Do you avoid in-person networking events unless they are compulsory?
Or attend and only speak to people you know or people more junior than you?
When you have Imposter Syndrome, walking into a room of people you don’t know is triggering. If you feel like a fraud who is scared of being exposed, networking is the last thing you want to do.
And of course, it’s entirely possible to go through your career, not attending events or going to as few as possible.
It’s possible – but it’s a missed opportunity.
If you don’t attend in person networking events, you are missing the opportunity:
- To raise your visibility. You need to raise your visibility so that people know who you are and what you can do. You need people to know who you are and what you can do, so that you get the recognition – and the promotion – you deserve.
- To attract the support you need (a mentor or a sponsor) to help you progress your career.
- To build your business. You need to build strong relationships with clients so that they want to work with you and you bring in more business for the firm.
So how do you do it?
In this episode, I talk you through 5 steps to help you walk into any room. These are:
- Stop thinking your Imposter Syndrome is a problem.
- Allow yourself to experience the negative emotions of anxiety and fear without letting them take the reins.
- Remember who you are.
- Trust that you are enough.
- Build confidence, one failure at a time.
You can implement these steps on your own. But if you’re serious about solving your Imposter Syndrome so that networking becomes not just easy, but something you enjoy, then the answer is Imposter Speech Coaching, where you get:
- Imposter Speech mapping – a practical technique for knowing your Imposter Syndrome triggers and stopping you seeing Imposter Syndrome as a problem.
- The Imposter Speech – the discovery process, the tool and the evaluation process for remembering who you are and trusting you are enough.
- Emotional management – the strategy for allowing your negative emotions without letting them take the reins.
- The Confidence Formula – the process for building confidence one failure at a time.
This is about so much more than improving your networking skills so you can be more visible. Doing this work will give you the confidence to walk into any room, sit at any table, and speak to anyone. Not just now, but at every stage of your career.
Enrolment for the July 2022 class of Imposter Speech coaching starts on 10 June. Don’t miss out. Sign up to the waitlist to register your interest.