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There is no such thing as talking about yourself in a vacuum. Connection implies having two sides in the relationship.
If you go into a conversation thinking only of yourself — your reputation, your goals, your achievements — the other party is going to sense that right awa...
Yes, your work says some things about you. Certainly if what you say and what you do don’t align, you’re going to lose credibility.
Don’t rely on your colleagues or friends to tell your story either. While it’s wonderful when they do, they only know a part ...
Avoid the mistake of over-focusing on what you did. Nothing is more snooze-inducing than reciting a factual timeline of your life, your resume, or your achievements.
The part that builds connection, that turns your story from a couple of black and white statistics into a c...
Don’t lie about your accomplishments. Don’t stretch the truth, either. Don’t go about wearing your curriculum vitae on your forehead and ensuring that everyone in your vicinity gets exposed to your list of good deeds.
If you’re telling a story where the facts emerg...
Get out there and speak up. Express yourself as you really are, in your one-of-a-kind brilliance.
Be understood. And in the process, you might just find out that you aren’t alone.
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