Evangelizing Yourself

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Published on March 23, 2009

Author: whitneyhess



The presentation for my session at IA Summit 2009

Evangelizing Yourself You Can’t Change the World If No One Knows Your Name Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

All of us Evangelizing Yourself You Can’t Change the World If No One Knows Your Name Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Who the hell am I and why should you listen to me? Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

For the next 45 minutes, I am your motivational speaker Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Whitney Hess User Experience Designer based in NYC Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Cynic Scaredy-cat Wannabe rockstar Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Probably a lot like you Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

I was ready for the next big challenge and I realized the challenge was me Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

What is your life’s purpose? Is what you’re doing now going to help you get there? Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

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3 Parts to Getting ﬔere Share your message Build a network Exude confidence Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

You can’t change the world if no one knows your name Bullshit? Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

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Common sense is NOT common practice Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Part 1: Share Your Message Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Explain why you’re important in one sentence without any hesitation Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

You are an expert. Show it. Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Play up your strengths Accept your weaknesses Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Blog Share your expertise Stay focused Be honest Write oen Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Write, Speak, Teach Be a voracious reader Share what you learn Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

USE TWITTER Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Share your ideas Involve yourself and opinions in conversations USE Follow people Find your voice who inspire you TWITTER Don’t be a lurker! Reply to everyone who replies to you Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Avoid negativity! It will bite you in the ass Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say may be used against you in a court of law, newspapers, periodicals, radio, television, all electronic media, and technologies yet to be invented.” Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

For goodness sake, DON’T DRUNK TWEET Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Google is your résumé Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

You are a representative of your community of practice (us) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Part 2: Build a Network Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

“ﬔe opposite of networking is NOT working” – Someone smart Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

You don’t have to be an extrovert I’m not Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Start online I did Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

LinkedIn Connect with everyone you know Write recommendations proactively Change your profile settings to fully public Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Twitter Use your real name, one-liner, blog URL Follow and engage with influencers Don’t use protection ;) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Facebook Proceed with caution Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Other social networks Always link back to your blog Use the same email address Try to use the same username ﬔe point: be findable Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Now get out of the house Congrats on being here! Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Accept invitations Seek out events Organize your own Ask someone to coffee Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

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Tips for overcoming shyness Devise a goal before going out Pick one person in the room to talk to Have a recent blog post/article/book in mind to discuss Ask people to introduce you to others Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Maximize your profits Always carry your card Find out what people are working on Follow up with everyone you meet Remember everything Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

We are all each other’s resources Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Part 3: Exude Confidence Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

“If you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right” – Henry Ford Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Negative thinking holds you back Stop now! Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

3 Types of Confidence: Feeling confident in yourself Making others feel confident in you Building confidence in others Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Focus on past successes Recognize your strengths Take risks Act “as if” Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Be decisive Nothing is permanent Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Be opinionated And support it when challenged Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Be willing to walk away from negative situations Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Be open to feedback Even ask for it Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Don’t react emotionally (and don’t drunk tweet) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Admit your mistakes Everyone makes them Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

SHUT UP and listen “God gave us two ears and one mouth to use in proportion.” – Unknown Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Be a leader Organize events Mentor others Give feedback and recognition Connect the dots Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Communicate hope, optimism, enthusiasm Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Do not feed the trolls Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

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Most importantly, Be reliable. Be grateful. Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

ﬔere are no rules I’m making this up as I go along Follow your gut Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

Go forth unafraid – ﬔe Dalton School motto (my alma mater) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

ﬔank you. Whitney Hess @whitneyhess

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