The next time you’re typing an email, or talking on the phone, take a couple of seconds to think about what you’re saying and be sure to emphasise the positive and, along with it, your personal brand.
Manchester (PRWEB UK) 26 June 2013
The importance of displaying a 'can-do' attitude - in everything from answering the phone to interacting with colleagues - has been emphasised by personal branding expert, Jennifer Holloway, in a brand new Find the Edge article.
Holloway uses the post to talk about the need to display an infectious positivity in every activity, and how doing so can help individuals get ahead of the pack.
She said: "Years ago I was told that there are two types of people in life: pot fillers and pot drillers. The first are the positive, ‘can do’ individuals who leave you fired up and brimming with energy and enthusiasm. They fill your pot.
"The others are the ‘can’t do’ people, whose defeatist attitude saps your energy and leaves you deflated – and your pot empty.
"Getting a reputation as a pot filler can do wonders for your business – people will be drawn to your affirmative attitude like moths to a flame."
Holloway suggests looking at sent email messages as a simple way to discover whether an individual is sending all the right messages when communicating. She also recommends thinking about off-guard interactions, such as those with co-workers.
Holloway said: "What do you say when you’re passed in the corridor and asked, 'Hi, how are you?'
"Do you answer with a negative 'Not too bad,' a middle of the road 'Fine thanks,' or a smile-inducing, 'I’m having a great day thanks'?
"The next time you’re typing an email, or talking on the phone, take a couple of seconds to think about what you’re saying and be sure to emphasise the positive and, along with it, your personal brand!"
The article can be read in full here: http://www.findtheedge.co.uk/sales-marketing/branding/are-you-a-can-do-or-a-cant-do.
Jennifer Holloway is a personal branding expert, who has written several books on the subject and is the owner of her own company, Spark.
Kenny Goodman, founder of Find the Edge, said: "Most of us take care to make a good impression when we're meeting important people, or talking to clients.
"It's often what we do when the spotlight isn't on, however, when we're off-guard that defines how our personal brand is perceived. Jennifer gives some great advice here."
The article is available for free on business website, Find the Edge. The site features regular content from a range of business leaders.