It was at a senior executives networking event a number of years ago that I first heard Dave Howlett speak. His subject and approach intrigued me and even now I can clearly remember his power of 3 philosophy.
What was interesting to me, before that day, on three separate occasions from three different people I had been recommended to hear his talk. This is at the heart of what Dave talks about, the value of someone recommending you, talking highly of you when you are not in the room. As he says “Remember you can’t call yourself a good guy or an amazing woman (only other people can) but you can always act like one.“
This ‘Real Human Being’ philosophy as Dave calls it, is an approach that applies across all spectrums and really lends itself to your activity on LinkedIn. Far too often we see posts and updates that are very self centred, seeking attention for attentions sake, as an RHB you should be looking to engage and help others not for personal reward or recognition but because it’s the right thing to do.
Dave and I ended up working together on his personal brand and one of the exercises we did was what I call a brand audit. We went to almost 100 people that knew Dave anonymously and got feedback as to their perceptions of his personal brand. I was amazed at the level of response that Dave received, especially for such a large pool of people, over 75% of his respondents took the time to complete the survey. Normally I see these levels at half that number!
Dave truly walks his talk, so I am excited to tell you about the launch of his book today “How to Connect Like a Real Human Being”. Don’t wait for 2 other people to confirm this, click on over to Amazon right now and get your copy today, I highly recommend it
Have a brandtastic week!
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