Tell Me About Yourself

Exercise #1

In January 2014, brought online a new service. This service was a personal web page featuring you. It has your picture, resume, summary of qualifications and a one-minute video. This page can be emailed to employers to show who you are and what you have to offer. This may not be for everyone, but it certainly will give many of you the added boost you need to clear the pack of applicants that look good on paper, but really don’t have what it takes.

Many employers are expressing dissatisfaction with the hires they are making because they look good on paper and not what they appeared to be when hired. If you had to present yourself, what would you say, how would look and what impression will you give?

When preparing to do your video resume or an interview, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

  1. How do you look?
  2. Can you look better?
  3. Are you dressed appropriately?
  4. Do you have an outline of what you need to say?
  5. Can you speak one minute on yourself?
  6. Have you spelled out your most important accomplishments?
  7. Do you have a timer so that you will know not to go over a minute?
  8. Can you articulate (explain), in proper English, everything you need to say?
  9. Be personable and friendly looking, what makes you think so?
  10. Smile when you can and at appropriate times.
  11. Look in the mirror, do you like what you see?
  12. Make sure you thank your interviewer.


“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.” ~William James

What, in your opinion, is the most significant discovery of this modern age? The finding of dinosaur eggs on the plains of Mongolia, laid— so scientists assert— some 10,000,000 years ago?

The unearthing of the Tomb of Tutankh-Amen, with its matchless specimens of a bygone civilization? The radioactive time clock by which Professor Lane of Tufts College estimates the age of the earth at 1,250,000,000 years? Wireless? The Airplane? The Atomic Bomb? The Internet? No— not any of these.

The really significant thing about them is that from all this vast research, from This is the greatest discovery of modern times— that every man can call upon this “Life Principle” at will, that it is as much the servant of his mind as was ever Aladdin’s fabled “genie-of-the-lamp” of old; that he has but to understand it and work in harmony with it to get from it anything he may need— health or happiness, riches or success.

For the subconscious mind does not reason inductively. It takes the thoughts you send in to it and works them out to their logical conclusion. Send to it thoughts of health and strength, and it will work out health and strength in your body. Let suggestions of disease, fear of sickness or accident, penetrate to it, either through your own thoughts or the talk of those around you, and you are very likely to see the manifestation of disease working out in yourself.

Your mind is master of your body. It directs and controls every function of your body. Your body is in effect a little universe in itself, and mind is its radiating center— the sun that gives light and life to all your system, and around which the whole revolves. And your conscious thought is master of this sun center.

As Emile Coué puts it—” The conscious can put the subconscious mind over the hurdles.”

Keep Your Hope Alive!