Tell your story or others will2012
It is important to tell others your story.
No matter what you do, story telling always helps in professional conversations.
Adding the story to the context of the conversation will make people listen more. It will also tell others where are you coming from and what brought you into this conversation.
And here is another thing.
If you are not brave enough to tell your own story, others will eventually do it for you.
And they will spin it in the way it fits them. It will become part of their own story. You will then have no right to complain about missing components.
Few more thoughts I have found on this subject on the wide web: