Dec. 5, 2022

The Power of a Solid Introduction

The Power of a Solid Introduction

Introduction is defined as: a formal presentation of one person to another. I believe it is a simple act that can carry a lot of weight.

The manner in which we introduce ourselves can be a direct reflection of how we view ourselves. From the titles we use, to our tone of voice and the speed at which we speak, can all contribute to the first impression we make to others.

Do you speak with authority? Do you extend your hand first? Do you state your name and title? Do you over talk out of nervousness?

As a podcaster I have the pleasure of introducing myself to people week after week, turning strangers into guests comfortable enough to share their career journey, all in the matter of a few minutes.

We've all heard that saying, "You only have a few minutes to make a first impression." It's an oldie but a goodie and one that I feel, still rings true.

Of course the way we introduce ourselves will vary depending on our audience; however these are the basics that we should always keep in mind: keeping it simple, keeping it clear and maintain a friendly tone.