How do you get noticed? And if you do get noticed, what was something that worked and something that didn’t work? We all want to get our name out there and be ‘known’, but the real question is – how?
Getting noticed and branching out in your community could be a huge benefit to you and your career. Becoming known or for people to become familiar with you and what you do isn’t just about marketing although that is a factor. If others in the business community are familiar with you, you will benefit in stronger and valuable business connections and networks that has the potential to last throughout your career. Getting noticed isn’t necessarily easy, but it’s definitely worth it.
Networking can include a few different strategies. There are constantly networking events in different communities, many of them public and many of them are private. However, taking the time to research the networking events happening around you and stopping in for an hour or so of mingling may help you in that first step of becoming noticed. A few things to remember for attending networking events:
- Bring business cards or something that will help others identify you.
- Dress appropriately depending on the dress code. Don’t overdo it, but don’t be too casual.
- Be confident. Others want to get to know you just as much as you want to get to know them.
Check out a full list of professional networking groups in Reno, Nevada here. You may find one that would be perfect for you and who you are looking to connect with.
Social media has a HUGE impact on how we connect with others these days. The majority of social platforms have the ability to connect you with whomever or whatever you want to be connected with whether that’s people, things, places, or more. When it comes to getting noticed in the business world, utilizing social media will give you a major advantage compared to those who aren’t familiar with social media.
There are so many different opportunities within social media where you can connect with others. Social media can be much easier than attending networking events, because you don’t need to dress up, and you don’t even have to act like you are having fun! You just need to make that first step in connecting and building that professional relationship. LinkedIn is a great social platform to start building business connections. Check out this article to learn more about using social media in your career and business.
How do you plan on getting noticed in your business community? Share your experience and any tips and tricks you may have below. Thanks for reading!