Thursday, August 25, 2011

Impressions that Matter

Last week when I was at WorldCON, my roomies and I got into a discussion about networking, and how much it really matters. This discussion seemed to revolve around two solid points.

First, making personal connections with others who are—like us—first and foremost, people.

Second, solidifying that connection by making a memorable impression.

To me and my roomies, this meant grooming and dressing appropriately for each situation and other things of that nature. Because those are definitely priority. But also being in the moment. Listening. Joking. Laughing. Discussing. Remembering. Connecting.

In my experience, there have actually been occasions which called for singing and dancing. *shrugs* It happens.

My point is if we want to be remembered, we have to be brave enough to step up, reach over, and stand out.

So. What are your secrets to making a lasting impression?


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2 comments:

Angie said...

I wish I knew the secret. I feel so self-conscious a lot. Even online. So, I guess the secret is being myself (at least my more outgoing self) and not worrying what others think about it.

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