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How To Be Unforgettable

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We all face occasions when we want to make a lasting impression.  (I’m not talking a Tiger Woods kind of lasting impression.) Whether you are applying for a job, making new friends, building your client base, or looking for a date, you need to separate yourself from the crowd.

Five Steps to Being Unforgettable:

1) Establish relationship first. Listen, be curious, be genuinely caring. Focus on the other person instead of yourself. Who is this person? This is how you establish relationship.

2) Identify the needs of this other person. How can you serve this
person? Your partner will wake up for station WIFM (What’s In it
For Me).

3) Be authentic. Don’t pretend to be interested. Don’t pretend to
care. You won’t fool a soul. And no one wants to be around a fake. Meanwhile, the more you are authentically interested and authentically care about the people you meet, the more you’ll find yourself meeting wonderful people!

4) Don’t be your job. When someone says “tell me about yourself” what do you say? Cause EVERYBODY will answer the “tell me about yourself” with what they are working on, will be working on, or were working on. Snore. Be able to share at least three concise and memorable things about yourself that have nothing to do with your business. These things may be humorous or dramatic, but they reveal something about who you are as a person.

If you have a zinger like  “I smoked pot with Jimi Hendrix,” or “I taught blackjack to a bunch of orphans in Cambodia,” do you think your questioner will forget that–or you–any time soon? BUT BE APPROPRIATE.

See how authentic you can be.

5) Finally, have a point to what you share. Pick your story with
your audience in mind, and tell your questioner what your share
says about you.

Especially on the radio. If you have only five to fifteen minutes on air, you better be on message!

For instance, sometimes during interviews share that
I was hit by a car, thrown into a coma, had a severe head injury
when I awoke, and spent my last semester of high school
homeless and sleeping on a friend’s floor. And I graduated
with honors and went to a top college.

You think you’re gonna forget that?

In the context of my message–Financial Alchemy–I use my story to illustrate that money isn’t an automatic reward for effort and good work. I could do all that and not make a living. Until I changed my relationship with money.


  1. January 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Thank you for this aticle, it has been very insightful for me.

    Most coaches tell you to create an elevator pitch. Something, that I have struggled with because it did not ring true to me.

    This story validates what I feel and will now start to do.

    Thank you so very much and know you are appreciated.

  2. January 19, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Morgana- thank you so much for your authentic, creative glibs.. I love the statement about give three concise things about yourself without it being business oriented perfect.
    I was just at a hugh networking meeting and the first thing that people did when they shook my hand was ask me what I did.
    I rather get a feeling as to what the person before is up to and what he/she is looking to implement and what has not worked…
    Will work on the approach and easy guided conversation

  3. Kathyrn Bayerl
    December 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    You completed several nice points there. I did a search on the topic and found mainly folks will agree with your blog.

  4. Elaina Simpler
    April 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I really liked your blog.Really thank you! Great.

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