Last week at the National Speakers Association convention, C-Suite marketing maven, Jeffrey Hayzlett moderated a panel discussion on podcasting. After the introductory remarks, he quipped, “The absolute worst question to start a panel is, ‘Tell us about yourself.’ So let’s start by digging in with a great panel question!”
I agree, Jeffrey!
The problem with the “tell us about yourself” question is that it’s a lazy way to start. It means that:
So do us all a favor and DO NOT start with the worst panel question – “Tell us about yourself.”
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