Great Way To Introduce Yourself as a Blogger or Freelancer

Value Versus Title

If I tell you I’m the Chief Design Coordinator for my company, you’re likely to wonder, what exactly does she do? But if I say something like “I’m in charge of ensuring our product designs are compatible for use with our customers, while ensuring the team works productively to meet deadlines,” you’re more likely to get interested in knowing more about what I do.

Fake It Until It Gets Real

This is one psychological principle that has remained true over the centuries. You now have an idea how to make a fabulous introduction as a blogger, but it doesn’t all just end there. It’s possible these tips may fly out the window just at the moment when you desperately need them.

Clarity Is Essential

Whatever you say should be said in clear terms. Meaning, do not use words your audience will not understand. Otherwise, what is the point of your introduction?

More Than An Introduction

The above points are what you should note when making a general introduction as a blogger or freelancer. Now, let’s get a bit more specific on how to introduce yourself as a blogger in other settings. For example, on your own blog, a guest blog, to a stranger, at an interview, to friends, family and relatives, and to a prospective client.

Close The Conversation

Part of a great introduction is also a great closure. Do not simply wave at a contact across the room and mouth or shout, “Good-bye.”

Other Important Dos And Don’ts

Whether you are making a business introduction or introducing yourself to another parent at your child’s soccer game, here are some of the more general things to do and not do. I’m sure you have heard many of them before, but reminders can be helpful, especially for important things like introductions.

Do:

Practice your introduction.
Have a brief, firm handshake.
Make eye contact.
Smile. It helps you appear happy even when uncomfortable.
Be humble.
Focus on the other person as well.
Ask questions and actually listen to the answers.
Close the conversation.

Do Not:

Slouch
Mumble
Offer a floppy, wimpy or bone-breaking handshake
Be too salesy
Use industry “jargon” on the unfamiliar
Appear distracted or anxious to speak with someone else (If you “must” break off and speak with someone else, ask something like, “Can you please excuse me for a minute? I would love to speak with you more and will be right back.”)

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