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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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    You’re Losing Money by not Using These Prospecting Tips

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    How to leverage Google and LinkedIn for high-level prospecting.

    One of the things that surfaces when I’m training sales professionals is how much time many of them waste on social media by not being strategic. Instead, they find themselves watching cat videos, playing Candy Crush, or reading endless tweets. I won’t even get started on …

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    Build Your Personal Brand with a LinkedIn Blog

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    Having an account, or a presence, LinkedIn is just the beginning to building a strong personal brand on this social network. Engaging in places like the many groups and posting on a Company Page are also good practices. But there is also another powerful tool to use, and that is publishing a blog on LinkedIn.…

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    11 Ways a Podcast Can Help Build Your Brand

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    What is one way a podcast can help entrepreneurs build their personal brand?

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

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    Promote and Profit with Education-Based Marketing

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    Consumers today are savvy when it comes to spending their money. No longer do they fall for traditional marketing tactics. Instead they are researching, getting referrals and vetting businesses before buying goods and services. But marketers can be savvy, too, by shifting their focus on sales and instead building trust and rapport through education-based marketing.…

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    Top New Social Networks for Branding

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    When it comes to social media marketing for your personal brand we often think of using Facebook and Twitter as our main networks. But what about taking advantage of other up and coming outlets? There are several new sites to take a look at.

    Having a strong social media presence is important to building your …

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    The Three Most Awesome and Horrible People on Social Media

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    Not all social media users are created equal. While some people attract desired social media connections in droves, others repel even before a contact accepts a connection/friend request.

    Three Most Awesome People on Social Media

    The Entertainer

    The Entertainer consistently puts a smile of the face of her connections and followers. Her posts may or …

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    Sales Errors to Avoid to be Successful

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    In the early 1990’s it was assumed that saleswomen would not be successful in a sales career. Realizing this, any woman who wanted to succeed was able to take that demeaning thought and turn it into their advantage.

    Smart women would take the top male producer out to lunch and include alcohol to soften the …

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    Networking Tips

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    Networking is meeting and sharing information with individuals and groups of people in your field of interest. For example, if you are looking for a job, these people include potential employers, recruiters, head hunters and HR agencies.

    Networking is very easy to do if you do it right. You can network pretty much anywhere and …

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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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