How To Answer “What Do You Do?”

By Alexis Rodrigo | Entrepreneurship

Jan 26

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What do you say when someone asks,

“What do you do?”

Watch the video below to find out what’s wrong with how most people answer this question, and a better formula you can use:

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Here’s the gist of the video:

Most of us respond to “What do you do?” by using titles or positions. For example, I could answer, “I’m a copywriter and online marketing consultant.”

This answer is correct and truthful.

However, it’s also flat and doesn’t help me connect with my Ideal Clients if they’re the ones who happen to ask me the question.

Here’s a better formula:

“I help + (my Ideal Clients) + (achieve this big result) + (optional qualifier).”

If you want to see how I use this formula, you’ll have to watch the video.

What Do You Think?

If you try to apply this formula, what do you come up with? Share your answer with me in the comments below.

Oh and if you liked this tip, I invite you to sign up for more online marketing, social media, and copywriting tips from me in the sidebar on the right. Thank you!

UPDATE: If you liked this video, you’ll be glad to know this is just a drop in the bucket of what I learned from Isabel Parlett, the Soundbite Shaman. The best part is, Isabel is releasing four videos on “How to Say What You Do When What You Do Is Deep, Powerful, And Hard To Describe”. Click here to get your free access to these videos.
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Lexi Rodrigo is passionate about creating web content that helps extraordinary businesses to attract more prospects, create community, and make more sales.

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