Make Yourself Memorable

“While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.”

~ Gilda Radner

Make Yourself Memorable

by Loren Ekroth, Ph.D.

It’s not just who you know; it’s also who knows you.

That’s especially true if you’re an independent professional or a business person. Are you someone that easily comes to mind of the customers you know and the prospects you meet? Show others that you’re likable, trustworthy, and expert and they’ll probably remember you.

Here are some simple tips to make yourself memorable.

  1. Be easy to be with: friendly, engaged, a good listener.
  2. Be distinctive. Demonstrate your uniqueness.
  3. Make yourself “sticky” with your manner and style. Maybe it’s your sense of humor, or your colorful language.
  4. Give them something unusual, like a special kind of business card they’ll want to keep. Example: I’ve used amber prescription bottles for my “Dr. Conversation” brand. People tell me they’ve kept them for years.
  5. Follow up by sending people you meet a special report that shows your expertise. Or send a regular ezine. At least, give them a friendly phone call. You’ll stand out.

Loren Ekroth © 2010, all rights reserved. Loren Ekroth, Ph.D. is a specialist in human communication and a national expert on conversation for business and social life. Complimentary newsletter, “Better Conversations,” at Contact at

Coaching Call To Action

Remember Gilda Radner? Now there was a unique comedian!  What will you do this week to let your uniqueness shine?