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Summary: The Visibility Factor by Susan M. Barber

Updated: Aug 24, 2022

⭐ Rating: 8/10 - Recommended For: Workplace Leaders

✏️ The Visibility Factor Summary Written by Karen Retardo

3 Big Ideas from The Visibility Factor 💡

  1. Be visible and still be yourself. It is important to be visible. But what does being visible really mean? And how can you be visible and still be yourself? You can do a few key things to ensure you are seen. First, it is important to put yourself out there. Get involved in activities and events that interest you and will allow you to meet new people. Second, don’t be afraid to speak up and share your ideas. Be confident in who you are and what you have to say. And finally, remember that being visible doesn’t mean being someone you’re not. Be true to yourself and stay authentic. People will respect and admire you for it. So go out there and show the world who you are!

  2. R.I.S.E Framework

    1. Reflect. Understand your key motivators. In the reflection stage, you ask the questions about the why, what, how, and who. What is motivating you to raise your visibility? Why do you want visibility? What outcome do you want? How will you raise your visibility? Who do you need help from?

    2. Ideate. The best part here is that Susan gave so many ideas that I was able to apply them right away. She also made it easy by giving ideas if you're just Getting started. Some Experience and Experienced levels.

    3. Select. From the list of ideas she shared. It is now time to select ideas that resonated with you. Only select ideas that are authentic for you, and will the ideas you selected help you reach your goal?

    4. Evaluate. Feedback from others as well as a personal evaluation, Check-in on your visibility plan-is it working? Remember that feedback is just information. You get to decide what to do with it. Feedback is someone’s opinion.

    5. Susan recommends Following the RISE process again whenever you move up in the organization or to a new company. Your visibility may need to shift again.

  3. Impostor syndrome. People with impostor syndrome are overachievers who have strong values and want to master things. Impostor syndrome rises to the surface when someone wants to be good at something and avoid failure. If they can't do it well, then maybe they shouldn't even try. New experiences tend to stir excitement but also self-doubt.

2 Best Quotes from The Visibility Factor 💬

"You don’t always have to do big things to gain visibility – small steps and consistency can also make a big difference."
"Only select (visibility) ideas that are authentic for you."

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Top Takeaway

When it comes to being visible, it is important to be true to yourself. There is no use in putting up a front or pretending to be someone you're not. Being genuine and authentic will allow you to build trust and lasting relationships with those around you.

So if you're looking to increase your visibility, make sure you are doing so authentically and from a place of genuine interest. There is no magic pill when it comes to becoming visible. If you want to increase your visibility, you need to be authentic.

I also liked that The Visibility Factor provided actionable tools, relatable stories, and new ideas for creating more visibility.


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The Visibility Factor Summary Written by: Karen Retardo

Are you a woman in healthcare who wants to create more success, leadership, impact, passion, and purpose in the work you're already engaged in? Are you ready to create and get whatever you want in life?

Would you like to be more confident, assertive, energized, joyful, and live a professionally and personally fulfilling life?

If so, I can help!

I help women in healthcare who want to create more success, leadership, impact, passion, and purpose in the work they're already engaged in.


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