Don’t just tell people your plans. Show them the results. Man – hellooooo, truth bomb! You can’t just tell someone that you are a leader, or a marketer, or some social media rockstar guru. People need and want to see it for themselves.

Let your actions define you.

You can’t convince someone that you are a leader by telling them what you are going to do.

  • Grab the opportunity, and lead.
  • Keep your promises.
  • Step up to the plate when someone needs a pinch hitter.
  • Volunteer when a colleague needs help.
  • Say yes when you actually can.
  • Show empathy and ask questions when the situations get uncomfortable.
  • Don’t be scared of change.

You can’t pull off a successful event by showing someone your color-coded timeline and organized supply closet.

  • Communicate with emails, phone calls and texts.
  • Take the time to explain your organization, color coding, and important locations to your team members and volunteers.  It’s not helpful to be the only one that knows the answers, or where things are.
  • Find other leaders and delegate. You can’t do it all.
  • Say thank you to the volunteers and friends that are helping you. (And if you can, make sure you are giving big bear hugs and tell anyone helping you they are appreciated.)
  • Tag your participants on your social channels and give them some love.
  • Take photos behind the scenes.

You can’t just talk about how successful that PR campaign was for your clients.

  • Send weekly, monthly or quarterly updates.
  • Be honest.
  • Be specific.
  • Create a few simple graphics of where you were, and where you are now.
  • Prepare a presentation (and make it something you can use more than once).
  • Don’t fluff with professional jargon. Be real.

Instead of just talking, show them.