Personal Branding Archive

Personal Branding as a Young Professional – Why it Matters Before You’re in a Leadership Role

Personal branding is not exclusive to CEOs, CVPs, directors, or those in a leadership role. Nor is it only expanded to people looking to soon advance to high positions such as those. Personal branding is a tool that everyone should engage to help solidify their career. Regardless of age, job title, or industry, personal branding can help you be more discoverable, shareable and memorable. As a young professional, it’s important to lay yourself a solid foundation for your impending career.

Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs and Leaders at EQ Leadership Labs

Personal Branding Speaker

It’s always such a joy to be asked to speak at conferences, and thrilled that our old friend Jonathan Allen (Former Search Engine Watch editor) asked me to come to his inaugural EQ Leadership Labs event in St. Louis, Union Station, next week.

I’ll be speaking about the importance of entrepreneurs to have tip-top personal brands as leaders and sharing tips on how they can have their wisdom and experience be more discoverable, shareable, and memorable.

If you are in the area, please drop by – you can register with this discount code – and looking forward to seeing and hearing from some other past industry friends and peers like Mike Grehan, Simon Hestletine, and Thom Craver.

Should be a marvelous event!

@MelCarson – Founder & Principal Strategist at Delightful Communications

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5 Personal Branding Resolutions for the New Year (Or Anytime Really)

5 Personal Branding Resolutions for the New Year

New years can be a great time to check in with your personal branding efforts. New Year’s Resolutions can be polarizing. Some people swear by them, other’s hate them, others could care less. So, if you love new years resolutions, here are some tips to check in with your branding efforts. But if you hate new years resolutions, it’s still a great time to check in. Plus, these tips can really be applied at any time of the year. So, let’s get into it, shall we?

5 Personal Branding Mistakes You Could Be Making

Personal Branding and the ideas behind developing your personal brand are increasingly talked about and written about here on the internet. However, personal branding is more than a fad, and we’ve discussed the importance of it here at Delightful for years.

While more and more people are focusing on their personal brands, there are several key mistakes that can happen. These mistakes can be detrimental to the success you’ll have in growing your personal brand.

9 Social Media Tools to Help Make Personal Branding Easier For You

We all know that social media plays a huge part in building and boosting your personal brand in the digital world, but do you feel lost sometimes with all the different social media channels and are not sure where to start? There are social media tools that can help!

Here are 9 cost-efficient social media software and platforms that we recommend to help make your personal branding efforts easier.

Brands Gone Wild – Consumer Brands Using Humor to Crack Up Customers

Consumer brands are livening up their social strategy by taking the humor up a notch. While this isn’t a new tactic by any means, some brands have started using social media to find their inner stand-up comics.

Brands like Taco Bell and Domino’s have been garnering attention for their sassy presence in the past 5 years or so. The level of humor used has been steadily increasing with various brands implementing the tactics highlighted below in a variety of ways. From all-out sass to casual jokes, there are certainly different levels of risk involved as well. But there are also benefits with some efforts even garnering media attention, like last year when Wendy’s capitalized on a social copy error on the McDonald’s Twitter handle.

Why Business Cards Are Not Dead and How to Create Great Ones

Business Cards Are Not Dead

When it comes to business cards, I am reminded of a chapter in my book, Pioneers of Digital, where the fabulous Avinash Kaushik talks about how he tested his famous blog – Occam’s Razor – on his wife and fellow work colleagues to get their feedback before he went public with it.

Well, when I started Delightful Communications, I decided to canvas industry peers about many aspects of my start-up, including marketing. What I found was that many people singled out business cards as a no-no. They’d scoff and say, “I don’t need to carry business cards, they’re out-of-date in this digital age.”

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Frida Kahlo: An Artist with an Inspirational Personal Brand

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter who lived from 1907 to 1954. In her art, we can see her reflection of personal value creating a great personal branding example. Fifty-five of her 143 paintings are self-portraits; she took who she was and created art that is prized for its uniqueness and creativity.

In today’s frenetic, digital world I feel we have much to learn from Kahlo’s legacy which can teach us how to embrace values, passion, mission, vision, and strengths. In Kahlo’s painting and life decisions, you can see how much she believed in her personal values. Even at a time when many of her values were seen as crazy, she was persistent and with her uniqueness created an image of a strong person.

Be Inspired By Your Surroundings

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Kahlo was a person who embraced every part of who she was in a loving way. Her self-portraits portray a strong and determined vision in her eyes. In her early life Frida suffered an accident while she was on a wooden bus. Many in the accident died while Kahlo suffered severe injuries.

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