Instead of me telling you how great I am, I'd rather you hear it from someone else or figure it out on your own.
I have been blessed to have trained with and have had been trained by some of the most dangerous people in the world. I maybe should replace the word "dangerous" with "skilled".
The most "skilled", were those that were legend. Those that we had heard stories about. The people, that we heard from about them, were this persons true evangelists. Those that were relaying the "stories" of their valor, professionalism and ability were not on their payroll. They were witnesses to the various "heroic" acts.
That is how you want to be known. You don't want to stand up at the podium, screaming "I am the best __________ in the world..." You want others to do it for you. But how?
By Playing it forward. Helping other grow their business. Never asking for anything in return and wanting to send your business connections clients.
How about writing a short article on your blog site about a business you happen to know about? What about that type of "help".
If you don't have a blog - hit Yelp or talk about them on twitter/google+. Don't forget Facebook - see if they have a page and like it. Playing it forward has never be easier. Heck, you don't even have to leave your office to start spreading your "play it forward" attitude with others.
Let us know how you would play it forward. Have you ever had someone pitch you without they expecting anything in return? How did it Feel?