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    12 Effective Fixes for Common Personal Branding Mistakes

    What’s one thing I’m probably getting wrong with my personal brand and how do I fix it?

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps …

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    Increase Your Possibility Pipeline

    Job seekers, salespeople, and entrepreneurs will occasionally face the uncertainty of an uphill battle. Most often that skirmish takes place in the form of self-talk. Those astute in observing facial expressions and body language will spot the inferior self-confidence long before a conversation ever begins. It is the negative thought that will prevent one from …

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    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship

    Target the Reason People Buy

    Television shows, movies and much of what we read speak to the need of managing our reputation. In particular, it’s important to monitor our online communication. If in the heat of the moment, we were to post something that we later regret, it could affect future employment and possibly all else we desire to achieve.…

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    Posted in Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Mastering the LinkedIn Connection

    We’ve all done it.

    That lazy LinkedIn connection request.

    We collectively need to stop.

    Take 2 and Personalize It

    Before sending that next LinkedIn Connection request take 2 minutes and make it personal. Here is a video that shows you how in less than 2 minutes. Let the person know how you met, where you …

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    Becoming a Better Listener in Three Easy Steps

    Everyone wants to be heard.

    Whether they are speaking.

    Or through their actions.

    “When you have been listened to … you have a full measure of empowerment.” ~ Paul Shoemaker

    Become a Better Listener

    When you listen more you will become better at everything you do. This is also true if you are a professional …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    7 ways to WOW your customers

    At a recent outing in San Francisco, I stopped at Burberry to shop. Most experiences I’ve had shopping at places have been OK, some great; but rarely do I have an experience where I need to tell the world just how spectacular it was.

    By providing over the top, knock your socks off service to …

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    Posted in People, Personal Branding, Success Story

    What it takes to become an Agile Careerist

    Recently I was interviewed about what it means to me to be an Agile Careerist.

    A friend I have come to know from the SOBCON events, Marti Konstant, asked me to talk with her for a book she is writing on being an Agile Careerist.

    I’ve known Marti for a few years and I like …

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    David Grutman: Bartending in Aventura to the King of South Beach Nightlife

    Last week I got the opportunity to chat with David Grutman, one of the founding partners of Miami Marketing Group; the company behind the top Miami nightclubs LIV, STORY, and LIV Sun Life Stadium. Over the course of this interview we will get insight into moving up the ranks of South Beach nightlife, relationship management, …

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    Posted in Articles, Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Corporate Branding, eBrand, Employer Branding, entrepreneurship, events, Interview, management, Marketing, Media Branding, Networking, People, Personal Branding, Positioning, PR, Success Story, Success Strategies

    Are You Stupid Talking?

    Turns out you are what you talk about.

    If you fat shame yourself, then your brain lays down a new set of neural pathways to ensure you feel fat – even if you aren’t. Then, as you repeat your so-called problem to your friends or yourself, you develop even greater dissatisfaction with your body. The …

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    Why Unvites are OK and When to Use Them

    There are times when you realize you need to pull back.

    When you realize you might have gone too far.

    I’m talking about LinkedIn invites. And that you might want to Withdraw one, two or a few of them every so often.

    And, there is nothing wrong with this.

    Reality Check 1:

    Have you ever …

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