Seriously! We’re all familiar with the ‘about music therapy’ elevator speech. (If you’re not, here are some speeches from other music therapists.) Well now you are at conference and meeting a lot of people. They are going to ask you about yourself and you’re going to have to give them an answer. Be prepared. A lot of times, people ask me “Michelle, what have you been up to?” Hearing that often stops me in my tracks… “hmmm” I think.. “What HAVE I been up to?!”
So, to avoid that deer-in-headlights look AND to stay on top of my conference goals, I have a simple list of talking points of what I want to tell people about myself. Then, when they ask me about myself I proudly share with them.
This year my talking points will include:
- The Boom Tote – Because it’s better than ever and I really think it can help people
- MusicTherapyPro.com – Because we’ve added a lot of perks that weren’t there last year
- That I work in a hospital – Because I really want to connect with other MTs who work in hospitals too
- (And I’m sure my pregnancy will end up somewhere in the mix too.)
So, how about it… what will you say about yourself?