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    Personal Branding Weekly – Dazzling Conversation Starters

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    Ever hit that moment of awkward silence?

    At an event and don’t know what to talk about?

    Does it seem like all you do is grip, grin and graze making chit chat that’s merely a conversation seeking a topic?

    Here’s an easy acronym to navigate you through a conversation. Ask questions following the pattern of …

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    The One Action That Makes or Breaks Brand You

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    It’s not attitude. And, communication is a close second.

    The one action is appreciation.

    When you are more appreciative; when you look for opportunities to be appreciative; and when you are appreciative of yourself and your surroundings it changes how you react, interact and respond to other people and your environment.

    Genuine gratitude goes a …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Cursed By This Myth?

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    Have you heard that knowledge is power?

    Well, that’s a myth.

    Knowledge alone is not power. Applied knowledge is power.

    If you want to be average and not stand out, then you’ll operate on this myth. Think about it. How many people do you know who really know a lot? Ask them any factoid, piece …

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    Small Business Owners: Is Your Personal Brand Suffering?

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    Everyone read email today.

    By the time this post publishes, not everyone will have posted on Facebook, or even tweeted, added to your Snapchat story, pinner something or not had any time to put anything on Instagram – yet today.

    Yet, we’ve all read email. In fact, most have read it four times already today. …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Stand Up to Stand Out

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    I did say that you need to stop doing it yourself.

    This week I wrote that you have to get out of the mindset of “do it yourself” when it comes to networking.

    Yet, one thing you can do yourself is stand up to stand out when you network.

    Get off your rear!  I mean …

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    The Burden of a Timely Thank You

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    I admit it. 

    Saying “thank you” comes easy to me but being thankful has taken some work.

    For some people, being appreciative comes naturally. For others, it takes time and work. We’re all created different, so it goes that we may not all be appreciative of the same things, or at the same time. Regardless, …

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    Personal Branding Blog Weekly – Work Your Networking Plan Daily

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    You may have already witnessed the results of networking. People with strong connections often get the inside scoop on industry information, good deals, and sometimes, the good jobs. Making connections and nurturing these relationships over time is important. Solid established networks have catapulted many careers and businesses.

    Unfortunately, for many of us, networking does not …

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    7 Things to Maximize Your Return on Networking Events

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    Last week, I focused on the 5 Things You Need to Stop Doing Now to Make Strong Connections in 2015.  This week, I’m focusing on you busy professionals who are challenged by making time and maximizing the networking events you attend.

    1. Build the conversation

    A conversation can get rather dry if you don’t know …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – There is No Box

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    “Think out of the box” seemed to be the mantra for an entire decade. What if you approached this a bit differently and realized that there is no box? The only boxes are often the ones we create ourselves. Often, we supply the hammer and nails to create “this box”.

    When the book “The 7 …

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    What Connections Help Build Community Around Your Brand

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    It’s no secret that in the workplace, communication plays a major role in the productivity of the workforce. Where people are able to communicate and share thoughts and ideas freely, the quality of results increases significantly. You need to foster that sort of communication with people outside the workplace. The magic lies in diversifying the …

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