Introduce Yourself -
Make an Impact

Introduce yourself with panache!

Sooner or later you will be asked to present an icebreaker introductory speech about yourself.

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It may be at school, at church, in the workplace or at a team building conference.

We all know a great deal about ourselves! So sell yourself and create a positive and memorable impression.

Follow the icebreaker guidelines below to help you structure your introductory speech. The stage is all yours - insight into you ...for a positive impact and impression!



GUIDELINES FOR A SAMPLE INTRODUCTION SPEECH

Purpose

An introductory speech about yourself to your fellow students / colleagues / book club / delegates

Preparation

Remember, you only have a few minutes, so you cannot tell your audience everything about yourself.

So, choose 3 or 4 main areas of your life and elaborate with a few key ideas on each of them.

Depending on your age and the composition of your audience, you may want to select a few of the categories below to include for further discussion:

  • your education and qualifications

  • your work experience

  • your family and background

  • why you are currently on this course or with this group of people

  • your future ambitions, dreams and aspirations

  • favorite hobbies

  • favorite sports

  • significant experiences

  • something that the audience may find surprising to learn about you

Practical Tip

Keep a key card and pen handy.

Jot down the 3 or 4 main categories in a mind map as sub-headings.

Flesh out the sub-headings with bulleted keywords [4-5] under each main point.

Find a quote that is significant and meaningful to your life.

Memorize it and conclude your icebreaker speech with a powerful, relevant quote that leaves the audience with insight into YOU!

Self introduction is also your key to interview success because you are starting from a baseline position where they have no experience of who you are or what you are like.


Be prepared to introduce yourself -  it will allay your fears and you'll present a great introductory speech!

Thoughtful, structured and logical - you can't go wrong!

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