Considering you tell stories for a living, you suck a little bit at telling your own.
Yep, that's what I said .... Considering you tell stories for a living, you suck a little bit at telling your own. Just saying when you are 'thin sliced' in a 3 second first impression and get a 1 minute intro, you've gotta crush it! Here's how .....
The 3 second 'thin slicing' is how scientists define your first impression. Its all image - clothes, hair, posture, but most importantly, your facial impression.
WARNING: You aren't going to like this... 8 things people decide in their thin slice of you !
Now, the 1 minute intro ......
"Hi Susan, my name is Mike McNamara and I'm a C-Suite level executive with 30 years experience in 6 different industries. I excel at breaking down really complicated things into actionable pieces and communicating them from the backroom to the boardroom. Today, I entertain opportunities for career and talent management engagements, executive coaching, and consultation in corporate development."
See the 3 pieces? 1) who you are 2) what you do 3) where you're headed. Check out this recent article on topic for more info about crafting your own - Your Elevator Pitch in 3 Easy Pieces
Your time spent crafting this 1 minute intro, otherwise known as your Elevator Pitch, is a terrific investment that can be re-purposed across all your social media. Consider it for your summary in your LinkedIn profile, your resume, your web bio, etc.
Time to become your own storyteller ... Ready Set Go!