The first impression is the last impression. It doesn’t matter if you are applying for a new job, introducing yourself to your team, or cracking an MBA interview at IIM. Self-introduction is an art to attract your audience. It plays a very important role in creating an impression about yourself. In this blog, we will discuss how you can do a self-introduction in a seminar with a professional and captivating self-introduction.
In this competitive world you have to make sure that with the first line itself, you engage your audience, hold their interest, and captivate them to hook on to you. Giving a self-introduction in a seminar is more challenging because you have to present yourself in front of a vast audience.
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Key Elements of Self-introduction in a Seminar
Presenting a seminar is an excellent opportunity to introduce yourself in front of a huge audience. It is an opportunity to share your knowledge and professional experience. It’s important to give a well-informative and charming self-introduction, as it will give them an idea of who you are. We have mentioned the key elements that should go in a self-introduction when you are in a seminar.
- Thank you note for their time
- Your name
- Your company name
- What you do
- Your speciality
- Brief about the event
How to Self-Introduce in Seminar?
Self-introduction in a seminar is all about confidence and public speaking skills. If you are good with interaction and public speaking, you are surely gonna nail the seminar. However, to make your self-introduction more interesting and impressive we have mentioned a few tips below
Preparing a self-introduction takes time. You need to craft the content a day before so that you get enough time to practice. Practice makes a person confident and perfect.
Some gestures make you look bold and confident. Standing straight is one of them. While you give a self-introduction don’t remain seated, stand straight and keep a smile on your face. This not only makes you look confident but also natural and professional.
Start with Greetings
Start with a warm greeting to set a pleasant and positive tone for the seminar. Keep your greetings short to hold the interest of the audience. Also, make sure you appreciate your audience for the time they are spending at your seminar. You can thank them in the beginning for taking out their precious time to be present there.
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Begin with your name and profession
Your name is one of the most important parts of your self-introduction. Along with your name, state your company and designation. This will give the audience clarity and a clear context of your Identity. If you are in a college seminar you can mention your department and year.
Mention your Speciality
Mention your speciality that states why you are in the seminar. For example, you can say ‘I am the researcher of the Global warming project, my speciality is studying the consequences of global warming’.
Give a short brief about your education qualification, or a background of your work. You can mention some of your famous project works.
Introduce the Topic
Provide an overview of the seminar topic to your audience. Your audience should know the topics of discussion and the content. You can shift from your self-introduction to the seminar topic with an interesting question that will grab the attention of your audience or a briefing about an issue that surrounds the topic.
While giving self-introduction make sure you use simple words and language that is easy to understand. Here is an example of a self-introduction for your reference.
Hello and welcome Thank you for taking out time from your schedule to join us today. My name is Alivia Mukherjee and Im a Chief Marketing Manager at YYY. My speciality is conducting extensive research and developing 360 campaigns for reputed brands. I have done my graduation in Journalism from Bennet University. I have been working in the marking and public relation industry for the last 15 years. Before we start with the seminar today, I have a question for you all. Which is your favourite advertisement from your childhood days and why?
Ideally, the seminar introduction should be shorter as, people who came to attend your seminar, already know about you. Try to sum up your interview in 2 mins max.
Yes, you can mention your educational qualification in a seminar introduction. It will put a good impression on your listeners.
You can shift from your self-introduction to the seminar topic with an interesting question/fact/story that’ll grab the attention of your audience or a briefing about an issue that surrounds the topic.
Hope the reader finds the information mentioned above helpful. Don’t forget to keep a smile on your face and sound enthusiastic in a seminar.