Part III: Did You Make the Connection?

Time for a pop quiz!

You remember those, don’t you?

When your teacher would surprise you with a quiz that you were in no way prepared for? If you had any control-freak, perfectionist qualities, you dreaded those pop quizzes!

Well, in honor of the upcoming  teleclass, “The 20-Second Connection: How to Create Conversation, Curiosity and Connection Every Time You Answer the Question, “What Do YOU Do?” I’ve got a pop quiz for you. Don’t groan!  It’s for your own good!

If you’ve been paying attention in class, you know that we’ve been talking about how to create conversation, curiosity and connection any time you answer the question, “What do YOU do?” And if you’ve been following along with rapt attention, you might have tried creating an answer to that question that does, in fact, grab people’s interest and communicates the essence of what you provide.

Well, let’s just see!

Write down what you usually say when someone asks you the question, “What do you do?”

Now, ask yourself these questions as you consider your answer:
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Part II: The 20-Second ConnectionWhat Do You Say?

Remember last month’s post about how to answer the question, “What do you do?”

What, you don’t remember!

Well, rather focusing on WHAT to say, I wrote about HOW to say it.

But today, let’s talk about how to script your answer. Usually, I’m not a big fan of creating scripted answers, but this is one time when it can be incredibly valuable. Creating your perfect answer to the question, "What do YOU do?" will increase your level of confidence when you’re in a networking situation, AND this answer comes in handy in so many different situations, not just when you’re in conversation with someone.

You can use the essence of your answer in all your marketing materials from your website to your business card to your email signature and beyond!

So, let’s jump in.

Here is a step-by-step outline for creating the core of your 20-Second Connection message.
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