Here are 10 great tips to help tell your story.
1 ) If you are doing something exciting, share it: communicate via LinkedIn, Facebook, or good old conversation.
2 ) Try to set goals for yourself–apart from those of your employer.
3 ) Focus on increasing your network any way that you can (personal, professional, etc.)
4 ) Take the time to evaluate any event before attending–even if attendance is free.
5 ) Find a partner in crime (or advocate).
6 ) Don’t be afraid of starting over. Sometimes it’s easier moving forward with a clean slate.
7 ) When family and career collide, decide which is more important–in the moment.
8 ) Continue to test and evaluate your own personal brand: Google yourself!
9 ) Don’t be afraid to cross the line of conversation from swim meet to sales contact.
10 ) You are your greatest advocate, but if you create a strong reputation in the marketplace and continue to support and maintain friendships and partnerships, others will take the lead. Always repay the compliment, the introduction, etc. to improve your relationships.
– Composed by Jody Robie, Executive Director Business Development at Buyer Advertising