It’s one of the worst feelings a guy can get: the feeling of being invisible. That feeling you get when you walk into a room and not even being noticed or acknowledged as if you’re not even there.
It isn’t very easy to stand out. Sometimes you just want to be noticed by someone, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If you’re reading this article, you’re taking the right step to make sure that the next time you walk into a room, you’ll stand out. No more hiding in the corner and no more people not remembering your name.
Tip #1: Personal Presentation
Most people are instantly going to judge you. The question is, how do you want to be judged? Do you want to be that guy who’s always quiet and never really speaks up? Or do you want to be that guy who expresses his thoughts and feel included?
To stand out, you always have to keep in mind that you are your brand, and you always will be. When you’re around people, the way you choose to carry yourself is the same way that you market yourself, so remember always to put your best foot forward.
Tip #2: Be Passionate
Become passionate about something, why? Because it shows, and it shines through. Have you encountered someone talk about a topic they’re really excited about? You’ll notice that they can’t hide it, and you see their eyes light up when they talk, and that catches a lot of attention.
Who you rather listen to a person who talks about football and doesn’t even understand the sport? Or would you rather listen to a guy who loves it, and explains it in a way that would make you fall in love with the sport as well? Be passionate about as many topics as possible because that means that you can join lots of conversations and give your point of view.
Tip #3: Make a Fashion Statement
This doesn’t mean that you should wear something crazy or go too far, like wearing skeleton shirts with a matching men’s skeleton watch and whatnot. What we’re saying is that you should do your best not to blend in all the time.
Don’t wear the same exact thing that everyone is wearing because that is what makes people invisible. Express your personality through fashion an be as bold as you want. You can also make small changes to your outfit to make sure that you’re not wearing the same old outfit that every single guy in your school or your job is wearing right now.
Tip #4: Have a Sense of Humor
Developing a sense of humor is probably one of the best ways to connect with people. Make someone laugh, and for a second or two, they will forget about everything else. No more negative thoughts, no more mental to-do lists. For that time frame, that person will be just laughing and having a good time.
Sharing funny moments with someone is one of the best ways to stand out and to start a long term connection with him/her. You don’t have to be a joker or a comedian, just make sure that you’re having a good time. Laugh, and don’t keep your fun feelings bottled in — welcome other people with that positive attitude.
Tip #5: Have Unique Hobbies
Gain at least one cool hobby that you find interesting. For example, if you’re chatting with someone you met and all of a sudden they casually mention that they race supercars on the track every weekend or they have a tradition of bungee jumping on their birthday every single year. Doesn’t it sound cool and unique? We want to be that cool and awesome.
The best way to become that cool is by finding unique hobbies that will set you apart, something that you can call your own. People with these interesting hobbies always attract more friends and getting all the attention from other people. Your hobby doesn’t have to be extreme. Find the one that you’re really interested in and get good at it.
Getting noticed is cool and feels good, especially when it’s something we’re proud of. But always remember not to let the attention get to your head and become the loudest person in the room. We’re not encouraging you to be the show-off but rather to be the one that expresses your personality.
So know when to stand out and show people what you’re capable of, and when to sit back, relax, and listen to other people so that you can also learn from them.