Everyone seems to understand that it's important to have a "brand" as branding is the foundation on which your entire online marketing 'platform' is built. But more and more people are asking me: "How can I build a brand on the various Social Media platforms?".
Social Media is Nothing New
Before we dive into the tips, it's good to realize that Social Media is nothing new and we all have been doing it from the beginning of time...Social Media is about connecting with people. What has changed are the tools. The tools now allow us to make that human connection on a whole different level..
Almost every situation/transaction allows an opportunity for you to practice one of the most important business skills in business is Negotiating.
Yes, I do know that most people hate negotiating, but, if done well, it can be fun and also, if done well and when it is time to negotiate seriously, and you prepare for it, negotiating can either put or keep a lot more money in your pocket.
You don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate
Negotiating Quick Facts:
Women will pay on average more than $1,353 to avoid negotiating the price of a car
Women typically ask for less and
I was at the BlogHer '08 conference this past weekend and did a lot of networking and now have a pile of business cards that I have to follow up with.Â Although it can be a a lot of work, following up with your new contacts ASAP is an important process of building an effective network.
Here are some tips for managing your business cards and ensure that you network more effectively:
1. Write notes about your conversation on the back of the card and any specific action items at the time of the conversation.
2. When you get home, use a business card scanner to scan the business car
There are so many great articles that can really teach you a thing or two - but unfortunately they seem to be lost amongst numerous other "less-meaty" ones. Here are 5 recent postings that may help you do your job or run your business more effectively.
How to Kill CSS Bugs
Have you ever been frustrated because your CSS layouts are rendering differently between browsers? Or are you still trying to figure out how to achieve a certain look with CSS? This Noupe article covers more than 20 fixes for issues relating to fixing IE bug, positioning block elements, creating columns & tables, work
Below are two of the many very interesting points made by Gender in Job Negotiations: A Two-Level Game, a research article published by Harvard Business School in May 2008:
...men are generally perceived to have an advantage in negotiations over women because they are expected to be more effective at asserting their self-interest and claiming value for themselves, whereas women are expected to act in a more yielding and agreeable and less effective manner in terms of individual performance...
...stereotypes make attempting to negotiate for higher compensation a more socially risky en
Looking for meaty, practical articles that will help to improve your work performance? These 5 links provide some amazing tips, tricks and tools.
Do Business with Style
Are you a small business owner that could use professional looking designs for your presentations, letterheads, invoices, or business cards? Microsoft has published a number of gorgeous templates for its Office 2007 package (older versions may also work for some of the designs). You can choose from 6 different designs and 9 customer colors to create a professional looking template that matches your companyâ€™s style. B
I am constantly and consistently working to hone and improve my skills whether it be speaking, presenting, writing or negotiating, I work with a coach and I practice all of the time. Working with my coach has accelerated my progress at an incalculable rate and I would recommend it to anyone.
I have discovered a great techtalk coaching series of videos that were produced by Google and I wanted to share them with you.
Greg Gillis and Lesly Higgins, experienced corporate coaches, will discuss and demonstrate various methods to effectively communicate; whether it is de
PC World published free online tools that can help you organize your life.Â It is a great list of smart tools you need to organize your life using any device that has a Web browser or an e-mail client, be it PC, Mac, or smart phone.
1. Track Your Tasks With Remember the Milk
2. Store Notes and Research at Backpack
3. Get a (Virtual) Personal Assistant Named Sandy
4. Make Sense of Your Dollars With Wesabe
5. Find the Perfect Gift With Amazon Gift Organizer
6. Stay Organized by Phone With Jott
7. Capture Web Clips With Google Notebook
8. Organize Your Itinerary With TripIt
Recently, I blogged about the article written by Wired Senior Editor, Chris Anderson, Why $0.00 is the Future of Business where he discusses the new business models for people who want to do business on the web...free has emerged as a full-fledged economy.
Today, I read an article that highlights two book authors that perfectly implemented Chris Anderson's trend, by giving away books as podcasts as a way to promote sales.
Scott Sigler and Seth Harwood have spent the past few years writing novels, disseminating them over the Internet as serialized podcasts and amassing audiences so conside
Do you ever feel stuck and in need of creativity inspiration?Â There are a lot of resources online that you can use to get your creative juices going.
Glen from LifeDev published a great list of websites to help you get inspired and it was nice to see that I use a lot of these websites already.Â Â To add to this list,Â here are 5 more websites that I use on a regular basis:
Wired Top Stories
In his blog post yesterday, Michael Arrington of TechCrunch talked about email communication crisis and our ability as human beings to be able to respond to all the email that we receive. He said "The volume of communication requests for most people today are far, far beyond what they can handle. Few people today respond to every communication they receive. And an increasing number donâ€™t even claim to be able to read every communication they receive, let alone respond".
I am happy to report that I have zero unread email messages in my Inbox. Here is my method for managing my Inbox
Have you ever wanted to have your own image of your signature that you can use to "sign" documents, emails, and letters but did not get around to it because the process of creating a digital signature was too long and tedious?
Well, now there is a faster way...use mylivesignature.com to create an online signature image in minutes.
The process is very easy:
1. Type in your name
2. Select your signature font
3. Select your signature size
4. Select the color
5. Select the slope
6. Save the image as a .png document on your desktop.
If you want a more sophisticated signature that i
If your job is to interview people, either for a podcast, videocast, article or blog, or even to interview someone for a job, you know how hard it is to get the information out of your subject in a free flow and conversational manner. Tom Clifford, an award-winning filmmaker, suggests 22 interviewing tips and questions that you can use to enhance your interviews. I love these tips and will surely use when I conduct my next interview! (Tom's website was very slow to load, so I included all of the tips below. If you are interested in reading more of his articles, go to: directortom.com)
Risk tolerance ... we all need to know our risk toleranceâ€¦in our financial situations, our adventures, dating, and especially in our business.
Women entrepreneurs, business executives and managers should be aware of the Western â€œrenegadeâ€ culture in which men are expected to perform â€“ be bold â€“ take risks etc. and have an expectation of being rewarded for the risks they takeâ€¦whether the risky initiatives are successful or not.
I just finished reading TalentSmart's white paper on Western Workplace Culture Rewards Cowboys, which talks about the so-call