Have you ever been so immersed in learning mode that time literally meant nothing to you?  I’ve been in that learning mode. It started with having to reload my computer files onto a different operating system and has been an adventure in learning different ways and for the most part even better ways.

Personal branding can be like that. You read about it and focus on discovering your personal brand then move quickly to promoting it. Quickly then realizing that, that wasn’t right – you really hadn’t honed in on the core of your unique promise of value. You learn and you begin again. Are you currently in that cycle? It starts with discovery and that first step will take the most investment of your time and efforts.

Here’s some helpful posts from this week that will help:

This next week:

Explore the profile of a successful sales person with Elinor; Henrieta shares why clutter is better; and I’ll even cover how you can harness the power of personal brands in your business.

When you’ve figured it out, things will begin to streamline. Then you can move into expressing and communicating your brand and engaging others who are potentially good connections. When you’re ready with your core values, vision, purpose and passion, you can make some powerful connections.

LISTEN IN:  People do business with people is a podcast I recorded for those moving from discovery to the express phase in their personal branding.



Maria Elena Duron, is managing editor of the Personal Branding Blog, CEO (chief engagement officer) of buzz2bucks– a word of mouth marketing firm, and a professional speaker and trainer on developing social networks that work. She provides workshops, webinars, seminars and direct services that help create conversation, connection, credibility, community and commerce around your brand.  Maria Duron is founder and moderator of #brandchat – a weekly Twitter chat focused on every aspect of branding that is recognized by Mashable as one the 15 Essential Twitter Chats for Social Media Marketers.

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