Becoming memorable, especially in a busy workplace, is no easy task. But when you stand out from the pack, you are usually handsomely rewarded and acknowledged. Not only dependable, but exceptional employees are wanted and revered. Companies want people who can make things happen.
The best leaders in the workplace are those who have that extra something. It’s kind of like being a rock star. Certain performers have that “it” factor. The same goes within any industry and company you are working for. You don’t necessarily have to be a sales machine or bring in the most clients, but your attitude, how you treat others and job performance are what people will remember you for.
Creating connections is key. It can be as simple as bringing in donuts for a morning meeting or introducing another staff member to a potential client. People remember the little things, creating a connection in their mind.
Here are some of the best ways to stand out from the crowd in your workplace:
- Be present and visual: Attach your photo to everything. LinkedIn, Twitter, company intranet profiles, etc. Also, if you can’t have a face-to-face meeting, don’t be afraid to suggest Skype or try a Google hangout. People are very visual and remember faces!
- Put down the phone: Show people that they are the most important thing in the room. Most people will be texting or answering emails during meetings. Show the person presenting that they have your utmost attention. People appreciate this and find it refreshing.
- Become a storyteller: Don’t just do, but also share ideas and success stories with your colleagues and managers.
- Provide value: Most people in business put out the vibe of “what is in it for me?” rather than, what can I do for you? It is not always about you. If you are sincere and actually care about others, helping them, they will remember that.
- Develop a voice: Sometimes it’s better to pop in someone’s office or give them a quick ring rather than shooting off an email. Especially if someone is right down the hall. That personal attention will make them feel more important.
- Get to the point: People do not have a lot of time nowadays. There are multiple projects and goals to achieve. We are doing more work with less. Sometimes, instead of taking a half hour to explain something, you need to do it in five minutes. People will appreciate the brevity. And honestly, half the time spent in meetings is not worthwhile.
- Be sincere: Take notice of your colleagues and let them know when they’ve done a good job. And only say it if you mean it. People can see right through false praise.
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