The word ‘challenging’ is not enough to describe how hard it can be to find the right thing to say about yourself when meeting someone new. However, a bit of practice can make a difference.
For starters, introductory conversations are usually centered around who you are, what you do, and what you’re currently working on.
It’s important for you to plan before attending any networking event. Once you determine the type of event or the industries that will be represented, you can then form your short script.
The aim of these events is to make connections through meaningful conversations but you must first break the ice. This makes it important to be specific and short with your introduction.
For example, you can say something like:
Hi, I’m (name), and I’m (professional title) at (name of company or business), we (basic explanation of your business) and I’m excited about (say why you are at the event).
For those who are not sociable, talking to strangers can be unnerving but it’s worth getting good at.
Let us know if this was helpful. Kindly share how you introduce yourself at events in the comment section!