Enhancing your career can depend on how ready you are to take advantage of opportunity when it presents itself. That means that you need to be ready to introduce yourself quickly to people you might run into casually in the office or in other business settings. Mike Myatt, in the article “How’s your elevator pitch?” says that he has several versions of his own introduction prepared depending on audience, environment, and need.
Myatt says that a good introduction imbues you with credibility and confidence and allows you to tell other what you do and how you are working toward eliminating fears the company has, eradicating painful situations the company faces, or meeting the needs the company has pinpointed for itself. And Myatt says you should be able to do this in 50 words or less.
So, for instance, when you run into a manager, you could introduce yourself by saying: “My name is Jim Johnson. I’m a marketing representative. I specialize in making sure new clients are comfortable in their knowledge about our services before they commit their money to us. And this year, I’m working toward the goal of 100 percent client satisfaction.”
Once you have an introduction that you like, work to perfect it. Practice it-and then use it when the need arises.
Preparing for small moments can open doors to a bigger future.
As a nationally Credentialed Career Manager, Coach Kevin Tucker has been partnering with individuals like you for the last 25 years. Through the military, as a minister, a human resources executive, and finally as a career and life transition coach; he has continually been able to help motivated individuals find their calling in life! Check out more at www.CoachKevinTucker.com.