- Exude ‘tude and stay visible.
Smart self-promoters are always planting seeds for the future. They know that in a fast-breaking world, they need to break through the clutter and become memorable. Think of yourself as a glossy magazine…a magazine has to have advertising in order to survive.
- Put Your Personal Mark on Everything.
The more people hear and see your name, the quicker you can build a reputation. Use every tool at your disposal in a strategic way: Use the signature feature on email; convey warmth in an email; use your business cards to exchange information; find a reason to send personal notes on your stationery.
Never miss out on opportunities. Always have something bright and interesting and self-advancing about your latest achievements or adventures to talk about. "Have a pulse" is the rule. Energy begets energy which begets getting noticed.
Dependable consistency of mood, dress, performance and respect for others makes people comfortable and builds great reputations. And when you say you’re going to do something, do it.
Power brokers, king makers share one thing in common: they use information as the currency of the realm. Establish credibility by becoming a source of tips, suggestions, recommendations.