How to Become More Memorable | Interview with Penny Terry
I truly love partnering with talented women who are awesome at inspiring others and my next webinar guest is just such a woman. Penny Terry was a guest facilitator at my 2018 Palm Cove Retreat and I’ve invited her back to join with me as we talk about how to become more memorable. How to stand out, be noticed, feel seen, heard and valued ……. so you can have far more influence and impact.
Do you sometimes feel like you’re banging your head against a brick wall?
Your projects are working and everything appears great, but decision makers don’t care?
The problem might be that you are simply not memorable – which leads to being ignored, lacking real influence, and you feeling like you’re not seen, heard or valued.
So I asked Penny a question as a lead into the webinar …..
Q: What gets in the way of people becoming memorable?
Being intentionally memorable – who’s got time for that, right?
When we share our ideas most people get so busy thinking about ‘what they know’ that they often forget to think about ‘how they will show what they know’.
Fair enough too! Sharing our ideas can feel scary and we can spend a lot of time in our own heads worrying about what others think without considering whether or not they’ll even remember what WE think!
Or we can be so busy that we don’t realise we’ve switched to auto pilot as we tap out an email, share an idea in a meeting or give a presentation and don’t considers whether our words will stick.
Or often, we think our ideas are solid enough that they’ll be memorable no matter how we share them, with whole idea of trying to be ‘memorable’ feeling a little “look at moie, look at moie” which doesn’t feel right in a professional setting.
Yet, when we stop and think about it, if people aren’t remembering our ideas, did we even share them? If a tree falls in a forest…..
In her latest book Remember, Lisa Genova, a Harvard trained neuroscience says
“While our brains are terrible at remembering what is boring and familiar, they’re phenomenal at remembering what is meaningful, what is emotional and what surprises us”.
An easy first step to being more memorable is to do something unexpected – break the pattern. This helps people ‘tune back in’ and take notice. But it doesn’t have to be silly or gimmicky. Next time you start a presentation make a point out of putting the Powerpoint clicker down, or swap a three point email for a voice recording or start a meeting with a real story and leave out the boring pleasantries. Whatever it is, just do something different to the status quo! This change of ‘the norm’ gets our brains to release all sorts of hormones which help us focus, concentrate, learn and remember.
After-all, you may as well be memorable, or forget it!
Wise words Penny! I can’t wait until the webinar now. If you’re curious, be sure to book in. Penny owns the room whenever she speaks. She is authentic and courageous and I’m delighted to be presenting with her.
Webinar details below
WEBINAR: How to be more Memorable – and have far more influence and impact
WHEN: Wednesday 7 July 2021 from 12noon (Victoria, Australia time)
BOOKINGS: Limited to 100 – click here
I’m delighted to have teamed up with Penny Terry to explore the topic of becoming more memorable to ensure you are back in the driver’s seat of your career and work again.
Penny Terry helps people see and show their value through story telling. She is a former ABC radio presenter, now running a for purpose business to help all people have access to the services they need to live their best lives.
Amanda Blesing is an executive coach for executive women helping women win pay rises, promotions and the recognition they truly deserve.
Together we will each share five tips to help you become more memorable and have far more impact
Yes we’ll be recording for those who can’t attend in person.
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