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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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    Personal Branding Weekly – Stop Guarding Your Resources

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    I recently wrote about the five things you need to stop doing now to create great connections in 2015.

    Stop guarding your resources is one of them.

    In a minute, you can Google almost anything that you want to know more about so the days of keeping resources or a piece of information “top secret” …

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    The Quality of List Determines the Quality of Career

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    You’ve heard the statement, it’s not who you know or even what you know, it’s not even who knows you – it’s who knows you best.

    The connections and the relationships we have with people determine the quality of success in our endeavors. Even with our reach online and across the world, people still do …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Manage Things. Lead People.

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    I’ve never been fond of the title “community manager”.  After all, a community is created of individual people. And, for a long time, I’ve tried to live a life engaged with others with this thought in mind, “Manage Things; Lead People”. This amazing group of individuals don’t just “manage” their community – they lead, nurture, …

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    3 Thoughtful Thanks Necessary to Build a Stronger Connection

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    We know that appreciation that is seen as fake or manipulative is not received as appreciation at all. That fact, most all of us get. Yet, what also happens is mediocre attempts to appreciate someone that’s done more out of obligation or convenience can also have no effect to negative effects, too.

    1. Appreciate someone …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Facilitate Strategic Meetings Instead of Hopeful

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    When going to a conference or face to face event, don’t just go “hoping” to meet people. Go with a plan and be strategic.…

    Invite people that are already in your online circle who may be going or be from the area to meet AFK (away from the keyboard).
    Look to see who the speakers, authors,

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Your Brand Story in 60 seconds

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    This past weekend the Personal Branding Blog was down. If you tried to reach out, you only saw “Error in Establishing Database Connection”. That’s why you’re receiving the Personal Branding Weekly so late this week. We were not able to establish the connection until late in the evening of this past Monday into early in …

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    Three Things You Must Have Done By Half-Time

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    In a few weeks, it will be half-time. Most of us set forth new goals or resolutions on January 1st or we account for our business success and objectives from January 1st to December 31st. If you do this, then “half-time” is on June 26th.  That’s the halfway point between the two dates.

    Are you halfway …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Servant or Salesperson?

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    To this day, the term “used car salesperson” still conjures up a specific persona that many feel is a very negative way to describe someone.  The generalizations around this title are “pushy, fast talking, aggressive, high pressure, deceptive, rude, pesky, annoying” (and these descriptions came up quickly on the first page of a Google search …

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