Updated: Feb 20
Some of us have been taught from an early age that it is impolite to talk about ourselves and to stay humble. We should put our heads down and do good work, and be grateful to be recognized. Many of us may have been overlooked for a promotion or a new role, even though we were qualified, because no one knew of our past accomplishments or understood our future potential. We didn't speak up for what we wanted in our careers. We have also seen our introverted colleagues be passed by or ignored during meetings.
The book, "Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion" by Meredith Fineman, provides relatable stories and actionable tips and tricks to unapologetically champion your own efforts and those around you. The book covers topics such as: The Basics of Bragging Better, The Champion of You, and Going Pro.
In this 1 minute video summary, you will learn about the 3 Pillars of Bragging Better from Chapter 1 of this book - Be Proud, Be Loud, and Be Strategic. If you prefer not to watch the video version, the core points are shown below.
Bragging is simply stating facts and real events
Reframe your fear - Build a list of your accomplishments, using superpower adjectives in your statements
Speak with enthusiasm, pride, and confidence!
Consistently share and advocate for yourself and your work
You need to tell people who you are, what you want, and what you need
Remember you are valued for your point of view
Use your voice to help others, and pay it forward
A keen sense of goals is what keeps you focused on success
Channel your brags to strategically reinforce your goals
Knowing what you want to get out of your brags is essential. Is it a new job or getting over new fears?
Having a strategy will help you identity your audience so they can better absorb your message
Your strategy drives your brags and helps get what you want
If you want actionable insights and tips to master the art of fearless self-promotion, consider buying this book on Amazon, or your local bookseller.