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The typical way to introduce yourself is to say your name and then what your job is: „I work as...“ or „I am... “. There is nothing incorrect about it, yet it does not say much.

The tip to making your introduction more interesting is to insert one more sentence, between your name and the job. The sentence will describe one benefit you bring. This structure is referred to as an elevator pitch. Use this article to prepare yours in such a way that it sounds natural to you and easy to use.


“What is your favourite way of being useful?“  is a question I sometimes explore with my coaching clients who are seeking new career ideas and a sense of meaning in their work and life.

Do you know what your favourite way of being useful is?

You can read some shared responses, and add yours, here.


Sadness, fear, anger, disappointment, exhaustion, loneliness. Sometimes we experience emotions that are not easy to deal with. What can one do when feeling bad?


How many people really listen to what you say?


When Dave Sumner Smith, the CEO at Next Dimension Media (a company operating many LinkedIn Groups), posed the question in a discussion, the most common number he heard was TWO.

What would be your answer? How many people in your life, do you believe, attentively listen to what you say and genuinely want to follow your thoughts?



You are intending to be your own boss and to provide a service or make a product on a small scale. At present, you are planning neither to employ other people, nor to apply for loans from banks or investors.

Do you, in that case, need to spend your time on writing a business plan and developing a business model?


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