One of the great new things I took away from day 2 of the Institute for Performance and Learning Conference was the concept of an Instant Credibility Statement. This statement is a way of introducing yourself to the public, a group, or colleagues that establishes your credibility and immediately makes them interested in and invested in what you have to say.
I found a few other resources on the topic as well (including the short video above) but nothing quite so well crafted as the framework Christine shared with us. This came out of an excellent session, the last one of the conference for me, called Owning Your Professional Development Today, for Tomorrow. Christine Dagenais from Creative Coaching was the speaker and she was fantastic! I was really inspired by all she had to share.
The basics behind her framework for the instant credibility statement are that you should share four things:
- Who you are
- What you do
- Why you love it
- So, what?
We each got the chance to start on one for ourselves, and I think I’ll make a video sample of one in the coming days. Great idea for getting networking, speaking, and facilitating off on the right foot.