personal branding

Here Are 3 Types of Video You Can Post on LinkedIn

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

What Will be Your Personal Brand Legacy?

“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?

Are You Guilty of This on LinkedIn?

  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?

Slow and Steady Wins the Personal Brand Race

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

3 Ways to Say ‘Thanks’ On LinkedIn at Any Time

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

Procrastination, Power Blending, Promise and Personal Branding

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

Ooops, I Think LinkedIn Did it Again!

Well change is a constant so they say….. In a rework of the immortal words from Britney Spears “Oops, they did it again They played with your profile, your personal brand got lost in the shift” Yes (he says scratching his head), LinkedIn has redesigned the less than year old profile look and you are going to have to change your content because of it. Watch the full explanation video… Read More »Ooops, I Think LinkedIn Did it Again!

4 Personal Brand Lessons From Gibson Guitar’s Bankruptcy

You probably have seen their product slung over the neck of one your favourite musicians. Growing up I loved listening to 70’s rock bands, yet I would not be able to notice the difference between a Gibson guitar and a $50 plywood electric version. But the musicians did. Favourites of mine like Marc Bolan, Eric Clapton, and David Bowie or through to modern musicians today all went out of their… Read More »4 Personal Brand Lessons From Gibson Guitar’s Bankruptcy

Don’t Ever Do This to Your LinkedIn Summary

The LinkedIn redesign has been much maligned and continues to offer challenges for regular users in not providing useful data or intuitive use and engagement.  It also does not help the general user because the look and feel are making us all look the same. And a new feature that has been introduced could make you sound blander than ever! Now I am all for saving time and we all want to focus… Read More »Don’t Ever Do This to Your LinkedIn Summary