Are you Remarkable?

social_network-smRecently, I attended the annual conference in Denver. Presenters included Debra Fine (author of The Art of Small Talk and other books), Erika Napoletano (The Power of Unpopular), and Aaron Templar, who presented the Roger Summit Lecture.

Templar urged us to “connect” – to inspire, encourage, and engage with clients, potential clients, friends and colleagues.

He encouraged us to read Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives and commented that there is a difference between convincing versus connecting and controlling versus aligning.

He talked about the trait of “remarkability” – the commitment to “doing” which is all about leadership and something that sets you apart. It doesn’t matter that you are great, but that you are great to someone, especially “me”. Think about folks you like the most – you like being around, listening to their stories and feel energized after being with them. These are the type of people you owe the most to whom seldom ask for favors.

He cited Maya Angelou’s “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. “

What type of person are you? Are you “remarkable” and do you give more than you take?

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