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Thursday, 19 Oct 2017

Promoting Yourself

1. Be professional and look professional.

2. Decide to make a difference.

3. Invest in yourself - take speech class or join Toastmasters.

4. Have a mentor.

5. Step out of the box – be creative.

6. Have a practiced 30 second elevator speech.

7. Pass out an impressive business card.

8. Talk to everyone you know and even those you don’t know, about what you do: be a walking brochure for yourself and the field of Aging.

9. Give advice away - have a “tip” sheet.

10. Be quotable and be quoted - be a television or radio guest, be an invited speaker.

11. Join associations and organizations.

12. Attend conferences.

13. Network!

14. Present at conferences.

15. Volunteer for a conference exhibit booth.

16. Be an organization representative or get on a Board or Task Force.

17. Teach a class – hold your own seminars at the community college, adult education, library evening talk series, senior center, etc.

18. Contribute articles to both peer reviewed journals and main stream media.

19. Write a book - write chapter for a book - be a contributing author for someone else’s book.

20. Write letters to the Editor when you come across Aging articles.

21. Be involved in your community.

22. Have website - link the website - do a YouTube or web-video - take photos of yourself in action.

23. Be responsive – always follow up - always send thank you notes.

24. Be passionate – be persistent.

25. Just do it!

 

© 2011 Diane Alexander Patterson, MSG, CPG “If good real estate is about location, location, location, then ‘success in aging’ is about attitude, attitude, attitude!” www.SeasonofLife.net