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    Are You Comfortable Asking For Favors?

    I like to think of myself as a giving person. I consistently promote other people and their work and enjoy doing so, but at some point, you will need help. Actually, I know you’ll REQUIRE help because we all need support in order to progress in our careers. This support could come in the form …

    Posted in Networking, Personal Branding, Podcasts, Success Strategies

    College Students Require Personal Branding Classes

    One of my visions is to have a “personal branding class” in every college and university in the world. It is my hope that my book will become the text book. I look at college students right now and feel sorry for many of them, who haven’t gained knowledge in branding. They are all at …

    Posted in Career Development, Me 2.0, Personal Branding, Podcasts, Social Media, Success Strategies, workshop

    Personal Branding Toolkit – Part 3: Resumes

    If you’ve read my blog for at least a month, you’ll know that I despise resumes. They are important and the standard documents for recruitment, but they don’t do anyone justice. Colleges need to stop passing out standard templates because, let’s face it, students are more interested in partying than developing a resume to get …

    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Podcasts, Success Strategies

    Schawbel Report: The Current State of Personal Branding [July 2008]

    A lot has happened since the last time I posted a “Schawbel Report” on the state of personal branding worldwide. The March edition shed some light into the spread of personal branding from the US to Australia to India. There is a lot of information here, but it’s all very important to your personal brand …

    Posted in Career Development, eBrand, Futures, Interview, news, Personal Branding, Podcasts, Recruitment, Reputation Management, Schawbel Report, Social Media

    The Future of Your Personal eBrand is a URL

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    The future

    I’m still holding onto my future prediction that instead of a resume, video resume, cover letter, portfolio, paper business card, and references document, your personal eBrand will exist as a single URL. You won’t be able to toss 10 different URL’s to hiring managers because they don’t …

    Posted in Career Development, eBrand, Futures, Personal Branding, Podcasts, Recruitment, Social Media, Success Strategies

    Even the Receptionist Needs to Be a Corporate Marketing Maven

    The corporate view of personal branding is very different than from an individuals point of view, which I’ve previously discussed. Companies need to understand the importance of personal branding within the corporate culture. If only the executives have a grasp on the corporate message, then the company will fail. I believe that you have to …

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    Posted in Book Reviews, Interview, People, Personal Branding, Podcasts, Social Media

    A Corporate View of Personal Branding with Pros and Cons

    There are two perspectives on personal branding and today I want to highlight the corporate view. The non-bias way to do that is to let someone else introduce it and Rand Fishkin is the chosen one. Rand is the CEO & Founder of SEOmoz.org and is a well-known SEO speaker and expert. He recently released …

    Posted in People, Personal Branding, Podcasts, Success Strategies

    Media Comparison and Strategy: Blog, Podcast, Magazine & Book

    As a blog owner, podcaster, magazine publisher and soon to be book author, I’ve learned a lot about media creation, distribution, marketing and branding. Today I would like to discuss differences, benefits and how to build and market each type. I firmly believe that various media supports each other and that with the proper combination, …

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    Posted in magazine, Personal Branding, Podcasts, Social Media

    Myth: Personal Branding Is All About YOU

    False! Personal branding is not about you, it’s about everyone else. This post is required reading for everyone who believes that myth.


    Note: I tend to do podcasts when the point can better be expressed through my personality and personal connection.

    Daniel Pink Introduction

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    Posted in Book Reviews, Networking, People, Personal Branding, Podcasts, Success Strategies

    Is It Possible To Brand Yourself By Accident?

    I get a lot of books by authors looking to promote on my blog. Sometimes I receive press releases, or a PR person contacts me without being authentic. When an author contacts me directly, with a personalized message, then I take more interest, especially when they send me a copy of their book (see right). …

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