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Find your (Shameless) SparkDenise R. JacobsWomen’s Success SummitMiami, FL21 May 2013Bust Blocks to Shameless Self-Promotion
I am:@denisejacobsThis fine event:@Womens_Success #wssmiamiI’m talking about ways to find your:#shameless-sparkFor the Twi...
Lucky, right?
Upon finishing my first book…Photo: Dense Jacobs
I had an epiphanyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/44085287@N05/4055814772/
It’s all about this!http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4771136128/
My book is on web design/developmentPhoto: Denise Jacobs
Wanted to speak at web design conferencesUsed with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629076165/
Who I was – vs -- Who I wanted to become
Practicing Shameful Self-Promotionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/kenzzz_14/7031233649/
What does does that look and sound like?
Exactly.
Needed to bust through my blocks
3 Blocks to Shameless Self-Promotion
1) Fear of Uniqueness: Not enough
1) Fear of Uniqueness: Too uniquehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tboard/2259391512/
2) Fear of being completely who you are
3) Fear of failurehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/2717325940/
Not extending yourself/reaching
What do these all have in common?
Fear!Photo: Denise Jacobs
Physical evidence of fearhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/grumpyfeline/4626401443/
Subtle Fear: Inner CriticPhoto: Denise Jacobs
The evil voices in your headhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/4887528060/
Subtle Fear: Perfectionismhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/diepuppenstubensammlerin/7648792510/
Subtle Fear: Procrastinationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
Subtle Fear: Busyness
Fear has neurological effectshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lorelei-ranveig/2294885580/
Unclosed mental loopshttp://www.psychwiki.com/wiki/Zeigarnik_Effect
Detrimental brainwaveshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4097561067/
Know your Brainwaves
Impedes generation of new neuron pathshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/vmcamposjr/3630714365/
Fears create roadblocks
How do we bust these blocks?
“False Evidence Appearing Real”or, alternatively,“F*ck Everything And Run!”F.E.A.R. =
“Fear is not real. It is a product ofthe thoughts you create. Do notmisunderstand me. Danger isvery real. But fear is a ch...
1) Manage your attention
Self-acceptance and empathyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pocait/2847866615/
2) Banish your Inner Critichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/3822942678/
3) Play!Photo: Denise Jacobs
Flow!
Reframe #FAILhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/2717326642/
Reignite creativity; light shameless spark
You’ll stop feeling like this
But instead, enter into a special pacthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/wrote/2646295354/
Being of value and service
Much has changed for me…
Because I am now joyfully shameless!http://www.flickr.com/photos/rvm_71/5011353192/
Find your shameless spark
Light up your self-promotion!http://www.flickr.com/photos/7730492@N03/4958540694/
My articles for further readingnetmagazine.com/features/four-secrets-enhancing-creative-productivityalistapart.com/article...
My books!The CSS DetectiveGuideCSSDetectiveGuide.comInterAct WithWeb StandardsInterActWithWebStandards.comMy chapter:“Lear...
UpcomingWorkshop:Unfold Your BrainGet on my mailing list atDeniseJacobs.com/signup20% Discount for WSS attendees!
DeniseJacobs.comdenise@denisejacobs.comtwitter.com/denisejacobsfacebook.com/denisejacobsdotcomslideshare.net/denisejacobsY...
And finally…http://www.flickr.com/photos/27620885@N02/2609974180/i
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This session is A Creative Dose™ – a booster shot – to inspire your creative thinking for your personal brand. Being true to yourself and loving what you do is a key part of being able to promote yourself shamelessly... Learn about the mysterious alchemy that occurs in the brain – and how to exploit it to find your best self for stardom.

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  1. 1. Find your (Shameless) SparkDenise R. JacobsWomen’s Success SummitMiami, FL21 May 2013Bust Blocks to Shameless Self-Promotion
  2. 2. I am:@denisejacobsThis fine event:@Womens_Success #wssmiamiI’m talking about ways to find your:#shameless-sparkFor the Twitters
  3. 3. Lucky, right?
  4. 4. Upon finishing my first book…Photo: Dense Jacobs
  5. 5. I had an epiphanyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/44085287@N05/4055814772/
  6. 6. It’s all about this!http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4771136128/
  7. 7. My book is on web design/developmentPhoto: Denise Jacobs
  8. 8. Wanted to speak at web design conferencesUsed with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629076165/
  9. 9. Who I was – vs -- Who I wanted to become
  10. 10. Practicing Shameful Self-Promotionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/kenzzz_14/7031233649/
  11. 11. What does does that look and sound like?
  12. 12. Exactly.
  13. 13. Needed to bust through my blocks
  14. 14. 3 Blocks to Shameless Self-Promotion
  15. 15. 1) Fear of Uniqueness: Not enough
  16. 16. 1) Fear of Uniqueness: Too uniquehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tboard/2259391512/
  17. 17. 2) Fear of being completely who you are
  18. 18. 3) Fear of failurehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/2717325940/
  19. 19. Not extending yourself/reaching
  20. 20. What do these all have in common?
  21. 21. Fear!Photo: Denise Jacobs
  22. 22. Physical evidence of fearhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/grumpyfeline/4626401443/
  23. 23. Subtle Fear: Inner CriticPhoto: Denise Jacobs
  24. 24. The evil voices in your headhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/4887528060/
  25. 25. Subtle Fear: Perfectionismhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/diepuppenstubensammlerin/7648792510/
  26. 26. Subtle Fear: Procrastinationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
  27. 27. Subtle Fear: Busyness
  28. 28. Fear has neurological effectshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lorelei-ranveig/2294885580/
  29. 29. Unclosed mental loopshttp://www.psychwiki.com/wiki/Zeigarnik_Effect
  30. 30. Detrimental brainwaveshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4097561067/
  31. 31. Know your Brainwaves
  32. 32. Impedes generation of new neuron pathshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/vmcamposjr/3630714365/
  33. 33. Fears create roadblocks
  34. 34. How do we bust these blocks?
  35. 35. “False Evidence Appearing Real”or, alternatively,“F*ck Everything And Run!”F.E.A.R. =
  36. 36. “Fear is not real. It is a product ofthe thoughts you create. Do notmisunderstand me. Danger isvery real. But fear is a choice.”- character of Cypher Raige(played by Will Smith), AfterEarth
  37. 37. 1) Manage your attention
  38. 38. Self-acceptance and empathyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pocait/2847866615/
  39. 39. 2) Banish your Inner Critichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/3822942678/
  40. 40. 3) Play!Photo: Denise Jacobs
  41. 41. Flow!
  42. 42. Reframe #FAILhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/2717326642/
  43. 43. Reignite creativity; light shameless spark
  44. 44. You’ll stop feeling like this
  45. 45. But instead, enter into a special pacthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/wrote/2646295354/
  46. 46. Being of value and service
  47. 47. Much has changed for me…
  48. 48. Because I am now joyfully shameless!http://www.flickr.com/photos/rvm_71/5011353192/
  49. 49. Find your shameless spark
  50. 50. Light up your self-promotion!http://www.flickr.com/photos/7730492@N03/4958540694/
  51. 51. My articles for further readingnetmagazine.com/features/four-secrets-enhancing-creative-productivityalistapart.com/articles/reigniting-your-creative-spark/alistapart.com/articles/banishing-your-inner-critic/
  52. 52. My books!The CSS DetectiveGuideCSSDetectiveGuide.comInterAct WithWeb StandardsInterActWithWebStandards.comMy chapter:“Learning with theWeb”Smashing Books #3 &#3 1/3SmashingBook.comMy chapter:“The Missing Elementof Redesign: Story”
  53. 53. UpcomingWorkshop:Unfold Your BrainGet on my mailing list atDeniseJacobs.com/signup20% Discount for WSS attendees!
  54. 54. DeniseJacobs.comdenise@denisejacobs.comtwitter.com/denisejacobsfacebook.com/denisejacobsdotcomslideshare.net/denisejacobsYour Creativity Evangelist ExtraordinairePhoto used with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629078087/
  55. 55. And finally…http://www.flickr.com/photos/27620885@N02/2609974180/i
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