A friend of mine found he was introducing himself poorly when he started his startup. I twittered about it, but after three message updates decided it was worthy of a blog post.
I did some online research (read Googled) on what the "repeater machines" (learning how to be human beings/business people/coaches/FOM--my acronym for Fad of the Month), were saying about the proper way of doing so.
First hit in Google seemed to be built right for my friend, I never read past the first paragraph though.
The search was worth it though, as pretty soon I came across some very funny links:
Bad ways to introduce yourself to women
Introducing yourself to large-breasted women
How do you introduce yourselves?
My friend originally started with: "ahh, I program, err.. I have this startup but I can't tell you about it". He will soon find his way, what is yours?
Me? I often skip introductions all-together.
"Introducing yourself" is not to be confused with the important 30-seconds/200 words "elevator pitches", which are good not just for new ventures but to get your point across--something I still struggle with daily being naturally inclined to brain-storm my way across the world.
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