Tina Lewis Rowe

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Instant Impact: Share Your Work

In the last week or so, I have had the pleasure of having dozens of people send me very nice notes requesting a document I had offered for free: Church Security Concerns: The Security Role of Greeters and Ushers. Almost every note commented on how much the writer appreciated my work on the material. I sent a PDF file and a short note and now am reaping the reward of many messages telling me how the document is being used. It’s been a great feeling!

 What have you produced at work that others could use to make their life or work easier? If you have a letter or process template, share it with a few people.  If you have found a way to make a routine task easier, let others know about it. If you wrote a document that would be useful in other organizations like yours, look for ways to get it to people in those organizations. I went through my email and culled addresses of people I thought would find the material  on church security useful. Then, I sent a note to people who I thought might have a mailing list, and I asked them to put out a message with my email address. The results have been both astounding and interesting. Very much like viral marketing!

One way to develop your career and your reputation for being a valued resource, is to actually be a resource. Be proactive about it, and let people know you have something to offer. You may have the same positive–and fun–results I have had.

And if you want the PDF file on The Security Role of Greeters and Ushers, you know how to contact me!

January 16th, 2008 Posted by | Life and Work, Personal and Professional Development, Supervision and Management | no comments