A lot of my friends ask me how to introduce themselves, their business or their product to a prospective customer (read: everyone). I found out that it’s surprisingly simple, but not intuitive.
Now, if you want someone to know you or what you’re offering, you just have to BE one thing: BE INTERESTING.
Let me share a little story…
Today, I was having a haircut. When the stylist came, I promptly put down my mobile. Then I asked him a very simple question:
“How are you?”
He replied very pleasantly, then several minutes later he’s been telling stories about his teen life, how he met his wife, and various things I thoroughly enjoy!
What’s not obvious, is that I also had many chances to tell him about myself.
It takes two to tango. It wasn’t a lecture, it was a CONVERSATION.
And the best way to start an interesting conversation is by GETTING INTERESTED in what they have to say: Just ASK!
When you’re genuinely interesting in other people, you’ll instantly become an interesting person to them.
Stop crafting words to woo ’em!
Simply ask and listen… You’ll get your turn and you don’t even have to ask for it.
Have your own experience? Share your stories in the comments.