- Is it one that opens the door for conversation or one that offers as little interesting information as possible?
- Is it one you can use at a party or just a meeting where everyone knows why they are in the room?
- Is your answer just your job title and where you work?
- Is it about the value you hope you bring or the work you find exciting?
- In short, is your answer a story about you that invites others to want to turn the page?
- Can you deliver it in 3 sentences or less?
I prepare three versions and hope I'm not tongue-tied when asked. If a bottle of wine is involved, I give the long version....