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1 Making Memorable Introductions

2 A common situation: So, tell me about yourself!

3 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!

4 Rule #1 Don’t wing it!

5 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!

6 1 Tell your name 2 Tell who you are 3 What do you want to achieve? Key Elements

7 1 Tell your name Your Name in 10 sec

8 Your Name in 10 sec My name is Briar…Jamieson…

9 1 Tell your name Tips for Saying Your Name 1.Pause slightly between your name and surname, and smile at the end. 2.Emphasize your name so everyone can hear it and feel the respect for it. 3.Repeat your name if asked, always with a smile. 4.Make your name memorable – if your name is unusual, add a detail that will help others to remember it.

10 Your Name in 10 sec My name is Briar…Jamieson… ‘Briar’ sounds like ice-cream - ‘Breyers’.

11 2 Tell who you are Who Are You? …in 10 sec

12 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?

13 2 Tell who you are Tips for Saying Who You Are You may: 1.talk about your professional background, or 2.explain where your accent is from, or 3.talk about three things you like to do in Canada.

14 3 What do you want to achieve? Your Goals in 10 sec

15 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. Your Goals in 10 sec

16 Tips for Your Goals 1.Mention what you want to achieve in your professional career. 2.Give a short-term goal and possibly a long-term one. 3 What do you want to achieve?

17 Your Turn  Write down your introduction.  Take your time and think it through.

18 1 Tell your name 2 Tell who you are 3 What do you want to achieve? Remember the Key Elements!

19 Practice with somebody you know well.

20 Sources tools/interviewing/be-able-to-introduce-yourself tools/interviewing/be-able-to-introduce-yourself management.bestmanagementarticles.com/a tips-for-introducing-yourself-at-your- networking-meeting.aspx management.bestmanagementarticles.com/a tips-for-introducing-yourself-at-your- networking-meeting.aspx E&feature=related E&feature=related


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