Be Yourself

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When it comes to making an impression, differentiation is the name of the game. Confound expectation. Shake it up. How? There’s one guaranteed way to stand out in the professional world: Be Yourself. I believe that vulnerability – yes, vulnerability – in one of the most underappreciated assets in business today.

Even when there is disagreement, I’ve found people will respect you for putting your cards on the table.

The message here is that we can go through life, particularly conferences and other professional gatherings, making shallow, run-of-the-mill conversation with strangers that remain strangers. Or we can pout a little of ourselves, our real selves, on the line, give people a glimpse of our humanity, and create the opportunity for a deeper connection. We have a choice.

Keith Ferrazzi

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