Weekend Poll: Are you good at self-promotion?

Assistants are skilled negotiators  

Assistants often excel at negotiating on behalf of their employers – think of the conversations you have and the pencil sharpening you encourage when undertaking offsite event planning, or other services and purchases you coordinate on behalf of the office.

You readily promote others who impress you

Assistants who are engaged in a healthy workplace culture are also stellar brand ambassadors. Some of the positive opinions I’ve formed of local, national and international businesses have been shaped in part by information my readers have shared about their employers.

Are you comfortable with self-promotion?

How comfortable, then, are you at communicating your own value, articulating your goals and negotiating and advocating on your own behalf?

I’ll be presenting on the topic

It’s going to be a busy late summer and autumn. I’ll be travelling much of September, and look forward to working with career-focused assistants and governance professionals at the Modern Governance Summit in Orlando,  followed by the American Society of Administrative Professionals’ APC Conference and Executive EA Summit in New Orleans before working with governance professionals in Barbados.

After flying to Atlanta in November to work with another terrific audience at Executive Secretary LIVE, I’ll scoot straight back to Vancouver to present again for APC Canada.

At APC Canada West, which will run from November 17th to 19th, I’ll deliver two presentations. One of these will focus on self-promotion, articulating your value and negotiating on your own behalf – and how one needn’t be an extrovert in order to get the recognition you deserve.

Now that I’ve demonstrated a bit of self-promotion in the paragraphs just above, I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say when it comes to negotiating on your own behalf and communicating your value as you go about striving to reach your goals. I’ll share the results here, and will share some of them in my upcoming presentation in Vancouver.

All this, of course, leads to the topic of my latest Weekend Poll:

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How comfortable are you with self-promotion? 

Please take a couple of minutes to complete the poll below.

1 - very uncomfortable2 - not a natural, but I can do it3 - very comfortable
1 - very uncomfortable2 - not a natural, but I can do it3 - very comfortable
1 - very uncomfortable2 - not a natural, but I can do it3 - very comfortable
1 - very uncomfortable2 - not a natural, but I can do it3 - very comfortable
1 - very uncomfortable2 - not a natural, but I can do it3- very comfortable
It's a weak pointI'm fairly good at negotiationsn in generalI'm good at negotiating in general
It's a weak pointI'm fairly good at negotiating on my own behalfI'm good at negotiating on my own behalf
1 - No2 - Somewhat, though I believe some of my contributions &/or abilities go unrecognised3 - Yes
Yes - and that's because I like to keep a low profileYesNoAre you kidding? People higher up the org chart don't pay attention to this role

 

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