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5 Ways to Stand Out as a Project Manager – Key #4: Create a Buzz!

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Key number four:
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Create a buzz!. Now is the time to start to make a name for yourself
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not ten years down the road when you think you’re the alternate expert but
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now
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because Ron expert in something rights just something little
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learns it to your own horn
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had to say and
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this morning that if you don’t toot your own horn somebody else will use it as a
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spittoon
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for kinda random but you have to get comfortable sitting your own horn
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because the person next to you
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take time other day and that oh my gosh oh my gosh
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mike is the most amazing charming a wonderful person
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ever and say that every day and their life they’re not going to do that for
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you
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what time I it’s its share
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okay but you can’t forget tomorrow that he is the most interesting charming a
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wonderful amazing
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determine I’ll yeah
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I have an example yeah
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which is expected that but you have to learn to get comfortable with Tooting
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your own horn
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I know for women especially this is really uncomfortable cuz it sounds like
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you’re being
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air against I’m but you’re not you’re communicating other people hey
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I I know something I have value
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because if you don’t shoot your own horn you’re going to get passed over
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you’re gonna find all the noise that everybody else falls into
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and you not gonna stand out solemnity Earnhardt
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I have nominate myself for more awards
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motion I can’t even tell you guys and if you look at some of these awards you
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would be surprised how many other people do that
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tale nominate yourself for something I’m not your team for something
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how did you guys done things are proud of how many vietnam new stuff for an
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hour or so that
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alright that’s hot you and so in here
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share your knowledge
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this is what gets you noticed
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right
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and speak those either haven’t written or spoken before
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this is a little intimidating but there’s all different levels
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writing and speaking you can do you can start a blog if you go to were pressed
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dot or dot com or on
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you can start a blog enright a couple of paragraphs a week
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doesn’t have to be good there’s a lot of traffic on the internet doesn’t have to
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be good
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but the more you right the better he gets
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the better and better you get and if you’re writing is not up to snuff take a
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writing class action from the webinars later
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excellent for here to fuck on
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but start to write I don’t think that PMI
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Washington DC chapter has a newsletter but a lot of other key my chapters do
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you
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and they would be so grateful to have an article
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from anyone about anything and yet 10 PT use for it
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completely free for putting together an article on page
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not a big deal right yeah
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I’m speak speaking gets you I think Tempe to use as well
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you don’t have to speak so a big group like this you can speak to you
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a very small group and oversee it you have to speak whether be at your company
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on 3 p.m. I through Toastmasters
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then he remember Toastmasters it
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excellent organization for public speaking acts IX line
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and I think it’s like 13 bucks a month assuming
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a year 20 bucks a year yeah it’s super cheap any if he be used
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another chapter has a number of Toastmasters and it’s a safe place
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so if he said have been taken the as to eliminate
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as I don’t know what i do. I okay now I think your cast see that
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anything get over the butterflies jitters in a
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and the things that %um want to get rid of as a public speaker
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Rs just speaker on highly recommend Toastmasters
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and be someone that others are attracted sale
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make people come to you
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rather than you have to go to them and the last one is make a difference
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well as being a job for PMI
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in your community think about ways
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make a difference because if you’re busy making a positive difference
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you’re going to get rewarded for that I was a long time
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PMI volunteer actually in fact my first
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I’m position with PMI I was in Phoenix
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and that chapter was about us twenty-five hundred members
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and I went to a dinner meeting and they said
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our looking for a director volunteer services
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and I thought wow that sounds important that we looked at on my
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and they said well we’re taking applications and you need to write this
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big long
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thing about why you wanna be a volunteer I went home and wrote this
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big liar liar thing about why I thought I think that rate structure volunteer
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services in
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they contacted me the next week hoping gradually singer the new director
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and Anna kinda find out I the only one that don’t rely on you
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and tell me that it’s home but I walk into this position
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and I go rate where all my people that I’m getting
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help foster and tell what to do and they said Ono your
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its and I said wait a minute yes twenty-five hundred members
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certainly has some volunteers like on know you’re the first one was there you
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go get a much more
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yeah and so
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I was working with a really great group in a lot of those folks
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elite it was it was an interesting time
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in that chapter because we had such a large group that we weren’t servicing
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that the sky was the limit on what we could do and we had a great group that
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just decided
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you know what we’re gonna make a difference and we’re gonna do a really
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good job
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we grew friend two months years that year two hundred
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yeah it was pretty amazing and that’s what actually got me there launcher the
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year
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award on but I tell yet the award was into
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was in the thing that I took away that was also it was that I met great people
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and then a couple people that I later on employed
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and met some great friends picked up some good skills
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if you are a few my monster I would highly recommend it
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on but yeah make a difference definitely you
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get back hundredfold
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you something you can be proud of every day
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your work in PMI we’ll figure out a way
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if you heat your top if you hate your team figure out a way how can I make
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this
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interesting and different there’s a another good book
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and time Peters sonoran Tom Peters
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yeah he writes like he’s completely manic any have to pay the price in all
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caps and he’s completely crazy but really brilliant
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and this book project 15
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have a friend of mine gave when I was new project manager give it to me
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and its filled great ideas
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on how you make projects wow amazing interesting
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and its fifty different ideas yet to the chapters are like three pages
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it’s really really good and on going back to the whole connecting with people
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and giving
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giving up yourself spam if you go on for a
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amazon dot com you can pick up a used copy
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for I love this for like 23 bucks and it’s a really really good guess just to
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give to somebody
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okay one more exercise what I want you to do is get was somebody
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that you do not get with that you don’t know
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and I want you guys to talk about
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what about one thing you’re gonna commit to do
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after today 10th
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and break
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great see you guys committed somebody to do one thing right
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i’d in the next 30 days you got it seems business cards
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yes you did don’t have any cards
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never come to an hour to allow without parts party will
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let me know that you’re awesome and amazing and contact you later
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yep I would bring business cards
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and and did you exchange business cards are the first person you met
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video and you’re gonna keep in contact with those folks
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and even if they did you do your Monday yes
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bad yes