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The Importance of Selling Yourself in Anything in Life
Staff
05/22/2015



There are many situations that we encounter during our lives where we are forced to sell ourselves and convince people how good we are. In today's highly competitive world, being able to sell yourself has never been more important than it is right now. Simply possessing the most talent does not necessarily set you apart from the rest of the pack. In many cases, a person who is able to sell himself or herself the best will very often be more successful than people who clearly possess more talent. Therefore, the key is making people believe you are the best, not necessarily being the best.

Communicate your value

Selling yourself is all about communicating your value to others. The people who are able to communicate the most effectively will most likely walk away victorious at the end of the day. There is no question that there is an art to doing this. It is an ability that some people are born with, while others require some practice. Making yourself stand out from the crowd is important in your professional life, as well as your personal life. Being persuasive is a useful tool to have, because we are often required to persuade people in order to get what we want.

When do you need to sell yourself?
1. Interviews

One of the most important situations where selling another person on your abilities is critical is during a job interview. Basically, your objective is to convince the hiring manager that you are the best candidate and most qualified for the job, even if this is not the case. There are many people every day who are able to talk themselves into excellent jobs, even though there were other candidates who were much better. The reason these people walk away with the job is because of their confidence, command of the language and power of persuasion.

2. Dating

Dating is another area where selling yourself comes into play. When you go on a first date, you are trying to convince the other person to go on a second date with you, assuming that you are attracted to the person. You need to sell all of your positive qualities to get the person to like you.

3. Blogging

Selling yourself as a blogger is important because you want your readers to enjoy your blogs. This will make they keep returning to your site. You also need to sell them on your knowledge regarding the topics that you write blogs about. If you are good at doing this, your readers will begin to consider you an authority on the topics that you focus on. This will allow you to grow a devoted following, especially if you blog about niche topics.

Being remembered

When you are in a networking or business setting, you not only want to sell yourself, you want to be remembered. This is vital if you are just getting started and you are trying to establish yourself in whatever industry you are working in. Once again, being memorable often comes down to a person's ability to communicate and emphasize his or her skills. When people need someone who provides the services that you specialize in, you want your name to be the first one that pops into their mind. Achieving this all comes down to self-promotion.