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What Is Memorable About You?

 what is, elevator speech, networking events, human interest, upcoming, ideas, memorable, mountains, loud, questions, shares, ready You may get asked this question at an upcoming networking event.

What’s memorable about you?

Often by a group facilitator trying to give everyone some ideas of what to say during the upcoming elevator speeches.  It’s good direction, of course.  Because if you are not memorable you are, well, forgotten.  You move off the top of the mountain.  Beaten down by someone with a really good story, experience or unusual skill.  You may tumble to the bottom.  And now you are climbing back up.  Pushing water.

And if you are no longer on top of the mountain, you are not “top-of-mind”.  Top-of-mind means that you are among the first to be considered for some action by someone else.  A call for coffee, the sending of a job lead, the introduction to an influential person in their network.

This question is also asked by a fellow networker.  Only your fellow networker won’t ask it quite so directly.  In fact, the question may not even be spoken out loud.   It is simply assumed.  That you will wow them in some small way to deserve attention.

That’s why networking is hard for some.  Especially those new to the task.  Because they think that just showing up gets you points.  And if you collect enough points you get awards.  Enough awards and you get a prize of some kind.  Not true.

So, what is memorable about you?  Is there anything?  Are you sure?

I’ll bet if I interviewed you I could find at least two things.  Things that would make people pay more attention when you are introducing yourself.  Send me a note if you’d like me to help you.  Or you can read this post:

31 Ways To Uncover The Interesting Parts Of You

Because when you walk up to the crowd at a networking event.  And you find a small circle to join and say hello.  They’ll all look at you.  And be thinking the same thing.

Wow me.

Thanks teddyb for the great photo via Flickr


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  • Hi Tim, how are you? Wow, you have certainly sparked a thought-provoking assignment for me.

    What’s memorable about me?
    I would have to say my (gosh this sounds so conceited) uplifting, outgoing, friendly, fun, motivating, encouraging, empathetic and compassionate personality. The fact that I love life and the people in my life and I want others to have that positive attitude no matter what they are going through. I can also carry on a conversation with anyone and I never meet a stranger! I’m quite a talker and probably should have been a talk-show host…LOL. These attributes contributed to me being very successful as a Sr. Staffing Specialist and Recruiter for all those years. Now that I have totally changed my focus to my first love and passion for writing, I’m hoping to still convey the above to all I come in contact with.

    My hope is that I can teach others about choices. Why not choose to be happy and positive instead of being down and depressed? It is just that simple, making the choice to be happy and enjoy life! We only have on shot at it, why not enjoy it and make the best of it?!

    Thanks for forcing me to think about that. Not sure if that is too vague but that’s all I got for now…LOL. Thanks Tim for all your inspiration!

    Deb 🙂
    Freelance Writer: Writing with passion and feelings!

  • Hi Tim, how are you? Wow, you have certainly sparked a thought-provoking assignment for me.

    What’s memorable about me?
    I would have to say my (gosh this sounds so conceited) uplifting, outgoing, friendly, fun, motivating, encouraging, empathetic and compassionate personality. The fact that I love life and the people in my life and I want others to have that positive attitude no matter what they are going through. I can also carry on a conversation with anyone and I never meet a stranger! I’m quite a talker and probably should have been a talk-show host…LOL. These attributes contributed to me being very successful as a Sr. Staffing Specialist and Recruiter for all those years. Now that I have totally changed my focus to my first love and passion for writing, I’m hoping to still convey the above to all I come in contact with.

    My hope is that I can teach others about choices. Why not choose to be happy and positive instead of being down and depressed? It is just that simple, making the choice to be happy and enjoy life! We only have on shot at it, why not enjoy it and make the best of it?!

    Thanks for forcing me to think about that. Not sure if that is too vague but that’s all I got for now…LOL. Thanks Tim for all your inspiration!

    Deb 🙂
    Freelance Writer: Writing with passion and feelings!

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  • Tim

    Hey Deb – Thanks for your comment! Interms of being memorable, most of what you said in your comment won’t help. Sorry! You need to be specific about something in your life or life’s history that helps you stand out. Of what you said, I might remember (if I didn’t know you already) that “you should have been a talk show host”. It’s a nice tie to your outgoing personality! Things like that are fun and memorable!

    Have a great rest of your week!

  • Tim

    Hey Deb – Thanks for your comment! Interms of being memorable, most of what you said in your comment won’t help. Sorry! You need to be specific about something in your life or life’s history that helps you stand out. Of what you said, I might remember (if I didn’t know you already) that “you should have been a talk show host”. It’s a nice tie to your outgoing personality! Things like that are fun and memorable!

    Have a great rest of your week!

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