How to be Visible at Work

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​120 Tips on How to get noticed at work and in life. How to stand out in crowd.

Why is Getting Noticed Important - If you want to make yourself an outstanding success, you're going to have to stand out from the crowd – be it in your profession, your business, your competitors, your relationship and even for choosing a wonderful life partner.

If you are in the corporate world, chances are that many of you were bypassed for that promotion which could have propelled you towards the c-suite roles OR much bigger positions of power or for that prized posting.

Even though your current performance was par excellence and you possess almost all the competencies and capabilities needed for the future role.

Here I am not referring to skewed self-image that almost all of us may have up to certain extent, of being the best and being the most suitable.

Many times it happens [in spite of your bosses having recommended you] - because we were not in the sight of the senior leadership [the power that is] as they were not aware about your talents, accomplishments and potential AND the suitability for the next LEVEL - You got bypassed by your colleagues, who had better visibility.

I will never even suggest, that you go all out[ using few short-term result giving tactics YET irrecoverably harmful in long-term] - to be noticed by powerful movers and shakers within the organization –.

We would be actually focusing on, what you can do to ensure that – you remain on the radar of the decision makers – for all positive reasons and that THEY JUST DON'T HAVE MUCH CHOICE OTHER THAN TO GIVE YOU THE REWARD THAT YOU deserve.

It is about being focused on your fine-tuning your performance and enhancing your contribution to all the major stake-holders - in natural and subtle ways.

In lots of organizations, I have heard people complain, that only people who are flatterers of their bosses are promoted in their organization – could be true for few unsecured bosses*[as it is a individual thing].

Read about how to handle insecure boss, if that is the reason you are not getting further in the organization in my separate blog.

But believing and getting into this flattery mindset is the biggest damage that you can do to your whole life – especially to your career and profession.

In the long term and for exponential growth you need to be Always working on acquiring talent, skills, exposure and expertise on everyday basis.

The following 120 tips can help you ace that position, that interview, that job, that project or that life-partner


1.Write Down All Your Strength Areas - The Things You're Good At Or Known For — E.G. Ability To Negotiate Or Problem Solve

2.Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone Of Only Focusing On Your Current Roles And Responsibilities And Pro-Actively Seek Challenging Yet Crucial Responsibilities

3.Working On Your Capabilities, Skills, Knowledge, Attitudes Through Every Means Possible – Like Acquiring Qualifications, Reading, Watching Videos, Going For Courses/Certifications Etc

4.Enrolling Mentor, Who Is Acclaimed For His Accomplishments, In Your Industry And Business-Field

5.Becoming More Involved Around In The Organization's Activities

6.Don't Actively Try To Seek Credit For Your Accomplishments – Let Your Regular Feats Speak About Your Capabilities

7.Become Synonymous With Excellence

8.Be Known For Being Dependable

9.Whenever Possible And Appropriate, Give Credit To You Team As Well As Your Bosses In Public

10.Help Others Grow By Coaching Them

11.Join Professional Forums – Where The Top Leaders Of Your Organizations As Well As Prominent Business Leaders Are There. Actively Participate In Presenting Your Cases And Learnings In The Meetings, Conferences And Seminars

12.Write Blogs On Your Professional Insight, To Help Solve Industry Problems

13.Get Involved In Social Work, Volunteer

14.Be Modest And Humble

15.Don't Ever Involve Yourself In Office Politics And Gossip

16.Never Badmouth Anyone

17.Choose And Go For Hobbies Those Take You To The Different Cultures As Well As Makes You Challenge And Stretch Break Your Own Comfort Zone

18.Compete With Yourself, Never With Anyone Else

19.Be Yourself

20.Learn To Be Assertive

21.Set Clear Boundaries

22.Identify And Live Your Values

23.Always Honor Your Commitments – In Fact Promise Less And Always Strive To Deliver More

24.Take Ownership And Responsibility For Your Actions And Decisions

25.Stop Making Excuses And Blaming Anything Or Anyone

26.Learn To Always Be A Professional

27.Read And Learn To Observe/Notice The Emerging Trends – Then Go And Update Your Skills To Be Ready

28.Learn And Be Ready For C-Suit Roles By Learning About Other Crucial Functions Like Marketing, Sales, Finance And Reading Numbers

29.Contribute To Company Or Industry Publications

30.Get Known As A Team Player

31.Be A YES-PERSON - Don't Be Afraid To Stick Your Neck Organizational Or Societal Importance Tasks And Projects

32.Polish Your Soft-Skills And Practice To Shine Your Leadership Qualities

33.Apply Your Skills More And More, Those You Have Learn – To Develop Yourself Into An Expert

34.Speak Up And Share Your Ideas And Suggest For The Improvement - Even If They Are Not Accepted

35.Plan And Finish Much Before Deadlines

36.Always Give Your 100%

37.Ask Questions To Clarify

38.Be A Great Listener

39.Develop Empathy

40.Learn To Accept Mistakes And The Resolve By Bouncing Back

41.Be Ready, Be Curious,Be Willing.

42.Be Grateful, Thank Others For Their Contributions

43.Mange Your Energy Remain Enthusiasm

44.Build Your Confidence

45.Learn How To Focus And Concentrate

46.Lean How To Turn Failures Into Opportunities

47.Be Adaptable, Flexible And Welcome Changes

48.Talk Less But Be More Of Action-Person

49.Learn To Trust And Use Your Inner Voice And Intuition

50.Become A Great Observer

51.Create Awareness About The Business, Industry And World

52.Learn And Customized The Best Practices Of Other Industries, Fields, Areas Into Your Life And Profession

53.Love Yourself Unconditionally – But Ditch EGO And Arrogance

54.Have Bid Dreams And Aspirations And Cultivate To Generate Passion For These

55.Learn To Take Risk And Become Self-Reliant

56.Be In The Company Of People Who Have Similar Values Like Above

57.Mind Your Manners – Learn The Etiquette And Manners To Exemplify Yourself As Sophisticated

58.Create A Classy Personality

59.Carry Yourself With Poise, Be Gracious

60.Learn How To Be Unique

61.Take Tough Decisions

62.Always Communicate In Simple Language, Stop Using The Technical Jargon

63.Share Your Knowledge And Your Passion With Others

64.Have Causes And Principals You Stand For

65.Do Your Research

66.Polish Your Creativity

67.Work On Developing Resilience

68.Dress The Part

69.Engagement The Stakeholders

70.Don't Do Anything You Don't Want To Do – Learn To Say No

71.Voice Your Ideas

72.Prepare For The Long Haul

73.Mentor Others

74.Be Committed To Improve Every Day

75.Never Accept Status-Quo – Improve Work On Making Processes, Methods, Rules More Effective

76.Do One Thing That Will Make Everything Else Unnecessary

77.It Doesn't Matter What Others Think. If You Believe In Something And If You Can Create Value, Go For It

78.Work Consciously To Create Your Personal Brand

79.Ask Yourself "What's The ONE Thing I Can Do THAT WILL CHANGE MY LIFE IN BIG WAY FOREVER – In My Spiritual, Relationships, Health, Personal Life, Career, FINANCES ETC

80.Be Consistent IN Your Efforts

81.Be Disciplined -Overnight Mastery Is Simply Not Possible. Even The Greatest Players In Any Industry Would Tell You It Took Them Lots Of Hours Before They Got To Where They Are.

82.Let Your Craft Become Your Primary Source Of Identification

83.Mastery Takes As Long As You Can Bear It

84.Cultivate Emotional + Social + Mental Intelligence

85.Learn To Tell Story-Telling Presentations

86.Sponsor A Contest & Create Your Own Contest – In Social Occasions

87.Start A Blog, Interview Others, Write A Guest Post, Feature A Guest Post, Participate On Blogs And Forums,Join Comments And Conversations On Blogs And Forums To Boost Your Visibility In Front Of Your Target Audience (And Learn More About Them At The Same Time).

88.Start A Newsletter, Write Articles, Make YouTube A Video, Do A Podcast

89.Work The Influencers. Get On Good Terms With Industry Influencers And Help Them Find Valuable Contacts And Solutions To Their Problems, And Many Will Repay You By Putting You In Front Of Their Audiences.

90.Present Yourself, Both In Person And Online, In A Polished And Professional Way

91.Let Your Online Presence And Your Face-To-Face Demeanor Reflect Your Resume

92.Maintain An Active Presence On LinkedIn

93.Speak Up At Company Meetings

94.Promote Others

95.Decide What You Want To Be Known For

96.Get Social, Bring Out Your Inner Dance Dream

97.Develop Interests In Different Musics

98.What Makes You Different?

99.What Is It That Makes My Product Or Service Does, That Makes It Different? The Challenge Is To State That In 15 Words Or Less And It Needs To Light Up The Eyes Of A Prospective Client.

100.Here Some Questions To Ask And Honestly Answer To Help You With This Task.

101.What Makes You Distinctive From Your Competitors?

102.What Have You Done Lately.. This Week.. Last Month To Stand Out?

103.What Would Your Colleagues Or Your Customers Say Is Your Greatest And Clearest Strength? Your Most Noteworthy Personal Trait?

104.Just Like A Corporate Brand What Features Do I Offer That Yields An Identifiable And Distinguished Benefit For My Client Or Customer. An Example Is How Some Companies Pride Themselves On Offering Lavish Personal Service, Complete Your Projects On Budget

105.What Do I Do That Adds Remarkable Measured Distinguished Distinctive Value?

106.What Do I Do That That I Am Most Proud Of Or I Unabashedly Brag About Or Shamelessly Take Credit For?

107.Finally You Need To Ask A Rather Ego-hurting Question 'Why Do I Want To Be Famous For

108.Interact With People Who Share Similar Interests

109.Gradually Establish Deeper Connections With People Outside Of Social Media

110.Use Social Media As A Gateway, Not A Final Destination

111.So, You've Grabbed People's Attention On Social Media. Great. You've

112.Do More Than The Bare Minimum

113.Put Some Personality Into Emails, Applications, And Other Correspondences And Communications

114.Start A Conversation With Someone New Every Day, Ask Meaningful Questions, But Don't Let It Feel Like Interrogation

115.Smile And Make Eye Contact

116.Practice Good Personal Hygiene

117.Prepare And Practice Before You Step Out

118.Provide Honest Answers About Yourself

119.Make A Great First Impression

120.Learn Necessary Social Skills

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