Introductions: Creating better connections in potentially awkward situations

Introductions: Creating better connections in potentially awkward situations

I’ve been thinking about introductions.

As I write this the holiday season is near and I know I’ll be meeting new people at holiday gatherings and end of year networking events. But throughout the year we have many opportunities to introduce ourselves in both social and business situations.

I recently had an important realization about my role in creating connections during these introductions.

Your Story Needs Allies

Your Story Needs Allies

If you are an American of a certain age you might remember the phrase, “build it and they will come” from the film Field of Dreams.

Even if you know this is not necessarily true, many people believe that with hard work and perseverance you can achieve your goals.

People also believe write it, film it and the audience will watch.

If you create content, this article is for you. 

What happens if you post something and the audience doesn’t come? Do you think you did something wrong?