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    Your Brand is About the Feels

    When it comes to building a brand, business or personal, there are many elements that must be considered in order to assemble it correctly. Such elements are separated into two categories: intellectual and emotional. And while the intellectual elements should, by no means, be diminished, when you think about the power branding actively holds, it …

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    Success at Networking: Look Behind to Get Ahead

    2015 is here and I’m sure you’ve read your share of “how to make 2015 more successful”.

    In fact, chances are you’re wondering if that’s all everyone’s writing about this time of year.

    And, you’re right. It is.

    My hope is that over the next 52 weeks that I’ll share some solid tips that will …

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    4 Simple Tips to Maximize Your Downtime

    I hope the holidays are simply an amazing time for you and yours!

    There’s such a fervor working up to it and then there’s the wonderful downtime. Or, at least I do hope that you make time for that downtime.

    It’s tough for small business owners.

    After all, it seems like we’re always doing things …

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    #1 Factor to Being a Highly Recommended Brand

    We know that word of mouth works for product and service based business brands.

    But, does it work for a personal brand?

    Absolutely.

    People do business with and through people. Either you are connected with the end decision maker for any project or with someone who can connect you to or influences the final decision …

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    Success at Networking: Gifts that Rob Your Personal Brand

    Jimmy Fallon’s monologue bit this week encapsulates this so well.  He announced that Starbucks has a new Silver Card hailing it as the gift that cries here’s $200 that says I don’t know you.

    He’s right.

    This season you could quickly rob yourself of points in credibility and engagement if you give that gift that …

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    Personal Branding Weekly: You’re Great at Remembering Names, Right?

    There is so much that is normally going on during the course of introductions to others. Sometimes we’re at a “grip, grin and graze” and we don’t even have a free hand to shake with. Sometimes we’re trying so hard to formulate our “elevator pitch” that we never hear what the other person even said. …

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    Embracing Limits Increases Productivity

    The above title may sound a bit contradictory. However, the recognition of what your maximum capacity is will prevent you from over-committing to unanticipated requests. Given the goals we have set for ourselves, along with the must-do task list, the frequently arriving requests could well put one into overwhelm if not dealt with properly

    Your …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    Elevator Questions

    There are a lot of resources out there related to the elevator pitch.

    The networking gurus all agree that when it comes to building meaningful relationships the key to success is being interested in the other person.

    From that perspective, having an elevator pitch may sound silly. On the other hand, having good elevator questions …

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    How to Meet People in a Room Full of Strangers

    What do you do when you find yourself in a room full of strangers and don’t know anyone? Maybe you’re attending your first networking event. Maybe your spouse brought you to their office Christmas party. Maybe you’re attending your first ever industry convention and are at the networking party. Whatever the reason, people often have …

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