One Last Coda: Your Networking “Positioning Statement”

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Hey there, hero!

I wanted to share with you one last networking tip that wasn’t in the MOO blog post I’ve been dissecting over the last few videos.

And it’s how to come up with what to say when someone asks you what you do.

Here’s what I say, and how I came up with it. And how I use an open loop to keep it brief.

Hope this helps!

David

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  1. Really like the idea of “an open loop”. And resisting saying anything more. Its like sharing a mission statement in order to grow the conversation with someone. And like the idea of crafting my reply based on who is in the room. These vids have made me realize that I need to prepare myself for networking meetings, to prepare how I can better engage others and help them, verses just waltzing in and thinking ok, give me what I want. This is SO much more life giving and actually makes me excited about attending meetings where I don’t know people and the wonderful possibilities that can come up because I will engage in a new way. Very cool David. Thanks for sharing these.

  2. I love this: mine is; I’m a Voice talent, I’m the mouthpiece to my client’s stories…
    or I’m a voice talent, I help my clients get their story out…..
    A great intrigue creator, and open loop…. thanks David!

  3. Do you have any suggestions for knowing when to move on to another person or group in the room? And, a graceful way to do that. And/or when your group has dispersed, the best way to join another group already chatting away?

  4. Love this concept. I think we tend to be so passionate about what we do and this industry, we tend to carry on about it. Passion is great, if someone wants to share it with you. I recently went to my High School reunion. Most people there knew I am a voice actor since I produced and voiced a promo video for the reunion but THAT, in and of itself sparked more conversation than I ever could have imagined. I did still need to use my “open loop,” as I am now going to call it, statement a few times but it peaked so much interest that I felt that much more honored to be part of this industry.

  5. I usually say that I’m and actor and that I still maintain my license as a registered nurse. That generally sparks a cascade of conversation