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
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?
This year even more than ever LinkedIn is THE platform where people are in a business mindset since its really the only social platform that focuses only on professionals. In fact, over the last 12 months I have doubled down on LinkedIn in terms of my focus and to be honest doing much, much less on Facebook and other platforms and my business has boomed! So if you are a… Read More »Are You Ready for the LinkedIn Challenge?
Every social media, content creation or blog marketing advice you see right now is that it’s all about video, video, VIDEO! Video can be a great personal brand tool but there are many barriers that we throw in the way of getting started or maintaining a consistent production of video. We tell ourselves that we; Are not great in front of the camera Have nothing to say Don’t have the… Read More »Here Are 3 Types of Video You Can Post on LinkedIn
“In my own work, I’ve tried to anticipate what’s coming over the horizon, to hasten its arrival, and to apply it to people’s lives in a meaningful way.” Yesterday saw the passing of the probably much lesser known Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Quite possibly one of the most influential people of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries and not only because he helped popularize the most prevalent… Read More »What Will be Your Personal Brand Legacy?
The other morning I walked outside, the collection of shattered glass was the telltale sign that my son’s car had been broken in to. The opportune thief had passed by, looked in, smashed the window, rifled around and helped themselves to whatever they had seen on the back seat and probably in less than a couple of minutes they were gone. Unfortunately, this happens. Someone for a variety of reasons looks… Read More »Are You Guilty of This on LinkedIn?
Growing up we had two tortoises, long before they were ever banned as pets. When it came to pets they were hardly the most exciting, engaging pair but if they ever managed to escape from their pen it amazed me as to how quickly they were able to get to the garden fence and start burrowing out. When you first saw them slowly making their way to one side of… Read More »Slow and Steady Wins the Personal Brand Race
This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving – Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. You shouldn’t wait though for once a year to let your connections know you are thankful for them. And it’s easy to do here on LinkedIn. 1. Kudos – Have you heard about the Kudos feature in the LinkedIn App? As with many features on LinkedIn they are often the (best kept) secrets and Kudos is no exception. It was announced with… Read More »3 Ways to Say ‘Thanks’ On LinkedIn at Any Time
Oh, boy, have I been procrastinating! I looked back and the last time I wrote a blog post was a few months back, I could make excuses and reasons why, but at the end of the day I can only blame and kick myself for not investing the time in you. I have had plenty of opportunities to share good examples of personal branding and how it might relate to… Read More »Procrastination, Power Blending, Promise and Personal Branding
The recent surprise Democratic House candidate election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who at 28, could potentially be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, by 15% over incumbent Joe Crowley who led by 36%, was a lesson for us all in being attuned to the preferences of our target audiences or market. It was also a great lesson in political personal branding. There were likely a number of factors that attributed… Read More »Whats Wrong With This Picture?