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    11 Tools That’ll Shave Hours off Your Branding Efforts

    What’s one great tool you use to assist in streamlining your branding efforts (e.g. social media scheduling platforms, reputation management tools, etc.)?

    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 BusinessCollective, a free …

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    Posted in Brand Mystery, Brand Yourself As

    Make Your Personal Brand Shine With Strong Communication Skills

    Having strong communication skills is crucial. One needs to know when it’s important to listen and when its necessary to respond. There are many subtleties in communication that can influence others; the best communicators strengthen their personal brand using speech and silence to influence others’ opinion of them. They intuitively know “when silence is golden” …

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    Posted in Networking, Personal Branding, Skill Development

    When Silence is Golden in Building Your Personal Brand

     “The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”
― Mark Twain

    Many times it’s difficult not to respond to someone, especially when we feel we’ve been attacked or provoked. Our natural impulse is to react defensively and all too often our impulsive response makes things …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    The Secrets to Becoming a Respected and Sustained Influencer

    It’s widely believed that those who are in sales and marketing need to know how to be persuasive, but what about the rest of us? Does the general public benefit from knowing more about the dynamics of influence and what it takes to be good at being persuasive and to be weary of those influencers …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    Be Accountable For Your Mistakes: It Feels Great!

    Being accountable can be cathartic and even exhilarating if you realize it’s a path to fulfillment! -Beth Kuhel

    “Stop blaming and start aiming.” ― Rob Liano

    Excuses, Excuses, Excuses!  No one cares about your excuses! Just get over yourself and realize that the best thing to do when you make a mistake is to accept …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    One Thing Everyone Should Know About Handling Stress

    Reaction to everyday stressors predict future health – Science Daily

     …Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down. -Natalie Goldberg

    It’s hot as hell outside, you’re running late to work, stuck in a huge traffic jam, (or on a crowded subway) and you’ve stained …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    When to Speak Up and When To Hold Back?

    Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill

    New hires struggle with the question of when to show what they know and when to refrain so as to avoid sounding like a know it all?  This is an important …

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    Posted in Personal Branding

    How to Ruin Your Reputation in Human Resources

    Human Resources (HR) is a field that I love. I chose to pursue a career path in HR because I found the function to be the intersection between being able to help people and growing a business, two things that I am passionate about.

    But HR doesn’t always have a good reputation.  When I tell …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    Improve Your Reputation at Work: Meet Your Deadlines!

    Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person’s money as his time. ~ Horace Mann

    Whether you’re a student seeking employment after college or an employee working for a corporation, meeting your deadlines and showing up on-time for meetings will affect your reputation …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Project Management, Reputation Management

    What Mantra Do You Use As Your Guiding Voice?

    I recently spoke with someone who inspired me with his mantra for how he lives his life. He said this: The World was created for me and at the same time I am responsible for the world. “ These two ideas at first glance seem to conflict but a closer look shows that they hold …

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