Don’t Make These Mistakes When Introducing Yourself

by Stephanie Ward on September 16, 2011 · 10 comments

in Articles, Blog, Call To Action, Marketing, New Clients, Speaking

The invitation to introduce yourself, and your business, at meetings and events is a huge opportunity. Don’t blow it by being unprepared.

When you deliver an effective introduction; people will remember you, those who are interested will take action, and others will recommend you. Watch this short video (less than 3 minutes) to find out how to master your introductions.

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For even more on this topic read my article: The Right Way to Say What it is You Do.

What do you say when you introduce yourself? Share below in the comments section.

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1 Dorota September 16, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for your clear message about presenting yourself. I will practice before the next networking event. I especially like the part about call to action, which I usually forget to include. So thanks for reminding!

2 Stephanie Ward September 17, 2011 at 9:24 am

Thank you for your feedback Dorota! Yes, the call to action is so important and makes a huge difference. Have fun with it and let me know how it goes.

3 Basema September 18, 2011 at 3:38 am

It was good meeting you F2F on Wednesday.
Thank you so much for the information. I do most of what you’ve mentioned, however it seems that there is somthing missing , can’t figure out waht would that be, is that few people are coming to me for more informtion, any tips?

4 Stephanie Ward September 18, 2011 at 10:51 am

Wonderful to meet you in person as well Basema! About your introduction, what’s your call to action? What do you invite people to do if they want to know more?

5 Rajka@Expatdoctormom September 19, 2011 at 9:40 am

Thanks Stephanie for this short concise and very important reminder!

Will work on this before our next networking event next Monday! I had not been adding a call to action to my introductions. Great tip!


6 Stephanie Ward September 19, 2011 at 10:11 am

Great to hear Rajka! Adding your call to action should make a big difference.

7 Nakita Squires April 21, 2013 at 1:20 am

I haven’t been to any networking events yet but I’ll be sure to follow this great advice when I do.

8 vanessa May 12, 2015 at 5:28 am

Thank you. Networking events can be a little scary but you have explained exactly how I can introduce myself, say what I need to say clearly and include a call to action. It all makes sense to me now.

9 Stephanie Ward May 12, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Appreciate your feedback, Vanessa. You’re right, networking events can be scary. And if you go with an open mind and eagerness to learn about othere people it will be a breeze. Have fun at your next event!

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