Michael Vick Lesson #3: Get Noticed

<a href=Michael Vick" />Yesterday I discussed two lessons learned from Michael Vick, including the importance of crafting a positive narrative plot for your career. However, even if you get the narrative you desire, you will not build power unless you are also noticed.

Like Michael Vick, golfer Tiger Woods found himself in a situation of public disgrace. However, he has not yet been able to generate the excitement and momentum Vick has. Why is this? Woods is not winning and so people are not talking about him.

Vick is now working harder and playing better football than he ever did before. People are noticing, they are discussing it, and the anti-Vick narrative seems to be dissipating, ever so slightly. So how can you get noticed in your business? Is there an idea that you’ve been privately toying with? What project (pick just one) can you launch this year to get noticed by clients, senior executives or another company?

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  • Dave Perlman

    Each of these Vick lesson blogs have been thoughtful and useful.

    This one, though, really nailed it.

    It is important to control image by managing message, appearance, and so on. But for a real impact (or even tougher, a turnaround of Vick-like proportions) you need to do something real. Something big and something good and something memorable. That has to be valid foundation for any look-at-me campaign.

  • Kaihan Krippendorff

    I just have to add that, speaking of "getting noticed," Vick got noticed last Sunday.

    At the end of the third quarter the Eagles (Vick's team) was losing 24 to 3. In the last quarter they spun the tables around, beating the Giants 38 to 31. The game being called the second "Miracle at the Meadowlands." See .

    What "Miracle" are you going to engineer in 2011?