I’m happy that Dan Schawbel, Publisher of this blog, was finally able to get back into his apartment in Boston. I’m even more thrilled that he and his colleagues were not hurt during the tragic events in Boston. From Boston, where Dan is based, to Texas, where I am based, the tragedies were our focus last week. Our hearts and thoughts go out to those we lost last week, their families and the many injured.
While it may seem like a strange time to think about Personal Branding, our personal brands are exuded in our daily interactions, activities, tragedies and triumphs. In fact, after much careful thought and consideration, on Wednesday those who participate in #brandchat (known as BRANDidos) discussed the topic of brands and disasters which certainly applies to all of us. Here’s the recap.
This week we also covered:
- Are You Suffering From High Effort and Low Impact? by Henrieta Riesco
- Why You Need a Sponsor More than a Mentor by Nance Rosen
- 3 Ways to be a Marketable College Grad by Heather Huhman
- Don’t Try to Stop Me! from Elinor Stutz
- Build Your Personal Brand by Simplifying Your Message by Roger Parker
- The Balance Myth by Maria Elena Duron
- You Gotta Believe! (Louisville and UConn) by Richard Kirby
- Every DayObstacles and How We Deal with Them by Jeff Shuey
- 3 Tips to Avoid Being a ‘Job Title Commodity’ by Peter Sterlacci
- Curb Your Graduation Anxiety and Profit from Harnessing It! by Beth Kuhel
- 6 Tips for Handling Lunch and Dinner Interviews by Michael Spinale
- The Mentality of a Great Interview: 10 Tips by Ken Sundheim
- How to Be Incredibly Productive Every Day (Part 4) by Pete Leibman
This next week Michael asks when was the last time you checked your references; Heather covers how you are damaging your personal brand; Peter covers what we can learn from the cycling culture; Roger explores if creatives should do anything different on their resumes; Elinor focuses on results; Erik answers whether success is really just about showing up; and Richard even broaches knowing what we want to be when we grow up.
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Maria Elena Duron, is managing editor of the Personal Branding Blog, CEO (chief engagement officer) of buzz2bucks– a word of mouth marketing firm, and a professional speaker and trainer on developing social networks that work. She provides workshops, webinars, seminars and direct services that help create conversation, connection, credibility, community and commerce around your brand. Maria Duron is founder and moderator of #brandchat – a weekly Twitter chat focused on every aspect of branding that is recognized by Mashable as one the 15 Essential Twitter Chats for Social Media Marketers.