Archive for July 2009

Stand Out: Harness The Power Of Your Personal Brand

This article originally appeared in the July-August 2009 issue of Networking Times Magazine. This is a great magazine for professional networkers of any type. Thanks to the emergence of social media on the Internet, people are connecting on a more personal level online. This is also great news for professional networkers everywhere. By developing a…

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Parade Magazine Jumps on the “Personal Branding” Bandwagon

Over the July 12th weekend, Parade Magazine ran an article about personal branding. They gave a pretty good overview of the topic, highlighting what you need to do in order to brand yourself, such as: Define who you are (and who you aren’t) Become well known for one thing Communicate your brand Create a signature…

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How to get your local business found again

Visit Google and type “Web Design near Washington , DC” into the search box. Are you there? If that’s not your business, that’s ok. Enter something you’d expect someone to be looking for near your town and see what you get. Here’s another example: So much for the Yellow Pages, eh? Six months ago, the…

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How to enhance your personal brand online

The video below steps you through the process used by any individual business or person to build up a trusted “authority” presence online. At the center of this entire model is content. Quality content. It doesn’t matter if you’re creating articles, Squidoo lenses, videos or podcasts, your viewers want to be entertained, enlightened, educated and…

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Sometime Change Really Isn’t Any Fun

It wasn’t that long ago that I said goodbye to my first dog Lucie and before that, Pattie who was my second dog. Now I have  another farewell. Punkie came to me through a friend. His original owner passed away and he was ready for a new home. At the time I remember even saying…

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