In a competitive world like this, getting noticed by your management can be a challenge, but self-promoting can be creative too! It is not just about being a billboard of your achievements and more about how to represent yourself without being all gaga!
What is creativity? The very definition makes “creativity” unique, seeing any task or object, in a way that others have not seen or may not see! So, you can do things differently than others, even for self-promotion.
So, let us discuss a few ways to self-promote yourself through more creative ways.
With the businesses, looking for new ideas and open to suggestions, creative suggestions can necessarily represent you differently among your peers. There are many innovative and ergonomic suggestions you can make to your peers and management that can not only change the work environment but, it will show your thought process. Most of all, it will indicate that you continuously think about the organization.
Suggestions that you can provide:
- Adding some workout equipment to office infrastructure.
- Brainstorming activities in a creative manner.
- Gaming options to increase productivity.
- New creative soft skills that can help manage projects more easily.
You can become a real team person and yet come up with new and innovative ideas to improve the overall performance of yours and that of the team. This provides unique self-promotion opportunities and the ability to attract attention without too much fuss.
Few tricks to show creativity among team members:
- Come up with a creative idea to communicate with your teammates.
- You can choose one of the “productivity” mobile apps for communication.
- Be a reliable task doer, and complete your task more ergonomically.
- Helping your team members with productive hacks can help you to be the go-to person.
Be the leader that you can be and not the leader that people want! Self-promotion of your leadership qualities comes with a caution, never go overboard as there are others too ready to bog you down and remember that no management needs a headache of too many employees trying to take over the leadership.
Be natural; come up with leadership ideas in a creative manner — three things you can do to make things happen for you as a leader.
Understand the working environment of people around you and empathize with their struggles, working hurdles, and challenges.
- Helping Hand:
Become the helping hand that you can become by assisting them to overcome these challenges.
Don’t enter into an argument or an altercation, but try to know the people around you and provoke those died flame of fire inside them and challenge them to achieve more.
If you can do these three simple things in a rather creative manner, there will be no need for self-promotion, and you will rise as an effective leadership option for your management.
There is no doubt about the fact that you are a star performer. But, there are others too. How to stand out among your peers and other colleagues depends on how creative or unique performer you are. Let us take an example of a mobile app development company. Imagine that you are a developer in the firm, and you are developing an app for an on-demand business related to food.
You can create some unique features like food preference or food instructions, additional elements. The same can be done if you are developing a website or even in a law firm where you can come up with a unique style of negotiating with juries! It is not what business you are in, and it is all about how creative you can be with your performance for better self-promotion.
There are two types of criticism that you come across, one is a positive criticism taking you to the next level, and the other is negative feedback to bog you down. You need to tackle both with a counter review that needs to be creative and reasonable.
It is not about arguing with your boss or a peer trying to help you correct your performance, rather than that it is more of a self-criticism technique. This is a method that will help you with self-promotion by achieving the exact thing for which you are criticized.
Rules to Counter Criticism:-
Rules to Counter Criticism:-
Rule 101- Never be bogged down by any of the criticism you have to bear with.
Rule 102- Listen to everything everyone has to say about your performance.
Rule 103- Filter the positives and trash the negatives away.
Rule 104- Pen down every single positive criticism and brainstorm.
Rule 105- Form a plan to overcome your shortcomings.
Rule 106- Execute your plan and achieve more to counter your critics.
Rule 107- a Most fundamental law of all, do everything silently. Think of yourself on a secret mission and let your performance speak for you.
Rule 108- Once you counter the criticism, help yourself with a little self-promotion.
Find creative and innovative projects to work on and involve your peers to work with you on the same. Keep the project to be exciting and something that will help you upskill and your peers to help you learn more. This is a great way to self-promote and create good peer-to-peer relationships.
Working on such projects can help you create an image of a team player, and yet you can achieve higher self-promotion through presentations, meetings, training, etc. Such programs can be documented or recorded through digital recording devices or mobile phones for future reference or a tool to help you self-promote yourself among your colleagues.
Be the troubleshooter of your organization without being a braggart. Find innovative solutions for your boss’s troubles and issues related to the organizational goals and see yourself self-promote without even saying a word. But, as these solutions can make or break your career, you need to be careful about them.
Too risky a solution can end up you be the center of a blame game and crucified. So, be smart about your answers and suggestions for the troubles of your higher management. Creative or innovative solutions can help you in this scenario, new technology or method that you can test first and then present as a solution should be chosen.
Remember, troubleshooting is almost like a real shooting in life- you miss I hit!
Self-Promotion is an art that you must know how to master. If you go bragging about your achievements, you will be deemed a braggart and if you are the silo that keeps its armory hidden, you will be deemed invisible. So, you need to find a creative way to use your skills, confidence and will power as your armory. Your creativity will be the ultimate arsenal you would use!
With every business and enterprise becoming a complex and competitive place to be at, you need to start activating your creative neurons and formulate a plan to tackle every criticism, obstructions, competition and other negatives. In the end, it is all about being human, creativity is in the DNA of humans and you just need to accelerate your creative thoughts to achieve better self-promotion.
Manoj Rupareliya is the Online Marketing Expert and Blogger. He is an experienced writer with expertise in the field of technology, blockchain, crypto, AI, Digital Marketing and SEO. All the blogs he writes are aimed at providing credible help and insights for readers who want to stay updated all the time.
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