• Learn How to Build a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Differentiate You and Allow You To Compete in the Global Marketplace.
  • Use Strategy and Tactics For Better Results in Your Brand

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    workplace-1245776_640Managing a business is a challenge for many brands who need to get focused and generate more sales and leads. The key is to create a clear strategy with daily tactics in place.

    Having a passion for what you do is just one part of your success along with discipline and a well-defined goal. Here are several ways your personal brand can implement your daily tasks to achieve success:

    • Understand the difference between strategy and tactics – It’s important for you and/or your team to be clear on what these two elements are and how they can be best implemented before generating ideas. For example, strategy is the foundation for the action plans, and tactics carry out the plan of your main goal.
    • Create a goal based on research – With the right target market research and the current trends in your industry your brand will be able to develop a central idea that is narrowly focused. Think about what you want to achieve and the objectives of the plan in order to pre-determine the outcome.
    • Know the limitations of your business – Before developing a grand strategy you should take into account things such as your advertising budget, how well developed your social networks are, your current list of leads and your revenue. These will all factor into realistic expectations to help you better achieve your daily tactics.
    • Map out your daily action steps – Depending on what you want your brand to achieve you will want to create steps to help you meet your ultimate goal. For example, this could include an SEO strategy that includes PPC advertising in addition to email marketing and social media outreach.

    A profitable personal brand understands the difference between strategy and tactics. The process of building may take some time to map out, but once your plan is in place you will have a much stronger chance for sustainable success.

    Susan Gilbert uses her laser focus knowledge to coach and provide online marketing and social sharing programs for authors, speaker, experts and small businesses. She is the author and publisher of several books including “The Land of I Can,” and “KLOUT SCORE: Social Media Influence, How to Gain Exposure and Increase Your Klout,” Susan combines online marketing with strategic thinking to create successful programs. Working most often with authors and entrepreneurs, she understands promotion at a personal level as a regularly quoted resource in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine and many more. Follow her Digital Marketing Tips at her blog: SusanGilbert.com

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