Self Promotions – new careers podcast
post # 316 — February 26, 2007 — a General post
While learning to network is essential to your success, it is difficult for many of us (myself included!) to get comfortable with the topic of promoting ourselves.
In a previous Business Masterclass podcast episode, Cultivate the Habits of Friendship, I offered some thoughts on one slice of this topic by arguing that each one of us does indeed need to develop what I called friendship skills – the ability to earn relationships and build our network of people with whom we have sincere friendly relations.
In today’s podcast, Self Promotions, I dig deeper into this topic, examining why self-promoting and networking are sometimes the hardest thing for professionals to do, and exploring tips and techniques you can use to get past your resistance and tap into your potential for success in self-promotions in any context.
00:48 — Two examples of self-promotion from opposite ends of the spectrum
01:08 — The common awkward approach to self-promotion
01:46 — The alternative effective approach you can model
02:22 — How our personality affects our own self-promotion
04:11 — A short quiz on self-promotion
05:06 — DavidMaister.com readers on self-promotion
05:12 — Joerg Weisner on going against childhood conditioning
05:51 — Bryan I. Schwartz on the fine line at the end of humility
06:18 — Jordan Furlong on acting with class
07:53 — Heidi Ehlers on belief in a product or service as the fuel for promotion
09:21 — Shaula Evans on the analogy between self-promotion and cold calls
12:27 — Deborah Katz Solomon on offers vs requests
13:41 — Steve Roesler on delegating promotions to an expert
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