Every professional understands how important a first impression is. It’s the moment if someone is going to decide if they trust you, if they will give you their attention, if they are going to give you the benefit of the doubt.
So, why do people waste the first precious moments going around the room and having everyone introduce themselves?
Why are you reading off the PowerPoint when it could have been sent via email?
Why are you busy telling your story instead of sharing what you have learned along the way that can help someone else?
If you don’t have anything to say, share the floor. If you do have something to say, say it with passion.