Shameless self-promotion: how to create a public profile
University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052.
Self-promotion presents real benefits but also some risks. If well executed, it allows you to communicate your skills and interests and to influence how others, including employers, see you. If you can self-promote and influence how others perceive and remember you, you are more likely to get opportunities to do what you wish to do. However, self-promotion is also risky. When poorly done, it is often associated with bragging, obnoxiousness or narcissism. In this talk, I will share my own experience and views on how to build a personal brand with modesty and humility. Ultimately, what matters most is not getting better offers or being promoted, it is having talents and interests, and being remembered for doing well and doing good.