Self-introduction simply means introducing yourself, as opposed to having someone else introduce you. The term implies being in a situation that is more formal and structured than just walking up to someone, saying “Hello, my name is Heerendra Bagchi,” and shaking hands. It suggests that you might be making a speech, giving a presentation, etc. A self-introduction should be short and to the point. Quickly say who you are, what you are, and why you’re here.
Example: “Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. My name is Heerendra Bagchi, I am the Director of Lingua Franca Language Academy, and I am pleased to be here today to unveil the new course to be launched in association with Bharti Vidyapeeth University, Pune, i.e. Diploma in Computerized Industrial Accounting (DCIA)
Example: “Mayor Jones, my name is Joe Blow, I am the president of the Nimby Ratepayers Association, and I am here to express our organization’s outrage that property taxes will not be increased this year.”
Introduce yourself boom-boom-boom, then get on with what you have to say.
Giving an introduction of oneself during an interview should be brief. The person being interviewed should talk about his latest qualification and work experience and what he intends to do in the future. This is the best way of giving an introduction. You have to make sure you don’t give the details that are already present in your resume. This may have a negative effect on your interview as the interviewer is already aware of those details. In order to achieve success in an interview, it is better to answer questions that are being asked to you. Keep the answers short and simple. Give answers with confidence and be quick to answer them.
1. What activity has played or plays an important part in your life? Tell the story and distract the message.
2. What is your main personal goal?
3. What do you like very much?
4. What do you hate or dislike?
5. Do you have developed a very special skill?
6. What is your lifestyle?
7. Can you come up with a turning point or milestone in you life?
8. What is your hobby or interest in you spare time?
9. What is a pet peeve or another very familiar topic you like to talk about, to do or to discuss?
10. Where you are from? Do your roots reveal something about yourself that is new for the audience? That always works in a speech for self introduction.
11. Is there an object or prop that means a lot to you?
12. What distinguishes you from other individuals?
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