Do you have the credibility but lack the visibility?

February 17, 2017, In: Confidence, Favourite, Leaders, Women
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Article by Melissa Lewis

Are you someone who has worked hard to develop your network and expertise, only to find your peers getting promoted ahead of you?

With your level of talent and experience, why aren’t you getting noticed? Are you invisible?

Many smart, savvy, results-driven businesswomen struggle to advance to the next level of their careers because they lack visibility.

Visibility is more than being seen, noticed and remembered. It is also about backing yourself with the confidence to put yourself forward. It is about growing your network and promoting yourself on social media with style. It is about allowing others to see the great things you’re doing within the workplace. It is saying “yes” to speaking gigs, showing up to networking events and communicating your goals and interests to your boss and the people around you. Having visibility is something that you need to control and plan.

Here are 3 tips to becoming visible in 2017:

Believe in your strengths and your purpose

The problem for many women is that self-doubt is the barrier to their success. If you are holding yourself back due to a lack of confidence, it’s time to shift gears and focus on the positive. Boost your self-worth by brainstorming your many strengths and credentials. Empower yourself further by getting clear on why you want to develop your visibility and influence. What are your career goals? What kind of impact do you want to make?

Develop your Executive Presence

People with Executive Presence get noticed. When they enter a room, people gravitate towards them. Taking steps to increase your self-confidence will help you develop Executive Presence. For example, refine your body language to reflect power and grace, make a point of greeting people and starting conversations, and dress in a way that reflects your credibility.

Build a great network

You’ve used the first two tips to elevate your confidence, now it’s time to put yourself out there and make meaningful connections. Don’t limit yourself to networking online, make the extra effort to connect in-person with like-minded contacts. Surround yourself with positive people who can help you articulate your message.

Are you ready to cut through the noise and become visible? Having the confidence to communicate who you are with style and consistency will position you for greater visibility and success.

If you’re ready to be empowered and take that next big step in your development, I’d love to work with you. For a no-obligation chat, call 0405 440 366 or contact me.

Melissa Lewis

Personal Branding * Adviser to Women in Leadership * Founder of Style Confidante

My greatest pleasure is assisting high performing, driven women working in male-dominated industries to bridge the gap between what they know and how they are perceived.

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