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I’d cringe during introductions, especially under professional circumstances. I’m not shy, and I know I’m great at what I do, and I certainly needed to attract more prospects, but I dreaded that inevitable question much like other people dread public speaking or swimming in shark infested waters, “So, what do you do?”
Deep breath, and here we go: “I’m a writer,” I’d say.
Then they ask, of course “So, what do you write?”
“Uhhh. Just about anything. What do you need?” I’d answer.
Wrong answer. Eyes glaze over, everyone rapidly switches the subject. I didn’t even have the good fortune of a bad pitch – I had no pitch, but technically, I didn’t have a better answer. What do I write? The longer version is that I write multi-million dollar award-winning grants and proposals; create economic development and feasibility studies…
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