Recently, I was in a department store; one of those large stores with an entrance that has a breezeway door and then another door that actually enters the store. As I was leaving, a man walking directly in front of me opened the door to leave, dropping it right on me. He did the same thing with the second door. I was walking pretty close behind him, so it’s hard to believe he didn’t notice me. Just as I began judging him on his rudeness, I realized he had been intently looking at his cell phone, was clearly distracted, and probably had no idea I was behind him. This is a classic example of how our overly busy, distracted worlds keep us from seizing opportunities to become memorable. And, when we want to meet thought leaders, build professional relationships, and strengthen our brands, memorable is definitely what we want to be! So, what can you do to create big impressions and become memorable? Simple - pay attention! After all, it’s the little things that very few people think to do, that will get you there.
September 25, 2013