Join us when Holley M. Murchison presents and signs TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF.

Introductions are a jump start for all our conversations. When done well, we effectively express our core values and life's work and, in doing so, open ourselves to a world of new connections and professional possibilities. When delivered poorly, conversations can fizzle and, unfortunately, opportunities fade.

Author and entrepreneur Holley M. Murchison knows firsthand how challenging introductions can be—at the age of thirty-three she's had over twenty-three jobs and started two businesses. That's meant a lot of introductions! It's also meant figuring out how to tailor introductions to different situations with different desired outcomes. In this book, Murchison shares the foolproof method she developed for pulling all the pieces of your life together and conveying the perfect, memorable response to that inevitable command: “Tell me about yourself.”

Created for dynamic beings constantly redefining themselves, their work, and the world around them, Tell Me about Yourself pairs interviews and case studies with a simple, scalable framework, helping you craft and deliver comprehensive, compelling, and generally kick-ass introductions and personal stories for yourself, your team, or your company. This book presents a six-step process that transforms introductions into self-definition, going far beyond the dryness of job title, hometown, or interests and instead articulating how your motivations and values shape the choices and moves you make in life.

She encourages us to get out of our own way, crafting narratives that bring the stories we want to tell about ourselves to life.

Holley M. Murchison Is a dreamer and a doer, whose work as an education producer, entrepreneur, and strategist lies at the intersection of communication and culture, with a focus on amplifying marginalized voices to catalyze change. From radio hosting and youth development to project management and dream directing, she has over 15 years of experience working in unconventional leadership roles at K-12 schools, colleges, and companies across industries. She is founder and CEO of Oratory Glory, a communication agency and speaker collective. She is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Oberlin College.

Event date: 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Tell Me About Yourself: Six Steps for Accurate and Artful Self-Definition By Holley M. Murchison Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523094660
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - September 18th, 2017

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