This isn’t a question to intimidate you. This chapter is about how you talk about yourself.
I like that you didn’t skip this question and that it was the first in the series because everyone asks this question first. I know people ask this question and I know my story so I kind of assumed I’d know how to answer it and didn’t give it much thought other than that. But this helped me ponder it a little more and I think prior to this email if asked this question, I would have awkwardly countered with “Umm well what do you want to know? Like everything? Or what I’ve been doing lately? Like tell you my work history orrr…..?”. So now I can skip that awkward series of questions and prepare a confident, clear, relevant answer!