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How to Let People Know What You Have to Offer Without Being Annoying

Today’s episode is all about how to promote yourself without coming across as an arrogant jerk. It’s in response to a question from a reader, but I know that this is something that a lot of people struggle with. It can be tricky conveying your talent, experience, and expertise without being annoying, but it is possible. I share 13 tips to make it less daunting.

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In This Episode

You can listen to today’s episode above or in iTunes or Stitcher (where we’d also LOVE to get your reviews on those platforms if you have a moment). In today’s episode:

  • Why serving others is more important than pushing your talents
  • How you can use your passion to stimulate questions and conversation
  • Why sharing what you don’t know can be a powerful way to attract new readers
  • How you can grow your own reputation by crediting other people
  • Why it’s important to accept help
  • How modesty can undermine your message
  • How to know when to stop talking about what you can offer
  • The most powerful thing you can do to create a positive impression
  • Why comparing yourself to others can be toxic
  • The secret to being a great influencer

Further Reading and Resources for How to Let People Know What You Have to Offer Without Being Annoying

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What did you learn from today’s episode? Do you have other tips that have worked for you? What will you try next?

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  • Mãnsï Khãtrí

    nice article

  • lapesoetan

    Hello. How do I get the transcript for this podcast, please?

  • Marie-Claire Allington

    THANK YOU – if you did anything that is! 🙂 The share bar is now across the bottom of my page out the way of the ON knob! Happy Days.

  • Juan Feju

    I love this, because I’m learning to promote myself.

  • Juan Feju

    Darren, I’ve read how you comment on other blog. My question is, is it still worth a while visiting blog one by one and then leaving valuable comment?

  • Attila Beres

    The “lead with your passion” and the “self-improvement claims” parts have been especially useful for me from this podcast. These will be very helpful in writing my About page too. Thanks a lot for sharing so generously. May opportunities come in your way abundantly!