Evangelizing Yourself

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The presentation for my session at IA Summit 2009

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<ul><li> Evangelizing Yourself You Cant Change the World If No One Knows Your Name Whitney Hess whitney@whitneyhess.com @whitneyhess http://whitneyhess.com </li> <li> All of us Evangelizing Yourself You Cant Change the World If No One Knows Your Name Whitney Hess whitney@whitneyhess.com @whitneyhess http://whitneyhess.com </li> <li> Who the hell am I and why should you listen to me? Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> For the next 45 minutes, I am your motivational speaker Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Whitney Hess User Experience Designer based in NYC Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Cynic Scaredy-cat Wannabe rockstar Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Probably a lot like you Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> I was ready for the next big challenge and I realized the challenge was me Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> What is your lifes purpose? Is what youre doing now going to help you get there? Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> isIsIndexed.com Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> 3 Parts to Getting ere Share your message Build a network Exude condence Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> You cant change the world if no one knows your name Bullshit? Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> isIsIndexed.com Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Common sense is NOT common practice Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Part 1: Share Your Message Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Explain why youre important in one sentence without any hesitation Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> You are an expert. Show it. Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Play up your strengths Accept your weaknesses Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Blog Share your expertise Stay focused Be honest Write oen Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Write, Speak, Teach Be a voracious reader Share what you learn Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> USE TWITTER Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Share your ideas Involve yourself and opinions in conversations USE Follow people Find your voice who inspire you TWITTER Dont be a lurker! Reply to everyone who replies to you Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Avoid negativity! It will bite you in the ass Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> For goodness sake, DONT DRUNK TWEET Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Google is your rsum Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> You are a representative of your community of practice (us) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Part 2: Build a Network Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> e opposite of networking is NOT working Someone smart Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> You dont have to be an extrovert Im not Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Start online I did Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> LinkedIn Connect with everyone you know Write recommendations proactively Change your prole settings to fully public Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Twitter Use your real name, one-liner, blog URL Follow and engage with inuencers Dont use protection ;) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Facebook Proceed with caution Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Other social networks Always link back to your blog Use the same email address Try to use the same username e point: be ndable Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Now get out of the house Congrats on being here! Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Accept invitations Seek out events Organize your own Ask someone to coee Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> isIsIndexed.com Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Maximize your prots Always carry your card Find out what people are working on Follow up with everyone you meet Remember everything Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> We are all each others resources Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Part 3: Exude Condence Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> If you think you can or think you cant, youre right Henry Ford Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Negative thinking holds you back Stop now! Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> 3 Types of Condence: Feeling condent in yourself Making others feel condent in you Building condence in others Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Focus on past successes Recognize your strengths Take risks Act as if Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Be decisive Nothing is permanent Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Be opinionated And support it when challenged Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Be willing to walk away from negative situations Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Be open to feedback Even ask for it Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Dont react emotionally (and dont drunk tweet) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Admit your mistakes Everyone makes them Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> SHUT UP and listen God gave us two ears and one mouth to use in proportion. Unknown Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Be a leader Organize events Mentor others Give feedback and recognition Connect the dots Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Communicate hope, optimism, enthusiasm Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Do not feed the trolls Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> isIsIndexed.com Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Most importantly, Be reliable. Be grateful. Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> ere are no rules Im making this up as I go along Follow your gut Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> Go forth unafraid e Dalton School motto (my alma mater) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess </li> <li> ank you. Whitney Hess whitney@whitneyhess.com @whitneyhess http://whitneyhess.com </li> </ul>