Introductions are difficult.
There are several reasons for this, but I think they can all be summed up in one word: pressure.
There’s a lot of pressure (often in the form of self-doubt) surrounding introductions. Some questions I often find myself pondering after first meeting someone include:
- Did they like me?
- Was I impressive?
- Did I accurately represent myself?
- Did my hair look bad? (This is pretty much inescapable. You learn to live with it.)
However, if Hollywood is to be believed, introductions get easier with experience. Recently, I watched the movie The Intern (I’ll let the IMDb rating speak for itself) in which there’s a scene where Robert De Niro’s character touts that he can “explain himself in 10 seconds”.
And so, at the risk of a bad hair day and with the confidence that a video is worth a thousand blog posts, I give you Jerry Clayton in toto :
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