Sheron Cardin's Input...: What Do I Do? "I Color Your World!". That's a better introduction, isn't it?

I have been an interior designer for over 27 years and I have always taught my clients the principles I used while decorating their home so they may enjoy decorating too. The home staging trend in residential real estate is a great way to reach more people every day and what I enjoy the most is they are learning the basics of good design through staging. It is my dream for every person to know the joy and pride of living in a decorated home.

What Do I Do? "I Color Your World!". That's a better introduction, isn't it?

paint brushesPeople are often times put off when I introduce myself as an Interior Designer/artist/feng shui student/home staging instructor (not necessarily in that order). They actually take a step back especially here in the small town of Selma CA.

"I Color YOUR World" really says it all for me. Pleople want to know HOW?

Finding a simple and understandable one liner to identify ones profession is a thrill and what a lucky find and solution to a common problem when I came across the following article. Please pass it could make introductions more enjoyable and colorful for all of us.

Please share us know what you come up with for yourself or any profession for that matter!

Double Your Income With an Unlimited Number of Highly-Qualified Prospects For Free

By: Raymond Aaron

The way to get an unlimited number of highly-qualified prospects for free anytime you wish as often as you wish for the rest of your working life ... is easy and it really is free and anyone can do it. You don't buy anything from me or anyone. You just change the wording of how you introduce yourself! Let me explain ...

The boring way to introduce yourself (which everyone now uses) goes like this: "I am an electrician". What is wrong with this? Firstly, it does not increase your business so why bother saying it. And, it has two errors in it:

1.The first error is that it uses the word "a" or "an" which means that you are just one of many -- indistinguishable and uninteresting.

2.The second error is that you state what you do so that there is no mystery, no excitement.

Here's how you create excitement and have people WANTING more details.

Introduce yourself using the following guidelines:

1. introduce yourself by saying WHAT THEY GET not WHAT YOU DO

2. introduce yourself by creating QUESTIONS not ANSWERS

3. introduce yourself by saying "you" in the sentence 4.introduce yourself by being BRIEF.

Here are some examples:

BAD ........... I am an electrician  GREAT ...... I check your shorts!

BAD ........... I am a professional speaker   GREAT ...... I double your income!

BAD ........... I am an interviewer    GREAT ...... I mail millionaires to your door!

BAD ........... I am a Feng Shui consultant   GREAT ...... I color your world!

BAD ........... I am a photographer   GREAT ...... I shoot you!

BAD ........... I am a therapist     GREAT ...... I get into your head!

BAD ........... I am a dietician     GREAT ...... I feed you healthy junk food!

Get the picture? Now, create one for yourself and send it to me by typing it in a comment to this article.

Do you have the courage to use this fascinating way to introduce yourself? Most people don't. I encourage you to develop a fascinating way to introduce yourself and then practice on family members until you are strong enough to do it in the world. Best of success. It works.

Author Resource:-> Raymond Aaron,New York Times Top Ten Bestselling Author, "Double Your Income Doing What You Love" published by John Wiley and Sons, New York City.

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Thank you Raymond!



Comment balloon 14 commentsSheron Cardin • July 26 2009 02:00PM


Bad- I'm a mortgage broker Good- find your money machine

Bad- I'm a real estate broker Good- the ticket to your new home

Posted by michelangelo vasco (mvp realty inc.) almost 11 years ago

Hi Michelangelo,

Thank you for commenting. I would LOVE to hear someone tell me they are the ticket to my new home :) My imagination is just running wild!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 11 years ago

Sheron, I love this! I'll have to come up with something and try it out on my Friday morning coffee networking group. We all have 90 seconds and I get so tired of saying the same thing every week!


Posted by Donna Schoby (Liberty Bank of Arkansas) almost 11 years ago

Sheron ~ I'm going to work on this and hopefully think of something compelling and clever -- thanks for the inspiration!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) almost 11 years ago

I enjoyed reading the post. I can give you the keys to your dream home.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 11 years ago

Sheron -- This was very thought provoking but something that I really needed to do.  Thanks for making me put on my thinking cap.

Here is what I came up with:   "I make your house irresistible to buyers!" 

Now let us hear your "good" version.

Posted by Judy Kincaid almost 11 years ago

Hi all, I know it has been awhile since I have posted on AR so am glad to have found a really useful article to get me started again.

How about: "I know who is looking for your house!" (target market)

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 11 years ago

Hi Sher, good to see you back and I love this blog post.  Will have to give it some thought. I like your intro. line, that ought to get attention.  Hmmmm.

Posted by Ginger Foust, Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging (Certified Staging Professional) almost 11 years ago

Now you have me thinking, great concept and it makes sense.  I can't think of anything clever off the cuff though.  Will have to revisit.

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) almost 11 years ago

Coming 'back' to active rain is like coming home. How good it is to see you guys. Almost forgot I posted so am checking in. When we, us stagers, started posting way back when AR was young (20,000 or so members and all there was for graphic words were strange fruit names), it seems like everything we had to say was new...and it was. Now that time has passed and our uncharted territories have grown familiar, it really is a good time to take stock and revisit the now status quo.

Let's see, how about "I found the way".

Your next :)

Pass it on!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 11 years ago

Now just WHERE are YOU?????  I'm BACK, and YOU are GONE!!!!  Come back!

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) over 10 years ago

Love the audio... happy Holidays Sheron.... may this year bring you joy and prosperity...

Posted by Paul Silver, Rhode Island full service real estate firm over 10 years ago

Sheron, that's just perfect!  What about "I help you dump the house you don't want anymore, without paying Uncle Sam a bundle in taxes."  That would be a short sale specialist... and that would sure get attention, right!

Posted by Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor (MBA Broker Consultants) about 10 years ago

Hello all Rainer's who have commented on my blogs without a whisper from me in response. I truly apologize! I don't like leaving 'things' dangling out there so as I reawaken to the rain drops falling on my head and combing through old posts, I will comment...

Diane - you welcomed me into the Rain way back when with such warmth and I just want to give you a big hug and say thank you!

Hey Tall Paul - what a year it was! Thanks for the 'happy wish' cause it helped :-)

Regina - how has 2010 been for you on the California Coast? I for one am thrilled to be in 2011 if you know what I mean. Thanks for your comment.



Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 9 years ago