20 Powerful Ways to Stand Out and Be More Memorable

20 Secrets That Will Make You to Stand Out and Be More Memorable

Dale Carnegie who wrote the book, “How to win friends and influence people” shared how he won a major sale by making himself memorable in a positive way. While sitting at dinner he started talking with a gentleman at his table. The man at his table spoke for four hours while only allowing Dale Carnegie the opportunity to speak for only about two minutes. After four hours the man stated to everyone, “Dale Carnegie is the best conversationalist I’ve ever met”. By being an active listener Dale Carnegie was not only portrayed as a great conversationalist, but the man instantly took a liking to Dale Carnegie. Since Dale was interested in him he was interested in Dale and later he provided Dale Carnegie with a great sales opportunity.

By following the guidelines below, you’ll stand out in the crowd and make yourself more memorable to everyone you meet.

  1. Introduce yourself to others. No matter where you are act like you’re the host. Be the first to say hello.
  2. Make an extra effort to remember people’s names. As Dale Carnegie says, “the sweetest sound to a person is their name.”
  3. Use eye contact and smile upon meeting someone. The best way to build rapport is through eye contact.
  4. Make everyone feel important by paying full attention to him or her. Former President Clinton is a master of this. When you talk to him, he makes you feel like you are the only person in the room.
  5. Show others that you are enjoying your conversation with them. Don’t yawn, look bored, or have a case of roving eyes.
  6. Show curiosity and interest in others.
  7. Listen, Listen, Listen. You not only become more likable, but you really start to understand the person’s wants, needs, and desires.
  8. Be enthusiastic about things and life to others. People will gravitate to those upbeat, positive, and cheerful people.
  9. Display your sense of humor. People remember humor six times longer than regular conversation.
  10. Be able to speak on a variety of subjects. Keep abreast of current events.
  11. Speak concisely. Be able to tell people what you do in a few short sentences.
  12. Speak their language. Talk in terms of their communication style. For example, if someone just wants the facts, don’t go into a lot of stories and anecdotes.
  13. Be tolerant of peoples beliefs if they are different from yours
  14. Invite people to join you for lunch, dinner, and other social events
  15. Ask them for their opinions
  16. Don’t interrupt
  17. Have a positive body language. Use the SOFTEN technique. S=smile, O=open posture, F=forward lean, T=stay out of their territory, E=eye contact, N=nod to show understanding.
  18. Be yourself. Enjoy the conversation
  19. Give them more than they expect. In other words, underpromise and overdeliver.
  20. Compliment others about what they are wearing, doing, or saying, but be sincere
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