Authentic self-marketing: Oh sorry! I didn’t see you there! Coaching in Berlin & onlinePromote yourself authentically: Authentic Self Marketing
What if instead of finding ways to be one step ahead of your competition you could give people reasons to choose you? When you have something to offer, authentic self-marketing helps you to get the deserved attention. Good self-marketing is believable, it’s real. That’s why I’m talking about authentic self-marketing.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Are you having trouble standing out in a noisy world?
Are your ideas not getting the traction you hoped?
Are you looking for a way to reach and resonate with more of the right people?
Are you tired of constantly fighting for attention?
Then you’ll feel like a lot of people; you’re full of possibilities and anything seems to be doable! Unfortunately, the reality is revealing something different: In most areas, there is an abundance of competition. Everyone wants to be noticed. But the best deal is not always immediately obvious, and it is sometimes difficult to recognize the right offer.
Your professional abilities, your products, your services, and your ideas may all be remarkable. But if they do not come across to others as remarkably amazing then they will be ignored or worse, go completely unnoticed. To be influential just by yourself isn’t enough anymore. You need a team. The relevant people must also learn this, know this, and want to reap the benefits. — You’re right, Mr. Noack! So what can I do?
The following questions will lead you to answers that will take you to the next step:
- What do you stand for?
- What do you admire with all your heart?
- What do you want?
- What is your idea?
- What are the benefits of your proposition?
- What is your solution?
- Who benefits the most from what you have to offer and who is willing to honor and support you?
- What makes you and your proposition unique?
- Is it worth developing a brand name for it or creating a profile?
- How can you communicate the benefits of your particular idea or proposition?
- What story do you want to tell?
Ironically, we can spend years creating game-changing ideas, products, and services or amassing expertise — yet, we don’t automatically develop the skills that enable us to share the value of our ideas and our impact on the world. I want to help you change that and enable you to do what the best communicators and organizations do.
Ask for support. As a coach and trainer, I’ll help you …
- to develop a clear strategy on how to represent yourself in your professional life
- to define your goals
- to raise your profile and position yourself clearly
- to work out your relevant strengths
- to formulate the benefits of your product/service
- to create an implementation plan with concise concrete steps
- to make your stories work for you
And if you like, I can even help you implement all of this. Dreaming was yesterday!
Since 1998 I support people in presenting themselves and their offers convincingly. Before that, I was a manager with a focus on marketing. Far too many interesting offers dust in drawers instead of making their contribution. I have already experienced far too many people who thought the quality of their offer was sufficient. I admire such honest people. But that goes past the reality. If you are convinced of your offer, you should also present it accordingly. Thereby message and messenger cannot be separated. That is why I am helping you so that you and your offer are convincingly presented. Benefit from my experience in marketing, psychology, and communication skills.
Find out more about me in my profile.
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What is a self-marketing?
Self-marketing helps individuals improve their image and reputation to advance their careers. It is sometimes called personal branding because it uses branding tools to create an image around an employee rather than a product. It’s effective because leads are more likely to buy from a person that they know and trust than from an anonymous brand.
Is self-marketing only for extroverts?
Overall, introverts and extroverts can be equally successful with their self-marketing. It’s important to stay authentic. Good self-marketing is authentic. Bragging is not necessary!
Articles about self-marketing
Even if we provide a message with the appropriately deserved chance, it is not always communicated fairly. Then the best techniques and immense preparation help you only to a limited extent. Some hair can be found in every soup (German figure of speech), or conjured into it. What to do?
Famous or notorious? It does not matter. You want to be a VIP, at all costs. 5 minutes of glory are better than nothing, right?
Integrity is an important part of a character. Integrity is a choice we make, and it’s a choice we must keep making, every moment of our lives. Develop and protect your integrity.
Actions that follow words? Authenticity? Walk your talk? In a world in which we are not accustomed to doing that, this is quite remarkable.
Assertiveness is based on persuasiveness. What needs to be convincing is inseparably linked to the person who wants to realize his or her intentions. In addition to the quality and attractiveness of the offer, a convincing presentation is also important. The way in which we are perceived has a great impact on our assertiveness and is a major factor in determining whether we gain trust and support or whether we encounter resistance. This not only applies in the professional context, but also in the private sphere.
Self-marketing needs focus. You may have many strengths and talents. Don’t be tempted to focus on more than one or two, or you will dilute your message. Focus on your core message so that you are known for something that counts!
Is it really a good idea to avoid criticism at all costs? Could criticism have value?