3 ways to make yourself more memorable at work

I attribute a lot of my professional success to being memorable—and that comes with leaving people with a lasting impression. When you can become the topic of conversation because of your “memorability factor,” you’ll find yourself being introduced to a lot of new people and getting invited to a lot of new meetings, work projects and events.

My memorability factor has allowed me to grow, develop and network—helping me to become the supported and accomplished leader I am today.

You can achieve this too. Here’s how.

Show that you’re passionate

I have found (and research supports) that the majority of people in the workplace are not inspired. This lack of engagement shows in an employee’s demeanor and actions. What helps you stand out amongst the crowd is showcasing energy and motivation, even under the most challenging situations.

I maintain my optimism by finding aspects of a project or situation I am passionate about and then focusing on those. It’s this positive attitude that will get co-workers wanting to partner with you on projects and viewing you as someone who can enhance a team’s productivity and cohesiveness versus bringing the team down.

To be different, you have to care. Be zealous and find your purpose.

Speak your mind

Don’t fall victim to groupthink. I’ve played devil’s advocate, suggested new ideas and challenged the status quo and what I’ve learned is the benefits of having a voice outweighs the alternative of being silent. Speaking your mind will help you build respect and be viewed as a strong influencer who is creative and courageous.

If you want to stand out from the crowd, “finding your voice” means sharing your ideas, asking questions, and sometimes, even daring to disagree.

Be personable

Regardless of how stressed or time-crunched I am at work, I always go out of my way to connect with others on a personal level—whether it’s learning about people’s hobbies, pets, joys, adventures or families.

Showing others empathy, appreciation and even making people smile can help strengthen your  professional relationships.

To quote Maya Angelou, “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” If you are empathetic, personable and make people smile, you will be memorable.

Danielle Clark is a human resources manager with more than 10 years of HR and customer service experience in healthcare and retail organizations. Her work with Fortune 500 companies, in addition to a diverse professional and academic background, has trained Clark to be results-driven, people-focused and a thought-provoking leader. Her goal is to educate and inspire professionals to change their way of thinking. She is also an adjunct professor, active community volunteer, wife, mother and passionate lifelong learner.

Author: Danielle Clark

Dr. Danielle Clark is a witty heart-centered millennial. She wears many hats in this beautiful + crazy thing we call life. She is a proud wife, and cat, dog and human mama who works as a psychic medium, intuitive life coach, spiritual teacher and business professor. Dr. Danielle’s life work is focused on helping people heal from self-judgement, trauma and grief so that they can release their suffering and tap into the highest version of themselves. Danielle’s been blessed to do that for herself and that’s why she’s made it her mission to pass along her wisdom to others. Danielle is from just north of Boston. She currently lives in the Tampa Bay area. She believes with a little love, grace and humor anything is possible. She invites you to join her blog Onwards at drdanielleclark.com and to connect with her on social media.

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