Create a personal narrative for any conversation

In business school, we talk a lot about the power of networking.  It’s well understood as a business professional skillset.  The part that often gets overlooked is the content of these meetings, and how you can build a bridge to help people understand what you bring to the conversation and the relationship.  This is where building a personal narrative comes in.  

We know in today’s market it’s more important than ever to be able to articulate your skills and make them relevant to your audience. This is an attention economy and you need to make it easy for others to know you if you want their help.  

Your communication needs to be succinct and polished, and you will need to be able to understand what message you are trying to deliver. Take the time to ensure your message catches the attention of your audience, no matter how big or small.  Different environments will allow you to present tailored versions of your narrative, with length being a key alteration.  Know your audience to know what to include.

Work with your career coach to understand how to edit your narrative to the situation, as different contexts call for different lengths of a personal narrative; schedule an appointment today in Handshake .

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By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center