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Personal PR is about Leadership, not Grandstanding

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, Forbes published an article discussing why personal branding is vital to leadership development. The article contradicted the idea or stereotype that those who focus substantial time building their own reputations are really just self-absorbed brownnosers. Although this may be the case for some individuals, in general, nothing could be further from the truth. The […]

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Hacking Your Way To Becoming An Authority In Your Niche

| April 3, 2014 | 18 Comments

So, you want to become an authority… Selling becomes far simpler when everyone in your niche views you as an authority. Think about it… What do people do in the face of authority? They listen and absorb information (assuming they are smart). They listen to every word the authority says. Almost instantly, their own beliefs […]

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7 Deadly Social Media Sins That Will Kill Your Personal Brand

| February 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

 Until Facebook and its ilk came along and spoiled things, I had personal branding all figured out.  I could easily make any CEO, celebrity or celebrated author look and sound brilliant in traditional media.  As long as clients didn’t do anything horrifically embarrassing between board meetings, movie premieres and book releases, I made certain their […]

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How to Be an Approachable Genius

| November 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Once, as a twentysomething, newly minted U.S. Marine Corps officer, I was asked by my commanding officer to fill in at a big staff meeting. I was eager to impress this room full of experienced, confident warriors. After all, this would be their first impression of me. I had to make it good. I was […]

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10 Ways to Grow Your Personal Brand

| August 24, 2013 | 9 Comments

As a young entrepreneur its essential to know how to promote yourself and your work if you want to be successful. If you want to be really successful then it’s crucial to understand how to grow your personal brand. Wikipedia defines a brand as Brand is the “name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that […]

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Google Plus: The “Ghost Town” that Helps Build Personal Brands

| May 25, 2013 | 5 Comments

What If I told you Google Plus is no longer a “ghost town,” Would you believe me? I hope so. But don’t worry, this isn’t another how-to guide. This post is about opening your mind to how powerful a personal brand is. Specifically, how Google Plus can help you build a personal brand that makes […]

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Being “Nice” Is WAY More Valuable

| January 11, 2013 | 17 Comments

Under30CEO co-founder and my good friend Matt Wilson wrote a recent article, “How to Stop Being Nice and Get What You Really Want.” While I can’t begin to explain how much I respect Matt and his perspective, I strongly disagree with this particular point of view. From Matt’s article, I deduced that “nice” means being thoughtful, fair, self-aware, […]

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How to Stop Being Nice and Get What You Really Want

| December 11, 2012 | 29 Comments

Want the key to making more money? Stop being so damn nice. I’ve worked on saying “No” for way too long, and I’m still not good enough. For me, it’s nature and nurture. I’m pretty sure I was born nice… On top of that, I was nurtured by the nicest woman alive—my mother. Why isn’t […]

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Why You Have Fewer than 20 Friends

| August 27, 2012 | 4 Comments

My average day is completely filled with people. From the moment I wake up, I’m constantly reading peoples’ opinions, emailing, messaging, chatting, tweeting, meeting, skyping, and texting. All told, my social network (physical and digital) spans about 30,000 people. I’ve come to realize that connections, acquaintances, and friendships serve fundamentally different functions and require radically […]

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7 Ways to Grow on LinkedIn

| August 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

LinkedIn is a massive social networking tool; it is the Facebook for professionals. On LinkedIn you can create a professional profile, connect with colleagues, friends, associates and even potential employers and employees. It’s an excellent way to find a professional niche, discover new audiences, join groups, generate ideas and explore new opportunities. With so many […]

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