In This chapter
Understanding the purpose of the introductions round
Writing your winning introduction
Delivering 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.
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.