Tell Me about Yourself: Six Steps for Accurate and Artful Self-Definition

By Holley M Murchison
Own Your Story

Sometimes you get only one chance. A good introduction can create connections and open doors. A bad one can make conversation fizzle and opportunities fade. What you need is a story that tells who you are--authentically, compellingly, and concisely--and can be adapted to fit any situation. Created for dynamic beings constantly redefining themselves, their work, and the world around them, Tell Me About Yourself pairs interviews and case studies with a simple, scalable framework, helping you craft and deliver comprehensive, compelling, and generally kick-ass introductions and personal stories for yourself, your team, or your company. In an ever-changing innovation economy and a climate that demands we put our best foot forward to create change, there's no better time to learn how to articulate your usefulness to the world.



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"Holley's book is a sage mentor between easy-to-access pages. The book contains fun and practical exercises, clever challenges, and attainable and aspirational case studies to help you build confidence and find your personal style and best self. What a joyful way to find your authentic and most confident voice!" --Anne Marie Burgoyne, Managing Director, Social Innovation, Emerson Collective

"The essential field guide to owning your story. Holley does a masterful job in leading readers down a systematic path of crafting their story while keeping it real. This book is not for the faint of heart. This is about the journey of unlocking the power and potential of ourselves through our own words." --Vinitha Watson, founder and Executive Director, Zoo Labs

"Holley Murchison has shown me the way to communicate who I am in a hyperconnected and extremely isolated time. In an age of polymaths and disdain for braggadocio, this book is the key." --Mark Brand, CEO, MB Inc./A Better Life Foundation

"Tell me about yourself. A seemingly innocent yet challenging invitation that can send the unprepared into a fidget-ridden verbal spew of consciousness. First impressions matter, and in Tell Me About Yourself, Holley Murchison lays the framework for articulating the most important story you will ever tell--the story of you. This isn't your ordinary public speaking book; it's derived from thoughtful lessons Holley has learned from successfully drawing even the most apprehensive visionaries from their shell." --Tonya Rapley-Flash, CEO, My Fab Finance, and CFO, FOAM

"In Tell Me About Yourself, Holley shares insights on how to step up and into one's own voice with clarity and strength. This book gracefully guides the reader through a journey of discovery while providing the space and pace needed to gather and coordinate the power that drives each individual's story." --Elyzabeth Holford, Founding Senior Executive, Digital Living Research Commons, Aarhus University, Denmark

"No one has to suffer through the awkward tongue-tying and oftentimes confronting 'first impression.' If you are looking for a tool that gets right to the heart of the matter, Tell Me About Yourself is your Swiss Army knife. It is the most powerful contribution to public speaking in this era of avatars and profiles, providing readers with an analysis of self that can be shaped into a colloquial masterpiece." --Sallome Hralima, Executive Dream Director, The Future Project

"I have long believed that great teachers are performance coaches, and there is no better example of this than Holley Murchison. In Tell Me About Yourself, Holley not only helps the reader unearth his or her voice but recognizes that the leaders of the 21st century will be storytellers." --Dave Lynn Gould, Administrator, Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, and honors faculty, The University of Iowa

"A practical crash course in finding your inner voice and successfully communicating it. Tell Me About Yourself is the perfect blueprint for reinventing how you share your story and make sure the world understands who you are." --Melissa Patenaude, Chief Experience Officer, FEWOFMANY




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Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publish date 09/18/2017
Pages 120
ISBN-13 9781523094660
ISBN-10 1523094664
Language English

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