The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Brand Trump

Since the advent of social media, I doubt there have been many events that have garnished as many comments, engagement, and mainstream media column inches as the US Presidential election, and in particular about Donald J. Trump. I have often cited Trump, the businessman, as an example of a strong personal brand. He often followed […]

Will Today be Trump or Clinton’s Best Day at Work?

By the end of the day, one of the candidates may well be looking back to today as one of their best days at work, at least so far. Of course, the work for the successful President of the United States is only just beginning, some future days maybe best days and some may be […]

Lessons From Discover Your Personal Brand Conference – The All Star Panel

This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak again at the Discover Your Personal Brand Conference.  DYPB 2016 was different from 2014 in a number of ways. The focus was more toward small business and the caliber of speaker, panels and attendees was awesome. There were many inspiring young Canadians in attendance that really […]

What Do You Think of Stephen Harper’s LinkedIn Profile?

Even with our recent election here in Canada and the continuing barrage of media coverage for the Presidential race down in the US (still a year away!!) I still do not tire of reading about politics. It may be my British upbringing, but I have always been interested in the subject, at local, regional and […]

The #1 Mistake (Nearly) Everyone Makes on LinkedIn and What to do About It.

If someone is going to search for your name on Google are they going to type in First Name, Last Name and a series of random letters and numbers?  Of course not! Then why do you continue to label your professional profile on LinkedIn this way? What most people do not realize is that you […]

Are You Worried About What You Do On Weekends Will Affect Your Personal Brand?

What the death of Cecil the Lion can teach us

A week ago you had most likely never heard of Cecil the Lion.  Now there are over 40 million web page references, a petition with over a quarter of a million signatures and the animal’s own Wikipedia entry. If you happen to have missed the highest trending story in the news and on social media […]

5 Lessons I Learned From Organizing a TEDx Event

And 5 Things I Would Do Differently

  “Learning never exhausts the mind” – Leonardo Da Vinci Conversations were going on everywhere. People were connecting with new faces, or others they knew but in a new way. They now had something stronger in common. Some were even catching up with people they had not seen in years. The local speakers were in high demand […]

How Are You Spending With Your Personal Brand Bank Account?

Three things happened over the last week to 10 days that really underlined for me the importance of understanding what makes you tick, what your personal brand foundation is all about. 1. The dramatic events involving Canadian soldiers on home soil. Two people sadly killed going about their duties and lives, not expecting that day […]