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How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”

26 October, 2014 by Matt Goldenberg

Men answering tell me about yourself
I was recently at a conference when I heard one attendee ask another the dreaded question: “Tell me about yourself.”

Pause for a second and think what answer you expect to that question. Usually, it’s something like “I’m an accountant” or “I do web development.”

Breaking the Mold

What I didn’t expect to hear (at least not from someone who hasn’t gone through the Self-Made Renegade premium coaching or products) was this answer:

“I give people super powers.”

That answer didn’t end the conversation – it started it. It was a powerful pattern interrupt that created curiosity and led to a half hour focused conversation and solid connection. And starting focused conversations is one of the most powerful skills you can bring to your next interview or networking event.

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How to Use “Tell Me About Yourself” to Start Focused Conversations – The Two Sentence Story Technique

Today, I’d like to show you a powerful technique you can use to not only start that conversation – but immediately create a positive impression that few other candidates can create.


So here’s the breakdown of the two sentence story technique:

I am the (Memorable Fact or Hook) who helps (Specific Company Type) solve (Painful Problem) by (Unique Solution). I do this because (Compelling Story).

Go ahead and leave a comment, and I’ll give you some personalized advice with what I think.

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