How To Stand Out From The Crowd

Have you ever heard this somewhere – “in a world of copies, try to be an original”? I don’t know about you but I’ve heard it countless times!
The questions to ask yourself are-
How do you make sure people won’t ever forget you?
How do you make a solid, lasting impression?
What makes you different and how can you stand out from all the rest?
It may interest you to know that a massive difference isn’t required, but a noticeable one is. Often the simplest distinction can be the key to establishing your brilliance. You don’t have to fly to the moon and save a lost bird or land a major contract in an international firm to make a difference! The smallest act/deed you do can actually make you stand out and be an original with ease. 
 First thing is to Be Yourself! Here are some key things to note on how to stand out from the crowd and be an original:

1.     Attitude: 

Be enthusiastic. Be positive. Be engaging. Be passionate. An upbeat, professional perspective stands out. No matter what the workday brings, it’s important to show that you can stay confident and upbeat. Your attitude towards people and things actually sepaks a lot and helps you stand out. Ho w you react to things matters! Stay positive always even when things are not going your way. A negative vibe can pull down a lot of things you have planned so do yourself a favour and face the world with a smile!

2. Engagement: 

Be friendly. Let your personality show through. Be agreeable. Build relationships and trust. Engage others and show a genuine interest in their lives, and their thoughts. Find a mentor to help you get to know people. Don’t look down on people and don’t snub them when they try to talk to you. Be open and let your conversation flow with them even until you exhaust the whole topic at once.

3. Communication:

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 You might think excellent professional communication skills are a gift, but you’d be mistaken. Many very competent people lack effective, professional communication skills. Pay cautious attention to how you express yourself, not only in formal written communications, but also in e-mails, on the phone, and in face-to-face conversations. You wouldn’t want to pass as a rude person or someone who talks without restrain. If possible, give yourself time to think over an answer before giving a reply. Be formal when necessary and casual/friendly when you should. Don’t misplace the two. Don't just communicate with people, communicate effectively and wisely!

4. Contribution:

 Dedication and involvement stand out. Be more constructed than everyone else on the team. Do your homework, gather your resources, and show up prepared and ready to work. If you’re actively engaged in the work process and make a significant handout to the team, it will be noticed. This also works outside the workplace. Let people see your contributions and make sure they are helpful. A single good and helpful contribution can go a long way than multiple baseless suggestions. 
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5. Creative Thinking:
 Think creatively. Don’t be afraid to express your creativity and look for innovative solutions. Ask intelligent and useful questions. Ask questions that no one else is asking. It’s often not the answers you provide that make an impression, but your ability to ask insightful questions. But don’t ask annoying questions especially the ones that have already been asked or that have obvious answers. Think critically and ask creatively.

6. Results:

Results speak very loudly. People pay more attention to what you do than what you say. Ask yourself - What do you do exceptionally well? Can you learn to do it even better? Strive to be the go-to person whenever that skill is needed. Your skill expertise doesn’t have to be odd or complicated; it’s actually better if it’s a simple, often required skill that you do better than others.

7. Personality:

How you carry and compose yourself matters. You don’t want to be seen as someone who can’t set himself right. Contradictory to what you may think, you can actually improve your personality! The personality is the typical pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaviors that make a person unique. When we say that someone has a “good personality” we mean that they are likable, interesting and affable to be with. Try as much as possible to work on yourself and be the best you can be!

With that said, here are 5 Ways To Improve Your Personality and help boost your stand in the crowd:
1. Be a better listener: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was considered one of the most charming women in the world because she cultivated the talent of being an exceptional listener. There is nothing more appealing than having someone listen to you keenly making you feel like you’re the only person in the world.
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2. Read more and expand your interests: The more you read and cultivate new interests, the more interesting you are to others. When you meet new people it gives you a chance to share what you know and to exchange your views with them.
3. Be a good conversationalist: This relates to how much you read and know. Once you have much to contribute, learn how to talk about it with others. No one can read about or know everything, so it’s refreshing to learn from others those things we don’t have the time to about read ourselves.
4. Have an Opinion: There is nothing more boring than trying to talk to someone who has no opinion on anything. A conversation has nowhere to go if you have nothing to present on. If, however, you have an uncommon point of view or differing opinion, you are more interesting and stimulating to be with socially.
5. Meet New People: Make the effort to meet new people especially those unlike you. It not only exposes you to different cultures and alternative ways of doing things, it broadens your horizons. 
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Well, I bet if you stick to these you will have little or no trouble standing out of the crowd and become the person others want to look up to and emulate! Don’t forget – positive vibe comes from within and you are the primary player in making it last!


  1. Woah... Truly inspirational! I like it!



  4. very motivational I must say!

  5. I think being yourself is the most important thing ... I believe in standing out... it's funny I wouldn't have said that in my teens but as I grew, I came out of my shell ... xox


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