So, after years of working at your craft day in and day out, you feel that you have finally "arrived" – reaching a level of status in your company where those around you recognize that you are good at your job, maybe even one of the best at your job.
How then do you go about getting other people in your industry to know who you are? How do you show them that YOU are the person who will go the extra mile and lead their company into a prosperous future?
We all know someone in our lives who truly excels at what they do. It may be just the guy who did your landscaping design, or a repairman who fixed something right the first time, or even the person at Starbucks who makes your coffee perfectly every time. We take the time to notice people around us who go above and beyond what is expected of them. But unless these people realize that they do offer more than others, their skills and talents and hard work ethic will take them nowhere. THEY MUST REALIZE THEIR TALENTS AND USE THEM TO MOVE FORWARD.
By a certain point in our careers we know what we can do and how well we can do it. Once you have achieved this level of confidence, you can now go out there and make others notice you. But how do you go about doing this?
First and foremost, ALWAYS BE RESPECTFUL, COOL-HEADED AND INFORMED. One thing you may notice about most high level executives is that they rarely lose their cool, or their tempers.
You need to always come across with sincerity and maintain a level of positive energy. I've said it before and I'll say it again, NEGATIVITY AND NEGATIVE SITUATIONS WILL ONLY ACT AS A POISON TO YOUR CAREER ADVANCEMENT. No one – not one boss or CIO or client wants to hear someone continuously complain about the difficulties of the job. Be the person who puts a positive spin on a difficult sale or meeting. Show them through your words and body language and energy just how much you believe in your services and how they will benefit the client. If you need to, attend public speaking classes to hone in on your skills and take them even one notch further.
We have all at one time or another sat in a business meeting or attended a conference being on the edge of our seats – completely drawn in to what the speaker was saying. You could FEEL THEIR ENERGY and PASSION for the topic being discussed. THIS IS THE FEELING THAT YOU WANT AND NEED TO IMPRESS ON EACH AND EVERY CONTACT THAT YOU MAKE. This may seem a bit over the top, however, clients and executives WANT to see that level of determination and passion.
Passion is a key force in getting others to see just how much you care about their business, and that you take your job and your product seriously.
Always be aware of how your "presence" is perceived by others. As I said earlier, you know that stand above others in your field, but do others see you this way? Do you come off confident or unprepared? Do you respect your boss, and, does he/she respect you?
Also, leaders and executives like to see your ability to not only handle problems for clients as they arise, but also your ability to look ahead by pioneering new ways and new ideas that pertain to your field.
One of the best sites to get yourself noticed in through LinkedIn. I recently read in an article that the average person on LinkedIn was a 43 year old male making about $107,000 per year, every Fortune 500 company is represented, and it puts you in with a group of people who have very high credentials.
Keep company with those who you can learn from and who you yourself can look up to. How can you move forward and impress those above you when all that you are surrounding yourself with are people who are not as driven as you are? Separate yourself from these negative forces, and let others see that you are not afraid to break away from the pack. This does not mean that you are not a team player, rather, it shows that you have the courage to stand out in front of the line, and be noticed by those who can take your career to the higher path that you desire.
- Be confident and positive.
- Be respectful.
- Take risks that will show superiors your strengths.
- Keep calm.
- Separate from the pack, if necessary.
- Join LinkedIn.
- Think strategically.
- Think like a CEO.
- Think like a winner and you will be seen as a winner.
- There's no room for 2nd place in sales.
- As someone once said, second place is the first loser.
- Contact MarcoGiunta.com and we will get you noticed!
Once you have achieved this level of confidence, you can now go out there and make others notice you. This may seem a bit over the top, however, clients and executives WANT to see that level of determination and passion. passion is a key force in getting others to see just how much you care about their business, and that you take your job and your product seriously. As I said earlier, you know that stand above others in your field, but do others see you this way? I recently read in an article that the average person on LinkedIn was a 43 year old male making about $107,000 per year, every Fortune 500 company is represented, and it puts you in with a group of people who have very high credentials.