Writing your personal bio: 1st person or 3rd person?

This is a question that I’m always asked, and while there is no set rule on the matter, it’s certainly something that divides opinion. Just glance through a handful of LinkedIn profiles to see what I mean. But as our personal bio becomes more important in a world where our digital profiles are read before […]

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Personal Branding: What’s your mission?

I want to share a great post that I’ve read on Michael Margolis’ website, Get Storied. Michael is someone who is challenging the perception of what personal branding is by calling time on all the personal branding BS out there. He argues that the crux of your personal brand is the story you choose to […]

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Personal Branding: What’s your story?

I’m on a mission to ban elevator pitches! Why? Well, they’re usually wooden, soul-less pitches that sound so cheesy that the message and impact is often missed. So, what’s the alternative? Telling your story! Related Posts:Personal Branding: Reinvent how you express yourselfWriting your personal bio: 1st person or 3rd person?Personal Branding: Answering the question “And, […]

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What story are you telling yourself?

I remember a time in my twenties when most of my friends had itchy feet and wanted to see the world. Looking back it was interesting to see how different their experiences were. First of all, there was my mate Jon. He seemed pretty sorted. Not only did he have a load of money saved […]

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Storytelling and your personal brand

We all love a good story don’t we? That’s because we are hardwired to tell stories. Did you know that 70% of everything we learn is through stories? Such is the power of storytelling. If you want your personal brand to have impact, a great way to achieve that is to wrap it up in […]

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Hey job seeker! It’s not about the CV stupid!

The world of job search has changed. This might seem pretty obvious, but a scary few haven’t quite noticed. Not only has job search changed, but it’s been completely and utterly transformed into something entirely new. It’s these same people who when they join linked in, think that it’s sufficient to merely input their company […]

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What’s authenticity got to do with onions?

We’re a lot more like onions than you think. Yes. Really. If you’ve recently started working for yourself, one of the challenges you’re likely to come across is finding your true voice, your authentic self. Connecting to who you really are and what you really want is not always a straightforward process. One thing I […]

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Choosing a name. Would you choose yours?

I came across an article today saying that parents-to-be in the States are hiring baby-namers to come up with baby names for their new arrival. For the princely sum of $350 they get “…a baby naming consultation that includes phone interviews and packets of name options with name histories, linguistic origins and personality traits.” Wow! […]

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How social media can help your personal brand

Here is an article I wrote as guest blogger for Smarta.com that you can find here. Let me ask you this: when people ask you what you do, do you have a response that is clear, compelling and engaging? How you answer this question is a key part of your personal brand. It’s your story […]

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