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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 Does Headbanging, Coffee and Smartcars Have to do With Your Personal Brand?

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by a fello Brit and entrepreneur James Burchill – The Side Hustle Coach for his You Tube channel. I have been a guest on several podcasts and local shows over the years and what I loved about James’ interview was how differently branded it was; It took place in his car, a Smartcar (and yes he came up with… Read More »What Does Headbanging, Coffee and Smartcars Have to do With Your Personal Brand?

Connecting Sales, Marketing & You Inc on LinkedIn in 2017

Below is my TED-style talk at the Haste & Hustle conference earlier this year – includes the Pinata BBQ Accountant story. It is imperative that you understand how to leverage LinkedIn’s benefits for the sales AND marketing of You Inc. and build a profile that stands out. Paul Copcutt will show you how to use LinkedIn to communicate your personal brand in 5 minutes a day, as well as offer… Read More »Connecting Sales, Marketing & You Inc on LinkedIn in 2017

3 Critical Personal Brand Lessons From the Closing of Vine

All Hallows Eve is the time of the year dedicated to remembering the dead. It seems fitting that on Halloween we reflect on the personal brand lessons from the news last week that Twitter will be closing down their 6-second video app Vine. It may have come as a surprise to many of you, however, the ‘Vine Personal Brand Stars’ that it helped to create have already been moving on… Read More »3 Critical Personal Brand Lessons From the Closing of Vine

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

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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 gave me a lift about the future of our country. All held within the back drop of Telus’ state of the art office in downtown Toronto, an environmental LEED building, bursting with technology and balanced with space and light.

The opportunity to attend conferences is always a big investment, even if its local so it was great to get such a rich experience. 

After introductions from the motivating conference organizer and founder Bobby Umar and keynotes from the always excellent Mark Bowden and inspiring Real Food for Real Kids founder Lulu Cohen-Farnell the highlight of the first evening for me was the Personal Brand Leadership All Star Panel. They were;

Cameron Gordon, Head of Communications, Twitter – Moderator
Erin Bury, Managing Director at 88 Creative
Jennifer Ettinger, Founder & President at Fit Your Style
Jagmeet Singh, MPP, ONDP Deputy Leader
Bobby Umar, Founder, Raeallan & DYPB

Full bios and more details on the schedule http://www.dypb.ca/schedule/ and other speakers can be found here http://www.dypb.ca/speakers/ 

Here is a Summary of the questions and panel answers;

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How to Hog the LinkedIn Limelight With 3D Activity (Part 1)

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Read How to Hog The LinkedIn Limelight with a 3D Profile – Part 2 – click here

Growing up, my lasting memory of cinemas was birthday outings when we got the chance to see 2 full length movies with , bags of popcorn and the usherette at the interval selling mini ice cream tubs with wooden spoons that always made my tongue send shivers down my spine.

What are your lasting memories of the movies?

Fast forward a few decades and now we have movies (professional or amateur) everywhere we look. Streaming movies on demand, access through just about any technology device and a cinema industry that is constantly innovative in order to remain relevant and attractive.

For some of us, even visual stimulation is no longer enough.

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5 Best Practices For Attracting New Clients By Talking on Social Media, Pay Attention

“Social media is called social for a reason. It lends itself to sharing rather than horn tooting .” Margaret Attwood If you owned a $100 million home would you assume that it could sell itself? This is the premise of this weeks piece in lessons from Tweetstock. As you are reading this we are heading up for what may be a final few summer days by a lake, not in a $100… Read More »5 Best Practices For Attracting New Clients By Talking on Social Media, Pay Attention

5 Insider Secrets to Grow Your Brand Online Fast

This the second in a series of articles I have written based on my recent opportunity to attend the annual Tweetstock.ca Conference, which was being held for the first time in Hamilton. I had never attended one before so was not sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by the caliber of speakers who came from across North America. The wealth of insights and information shared was so rich… Read More »5 Insider Secrets to Grow Your Brand Online Fast

5 Vine Secrets You Wish You Knew One Year Ago

  Communication of your online brand is becoming more and more critical. It is the message replacement for the letter, advertisement, even resume. Whether you end up working on it on a daily basis or not, it is critical that you take control of that message. I recently had the opportunity to attend the annual Tweetstock.ca Conference, which was being held for the first time in Hamilton. I had never attended… Read More »5 Vine Secrets You Wish You Knew One Year Ago

Are you offering the unexpected?

It has often been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  For me, growing up, my Dad always ensured we walked out of the door to school with full stomachs after a 3 course breakfast! It is certainly one of the meals I always like preparing for company, or when the kids have friends for sleepovers. On occasion we will have breakfast out. And I do… Read More »Are you offering the unexpected?