Recently, I came across a discussion in a LinkedIn Group that I manage, where a member posted an interesting Discussion topic that sparked over 175 comments. It was a simple request:
Describe what you do in exactly 7 words.
It was interesting to see all of the responses to the question over a few weeks, and through them I learned about/became interested in several people that I wasn’t familiar with who conveyed their personal or business brand in a concise and meaningful way.
Others paid no attention to the 7-word limit, and rambled on as they likely would in person (rule-breakers). A few used less that 7 words (show-offs/also rule-breakers), and at least one person answered the question several times with a different 7-word response each time (confused).
Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a business owner, a person in career transition, or a recent college grad, it’s important to have a descriptive and succinct response to the inevitable question you’ll encounter when meeting someone for the first time – “What do you do?”.
And while it’s not typically required to limit yourself to 7 words, I think this is a good exercise, and worth your time to figure out a concise way to describe who you are, and what you do
Can you describe your awesomeness in exactly 7 words?
Give it a shot in the comments!
And if you’re wondering what the perfect 7 word description is for myself…
World’s only human who doesn’t drink coffee.
Okay, I got to get to work on that. 🙂