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Business Networking For Dummies by Stefan Thomas

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Chapter 8

Nailing the Introductions Round

In This chapter

arrowUnderstanding the purpose of the introductions round

arrowWriting your winning introduction

arrowDelivering your introduction with passion and confidence

Almost all networking events have an introductions round, where all attendees take turns standing up and briefly introducing themselves and their business.

In this chapter, I talk about how you can make your introduction a success every time.

Getting the Scoop on the Introductions Round

I’m going to warn you now: if you go to a networking event, you will have to introduce yourself. I’m warning you because I don’t want you to learn about the introductions round the hard way, like I did. (See the nearby sidebar ‘What your introduction doesn’t need to be like’.)

The introductions round is exactly what it sounds like: each person takes a turn introducing themselves and their business, one by one, to the entire group. In some organisations, the introductions round is called the 40-second round, or the 60-second round. In some places, you get longer or the time isn’t measured at all.

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