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    Windows 8 Personal Branding Apps You Should Be Using

    Windows 8 is now a few months’ old. How can you build your brand with it?

    As of this writing, there are a few dozen apps that are relevant to personal branders like you. Most of them focus on social media, there’s a lot of feature overlap across the apps, and many of them were …

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    The Importance of Daring

    You can’t imagine what you’re missing out on.

    I had a bit of a strange day a few weeks ago.

    It started when I decided to attend two different events in two different cities on the same day, and I didn’t have a ticket to either one.

    Event A I only found out about late …

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    What I Also Bring to Networking Events and Conferences

    In What I Bring to Networking Events and Conferences, I gave you my list of critical accessories for every professional event and conference that I attend. In this followup, I mention items that I’ll often bring along as well, and more.

    In-ear headphones

    Not so much for the event itself, more for the commute to …

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    What I Bring to Networking Events and Conferences

    What you need to get the most out of your next one-day event.

    On the morning of an event – or often, the night before – I’ll prepare a bag of goodies to get maximum benefit.

    Here’s what must be in my pack or it will be sorely missed:

    Name badge

    Most events, especially paid …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Twitter Personal Branding Q + A #17

    Responses to recent tweets by people about personal branding and SEO, rebranding, Facebook and more.

    Joe Hunter, @joesoldout, twittered: Any SEO experts out there know how I can grow and expand my whack-ass personal brand?

    Jacob Share, @jacobshare: If your personal brand relies on an active web presence, especially if you’re using a personal website …

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    Windows 8, Twitter, and Branding Yourself Correctly

    If your personal brand isn’t as strong as you expected by now, a confusing message might be the reason.

    1) Windows 8

    I recently upgraded my main work computer to Windows 8. It didn’t go as I expected.

    A few weeks before I upgraded, as the technology coverage was ramping up for the October 26th …

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    How To Choose Your Personal Brand – Part I

    Do you have your basics covered?

    If you’re just getting started with personal branding, here’s what you need to keep in mind as you design your brand.

    If you’ve already chosen a personal brand, use this guide to make sure you haven’t missed anything, or perhaps to realize that you can get better results with …

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    How To Avoid Twitter Spam

    Yes, Twitter has a spam problem. But you can do something about it.

    In Why I Joined App.net, I explained that a main reason was Twitter spam, which is any unsolicited contact whether by direct message, through your tweet stream, or mentions.

    Let’s see what you can do today to ward off these unfortunately well-known …

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    Posted in Job Search, Personal Branding, Social Media

    Why I Joined App.net

    Oy vey, another social network. But one worth investing in, for now.

    What is App.net?

    CEO Dalton Caldwell explains it best:

    Join the Movement at join.app.net from AppDotNet on Vimeo.

    In a nutshell, App.net is a new social network that looks like Twitter and that works like Twitter, but that also addresses Twitter’s main problems …

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    How To Best Choose Where To Guest Post

    Guest posts are a great way to grow your personal brand… if you guest post on the right blogs.

    In 2010, I covered 5 Ways Guest Blog Posts Build Your Personal Brand.

    In 2011, I added 3 More Ways Guest Blogging Can Build Your Personal Brand.

    This year, I want to make sure you know …

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