I came across this book, How to Be Interesting: (In 10 Simple Steps), about a month or so ago. It immediately caught my eye and was reasonably priced so I picked it up. As with most of the books that I own, it kind of sat around catching dust until last week; when I finally decided to go ahead and read it. I love the message the book sends: that being yourself, and embracing your uniqueness, makes you interesting. To be interesting, you don’t have to change anything about you — just let your personality shine through; that is all you have to do.
As a business owner and now blogger, I am starting to step out of my shell and meet new people. I recently attended a meeting for a women entrepreneur & blogger mastermind networking group, Femworking, and when I left, I thought about some of the questions that always come up when I attend these types of functions:
What kind of impression did I make? Was I interesting enough? Did they like me? Will they want to work with and collaborate with me in the future?
During the drive home I remembered that I had this book. I felt as though I made a good impression, but I know there is room for improvement. I want to be engaging, charismatic, and inspiring. I want people to feel my passion and support me. I want someone to wake up and decide to make a change because of something I said. I want to be confident and unique. I want to be interesting.
There are so many great points in this book, it was hard to narrow it down; however, there is one point that sticks out and I will share this with you now:
Give yourself some credit. You deserve a chance. You deserve to have fun. You deserve to be happy. You’ve got abilities & curiosities & things to offer. So go on, jump in there. Not only is there room for you, there’s a need for you. Really (p.69).
One of the items on my bucket list is to be more comfortable and confident when talking about my business; I need to craft, and practice, my ‘elevator speech’ and I need to be more authoritative when speaking about what I do and why my target market needs my services. Nothing to be shy about, nothing I should be afraid to promote and boast about. So, this is what I will be working on – and I hope that in the process, I will be more interesting.
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