Do you know what to talk about yourself?--2

Here is an exercise for you:
  1. Refer to the post - Do you know what to talk about yourself?---1
  2. Craft a message about yourself
  3. Practice introducing yourself while talking into an audio recorder
  4. Listen to yourself. How do you sound? What are the gaps in the content? Did you forget to mention an important fact about yourself? Did you forget to talk about an important achievement?
  5. Fill the gaps and practice again while recording your talk
  6. Finalize the version of your talk
  7. Practice! Practice! Practice!

When you do this exercise two things will happen immediately:

  1. You will develop confidence in presenting yourself
  2. You may discover gaps in your achievement which if you could have achieved would have given a powerful impact and face lift to your image; Such an achievement will elicit a 'WOW!' response from your listener.

The good news is that you can work towards that achievement. The missing achievement can become a goal you will strive for and very soon you will be able to add it to your self-introduction.

This exercise can change the course of your life!

Try it and do share your experience in the comments.

Do you know what to talk about yourself?---1

Let's say you have to introduce yourself to others. They are important people and you will need their support in future. How do you go about talking about yourself? Do you just start off? What you say will have tremendous bearing on how they will perceive you.

It is important to be able to talk about yourself in a manner that is impressive and do all the talking in just 3 minutes.
Here are some important points you need to cover:
  1. Your background
  2. Your achievement
  3. How you can be of benefit to the person you are talking to?

Your introduction should result in the other person realizing that you are an important person who can contribute in achieving his goals.

It is important to craft your message with a lot of thought. Your message should be crisp, to the point, and must strike a chord in the heart of the listener.

Stay tuned for further posts on how to craft the message about yourself.

Think about it! How do you talk about yourself?

Who is calling the shots in your life?

I have seen many people abdicate calling the shots in their lives. It is important to take stock. I believe no one has the right to call your shots. Many people allow their bosses, subordinates, peers and their customers to call the shots.

If it is anyone other than you who is calling the shots in your life, then it is important to change that situation.