7 Skills To Become A Better Generalist
When I was 20, I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur.
- To build an opportunity for others
- Doing what I love
- Help my parents work
- Become my own boss & freedom
But I had to be honest with myself, there are a lot of things to learn before getting there:
Here are 7 skills I learned the most that are helpful to becoming a better generalist:
While verbal communication is important, writing well means thinking clearly.
“The world rewards the people who are best at communicating ideas, not the people with the best ideas.” — @david_perell.
- persuasive writing
- business writing
2. Content Marketing
Many brands are specialists + media companies now.
You want to create content that’s helpful to grab people’s attention.
You want the content to drive results.
- brand mapping — creative ideation
- how to educate through content
One of many skills I wish to hone early.
When you’ve brought the awareness, there’s time you will have to close.
Knowing which stage are you in the pipeline determines your communication style.
The goal is to bring in revenue at the right time without sounding salesy.
- email pitch
- create pitch deck
“No” starts the conversation. “Yes” is the final goal.
Negotiation teaches you to see the situation from the other person’s perspective. You’ll reinforce positive to acknowledge them better.
- creative problem solving
- tactical empathy
Collecting data is the first step. Interpreting it is the second.
Making decisions based on the data is another.
- definition of each data
- pattern recognition
6. People management
I never managed more than 10 people.
Managing people from different backgrounds require different communication styles.
- managing & challenging
- giving & receiving feedback
- setting boundaries
It’s scary and I’m learning this.
7. Digital PR
Getting your brand into the centre of your consumer is the dream.
You want it to be seen by your target audience.
One of many channels you can use is mainstream media and SEO.
- how to get publications
- how to generate backlinks
If you have other tips, I’d love to hear it.
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