Raise Your Visibility & Value: Steps to Take After the Value Conversation with Your Boss

1. Send a recap of your conversation (i.e., what you heard, next steps) to your boss.
2. If appropriate, schedule a follow-up meeting to continue the conversation and to ensure that you keep making progress.
3. Focus on the next steps that move you closer to connecting your contributions with the business’s performance.

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!

Raise Your Visibility & Value: Talking Points to Make During the Value Conversation with Your Boss

1. Consider saying something like the following to get the conversation going:

  • “Thank you for finding time to speak with me about the value I create for our organization.”
  • “I appreciate the information that was shared in my last performance appraisal and I am continuing to focus on the areas of opportunity that we have  identified.”
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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Steps to Take Before the Value Conversation with Your Boss

1. Identify the business performance drivers that are important to your organization. Brainstorm with a colleague, speak with a senior leader, or talk with  someone in finance, sales, business development, or operations.

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Raise Your Visibility & Value: More About Softer Language to Make Faster Progress

A month ago, I wrote a blog on how to make harder conversations easier by using softer language. The more I talk about this topic, the more interested people become. Everyone is avoiding a conversation with someone, whether it relates to a small or really big topic. Most of these folks are avoiding these conversations as they are afraid that things will go down-hill as soon as they open their mouths. And then, where do I go?

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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Use Softer Language to Make Faster Progress

When you are avoiding a hard conversation with a boss, colleague, or subordinate, it is usually because you don’t know how to start the conversation. You worry that once you open your mouth, things will begin to fall apart.

Hard conversations do not have to be dealt hard. The good news is that the conversation falling apart is not likely to happen if you go in softer versus harder.
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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Visibility Accelerator #6 – Engage with Industry Associations


Raise Your Visibility & Value highlights seven visibility accelerators. Our sixth visibility accelerator is “Engage with Industry Associations.”  Learn how to interact and participate with colleagues outside of your organization.

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!

Raise Your Visibility & Value: Visibility Accelerator #4 – Interact with Others


Raise Your Visibility & Value highlights seven visibility accelerators. Our fourth visibility accelerator is “Interact with Others.” Learn how to engage with colleagues in your organization and industry one-to-one.

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!

Raise Your Visibility & Value: What You Will Experience When You Are in Job Transition

As the host of a weekly meeting of business professionals who are in transition, all of them will experience many of the same things during their time in transition. I would love to tell them the following things they are guaranteed to experience.
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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Ed Evarts on The Speaker Sisterhood

A big part of becoming a well-known speaker is getting yourself in front of people and being seen. However, being visible can be scary! Where do you go? What do you say? How do you do it well? In today’s episode, Angela Lussier, of The Speaker Sisterhood, interviews Ed and they get into this sticky subject. His newest book includes his “Seven Visibility Accelerators” and he shows us how to create that visibility we’re looking for. Go here to listen.

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!