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    One Simple Tip to Make it Easier to Engage

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    I don’t know about you, but there are times when I just want to pick up the phone and call someone. Just today I wanted to call a colleague to do a quick check-in on something. But, I was stopped dead in my tracks.

    What Stopped Me?

    It was something simple. Something so easy to …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Skill Development, Social Media, Workplace Success

    Updates on LinkedIn to Build Your Personal Brand

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    Activity is back in the LinkedIn house.

    Creating a personal brand on LinkedIn is just the first step to making new connections and opportunities. To increase the chances of getting noticed, users can take advantage of a feature that has been recently brought back – your ‘Activity.’

    How can you present your brand’s latest professional …

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    Curating Your Career by Creating a Career Scrapbook

    What the heck is curating your career?

    Curating your career is collecting information, maybe projects you were involved with, awards you won, campaigns you created and putting it all together in one place in a way that lets people visually comprehend what your career has been about. It’s a little like keeping a scrapbook. You …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding, Social Media

    5 Ways to Expand Your Brand on Pinterest

    Have you ignored Pinterest in your social media marketing because you think it’s just about recipes, crafts and other women’s interests? Then you might be surprised to discover that Pinterest produces 4-times more revenue per click than Twitter or Facebook, according to Social Media Today, which says, “Pinterest buyers spend more money, more often, on …

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    Why Visual Content Is Important For Personal Branding

    How your brand image is ‘seen’ or projected visually is important to your audience and the bottom line. A variety of appealing images and videos will not only increase engagement in your marketing, but will also create a greater awareness of your brand.

    Visual content marketing is a way for your brand to present unique …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Who’s in Second Place?

    Much of my day is spent working with small business owners, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, and helping them market themselves and their business. It’s interesting that small business owners and small businesses work so hard to make themselves look larger and to blend in with large companies and yet large companies are working hard to look …

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    Posted in Articles, Personal Branding, Social Media, Success Strategies

    The Art of Connecting Genuinely via Social Media

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    Building a following for your personal brand via social media requires not only expertise and a point of view, but also the ability to be perceived as genuine in your interactions. Many people attempt to build a brand on social media only to spout off statistics or opinions, without taking the time to truly connect …

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    Finding Keywords to Manage Your Career

    How do you know which keywords you should be using in your LinkedIn profile and other social media profiles?

    Everyone talks about keywords but how do you find them?

    The keywords you want to use are those keywords that recruiters and hiring managers are using in LinkedIn and Google searches.

    First, what are the keywords …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding, Social Media

    Klout as a Personal Brand Builder

    When it comes to personal branding with social media what might come to mind are things like keeping your Facebook and Twitter accounts professional should your prospective employer Google you; or, deciding on your visual branding. But did you know that Klout can also help you build a brand?

    Wikipedia defines Klout as:  “…a website …

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    Audio Branding and Its Importance to Your Personal Brand

    Audio branding, also known as sonic branding, is a verbal identity that gives a personal brand its own distinct personality using tone of voice. It makes use of sound to reinforce a company’s identity and brand. Sound has always been a great tool to convey memorable messages to consumers as it is something that we’ve …

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