Gravitas has become the newest “it” factor in separating oneself from the pack. People with gravitas stand up, stand out and simply STAND when others may crumble or hide.
As you take stock of your professional brand, ask yourself, “do people take me seriously or do I sabotage myself?” Do you need to bump-up your “cred” in order to move things forward in your professional life?
This week on #WorkTrends host Meghan M. Biro welcomed special guest Deborah Thomas to discuss what distinguishes someone with gravitas from someone who lacks it.
Here are a few key points Deborah shared:
- Key to keeping any relationship strong is good communication.
- Partnerships are a great way to provide secondary offerings to clients. Utilize partners’ strengths to satisfy client needs!
- Philosophical fit is critical, but don’t underestimate the value of bringing in new and different perspectives
- Don’t be afraid of Partnering. Look at all options to try to bring a great product to market
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Here are a few of our favorite tweets from our #WorkTrends community. You can see highlights of the entire conversation from our Storify here.
A1 People know they have gravitas when they command respect and attention. #WorkTrends
— Jim Katzaman (@JKatzaman) May 31, 2017
A2. Competence & Intelligence. People want to know that they’re dealing with a professional who knows what they’re talking about #WorkTrends
— Hyrell (@hyrell) May 31, 2017
A3: Don't be afraid to take courses online or go back to school to learn the valuable skills needed to build your brand! #WorkTrends
— Codi Shewan (@codishewan) May 31, 2017
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