• Learn How to Build a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Differentiate You and Allow You To Compete in the Global Marketplace.
  • Blog Archives

    How to Find Speaking Engagements That Build Your Brand

    What’s your favorite and most effective method for identifying speaking engagement opportunities that will help build your brand?

    Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and have created tens of thousands of …

    Tagged with: , , ,
    Posted in Personal Branding

    These 13 Skills Will Improve Your Branding Efforts

    What skill could an entrepreneur learn in his or her spare time that can help them improve their branding strategy or efforts?

    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 …

    Tagged with: , , , , , ,
    Posted in Personal Branding

    Become a Better Public Speaker

    Many people freak out when they need to deliver a speech in front of a crowd. However, if you want to move ahead in your career and become a leader, you need to learn how to be an effective public speaker. Fortunately, public speaking is something that you can learn and with training along with …

    Tagged with: , , ,
    Posted in Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    Use Humor Safely During Your Next Talk

    Many people advise new speakers to avoid using humor during their talks.

    “It’s not a safe subject,” they say. “It will almost certainly backfire, and you could cause yourself a lot of trouble.”

    Sure, if you have all the self-awareness of Michael Scott in a coma, yes, it will backfire. If you’ve been told to …

    Tagged with: , , ,
    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    Improving your Speaking Skills the TM Way

    When you think about speaking in public do your palms sweat?

    Do you worry that you might flub your words or lose your train of thought?

    Have you tried to envision the audience in their underwear?

    Not to worry … these and many other thoughts have crossed the minds of anyone that has been told …

    Tagged with: , , , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding

    We’re Never Experts In Our Own Hometowns

    It’s one of the most frustrating hurdles for anyone who wants to be a paid consultant or professional speaker: you can’t get hired to speak at the event or consult for the company just a few miles from your house, even when you get paid a few thousand dollars to fly across the country and …

    Tagged with: , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, Marketing, Personal Branding, Positioning

    Stand Firm On Your Speaking Rates

    One of my problems as a professional speaker is that I’ve often been too willing to speak for free. This bothered my wife and my business partner to no end because, they said, my time and knowledge are worth something, and that I’m devaluing myself by speaking for free.

    So I finally took the time …

    Tagged with: , ,
    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Personal Branding, Positioning

    Five Secrets To Write Outstanding Presentations

    Want to write great presentations that leave your audience wanting more? Want to avoid Death By PowerPoint, but still need a slide deck?

    The secret to outstanding presentations

    Here are five secrets I use in creating outstanding presentations.

    1) Start with the title.

    I always start with titles similar to the ones I’ve done here …

    Tagged with: , , ,
    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Personal Branding, Positioning

    Speaking as an Expert Makes You One

    I had been writing for seven years before I finally decided to call myself a writer. Even so, I was unsure. I wasn’t “A Writer.” I was an “Oh, I’m also a writer. . .?” (You know that annoying way people put the question mark at the end of a statement? I did that for …

    Tagged with: , ,
    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Personal Branding, Positioning, Reputation Management
    Content Partners
    As Seen In