Ways to Earn Respect

7 Ways to Earn Respect

Ways to Earn Respect. It’s often said that respect is earned, not demanded, and that’s true. But how does one go about earning respect in the workplace? Here are seven strategies to do just that. Prove that you add value early on. People respect those who contribute value. Identify a project you can take on…

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Are you referable?

With 70% of buying experiences based on how customers feel they are being treated, do you think you are referable? Are you delivering way beyond what you have promised? If you’re getting in new business as a sales person or new opportunities and promotions as a corporate professional, your answer will be a resounding yes.…

What is personal branding about

Getting to know the product called ‘YOU’

What is personal branding all about? Above all, personal branding is an ongoing process.  It can be seen as the art of establishing a prescribed image or impression in the minds of others about the product called ‘You’.  Numerous factors are involved in this process.  In essence, it is about the association people have with…

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Personal Branding for Graduates

According to Gallup, an American research-based, global performance-management consulting company, companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share. In Gallup’s 2016 research across 230 organisations in 49 industries and 73 countries, it found clear and well-established connections between employee engagement and customer ratings, profitability, and productivity. Engaged employees are…

Very pleased to meet you

Introducing personal branding : ‘your own unique bar code’  Irrespective of age or career stage, nature of business, title or the level of position one holds, the impact one creates with one’s ‘presence’ or ‘personal brand’ should never be underestimated.  And in making one’s mark on the world, the level of position that personal branding…

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Elements of a Successful Business Pitch

Life’s a pitch. Seriously. Pitching is part of everyday life, whether it’s running a new idea past your boss or a client, trying to get approval for a budget you’ve planned, seeking investment for your new business, or just convincing your partner that the holiday destination you want to visit is a good idea. Pitching…

Personal branding trends for 2016

Much is written every year about the trends expected to affect any particular given industry. I’ve found, however, that much of the international content is less relevant to South African businesses and business people. For example, while the US presidential campaign may be a major trend in the USA, it has much less impact on…