Tell Me About Yourself: Six Steps for Accurate and Artful Self-Definition, by Holley M. Murchison.
Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2017.
Sometimes you get only one chance.
A good introduction can create connections and open doors. A bad one can make conversation fizzle and opportunities fade.
What you need is a story that tells who you are—authentically, compellingly, and concisely—and that can be adapted to fit any situation.
Created for dynamic beings constantly redefining themselves, their work, and the world around them, Tell Me About Yourself pairs interviews and case studies with a simple, scalable framework, helping you craft and deliver comprehensive, compelling, and generally kick-ass introductions and personal stories for yourself, your team, or your company.
In an ever-changing innovation economy and a climate that demands we put our best foot forward to create change, there’s no better time to learn how to articulate your usefulness to the world.
It sounds counter-intuitive, but you really can't effectively understand others until you fully-understand your own identity.
Tell Me About Yourself is an approachable "workshop in a book" that walks you through the process of self-reflection and definition with step-by-step challenges & exercises.
You'll reflect, distill, and share your story over the course of 6 chapters. In the end you will emerge with a clear picture of who you are and what you can deliver to your audience. With that clarity, you can forge confidently into marketing and service conversations with everyone from novice customers to expert long-term clients.
It's not the most beautifully typeset book (don't say I didn't warn you) but the content is great.
Begin connecting authentically to your customers today.