How to Build Your Personal Brand if You’re an Introvert

How to Build Your Personal Brand if You’re an Introvert Many introverts assume that personal branding is beyond their reach. With today’s workplaces predominantly geared towards extroverts, with open-plan office layouts, group strategy sessions and team projects, it may seem that way. But it is possible and very necessary for introverts to build their personal brands if…

Make your best impression in 7 seconds

Make your best impression in 7 seconds Research suggests that when you meet someone for the first time, you have just seven seconds to make a great first impression. You never have that chance again. While you might convince someone that their first impression of you was wrong, it’s much, much easier to get it…

Master your area of focus

Master your area of focus The heart of personal branding and marketing is discovering what differentiates you from your colleagues and competitors and learning how to market your unique selling proposition (USP) in a way that makes you stand out from the crowd. Powerful personal brands master the area of their focus with such superiority that one…

What’s stopping you marketing yourself?

What’s stopping you marketing yourself? You know you need to market yourself and you’ve even come up with a few ideas, but you just haven’t done anything about it yet. Sound familiar? Marketing yourself can be extremely challenging (be it writing a case study; getting a testimonial or talking about your accomplishments). You might experience…

Considering a career change in 2013?

Considering a career change in 2013? New Year’s resolutions have been made. You’ve have had a chance to reflect on your 2012 year and you’ve decided you want a change in 2013. Perhaps you’re looking to find a different position in your current organization or maybe you want to look elsewhere. Maybe you’re even considering…

Lancing your brand

Lancing your brand This past week’s headlines, conversations and social media posts have been dominated by the Lance Armstrong interview with Oprah. Although many people are getting weary of the topic, it’s understandable that it’s caused such a buzz given the role Armstrong has occupied in sport over the past decade or so. He did…

Influence how people perceive you

Influence how people perceive you Research suggests that within seven seconds of meeting someone new, that person will have formed an opinion of you. While it’s best to make a great first impression, you need to continually develop positive perceptions of you if you want to advance your career. In personal branding, everything counts. All interactions, no…

Fuel your brand with passion

Fuel your brand with passion February is the month of love, and whether you love or loathe Valentine’s Day, it is seen by many people around the world as the chance to declare or renew their love for that one special person. But passion is not only the fuel of romantic relationships; it’s what feeds…

Make your email signature work for you

Make your email signature work for you In personal branding, everything counts, from the way you answer the telephone to how you behave at a networking function. Your email signature can also say a lot about you. It makes sense, then, to use it to your best advantage and make sure it generates a great impression.…