At every Leadership Forum participants are provided an opportunity to practice their introductions. We teach an effective way to say what you do in less than 5 seconds that has a positive effect on your personal brand.
By personal brand, we mean how others see you. When people see you or your name in print, two points will come to mind:
1. Who you are (values, strengths, personality, etc) and
2. What you do (who you serve).
To leave a lasting impression and start an insightful two-way dialogue, we suggest dropping your title and company name and simply state who you serve and what you do for them.
Here is a personal example:
Before: I am the founder, chair and facilitator of Caledon’s Leadership Forum for Women.
After: I lead an empowerment networking group for heart-centred professional women.
During the event a couple volunteers help us teach this part of our program by sharing their own 5 second intro and then we open the floor for others to try.
Click here for a copy of the exercise if you would like to prepare yourself for this part of the meeting ahead of time. Feel free to contact me or a member of the Forum Team if you have any questions.Tammy Elliott Founder, Facilitator and Chair firstname.lastname@example.org 905-951-1217