To bring about automatic successful self-marketing when you meet people do something to make them remember you. Get a “thing” that people will always associate with you and you alone.
It could be something as simple as a kind gesture, a silly joke that makes people laugh, approaching people randomly just to say hello! It could be anything of the sort. Don’t just be another face in the crowd, or one of many fish in the sea, be a rare species! Demonstrate your uniqueness and I guarantee that people will remember you for years to come!
Just in September last year, I was at a religious festival, I saw a woman I recognised although I wasn’t quite sure where from, but I felt like I knew her. So I decided to go up and say hello. It turned out that she was a news reporter that I had seen on T.V. Before the end of the festival I made sure I spoke to her again and got her email address. I also met her friends and remembered their names. A couple of days later I dropped her an email and mentioned all of her friends too. That made me not seem like the average Joe.
Because of my actions, It’s unlikely that she’ll forget me (although she’s probably trying to :-P) and now we have become friends. If I didn’t act, didn’t say hello, didn’t do something out of the blue, I wouldn’t have made this great connection.
Another time, a few years back, I was at a club, and had the chance to sing in front of the camera to win a CD. So I sang my heart out and I won the CD. Little did I realise that It was going to be broadcast on TV. :-O But because of that people I’ve never met before, still, come up to me and say: “Hey I’ve seen you on T.V. somewhere!”
Be remembered. Do one thing and find ‘your thing’ that will always allow people to remember you; be an endangered species.