goals

Mention what you want to achieve in your professional career.

Give a short-term goal and possibly a long-term one.

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What do you want to achieve?

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Your turn

Your Turn

  • Write down your introduction.

  • Take your time and think it through.

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Remember the key elements

Remember the Key Elements!

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What do you want to achieve?

Tell your name

Tell who you are

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Making memorable introductions

Practice with somebody you know well.

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Sources

Sources

  • http://www.wetfeet.com/advice-tools/interviewing/be-able-to-introduce-yourself

  • http://network-management.bestmanagementarticles.com/a-41519-5-tips-for-introducing-yourself-at-your-networking-meeting.aspx

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUmJV3pYKyE&feature=related

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