Google has put up some great information on how to take advantage of the new look Google Search that is currently rolling out. Specifically it's information on how to appear in search results as a "related" person, or page.
Basically it boils down to these things:
1) Create a Page / Create a Profile.
You can sign up for Google+ to create a Profile. Go here to create a Page
2) Fill it out.
Don't just sign up and leave it at that. Fill out your Profile/Page. This means adding Photos (make them high quality) and completing all the sections.
Now don't forget to post! As Google says:
The more quality content you create and the more people that engage with you, the more prominent your Profile / Page will become.
If you do everything right you will start turning up in search results.
Go to it!
Want to read more? The original Google article is here