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    Personal Branding Weekly – Do You Sound Lame?

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    If you’re using the words “sorry” and “thanks”, then you run the high risk of sounding lame. These two words are thrown around so haphazardly and without any genuine feeling that they rank as having negative effects on your personal brand much like “umms”, “you knows” and “stuff like that”.…

    Are you guilty of using

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    Three Things No One Tells You about Social Media

    Social media allows us to connect with professionals and amazing people all over the globe. Millions of people use networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to connect daily and build their personal and business brands. However, there are three things that few people mention when it comes to using social media for personal branding.…

    If

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    Posted in Brand Mystery, Networking, Personal Branding, Social Media

    9 Startup Leaders With Brands to Emulate

    What young startup leader/exec do you believe has created an exceptional brand for themselves?

    The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs …

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    Posted in Brand Mystery, Brand Yourself As, entrepreneurship

    Keep Your Brand Name Intact When a Reporter Calls

    What is your #1 tip for a nervous entrepreneur about to talk to a reporter for the first time?

    The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program …

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    Posted in Brand Mystery, entrepreneurship, Media Branding, Personal Branding

    5 Writing Tips for Personal Branding Success

    Writing plays a key role at every step in your journey to personal branding success.

    Efficient and effective writing skills are central to your ability to express yourself and differentiate yourself from your competition, so you can get noticed, trusted, and assume increased responsibilities.

    Here are 5 simple tips to help you improve the quality …

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    Posted in authors corner, Brand Mystery, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    A Single Incident Can Undermine Decades of Brand Loyalty

    Brands are fragile; a single incident can undermine enthusiasm for a brand that took decades to build.

    I’ve been a fan of one of America’s premier blues performers for decades, buying their albums, attending their concerts, and making it a point to visit their home base blues club on every visit to Chicago.

    Last year, …

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    Posted in authors corner, Brand Mystery, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    2 Key Resources for Crafting and Telling Your Story

    I’d like to recommend 2 books that that can help you craft and tell your personal brand building story on your blog or website.

    Ginny Redish’s Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works and Patrick Hanlon’s PrimalBranding: Create Zealots for your Brand, Your Company, and your Future offer strong, relevant insights plus …

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    Say “No” to Good, Say “Yes” to the Best

    It seems that in our lives there is a constant tug of war going on between finding simplicity and all of the complexity that is thrown at us. From our jobs to the endless amount of information that is thrown at us each day, it can be hard to focus in on what is truly …

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    Posted in Brand Mystery, gen-y, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Intuition: Your Greatest Unknown Ally

    A few days ago I had the great privilege to lecture on personal branding at one of Spain’s leading Universities. After the event – and as it is customary to do in that country – I was lucky to enjoy the late evening and more bearable sunshine sheltered under some trees in an open terrace …

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    Posted in Brand Mystery, Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding

    The Amazing Power Of Role-Modeling

    On the surface, nothing appears to be more intimate, highly idiosyncratic, essentially non-transferable, and inimitable than building and developing our personal brands. Most of us set out to become the next hired graduate, model employee, successful entrepreneur, influential politician, respected community leader or celebrated sportsperson based upon the deeply-held belief that we can leave our …

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