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Part II: Building Networking Relationshi... > Scripting Your 30-Second Self-Introd...

Chapter 7. Scripting Your 30-Second Self-Introduction

To take the edge off new situations and make the prospect of meeting strangers more comfortable, develop a networking script to introduce yourself. Think of your script as a 30-second “elevator speech.” If you had only half a minute to tell a stranger who you are, what you do for a living, what your career goal is, what you have to offer, and how the listener can help, what would you say?

Shoot for three short yet descriptive sentences designed to break the ice, introduce yourself, and—ideally—fuel a longer conversation. For example:


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