How Can You Get Your Ideas And Your Abilities Noticed?
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You’ve no doubt heard the saying that good goods sell like hot cake. There’s no denying that assertion because it’s true. But no matter how good your goods are, they will never sell if you don’t find ways to get them noticed by people. The same is true for your ideas and abilities. No matter how brilliant your ideas are and no matter how great your abilities are, they may not be to your advantage if you don’t know how to get them noticed. This article will teach you to get people to notice your ideas and abilities.

Progress in any career you can think of calls for the development of some “people skills.” Communication, persuasion, influence, and leadership all play a role.

In most companies and business environments, there is competition for favours, privileges, and rights. A time comes when you have to “shine.” And always you’ll have the chance to “stand out.” Now, how can you get yourself, your ideas and your abilities noticed?

First, the ability to communicate effectively: People will always judge you by what comes out of your mouth. This hinges on your choice of words, the level and diversity of your vocabulary, and how well you organize your thoughts. So ‘street slang’ and ‘verbal shorthand’ will not get you favours in the business world. Fortunately books, audio and video tapes are available to strengthen your ability and confidence as a communicator.

Second, your personal image: The advice to keep in mind about dress and appearance in connection with your career is: always look and dress one ‘step’ ahead of what is required in your current job. Instead of wearing what you can “get away with,” go one step further. If you are a mechanic for instance, wear clean, neatly pressed work clothes instead of oil-stained, dirty coveralls. Keep your hair neatly groomed, nails clean, and clothes neat.

We are told not to judge a book by its cover, but that’s what happens in life. People judge your status and importance, your seriousness about your job, and even your ability just on how you dress. Think of how you dress as your “packaging.” Marketers know how packaging of products informs consumers’ decision to purchase them. It’s the same about “marketing” yourself.

Third, be well-informed: You should always be an up-to-date, well-read, well-informed “expert” in your career. This can be done by having or getting all the formal education in your field. You must also read the current related literature such as books, trade magazines, journals, plus some general business information. Reading the newspaper also counts for general information about current events.

Fourth, personality and attitude: When executives choose people to promote, they first and foremost look for “attitude” and “personality.”

Here are a few hints and clues to define “a good attitude” or “a good personality.”

People with a good personality appear to be patient, avid listeners, encouraging, complimentary to others, generally cheerful, optimistic, curious, and interested in learning and knowing about new things. Those with a good attitude seem to be generally optimistic, upbeat, calm under pressure, very solution-oriented (as opposed to blame-oriented) when faced with problems, and genuinely interested in ideas, and in new and better ways of doing things.

When should you put your best foot forward?

Since you never know when you may bump into opportunity, you must always do your job well, even if it is a very little part of it. This means that you should put your best foot forward, in other words, you should present yourself in a way most likely to gain favourable attention every time, all the time. This is the theme running through my website


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