Learning to get attention or increasing your level of success is a focus for a lot of people. I believe, however, that to get attention, it’s really important to first GIVE attention. When you do, your results can be so much more amazing.
So, let’s look at a couple of strategies that work well for both giving and getting attention:
See and hear others. One basic human need is to be seen and heard. When we provide that for others, it strengthens our relationships. Are you truly stopping to listen more and talk less when you’re in presence of others? Are you really seeing them for who and what they are? Are you paying attention to the things that are important to them? Practice really being in the present when having conversations with those around you.
Leverage social media. Liking, commenting and sharing the social media posts of the people in your circle is a simple and quick way of letting people know that you see and hear them. A minute of your time could mean a lot to someone!
Notice EVERYTHING. I love to pay attention to what people’ favorite meals are, favorite flowers, special occasions or an accomplishment. And because I know I won’t remember everything, I like to write those things down and keep reminders. It’s those little things that are big in terms of showing others how much they mean and that they are seen.
If you want to get attention for you, your project, your team or the products and services you offer, the first thing to do is to proactively communicate. For example, if you wanted to share what your team has accomplished this week — can you be your own publicist? Can you proactively share with your boss five great things your team has done?
The other thing you can do to get attention in a positive way is to promote others. I love promoting my speaker friends to my clients. I love to promote the good work that people do, whether that’s books or blogs or videos that they’ve created.
Can you promote others as well and get attention for their message or good work? If you really want to get attention, give first.
Stand in service of others and be sure that the important people in your life know that you see and hear them. When you do, ah-mazing things happen!
Need more ideas and inspiration for how you can give the right attention to earn the best attention for yourself?
In this video, you’ll learn:
- How to give others the attention necessary to make them feel heard
- How to position yourself in a positive manner that allows you to maximize the attention for you and your brand
- Provide others with positive attention that is reciprocal and awards you in return.
What would you add? I’d love to hear your thoughts. If you’d like to teach your team the skills and tools to both get and give the kind of attention that can propel production, increase positive team dynamics and grow your business? Give me a call today to learn how I can help.