1. Be Enthusiastic
If you want to stand out from the crowd and get noticed, it starts with your attitude. You have to be enthusiastic. The truth is, people prefer to be around those who have a positive attitude. So if you're sitting around frowning and complaining about life, people aren’t going to be attracted to you. They’re more attracted to the person with the bright smile and an optimistic outlook.
2. Be Open and Engaging
Don’t expect to stand out from the crowd if you're a wallflower. Understandably, standing out is harder if you’re timid or an introvert. But if you want to set yourself apart and get noticed, you have to put forth the effort. Don’t wait for others to approach you. Learn how to work the crowd at social gatherings - practice with friends beforehand. You don't have to engage in deep, meaningful conversations with everyone. Go around the room and introduce yourself. Ask simple questions such as, how do you know the host, or are you from this area? These are easy conversation starters that’ll get a dialogue going.
3. Be Your Own Person
If you're always following the crowd, you're not going to get noticed. Be your own person. Let’s say you're at a party with a group of friends. You don't have to sit on the sidelines just because your friends don't want to dance, and you don’t have to stick to your friends like glue the entire night. Stand on your own two feet and do your own thing.
4. Have an Opinion
Another aspect of being your own person is having your own opinion. If you're having a conversation with a group of people, don't just nod and agree with everything you hear. If you have a different viewpoint, respectfully speak your mind. Others are more likely to remember you if you contribute something interesting to the conversation.
5. Do Something Unexpected
If you want to get noticed at a social function, do something unexpected — just make sure it’s appropriate and it doesn’t come off like you’re desperate for attention. For example, let your guard down and become the first person to hit the dance floor, or make a fun suggestion to help liven a boring party.
6. Wear a Bright Outfit
This doesn’t apply to everyone, but I always remember the person wearing the brightest, most attractive outfit at a social function. So if you have an upcoming event and you want to stand out from the crowd, take time and plan your outfit.
7. Assist the Host
Before attending a social gathering, call the host to see if she needs assistance during the party. As a cohost, you'll work the room and meet new people. Others will take notice of you, which can help you stand out from the group. Between your friendliness and interesting personality, standing out from the crowd might be easier than you think. What do you do to get noticed?