Managing yourself creatively
Taking part in various kinds of activities is still another way of becoming a familiar figure in those circles interested in what you are doing. A few tips:
Consider the opportunities within your own field or firm. Projects like trade shows, publicity campaigns, conventions, symposia, “open house” activities require volunteers. Be one! One thing frequently leads to another.
Your local Officers’ Club, University association will welcome you with open arms, for it wants as many members as it can get. As your reward, you will mingle with the people in the “next higher echelon”, meet them on a personal level which is often difficult, if not impossible, within the stratified business world. It’s a golden opportunity to make contacts and get known. People whom you might never be able to meet in any other way could very well be fellow joiners.
As a Boy Scout leader. As an unpaid fireman. As an amateur actor. As secretary of residential colony. As a member of a charity drive. The possibilities, like the ramifications, are virtually endless.
People are notoriously shy about assuming positions of responsibility and reluctant to get involved in new undertakings. You can be different, when and where it counts, and by letting it be known that you are interested in helping get things done.