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Why self-promotion doesn't have to be taboo

Why self-promotion doesn't have to be taboo

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Effective Self-Promotion

Effective Self-Promotion

In our increasingly isolated social structures, being able to effectively self-promote yourself is a huge advantage.

But boasting or blowing one’s own trumpet is not a skill that is considered an attractive quality. Taking pride in your professional skills and highlighting your accomplishments should not be taboo, but a normal part of your professional life.

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Demonstrating Your Value

Self-promotion is the act of shining a light on your work and accomplishments.

If we don’t invest time and energy in ‘self-selling', we run the risk of being obscure or getting lost in the crowd.

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Start A Self-Promoting Habit

No one has the time to notice your hard work by themselves.

Rather than doing nothing and being out of sight and out of mind, one can set aside some time to self-promote and let others know what you are up to.

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The Self-Promotion Skill

  • Like any new skill, one has to learn and develop self-promotion muscles.
  • E-mail is a great way to share your project updates, accomplishments and even small wins.
  • One can volunteer as a mentor to the younger colleagues.
  • It is a good idea to keep a list of your accomplishments and achievements, as it also helps you in your self-appraisal.
  • A digital presence, like LinkedIn, ensures that your up-to-date skills and expertise are out there for everyone to see.
  • Be a storyteller and promote your story to others, letting them be part of the process.

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