Branding

Current Events: Keeping Your Brand ahead of the Pack

I was speaking to a former personal branding client the other day and I realized that this woman, while worthy, had not taken to heart my advice about keeping her brand current. This person had worked very hard over a period of more than two years to transform her very highly regarded work experience into…

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The true nature of social media

As the Internet continues to grow and expand social Media Properties like twitter and Facebook have become destination sites for many people.  Fortune 500 companies are even beginning to shift some of their marketing dollars to social media marketing.  Artists and celebrities are also discovering social media.  While some media moguls clearly have no idea…

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Silence Really Is Golden

There’s a lot of chatter these days. People are constantly bombarded with communications from dozens of sources, and it doesn’t end when you leave the office. More than ever, we are persistently on the job. It’s exhausting. For me personally, I delete hundreds of emails unread every day, because I simply don’t have the time…

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Your Comeback: It Can Happen

Britney Spears recently made an amazing comeback at the MTV Video Music Awards. The pop princess of the early part of the decade has emerged victorious from head-shaving, crotch-flashing, public-ranting nuttiness – all topped with the proverbial cherry of last year’s VMA opening, replete with poor styling, bad dancing, and the appearance of not even…

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Analyze Your Personal Brand

When you brand yourself, it’s important to take some time to analyze who you are, what you want, and what you want to do with your life. In this blog post, we explore how to analyze yourself as part of constructing your own personal brand. Read on…. ************************************** In another blog post titled “Who Needs…

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Why Brand Yourself?

Has someone else ever decided for you: who you are, what you’re good at, what you should be doing in your career, etc., thereby limiting you and your success? You’re not alone! Those people branded you! But you can get it back and brand yourself. Learn some of the secrets of branding yourself (without getting…

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The Exact Science of Personal Branding

When you think of personal branding, you need to think small. Too many persona; brands are too broad, to vague – and that ends up being confusing to your audience. It’s one thing to be a renaissance person – to have a lot of interests and skill sets. However, it’s no way to solidify a…

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Create Your Own Self-Brand for More Success

Has someone else ever decided for you: who you are, what you’re good at, what you should be doing in your career, etc., thereby limiting you and your success? You’re not alone! Those people branded you! But you can get it back and brand yourself! Learn the secrets of branding yourself (without getting burned!).

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Top 5 Books on Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Emotional Intelligence is generating a lot of buzz as of late. Also known as EQ, it is a measure of how one manages oneself personally as well as interpersonally. Studies show there is no statistical correlation between IQ and EQ. In other words, there are people with high IQs with low, average and high EQs.…

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Your Facebook Nightmare

Facebook, MySpace and the many other social media “hangouts” are such great concepts. A forum in which to advertise yourself at no cost is beneficial for anyone. It would also appear – at first glance – that being able to link yourself to hundreds, even thousands, of friends and colleagues is beneficial. Think again. Facebook…

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