More Best Practices Online for Job Seekers

(Personal Brand section landing page) Welcome to the second of my two-part series of commentaries and tips on using the Internet to get a new job. Seeing & Being SeenOne absolutely essential factor in whether or not you use the Internet successfully to get a new job is seeing others online who are seeking new... Continue Reading →

Job Seekers Best Practices Online

(Personal Brand section landing page) Knowledge is the first thing that will separate you from all other job seekers who are using the Internet. Knowledge will help you stand out from the crowd. When it comes to genuine and true awareness of how to use the Internet for job searching, there is 100% validity in... Continue Reading →

Your Uniqueness and Your Personal Brand

(Personal Brand section landing page) In this blog post I help you identify and communicate your uniqueness as you create or fix the best possible personal brand for yourself. Uniqueness Cannot be FakedIf you ask skilled and talented professional actors, they can assure you that uniqueness cannot be faked. You must be authentic. You must... Continue Reading →

Your Character and Your Personal Brand

(Personal Brand section landing page) The ancient Greeks were right. Since the time of Aristotle, the word ethos in their language equates to the contemporary English word character. Welcome to the fifth installment in my series of blog posts about creating or fixing your personal brand. Since ancient times in Greece, person's character was highly... Continue Reading →

Writing Well for Your Personal Brand

(Personal Brand section landing page) The ability to write well is both a talent and a skill. I am convinced that creating or fixing your personal brand absolutely demands you need to demonstrate the skill of writing well (or else you will have to pay someone else to ghostwrite for you.) Here’s a secret I... Continue Reading →

Your Personal Brand — Verbal Communication

(Personal Brand section landing page) The second element in creating or fixing your own personal brand concerns how you communicate--both verbally and in writing (online, in print, and anywhere else where you use text.) In this post I will start with a discussion of verbal communication: After I had gained the experience of teaching university-level... Continue Reading →

Your Personal Brand — How-To #1

(Personal Brand section landing page) Let me start by providing five real-world examples of personal brands in the second decade of the 21st century that I believe are highly effective and worth noting for their success. If you are unfamiliar with any of these five people, it will be worth your while to Google them... Continue Reading →

Lessons Learned from Loose Lips

[This is a commentary of mine about one person's brand. Original post date was May 7, 2012. Reposted here from my Neon Fun Jungle rock and roll radio website.] As a kid, I first heard the phrase "loose lips sink ships" in the context of World War II era sensibilities. During World War II people... Continue Reading →

Danger in Do It Yourself Business Websites

You want to save money, so you decide that a Do It Yourself Business Website is the way to go. Stop! You may be making a terrible decision if you go with a Do It Yourself Business Website. I did coaching over the phone with a Baltimore area businessman who had a Do It Yourself... Continue Reading →

One Writer's Opinion about Amazon Kindle

Very recently, two friends of mine asked me: Do you have a hard-copy version of your book that you can send me? Is your book available anywhere else except on Amazon? These both are valid questions. As I writer, I see my purpose as sharing of ideas, not the selling of computerized or hand-held devices.... Continue Reading →

Website as an Online Business Card

You may want to have a website that serves the function of being your online business card. Most traditional business cards that people have today are very small pieces of card stock. But, a business card is really only a piece of paper that you hand out to other people. There is a physical limit... Continue Reading →

Website as Proof You are Cool and Relevant

Some people choose to get their own website because that serves as proof to other people that they are cool and relevant in the 21st century. It is certainly true that getting your own website does prove that you (or someone you paid) demonstrated certain relevant skills and talents to create a website that is... Continue Reading →

Website as a Collection or Archive

You may want to have a website so that you can group together individual items in one convenient place—such as photographs, videos, MP3s, PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets, and so forth. Using a website as a collection or archive is a very smart idea. You can delivery other people a special service by pulling... Continue Reading →

Buying the Right Shoes for Blogging

Without much effort, anyone can easily find false promises online. I am amused—sometimes I laugh out loud—when I see advice online about jumping into social media right now as the one-size-fits-all solution to marketing yourself or your organization or products and services. While I continue laughing at the ridiculousness of such advice about getting started... Continue Reading →

The Thrill and The Agony of PowerPoint

We all know the ancient wisdom that a picture is worth a thousand words. But, is there value in a picture of a thousand words? I am not the first to pose this question in the context of the use of Microsoft's PowerPoint software. Before business became as Web-centric as we now know it to... Continue Reading →

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