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    Why You Should Brag About Being a Gamer

    Not long ago, I heard a really interesting talk at the World Innovation Forum that completely changed my view on gamers.  One of my favorite parts about the World Innovation Forum – besides all the creativity – is that they always have at least one speaker who challenges the way we think.  This year, it …

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    Your Brand is not Complete without this Skill

    When you’re figuring out how to brand yourself for your dream career, you spend oodles of time discovering what you need to demonstrate in your brand to achieve your goals.  But, what if I were to tell you that – no matter your field of how much pondering you’ve done – you’re probably forgetting to …

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    Action Steps To Get Started With Blogging (Part 2)

    Last week, I started a list of action steps for jump starting your personal branding when you suddenly need it.  At this point, you should have registered your domain name, set-up a basic blog and most of your time figuring out exactly what you want.

    Now that you have the blog set-up, what do you …

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    Action Steps To Get Started With Blogging: (Part 1)

    Job loss is (unfortunately) a way of life for most of us nowadays. In many cases, it’s due to factors that we can’t even control – such as a bad economy devastating our employer.  In the last four years, I lost my job because the economy impacted my employer more than expected. In the last …

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    Draw People In When You Brand

    The other day, I listened to the most mind-numbingly boring webinar I’ve ever heard.  It was awful, which was a huge shame because a company was doing it to promote their services and enhance their brand.

    When you’re reading blogs like this one, you hear about all those things you should be doing to promote …

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    Audacity As A Job Hunting Skill

    In the movie 300, there is a scene where the doomed leader of the Spartans finds out that that they are vastly outnumbered by the invading Persians. The Persian archers are so many – he is told – that when they fire their volley, the Persian arrows will blot out the sun.  Hearing that, the …

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    Leading A Strange Group (Even If You’re Inexperienced)

    What happens when you’re placed in a leadership position of a group of people you barely know and have never worked with before?  How can you come into that situation and be successful at branding yourself as an effective leader?  Can it even be done if you’re not already a confident leader in that area?…

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    The Power Of Going To The Right Networking Events

    Not long ago, I wrote about how if you want to meet the right people in networking, you need to change how you do it.  Stop the emphasis on job-hunting events, and turn your focus towards learning events.  So, what’s really the benefit to that?

    From what I’ve experienced, when you invest your own time …

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    Your Resume Is Just A Golden Ticket

    Remember the moment in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when Charlie peels back the wrapper of his candy bar… to find a golden ticket?  He waves it around, and dashes home to tell his family and then everyone breaks into song.  Because at that moment, he knows that he’s found exactly what he’s been …

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    Let Others See Behind The Polished Brand

    Last week, I saw the beginning segment of my mom’s favorite guilty pleasure: Dancing with the Stars.  For the next 10 weeks, she and much of America will be watching as stars ranging from pop singer Gavin DeGraw to Super Bowl champion Donald Driver, legendary Gladys Knight, and Steve Urkel (ahem, I mean Jaleel White) …

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