Smart Tips: Self-Promotion and Self-Awareness

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May 2014

May 2014

In May, I was a presenter at the Stay Focused Writer’s Retreat held annually in South Jersey. This year’s retreat was at the Marriott Courtyard in Glassboro, New Jersey. I was pleased with my participation in the workshop and my keynote address, but I came away from the session feeling I failed on one important area; my appearance. I failed to be self-aware of how my outward presentation did not match the words I was speaking. My words conveyed a picture of confidence and wisdom. My appearance conveyed the picture of wisdom…especially the gray roots and matronly image. The pictures contrast the difference between May and September. I prayed and asked God to help me on this path I am currently on of Self-Promotion.

It is very important to feel good about how you look, sometimes you will be able to carry your presentation off without any hitches, but if you are worried about your looks, it could affect your delivery. So now I present to you my new image. If you look closely at my picture, you will see a halo around my head. Hmmm.

September 2014

September 2014

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