How much self-promotion is too little or too much?
One issue that a freelancing independent consultant runs into is making his services known to others. For some people, especially those influenced by Asian cultural background, any mention of one’s own accomplishments is considered boasting too much self-promotion. I’m one of those that’s had more than my share of Asian influence, right down to my very bone and marrow.
I posted my question to twitter:
@djchuang: wondering: what’s the line between a consultant who self-promotes too much and not enough?
Some replies I got back:
@Ryan_Smith: @djchuang any consultant that is effective will promote those they consult– if they did a good job they will return the favor #socialmedia
@TheMikeEllis: @djchuang consultants don’t need to promote if they’re good at what they do. Results will do the promoting.
@chriswhill: @djchuang One look at their bank account, & you’d know the answer.
@marcymassura: @djchuang its not about too much or too little is about the right RATIO of promotion to connection.
What do you think?