Do you have a desire to sit on a (paid) Board of Directors?
Desire is not enough today. Seats are by invitation only. It is not enough that you excel at what you do.
Being selected for a Board requires both an internal and external effort. You will disqualify yourself right from the start is you are not up-to-date.
Board members today need to be current with changes in business and technology.
It is critical to understand social media. Always keep your LinkedIn profile up to date and with a picture. Have active accounts on Facebook and Twitter, as examples.
Take every chance you get to be quoted through industry associations and speaking engagements.
If you feel now is the time in your career where you can make a commitment to sit on a Board, we want to hear from you.