Of course, there is no easy way, magic bullet, secret, or trick. It just takes stamina, fortitude, and a thick skin when it comes to rejection. But, there are a few things that can make a difference besides networking, rubber chicken dinners, cold dried out scrambled eggs and bacon at breakfasts, using a head hunter, paying someone to write your resume and cover letter, cold calling, or threatening to blow a place up unless they hire you or use your services (the last one was a joke, if you couldn’t tell).
30 second elevator speeches can only get you so far. After all, how many people can you talk to and approach in an elevator or on the street or at Star Bucks before you get arrested as a nutcase or masher?
So how do you get noticed? That’s the question and the answer!
No one will hire you, give you a chance at a better opportunity, or improve your business unless you can offer something they need, get noticed! Or better yet, get them to believe they need it and/or you so they ask you. So where to start?
1- Why should anyone hire you, give you a better opportunity, or improve your business? You need to figure that out and how to sell it. What can you offer others? What is your competitive edge?
2- How will others benefit from what you are offering? Why should they change or help you?
3- Then, how to let people know? The big question.
There are several ways to let people know who you are besides the usual stuff:
A- Discussion groups on Linked In, FOCUS, Chambers of Commerce websites, a blog, or articles in local newspapers, Twitter, Facebook are great ways to introduce yourself but you need to find a way not to sell to them but get to know you through what you have to say, how you think, showcase yourself in totality.
This is important- trying to get people into discussions on places like LinkedIn or Focus, for example, by asking questions everyone knows the answers to or have been asked a dozen times previously by others just makes you look like a jerk! No one responds. Worse, they wonder if you have any IQ at all. Writing angry pieces doesn’t help at all. Stay positive and relevant.
B- Try to get on a local cable show or radio show to get yourself introduced and noticed. Try going to a website called “whorepresents.com” to get contact info for people who can help you in this endeavor.
C- Start your own talk show like I did- my show is Visions of Success Internet Talk Radio and it is featured on the Amazing Women and Men of Power Network, in conjunction with RAVEN International Network. It reaches up to 3.5 million listeners every Friday on the internet and airs twice. I can help you there by getting you in touch with the right people and I won’t charge you a dime for the assistance. Internet talk radio is in its infancy and growing daily.
D- If you don’t want to start your own talk show on the internet, get on a talk show like mine to introduce yourself. With 3.5 million listeners and growing, someone is bound to get curious about you if you have something to say and/or offer whether you are an entrepreneur (self-employed), under-employed, and unemployed. If no one knows you, you’ll never get anywhere.
What do you think of these additional ideas for success? I’d love your opinion.
Are you self-employed, under-employed, or unemployed and want to try something different?
Check out my website http://www.visionsofsuccessradio.com in its totality (all the pages). Listen to some of my interviews. Schedule a call and let’s talk about your future- https://my.timedriver.com/WBZYQ. It will only cost you some time and effort.
About Dr. Fred (DocFred) Simkovsky…
DocFred is an accomplished organizational development, talent management, certified master coach building more effective organizations and individuals. His objective is to work with an organization and/or individuals that truly understand the concept and value of Visions of Success. Visions of Success fosters that each individual contributes their talents, abilities, and skills to a shared achievement of peak performance where everyone benefits for the whole. DocFred has a dynamic 35+ years of experience in multi-disciplinary environments both nationally and internationally.
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