HOW TO PROFESSIONALLY
PROMOTE YOURSELF
WITHOUT BEING VAIN &
PRIDEFUL
John Roland, MDiv
Fundraising Executive
Email: jarola...
Don’t be this guy!

John Roland, @jaroland74
• Is it possible to genuinely be interested in the
needs of others, and still promote yourself?
• Absolutely and it can be...
Start with the
FACTS
John Roland, @jaroland74
• Keep your
resume, bio and
LinkedIn profile in
perfect order.
• Be factual, clear and
complete.
• If you doubled sales
in...
•

•

Investor’s Business Daily
says to take the hype out
of your message; stay
away from adverbs and
adjectives.
For inst...
• Plenty of people do the
opposite of telling the
truth.
• They make boastful
claims in an article or
email, but their pro...
Share the facts –
specific, quantified
facts – please.
John Roland, @jaroland74
•

STATE THIS: “After
implementing teambuilding and cost-cutting
initiatives in
Cincinnati, they
transferred me to Atlanta...
• Make it very easy for
people to get facts
about what you have
accomplished.
• It is difficult to argue
with
clear, defin...
Ask for honest
recommendations
John Roland, @jaroland74
• Ask for honest peer
analysis and thirdparty proofs of
your work.
• Include these
recommendations
and analysis in your
Li...
• Both honest peer
analysis and 3rd party
proofs report that what
you are saying is not
just your opinion of
yourself, but...
Acknowledge
others.
John Roland, @jaroland74
How have you helped others?
• State your
accomplishments in terms
of how you have helped
others.
• If you have clients, li...
Give credit where credit is due
• Always give credit to
your sources.
• As you succeed, bring
as many others along
with yo...
Help others &
share freely
John Roland, @jaroland74
Add value to others
• The best
articles, blog
posts, comments
and discussion
topics serve to help
other people.
• The wron...
Think long-term value
• The right way to get
a new client with
long-term value is to
be so helpful that it
becomes obvious...
Provide insights
• If you have
worthwhile
capabilities, use
them.
• Write articles that
imparts genuine
insights.
• Teach ...
Provide solutions
• Be calm and
focused in stressful
situations.
• Look for actual
solutions, instead
of simply parroting
...
Share freely
• Share freely and
with a generous
heart.
• Then make it easy
for people to
contact you if
they value what
yo...
Admit when you don’t know
• Newsflash: no
one has all the
answers.
• If you want to
earn
credibility, be the
first to admi...
Okay to be bold
John Roland, @jaroland74
Biblical examples of boldness
• Moses confronted
Pharaoh
• David faced Goliath
• Daniel in the lion’s
den
• Jesus stood be...
You can be bold too!
• You can pick up the
phone and ask for
help, or call a hiring
company and tell
them you want the
job...
Resources
• “How to self promote without being a jerk” by
Bruce Kasanoff
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20
130...
Thanks for your time

John Roland, @jaroland74
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    1. 1. HOW TO PROFESSIONALLY PROMOTE YOURSELF WITHOUT BEING VAIN & PRIDEFUL John Roland, MDiv Fundraising Executive Email: jaroland74@yahoo.com Direct: 404.545.8756 Twitter: @jaroland74 http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnaroland
    2. 2. Don’t be this guy! John Roland, @jaroland74
    3. 3. • Is it possible to genuinely be interested in the needs of others, and still promote yourself? • Absolutely and it can be a “win/win” situation for everyone!! • Purpose of the PowerPoint is to explain HOW! John Roland, @jaroland74
    4. 4. Start with the FACTS John Roland, @jaroland74
    5. 5. • Keep your resume, bio and LinkedIn profile in perfect order. • Be factual, clear and complete. • If you doubled sales in a year, say so. • Tell the truth John Roland, @jaroland74
    6. 6. • • Investor’s Business Daily says to take the hype out of your message; stay away from adverbs and adjectives. For instance, INSTEAD OF saying, “I successfully led an initiative that improved productivity by 36%,” SAY, “I led an initiative that improved productivity by 36%.” John Roland, @jaroland74
    7. 7. • Plenty of people do the opposite of telling the truth. • They make boastful claims in an article or email, but their profile is lacking the most basic details. • Tell the truth and let your factual accomplishments speak for themselves. John Roland, @jaroland74
    8. 8. Share the facts – specific, quantified facts – please. John Roland, @jaroland74
    9. 9. • STATE THIS: “After implementing teambuilding and cost-cutting initiatives in Cincinnati, they transferred me to Atlanta to run the plant and overhaul the operations. We won ‘best production facility’ in my third, fourth and final year at Valvoline.” John Roland, @jaroland74
    10. 10. • Make it very easy for people to get facts about what you have accomplished. • It is difficult to argue with clear, defined, quantifi ed facts. • Don't brag, just tell the truth. John Roland, @jaroland74
    11. 11. Ask for honest recommendations John Roland, @jaroland74
    12. 12. • Ask for honest peer analysis and thirdparty proofs of your work. • Include these recommendations and analysis in your LinkedIn profile and resume. John Roland, @jaroland74
    13. 13. • Both honest peer analysis and 3rd party proofs report that what you are saying is not just your opinion of yourself, but someone else’s as well. • It truly affirms and gives validity to what you are stating. John Roland, @jaroland74
    14. 14. Acknowledge others. John Roland, @jaroland74
    15. 15. How have you helped others? • State your accomplishments in terms of how you have helped others. • If you have clients, list the ways they have benefitted from working with you. • If you volunteer, be proactive in supporting your favorite non-profits. • When your team wins, give credit to the other team members. John Roland, @jaroland74
    16. 16. Give credit where credit is due • Always give credit to your sources. • As you succeed, bring as many others along with you as you can. • Never give yourself sole credit when it was a team achievement. John Roland, @jaroland74
    17. 17. Help others & share freely John Roland, @jaroland74
    18. 18. Add value to others • The best articles, blog posts, comments and discussion topics serve to help other people. • The wrong way to get a new client is to say, "I'm the best, hire me." John Roland, @jaroland74
    19. 19. Think long-term value • The right way to get a new client with long-term value is to be so helpful that it becomes obvious to others that you are someone who adds value and brings the right attitude to tough challenges. John Roland, @jaroland74
    20. 20. Provide insights • If you have worthwhile capabilities, use them. • Write articles that imparts genuine insights. • Teach others valuable skills. John Roland, @jaroland74
    21. 21. Provide solutions • Be calm and focused in stressful situations. • Look for actual solutions, instead of simply parroting tired, old phrases. • Use your abilities in ways that other people value. John Roland, @jaroland74
    22. 22. Share freely • Share freely and with a generous heart. • Then make it easy for people to contact you if they value what you have shared. John Roland, @jaroland74
    23. 23. Admit when you don’t know • Newsflash: no one has all the answers. • If you want to earn credibility, be the first to admit when you are over your head. John Roland, @jaroland74
    24. 24. Okay to be bold John Roland, @jaroland74
    25. 25. Biblical examples of boldness • Moses confronted Pharaoh • David faced Goliath • Daniel in the lion’s den • Jesus stood before Pilot • Paul defied angry mobs throughout the Mediterranean John Roland, @jaroland74
    26. 26. You can be bold too! • You can pick up the phone and ask for help, or call a hiring company and tell them you want the job. • You can also tell others, especially potential employers, about your accomplishments. John Roland, @jaroland74
    27. 27. Resources • “How to self promote without being a jerk” by Bruce Kasanoff http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20 130828110933-36792-how-to-self-promotewithout-being-a-jerk?trk=mp-reader-card • “Humble yourselves before the Lord / Blow your own horn” by Dave O’Farrell http://jobseekersptc.org/humble-yourselvesbefore-the-lord-blow-your-own-horn/ John Roland, @jaroland74
    28. 28. Thanks for your time John Roland, @jaroland74
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