"We gather knowledge faster than we gather wisdom." - William Bell

How To Get Noticed

Posted: May 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Life, Pitching Ideas | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

There are times when we all want to get noticed. To stand out in a crowd. To command people’s attention. In a conversation with a behavioural psychologist, I discovered that one of the easiest (and must underutilized) ways to do this is to smile. And it got me thinking – there are plenty of ways to get noticed.

There are simple things that you can do to gain the attention of the masses. There are also more difficult ways that require time and dedication. However, the harder ways are often the way that you get noticed by a discerning few.

HOW TO GET NOTICED – THE EASY WAYS
- Shout
- Wear ostentatious outfits
- Start a fight
- Bring a puppy (or a cute baby)
- Spend money
- Point out a problem
- Say “fuck”

HOW TO GET NOTICED – THE HARD WAYS
- Listen
- Be stylish in the details
- Be persistent
- Make people think
- Fix the problem
- Have your reputation precede you
- Lead a group

Chose your audience, then chose your tactic.

- Christian


Back In Black

Posted: May 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Random | Tags: , | No Comments »

If you’ve tried to visit Idea Drunk in the last couple of weeks, you’ve probably been confronted with a warning screen from Google. The site got infected with malware a couple of months ago. I’m blaming getting drunk and surfing the internet without protection. But we got our penicillin, waited the for the infection to clear up and we’re back online.

A big shout out to  Mike Freeman for putting in so much work to get everything back to normal. Now that Idea Drunk has a clean bill of health, I will be starting to update regularly again. Thank you for sticking with me through this. Enjoy!

- Christian