If you think that personal branding is for celebs like George Clooney, or bigwigs like Bill Gates, you need to think again! You are a brand. So, before you market your company in 2015, you need to market yourself...
Many entrepreneurs that I speak to tell me they know they need to market their business, but they just don't have the time, or they don't know where to start. While I understand that marketing can seem intimidating, it presents huge opportunities...
As an entrepreneur, I network extensively with other entrepreneurs and I am always inspired by their energy, expertise and passion. Yet as a professional in the marketing industry, I often find that entrepreneurs and startups do not know how to tackle marketing effectively...
As part of my research for the book, Branding and Marketing You Through Teams, I examined teams in six leading companies to find out what was separating the 'good' from the 'great'.
What truly makes successful networkers great at connecting with people is not that they have studied the principles of networking so much as that people just like engaging with them. Yes - that's the number one characteristic of brilliant networkers: they are likeable.
When many people think of "personal marketing", what they picture is something to the effect of that last situation: somebody shouting from the rooftops about just how fabulous he or she is. But, contrary to popular belief, personal marketing is not about spamming people with inflated descriptions of your abilities. It's about getting noticed for the value you add.
By Donna Rachelson 29 May 2013 10:58
Often, in business or personal encounters with other people, we hear the phrase, "So, tell me a bit about yourself." Yet many of us don't have a well-packaged answer ready. And that means that we miss out on an opportunity to quickly convey all the most important things we want people to know about us. Instead, we ramble and leave out key bits of information.
By Donna Rachelson 23 Apr 2013 14:33
What's your dream job? Everyone has one. Whether you want to work on a particular project, for a specific company, or you long to accomplish a defined goal, you probably have an idea in your mind of what your dream job would be. Instead of dreaming about that job, choose to pursue it and increase your chances of turning it into a reality.
By Donna Rachelson 1 Mar 2013 11:20
Lance Armstrong has been an icon of cycling, the hero of countless sportspeople and an ambassador for cancer awareness, and yet over the past week his powerful personal brand has come crashing down. There are personal branding lessons we can take from his fall from grace, as well as from other sportspeople whose careers have been affected by controversy.
By Donna Rachelson 29 Oct 2012 14:55