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  • 4th of July Weekend Wrap-up and Update

    I want to wish everyone a happy 4th of July. This post wraps-up a lot of what’s going on in my personal branding universe.  Below is some event listings, books, news and of course, The Dark Knight Movie for your weekend viewing.  I hope you enjoy it and look forward to more posts next week.  Enjoy the fireworks!

    Next Level Executives keynote

    Next Level Executives

    I’ll be speaking to the Next Level Executives group next Tuesday (July 8th) about personal eBranding.  John “Job-Guy” Bates will be opening up the conversation with his presentation on the general concept of personal branding, explaining how an individual is connected to a corporate brand.  John is the #1 career coach in Boston and it will be a pleasure to speak alongside him on Tuesday.  The event is listed on Facebook and Eventbrite if you want tickets and it is being held at the Marriott Courtyard hotel in Marlborough at 6:00 PM EST.  As usual, I will be recording the performance and posting the slides for you to view post-event.

    Personal Branding Magazine updateMiriam Salpeter

    First, I want to welcome our new co-editor, Miriam Salpeter, who has risen to the occasion already by reviewing the next issue (Volume 2 Issue 1).  Miriam takes the well respected and wonderful Rebecca Thorman, who will still be aligned to the magazine at some level in the future.  Also, please not that on July 28th, you will no longer be able to download the free sample of Issue 4 because it will be replaced by Issue 5.  I look forward to published the next issue and it is by far the best one yet.

    David Allen and team have a new websiteGetting Things Done

    David is the best-selling author of “Getting Things Done,” which the majority of millennials enjoy reading because we are crazy multi-taskers and thrive on accomplishing the most in the lease amount of time.  His book has inspired a website dedicated to the GTD philosophy called “GTDtimes” and Oliver Starr is the editorial manager who has already made a very compelling blog.  If you’ve read the book or are just interested in learning something knew, this is the place for you.

    Jay Conrad Levinson’s Guerrilla Marketing Business UniversityJay Conrad Levinson

    Jay is the famous author of the Guerrilla marketing series that you will find in any bookstore.  He is holding a two day live event on August 28th and 29th at the Gaylord Palms Hotel Convention Center in Orlando Florida.  If you have any interest in going to this event, contact Daniel Huffman at danielhuffman@aol.com or by phone at 352-454-4624.  By attending you will learn the truth about marketing, how Guerrilla Marketing can help you increase your profits and about 200 crucial and innovative weapons that you can use today.

    Media queen Marta Tracy launches her new blog / podcast

    Marta Tracy

    Television executive, Marta Tracy, who helped create both The Style Network, as Senior Vice-President of Programming, and E! Entertainment Television, as VP of Talent and Development, has produced hundreds of hours of lifestyle and reality shows and segments.  She has now extended her reach on the web, with a brand new blog and podcast series, where she interviews entrepreneurs and media personalities.  I’m very excited to see this property grow and you should all subscribe through RSS.  The production quality is superb and the people she has on are very interesting.

    Jenny Block releases her bookJenny Block

    Jenny is a freelancer who writes about arts and culture for a wide variety of regional and national publications.  She writes for The Huffington Post, as well as Tango Media.  Her new book “Open: Love, Sex & Life in an Open Marriage” explains her story of the many ups and downs she had, as well as the consequences and lesson’s she learned from having made the decision to open her marriage. Block explores the nature of the open relationship, why it works for her, why it makes sense for her and her husband, and why it makes so many people uncomfortable.

    Batman, “The Dark Knight” Dark Knight Batman

    I’ve been quite obsessed about Batman since I was 6-years-old.  I collected comics, cards and action figures.  My favorite part about Batman was the fact that he didn’t have super powers.  Anyone can be Batman, maybe not physically or emotionally, but we all have his vulnerabilities and can be as strong and confident as him.  We can be righteous and do for others, saving and changing lives.  The movie arrives in theaters on July 18th and promises to be the highlight of the summer and worth the overly priced $10 fee to see a movie these days.

    SPOILER ALERT – Two-Face in the final scene

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    Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press) and the #1 international bestselling book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future (Kaplan Publishing), which combined have been translated into 15 languages.

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