Is No WiFi A First World Problem?

NO WIFI. I know it’s a first world problem that we have all faced at one time or another. But the more and more we become reliant on being constantly connected the more heart stopping this can be. Especially after coming back to the first full day of work after the holidays. You have deadlines to meet, appointments made, documents to share, a webinar to attend or conference call to… Read More »Is No WiFi A First World Problem?

Is It Best to Look Back or Forward?

This was a question I was wrestling with my 2019 planning. You probably struggled with reading almost anything, anywhere over the last few days without stumbling across an article about habits, goals or resolutions or a combo of all three. To be honest I started to find it all a bit confusing. Perhaps I am making it more than I should. BUT there certainly seems to be some disagreement over the… Read More »Is It Best to Look Back or Forward?

No-one Is Waiting For Your LinkedIn Updates

I am sorry to break this to you, but no-one is waiting by their computer or phone to see what you just did on LinkedIn or recent profile edits.  There, I told you.  Fact is we are all busy, we all have multiple notifications from numerous platforms and software and we are overwhelmed.  Chances are you are not surprised, shocked or maybe not even upset. After all it has been… Read More »No-one Is Waiting For Your LinkedIn Updates

The #1 Action to Boost Your Personal Brand in 2019

The demise of video happened a few years ago. I wrote about it here on this blog. Well, at least the video cassette and the bankruptcy of Blockbuster. “Internet Killed the Video Star” Even the big local video and DVD store in my hometown, that was hanging on and hanging on, has finally succumbed to the onslaught of streaming entertainment.  BUT, of course, it does not mean video is dead. Far… Read More »The #1 Action to Boost Your Personal Brand in 2019

Did you see this new LinkedIn posting feature?

LinkedIn can be a frustrating beast at the best of times. The platform has numerous glitches and errors that need addressing, some of them have been going on for months. And then on the other hand they launch a new feature which you have to question the purpose or the value of, like this latest one in the posting into your newsfeed. This is being rolled out fairly rapidly so… Read More »Did you see this new LinkedIn posting feature?

What has your personal brand got to be thankful for?

I am certainly thankful for many things, including the opportunity to drop into your busy lives and share a little of what I feel might help you with your careers and lives. Once the big holiday south of the border is over (Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers by the way) and you have resisted, as best you can, all the temptation of Black Friday and Cyber Monday there… Read More »What has your personal brand got to be thankful for?

Do you have this on your LinkedIn profile?

This tip is from a question which was sent to me by Carol via the voicemail feature you can see on the teal coloured tab on the right-hand side of this page.  You can listen here; This is what I think; Firstly, good for you for looking at adding different media to your profile and making it more what I call ‘3D’. More and more of us are consuming content… Read More »Do you have this on your LinkedIn profile?

A Personal Brand to MARVEL

There are probably very few of us who can say we have not been touched by the work of Stan Lee in some way or another. Be it watching one of the awesome Marvel movies over the last few years, tuning into the TV series of Spiderman or Bruce Banner & The Hulk from the 80’s and 90’s or picking up and devouring a Marvel comic as a kid. In… Read More »A Personal Brand to MARVEL

Why Displaying Honours & Awards is Not Bragging it’s Good Personal Branding

A local brewery to me, Collective Arts, was recently recognized by LinkedIn as being a top 25 Start-Up Company in Canada. I love this company because not only are they successful and make good beer, but they also approach their branding, marketing and social responsibility in a unique way.  Each quarter they ask for artists to submit artwork for consideration as the designs on their cans. If selected not only does the… Read More »Why Displaying Honours & Awards is Not Bragging it’s Good Personal Branding

Is a personal brand really all about consistency?

I was asked recently by a newsletter reader that if you are wanting and intending to deliver a strong personal brand as the front to what you do how do you go about not dropping the ball? Is it just consistency, making a plan and (trying) not to deviate from it? In building a strong brand I recommend that you try to stick to the 3 C’s; Clarity – be sure that your… Read More »Is a personal brand really all about consistency?