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    The Funniest Linkedin Profile I’ve Ever Read

    I’m always amazed at some of the stuff that people post on the web. If you are in the mood for a good laugh read this guy’s Linkedin profile. It is far and away the funniest profile I’ve ever read on any social network. Period.

    While this is incredibly funny, it’s more an example of …

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    Advance Your Personal Brand and Let Content Persuade

    Personal branders know objections and resistance are a part of the personal branding process and there are many great resources that detail strategies for handling objections. Many of these strategies focus on how to handle objections verbally in either face to face encounters or over the phone. There is much less thought leadership on how …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Personal Branding, Positioning

    Social Networking: Is Growth Destroying it’s Value for End Users?

    Social networking is great for many things – it can help you get a job, make a new connection, get your foot in the door, and meet folks you would have never had the opportunity to meet physically. But, lately, I’ve started to wonder if social media networks are losing their value at the expense …

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    Posted in Networking, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Social Media

    30 Thoughts on the Power of Personal Branding

    Keeping true to the nature of the way we consume content in bite sized pieces, here is a list of 30 thoughts on the power of personal branding, why it is important, and the affect it has on the world around you.

    The content you create influences your perceived value The content you create in…
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    4 Great Personal Branding Video Tutorials

    Here are 4 great videos to help you round out your personal brand using Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Blogging, and Email Marketing. Have a look at each and start applying the lessons learned to your personal brand today.

    Twitter Search in Plain English

    Successful Email Marketing – How it’s Done

    How to Create a 100% Complete…
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    The Reputation Economy: Everyone is Selling Something

    The dawn of a new marketplace has arrived that has changed the best practices of just about anything you can think of. We are sitting at the largest inflection point since the industrial revolution with the rise of 2.0 technology, crowdsourcing, the reputation economy, and social media. To be blunt, everything that used to work …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Personal Branding, Recruitment

    Quality vs. Quantity: What do you Think is Best?

    Last week @danschawbel and I caught up over lunch and something we touched on was whether the best strategy moving forward for personal brands was the debate between quantity or quality of content. I love this discussion because it really makes you think about what you want to stand for and the perceptions that others …

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    Posted in eBrand, Personal Branding

    Why is the Social Graph Vital to Your Personal Brand?

    The movement towards social media being the central nervous system for everything is well underway. The social media movement may be in its infancy, but like all growing trends, there will be those that see the light before others and position themselves for success. There will be big winners and big losers.

    The personal brands …

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    Posted in eBrand, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Social Media

    Is Your Personal Brand Ready for the Digital Universe?

    Each year IDC, an IT think tank, in sponsorship by EMC puts out a report on the state of the Digital Universe. This year’s report has just been released and there are some interesting trends that personal branders can draw from the report.

    Here are some of the interesting findings from the IDC report: Between…
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    Posted in Personal Branding, SEO, Social Media

    Some Very Interesting Personal Branding Statistics

    The anecdotal and analytical data is everywhere. The rise of social media, blogging, search engine optimization, and the way people shop and do research online has changed the fundamentals of the marketplace. The shift has created new opportunities for personal brands with enough hustle to go get what they want. It has also created new …

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