Are you a backbencher whose only claim to fame is occasionally being dragged out to ask a Dorothy Dixer during question time? A minor party senator sick of being crowded out by all these ministers? Take heart. It is within your power to make this right -- and Crikey, as ever, is here to help.

Following on from this article about how to get your name in the paper if you're a "lowly backbencher", we have again asked media monitors Isentia for the top 10 most talked about politicians without a ministerial portfolio, and used it to make an updated list of tips and techniques for getting your name out there.