*Don’t get too personal. Your perspective client/talent scouts don’t need to know about the tattoo you got that one crazy night on Spring break.
*Do not info dump. They do not need your entire life’s story from birth to now. If this isn’t a date, then you are oversharing.
*Do not recite your resume. Look, if you gave them your resume and they are talking to you, you can assume they read it. This is when you give more detail.
*EWWWW- do not overshare personal…like personal information. They and honestly, no one needs to know about that odd rash you had to have looked at.
*Gossip- We talked about this in my last post. Do Not Spread Rumors. Keep gossip out of your mouth and clear of the brand you are trying to create.
Here’s the hardest part- relax. I know you are going to create a personal pitch and practice it over and over and over…but, use it sparingly. Know the right time to pitch yourself. Sometimes, it is okay to relax and enjoy the experience. Chatting is okay, just beware the obstacles I listed above. It is quite possible that people want to get to know you beyond the commercial.
Write three or four words that describe your qualities as a professional. Add a dramatic adjective to describe you further. Example- I’m, Ticia Rani. I am a well-versed writer of fiction.
Identify your knowledge and expertise…“People know me for my…” Example: I am known for my ability to write a deep point of view.
Now, show me the good stuff. What is your star factor? What makes you absolutely special in your field? Use statements like, I’m known for…I’m recognized for…Others describe me as.
Cool, now take these statements and work them together into the perfect sales pitch for yourself. This is the time to shine. It is the moment to focus on you and be proud of all you have accomplished. Don’t be shy but be honest.
Now, straighten your shirt, check your hair, make sure your breath is minty and fresh- let’s do this…ACTION!
Polish your sparkle and just keep twirling.
Find joy. Be joy. Enjoy.
I’m always looking for new friends!