Networking done well
September 06, 2022
From the blog of Customer Experience expert Austin Govella...
AGUX.co: Professional introductions for networking at conferences, 2022-Apr-26 by Austin Govella
I learned this introduction format from design leader, Christina Wodtke (@cwodtke), who I think learned it from executive coach, Harry Max (@harrymax). Answer three questions:
Your role and company
The most interesting thing about where you work
It works kind of like a Mad Lib:
Hello, my name is your name.
I am a your role at your organization
Where I the most interesting thing you do.
For example, my intro might go like this:
Hello, my name is Austin Govella.
I am a User Experience Lead at Avanade
Where I help enterprises transform how they connect with employees and customers.
As with business introductions, tailor your role, so the audience understands. For example, for general audiences, I might describe myself as a Project Lead instead of a UX Lead.
The last part makes the magic: the most interesting thing you do where you work.