I just finished reading Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
and one question has stuck out in my head.
What is Your Super Power?
If your not able to communicate to others what makes you unique and what makes you stand out from the pack, how do you expect to make an impact?
When networking, we only have a minute, if that to make a statement about yourself. If you need some motivation, ask trusted colleagues what they think your strengths are, you’ll be surprised.
I found that when you have more than one strength, its just best to focus on one at the beginning of the conversation. The more dialogue and repertoire you have, the more people would like to learn more about what you do.
If you need more insight, think about the “old school” comic books or think about other colleagues strengths and how your skills can complement theirs and vice versa.