Saturday, October 10, 2009

How to Advertise Yourself

Advertising yourself can help with friends and work. Both are essential in making most out of your life. Learn more in the article.

Step 1
What do I mean when I say to advertise yourself? The way you dress and the way you speak are accurate representation of how you view yourself.

When you dress in jeans all the time, to me, that represents that you are down to earth. If you dress up even when you are not at work, that represents that you feel important and you have a statement to make. Dressing down in sweat pants and tee shirts represent comfort in any given situation. All these scenarios are indicative of attire while you are not at work. Business attire is quite different than the home apparel.

Step 2
Lounging around the home is the best time to see how you advertise yourself. The choice of clothing can accommodate your mood at that particular time. If you have to go to the store do you keep what you are wearing on, or are you the type of person that changes no matter what?

Step 3
Additionally, the way you speak is a good indication of how you advertise yourself. That could include the work and non work arenas.

If you are with your friends and some of them curse, and that is the norm, then the colorful metaphors espoused are indications that comfort is the standard. If you are offended by cursing and people do it around you anyway, perhaps you need to find either new friends or change your attitude and accept the fact that people are going to curse despite how you feel about it.

Step 4
Speaking to people can make them learn a great deal about you. What type of person are you? Such as being open minded, close minded, intelligent, ignorant and a host of other attributes. If you tend to use ‘big’ words, then the assumption is that you are smart. However, you need to make sure that your choice of words corresponds to what you are trying to say. The right words can give the appearance or illusion that you are smarter than you really are. There is a perception that people with a large vocabulary usually make more money. Why? They are under the assumption that the more words you know, the smarter you are, the better you will do at a job.

Step 5
In addition, the words you use do advertise your educational level. That does include self taught too.

If I converse with a person and they seem bright and articulate, I would presume they have had some educational background. I have been surprised several times that they had no formal schooling but were self taught and read a lot.

Step 6
Let me state right here that I could care less the educational level that you are. Everyone can learn something from each other no matter how much or how little education you had received.

The art of advertising yourself is dependent upon your attire and the way you speak. It might not be accurate, but perception makes reality. The choice of clothing reflects your mood and or how you feel about yourself. The choice of words can be construed germane to your educational level. However, not everything is made in stone. There will always be exceptions to the rule. Being prudent helps in any given situation.

1 comment:

  1. Well,

    Advertising is the most visible form of marketing. It is one the most effective marketing tools you can use to build a share of the prospect’s mind. It depends where and how to advertise. If you know exactly what you want to gain from your advertising, where to direct your message, and how to say what you want your audience to know, your advertising will be effective.