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    How To Update Your Avatar For Best Results

    A quick guide to effectively updating your avatar.

    I hadn’t updated my avatar in a long time.

    In Why You Should Update Your Personal Avatar Now, I said “don’t change only for the sake of change.” Brand reinforcement is based on consistency, so you need a good reason to introduce some inconsistency with a new …

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    Where To Find Local Networking Events Offline

    Great for making new contacts, meeting potential clients, partners and more, all in person. But how to find offline networking events?

    Keep in mind

    Industry events are great, but not only for your industry. Use the former for mentors and partners, and the latter for clients and referrals. Events come in all shapes and sizes:…
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    Ask The Experts: Most Effective Personal Branding Tool?

    I asked the The Personal Branding Blog contributors this question:

    What has been the single most effective personal branding tool for you and why?

    Elinor Stutz: Twitter

    In regard to the most effective personal branding tool, I never thought of it in this light before, but for me Twitter has been exceptional. By posting helpful …

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    5 More WordPress Plugins For Personal Brand-Building Bloggers

    Another selection of useful WordPress plugins that build your brand while helping your readers.

    1. Jetpack

    Official description: “a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.”

    Jetpack comes from Automattic, the creators of WordPress, so you know it’s high quality.

    Although technically one plugin, Jetpack’s combination of …

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    The Biggest Danger Of Personal Branding With Social Media

    How much of your personal brand do you own?

    If you follow the good advice provided here on The Personal Branding Blog, you spend a part of your daily routine building your personal brand on social media. But did you know that what you create on those sites can be used in ways you can’t …

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    Twitter Personal Branding Q + A #15

    Here are responses to recent tweets by people about personal branding and resumes, tweets, teeth whitening and sales.

    Resumes of the new world

    Garth Braithwaite, @Br8thw8t, twittered: Will resumes be a thing of the past? Will Personal Branding via Social Medium be the measure by which employers make there pre-selections?

    Jacob Share, @jacobshare: Our notion …

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    How To Get and Use Your Own Domain Name, Part 2

    For that extra professional touch.

    A JobMob reader asks:

    I have a professional question. Do you know how someone gets a domain name that is their name? As in [email protected]?

    There are actually 2 parts to the question:

    1) How do you get your own domain name? 2) How do you use that domain for …

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    How To Get Your Own Domain Name, Part 1

    For that extra professional touch.

    A JobMob reader asks:

    I have a professional question. Do you know how someone gets a domain name that is their name? As in [email protected]?

    There are actually 2 parts to the question:

    1) How do you get your own domain name? 2) How do you use that domain for …

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    Personal Branding Extortion: Your Money or Your Reputation

    Has a copyright issue lead to threats of extortion? You be the judge.

    Background

    Over on JobMob back in March 2010, I published 20 Funniest Job Search and Work FAIL Pictures, a collection that was gathered from around the web.

    One of the images initially included in that article was from a photographer’s Flickr stream. …

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    Does Personal Branding Change for the Disabled?

    Do personal branding and disabilities mix?

    A few days ago, I was standing in line at the post office to claim a package. The woman in front of me was at the head of line, waiting patiently for one of the tellers to become available. I remember that she wore sunglasses even though it was …

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