Social Media

Fun with Word Clouds

I was playing with Word Clouds over at wordle.net and decided to paste chapters from different books into Wordle to see what came out. Here’s chapter 2 from http://www.davesaunders.net/blog/tgr/. Ok, that was fun. Here’s the first few pages from the book “Health, Success and Happiness for You.” Another book “Using Charts to Improve Profits.” The…

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Smart Outreach: Big Pay Off

Your personal brand is stellar. Clients are flocked at your door, and you’re making more money than you ever dreamed possible. You’ve made it in your business community. Now it’s time to give back to the general community. There is real truth to the old adage that in giving, you shall receive. For one thing,…

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Brand Teamwork: Power in Numbers

Your personal brand is about you. It defines what you can do, who you are, and what you offer to the world – and its consumers. However, you don’t operate in a vacuum. There are an ever-expanding number of potential clients, competition, and colleagues that you deal with on a regular basis. You are associated…

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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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The Dark Side of Multitasking

  Are you suffering from the effects of continuous partial attention? While reading an article from 4 Hour Workweek author Tim Ferris, I was struck by how pervasive multitasking has become in our culture and how much damage it is most likely doing to our personal productivity if not our sanity. Given my background in…

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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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Digg Makes a Better Shovel

Digg has released a new browser extension called DiggBar. It provides a significant uasbility improvement over the previous Digg Toolbar. If you’re getting sick of toolbars taking up the top portion of your browser, DiggBar should make you happy. As you can see if the video, it only appears when you’re digging a page and…

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Social Media and Time Management

Social media can be very addictive. The simplicity of sites like Twitter and Facebook make it very easy to “hang out” online for long periods of time. There’s enough eye-candy on YouTube to watch video content for the rest of your life (until Comcast turns off your account for exceeding their bandwidth cap). Are you…

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