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    Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

    Everybody agrees that networking plays a crucial part in our careers whether it is for finding a new job or a new client or just passing and sharing knowledge. However, not everybody is doing it right. If you want to network successfully and get noticed by the person you want to connect with, you should …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – #1 Must Do to Accelerate Networking

    A popular saying is that “Social Media is word of mouth marketing on steroids.”  Another is that Social Media amplifies your word of mouth.

    Both of these statements are true.

    The mistake that’s made is in the foundation or in the assumption that word of mouth in that connections or association already exists. It must …

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    Do These 5 Things to Market Yourself Well

    Marketing, by definition, is creating a positive environment for exchange. It could be exchange of goods and services. Yet, in today’s economy, it also includes the exchange of human resources for financial resources.

    Viewing yourself as the product that you are marketing, might help you in wrapping your mind around the power and the necessity …

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    Are You Just Looking for a Job, or Do You have a Campaign Going?

    No one needs to reiterate that today’s is a difficult job market that is unprecedented in recent times or that regrettably, many people are looking for jobs for extended amounts of time—sometimes for years! As a career coach, I often work with such people, and I notice that they have things in common: None of …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Should You Stay or Go?

    In everyone’s myth of the time deprived world, comes those moments of every busy executive or entrepreneur when they must ask should I stay or should I go? (Can you just hear the music from “The Clash” in your head now?) What I’m referring to are the dozens of networking events that bombard us via …

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    Six Tactics to Increase the ROI of Attending Conferences

    Whether you’re a business professional or entrepreneur, there’s a good chance you’ll benefit from attending a conference. Trade shows, annual conventions and industry meetings are a great way to attract clients and network for future job opportunities.

    Do you want to get the very best ROI possible when attending industry events?

    Six Tips for Getting…
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    Can You Make the 10% Social Media Commitment

    How many followers do you have on Social Media?

    Would you be willing to make the commitment to meet 10% of them in person?

    How about 20% or even 50% of them? Would you be willing to make the time, the effort and the commitment to go out and physically meet at least 10% of …

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    Conferences and Your Career

    Conferences and Your Career

    I recently had a client receive free passes to a coveted industry conference. She was not sure how to prepare to get most out of the day.

    Business Cards

    You should always have business cards. There are two different kinds; personal and business. Which do you take?

    Depends on who is …

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    Are You Listening?

    Whether you’re the top dog in your company or a regular employee, listening is an important skill. Unfortunately, it’s a skill that many haven’t mastered.  How often have you acted like you were listening, but in fact were already preparing your response in your head? How often have you felt unheard, dismissed even? Listening not …

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    For Personal Brands, It’s Self above Service

    Service listings that is.

    Personal branding strategy to increase word of mouth

    Let me tell you the tale of the financial planner…..

    Hi, I’m Maria Elena and I’m a financial planner.  I provide 401Ks, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, SEPS, IRAs, I can help you with college planning and take care of all your financial needs.  …

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