Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Building your personal brand

February 9, 2009

Since briefly discussing the reasons why it is important to build your image and essentially create “Your own personal brand”, I thought today we could discuss some ways to do that.

In yesterday’s post I said that you are evaluated according to your actions, therefore – in everything that you do, conduct yourself in a manner that is fitting to your “brand”. Don’t be fake, if you are a certain person, and you are happy to be that person, then don’t change according to who is around you. Decide on who you want to be and live that way.

Secondly it was discussed that your achievements build your brand’s reputation. So if this is true, then why not aim for the top? What is the point in doing something if you don’t want to be the best at it? If you only do the bare minimum, you will never learn, you will never grow and you will never achieve.

Finally your presence. Get your self known. Become actively involved in the things that you are passionate about. Having an online presence is easy – get facebook (as if you don’t have it already), get a twitter account (fantastic for networking) and join online discussions and have a say.

Doing this and more will build your personal brand and in the long run, make it incredibly easy to “sell” yourself, be it for a new job or what have you.

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First blog

January 26, 2009

So…today has turned out to be a pretty significant day in terms of my online life.

 

I have registered on LinkedIn, downloaded TweetDeck and, as I am sure you can see – have started my first blog. 

 

So, if you are reading this it is (or at least I feel it is) probably important for you to know who I am. So lets start with that shall we.

 

I am a 21 years old and am I currently studying at the AAA School of Advertising (Grad year). I will be specialising half way through this year in either account, media or brand management and am really looking forward to getting into the ad industry. 

 

Other little things about me? I collect bonsai and SA old masters (paintings). I like to fish and to scuba dive (I am a dive master) as well as anything to do with the beach/sea. 

 

Now that you know a little more about me, maybe you wont feel as guilty seeing what I think? 

 

Invite me on twitter: BradSeatonSmith