#Branding BrandingWeekRD days in the Dominican Republic

Save the date #BrandingWeekRD

It is possible that small Caribbean paradise called Dominican Republic remains you away. Because, This is the journey there worthwhile. And organizing events, friends and partners Anabel Ferreiras e Issac G. Merino, “guilty” from MADI congress and founders of QUIFER Consultants, They are unique in their kind. What is that of #BrandingWeekRD?

His latest idea, to support 100%, is organizing a week of branding, the dubbed #BrandingWeekRD, where RD is the acronym for the country of the Dominican Republic.

The dates: from 4 to 8 February 2019

Topics covered in the #BrandingWeekRD

The #BrandingWeekRD It is the event that brings together in one forum to a team of experts from the area Personal Branding, with the protagonists to lead change in their organizations, business and personal projects. The main activities, unless last minute changes, will be:

  • Political Personal Branding -workshop-
  • Employee Advocacy programs: The momentum of brand ambassadors internos -workshop-
  • Keys to healthy companies -workshop-
  • Management personal brand in the digital environment -workshop-
  • Personal branding for managers and entrepreneurs -charla-
  • Personal branding for the legal sector -chat-
  • If you don´t add value, you don't matter -chat-
  • From employees to involved -chat-
  • digital processing for HR departments -chat-

#BrandingWeekRD Themes 2019

Political Personal Branding and la #BrandingWeekRD

  • 8h workshop (a full day) In Santo Domingo, Hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton.
  • Aimed at candidates from all areas of policy and management organization responsible for the candidate's campaign. Maximum 25 participants.
  • The main objective of the workshop Political Personal Branding is promote the development of the personal brand of the candidates politicians.
  • Date: to define, but quite possibly the week 28 of September.
  • It is shown infografía summarizing the contents of the workshop:

Personal Political Branding QUIFER / Guillem Recolons

Employee Advocacy programs: the momentum of internal brand ambassadors in #BrandingWeekRD

  • 12h Workshop (a day and a half) In Santo Domingo, Hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton.
  • Aimed at executives from all areas of the organization and responsible for managing cultural change. Maximum 25 participants.
  • The objective of the workshop Employee Advocacy programs is convert middle managers responsible for brand ambassadors.
  • Date: to define, but very possibly the first days of October.
  • Also in this case it is shown infographic:

Employee Advocacy Quifer & Guillem Recolons

Keys to healthy companies, and la #BrandingWeekRD

  • 4h workshop (part time) In Santo Domingo, Hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton.
  • Aimed at executives from all areas of the organization and responsible for managing cultural change. Maximum 25 participants.
  • The objective of the workshop Healthy companies is contextualize the importance of being in a hyper-competitive market and as the current .
  • Date: to define, but very possibly the first days of October.

Management personal brand in the digital environment, and la #BrandingWeekRD

  • 8h workshop (a day) In Santo Domingo, Hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton.
  • Aimed at Managers and intermediate, and especially HR professionals and communication area organizations. Maximum 25 participants.
  • The objective of the workshop Healthy companies is contextualize the importance of being in a hyper-competitive market and as the current .
  • Date: to define, but very possibly the first days of October.

Management personal brand for managers and entrepreneurs, (conference)

  • Talk 1h + 30′ interaction with the participants in Santo Domingo, Hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton.
  • Aimed at executives, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Limited to the capacity of the hotel room.
  • The aim of the talk about Personal brand for managers and entrepreneurs is mentalizar on the need to put people ahead as leading exponents of confidence in markets.
  • Date: to define, but very possibly the first week of October.

#BrandingWeekRD ponentes 2019

Management personal brand in the legal sector, (conference)

  • Talk 1h + 30′ interaction with the participants in Santo Domingo, Hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton.
  • For lawyers, prosecutors, notaries, judges and all legal field. Limited to the capacity of the hotel room.
  • The aim of the talk about Personal brand in the legal sector is mentalizar on the growing importance of each professional above the office and the keys to effectively manage this factor.
  • Date: to define, but very possibly the first week of October.

If you don´t add value, you don't matter (conference)

  • Talk 1h + 30′ interaction with the participants in Santo Domingo, Hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton.
  • Aimed at all professionals “commodity” they need to develop a proposal for strong and distinctive value to be chosen in processes.
  • The aim of the talk If you don´t add value, you don't matter is find our differential area as professionals and the best way to communicate.
  • Date: to define, but very possibly the first week of October.

From employees to involved (conference)

  • Talk 1h + 30′ interaction with the participants in Santo Domingo, Hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton.
  • Aimed at managers of the organization, especially general direction, de RR.HH, Communication and Training.
  • The aim of the talk Employees to Implicados It is to achieve new way of understanding the cross-leadership and the role of external and internal communication through internal professionals as ambassadors for natural brand.
  • Date: to define, but very possibly the first week of October.

digital transformation for RR.HH departments (conference)

  • Talk 1h + 30′ interaction with the participants in Santo Domingo, Hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton.
  • Aimed at executives and middle managers or department of Human Resources People.
  • The aim of the talk about digital processing for HR departments is to lay the foundations of an exponential change through better data stream will allow the organization to grow, professional loyalty and attract the best external talent, among many other advantages.
  • Date: to define, but very possibly the first week of October.

Dynamic events

During the #BrandingWeekRD, the methodology used in the workshops is to make attendees are the protagonists encouraging their participation through dynamic, role play exercises and gamification to facilitate the work and create the best environment. Conferences, meanwhile, will allow interaction with the speaker through questions and answers at the end of each session.

trainers / Lectureship

From the Dominican Republic itself, from Mexico and Spain, This is #BrandingWeekRD He has decided to go big and have some of the best specialists in the world in the areas of personal branding, employee advocacy programs, human Resources, branding in the legal sector, personal branding político…

Here are some names, failing to confirm other additions:

Eva Collado Durán

Eva Collado Durán

Eva Collado Durán It is strategic consulting Human Capital. Lecturer, Trainer and writer. Specialist in people, digital transformation and personal brand. Author of the book Brand Is You (Ed. Rasche, 2014).

Paula Fernández-Ochoa

Paula Fernández-Ochoa

Paula Fernández-Ochoa It is partner +MoreThanLaw: Consultant and lecturer at Legal marketing and Personal brand. Founder of the platform #VivircorRiendo, that promotes sport and wellness.

Nancy Vazquez

Nancy Vazquez

from Puebla, Mexico, Nancy Vazquez He is a founding partner of Integra Personal Branding, the specialized agency personal brand management and entrepreneurship most important Spanish-speaking.

Guillem Recolons

William Recolons, management specialist personal brand or personal branding

Guillem Recolons. Soy personal brand strategy consultant, trainer and lecturer. Fundy Soymimarca, one of the references in Personal Branding. Co-author y author 7 books and 500 Related Posts.

Organization

As he said earlier, the organization #BrandingWeekRD is performed by two specialists in successful events in the Dominican Republic: Anabel Ferreiras and Isaac G. Merino.

Isaac G. Merino and Anabel Ferreiras, Madi souls of Congress and partners QUIFER Consultants

Isaac G. Merino and Anabel Ferreiras, Madi souls of Congress and partners QUIFER Consultants

For any management patronage and preregistration, or for more detailed information on the #BrandingWeekRD I beg you contact Anabel:

  • Anabel Ferreiras, Managing partner
  • QUIFER Consultants
  • Tel. +1 (829) 694 8080
  • Mail: anabel@quiferconsultores.com

 

Should I care what other people think of you?

It is a question that I have made many times, I've done many times . And now I throw: Should I care what other people think of you?

Internet is a place where you can find everything. And between all, Lately I've seen many videos, infographics, phrases, They invite you to be yourself forgetting what others think and say about you.

From an existential point of view, could agree: what others think and tell me I can import a damn. And, What happens from the point of view of our personal brand?

What other people think of you, How does it affect your personal brand?

If you're a scientist, and against all odds you have achieved a major achievement (Nobel, for example), what they think or say about you may be irrelevant. But if you're that same scientist on the principles of his career seeking funding for a project, relevancy is high.

That of “live your life no matter what they say about you” It is valid when you've reached the zenith of your career, but not when you depend on customers, investors, contributors, prescribers, bosses…

Not knowing what your boss thinks or says about you puts you at a disadvantage. Not knowing the impression left by your fingerprint to a recruiter while looking for work is a weak point. Not knowing what a customer thinks, a collaborator, a partner, can be deadly to your career, and your personal brand.

without obsessing, ask for feedback in perspective is a healthy exercise

I am among those who think that the definition of Jeff Bezos about personal branding “what they say about you when you're not in front” It is pretty accurate. So if you do not know what they say, we will not have a good diagnosis of our personal brand. In other words, we will not know what personal mark we leave.

Ask feedback To them stakeholders which are key to us could help. And a lot. Personal branding is the process of managing our personal brand to go our goals aligned… and those of our customers. So, know your feedback let us know if we are on the right track or are hanging by a thread.

Reputation matters

Being authentic means being in pasota. You can have a brand supported by controversy, as he had Risto Mejide. The key is knowing if you know what sustains your brand and if there is a business model behind.

If you do not care what others think or say about you, not you care about your reputation. Beyond you with that, and you know at what point in your life you are. Donald Trump has even had to rectify not see its reputation damaged Should I care what other people think of you? Valóralo. Always depend on who they are “others”.

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What is the positive impact on society want to leave? You got it? It called purpose

Why do you wake up every morning, beyond money or happiness? Are you in your hands better world, or a small part thereof? Why or who you're ready to fight? What makes that sometimes do not remember lunchtime? and add What is the positive impact on society want to leave?

We welcome the Purpose, to purpose, the vision, the search for meaning.

Some time ago I published on this blog post The person as a unique, a review of the magnificent book by psychologist Viktor Frankl “Man's Search for Meaning” and its observations on the purpose during their captivity in several Nazi concentration camps during World War 2. One conclusion of their studies is that people with a higher purpose, something that was waiting for them beyond the fences, They survived better than others.

In the field of organizations, as I said Ivan Diaz, branding expert and founder of Branzai, “Reality, is that the whole company that has elements of focus, ie propositions that help to walk in the same direction, It grows above average. It's more, any company that has defined a Brand Purpose, It is highly likely to have greater brand culture, and that by itself already it makes you above average.”

The transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) he said “The purpose of life is to be happy. It is to be useful, be honorable, be compassionate, do that makes a difference that you have lived and lived well “. I agree, Happiness may be a consequence of your purpose and how you take it out, not an end in itself.

I help to draw futures“. That's my purpose. It took me years to discover, and I did simply analyzing the positive impact of what I was doing in my work as personal burner.

Agree, and how does this apply in an organization?, who is the reponsable?

I recommend reading a great article Harvard Business Review called Creating a Purpose-Driven Organization, Robert E. Queen and Anjan V. Zhakor, two teachers and consultants. It's a long article but full of examples, fruit of their research and consulting experience.

It is extraordinary the mobilizing force of a good purpose. But demobilize his absence or purpose other than genuine. The article talks about a company that during the crisis of 2008 He tripled their income in subsequent years, fidelizó the better their professional and more. So, is not only an improvement of intangibles.

I know, You think it's much easier to write the purpose of a non-profit organization (ONG, administrations, public school, Public hospitals…). It is not like this. To a funeral home business can generate a positive impact on society, humanizing dealing with family, facilitating the procedures… The same with a company of military equipment did not the blue helmets of the O.N.U. They do not act as a peacekeeping force? No excuses serve. any organization (no criminal) creates a positive impact on society. You have to research what. Most important, share it.

I can not agree more with the phrase Simon Sinek, leadership expert: “Customers never feel anything for a company until its people first sit”.

In any case, and again recommend reading the article, summarize their 8 keys to creating an organization with higher purpose:

  1. Display an inspired workforce.
  2. Discover the purpose.
  3. Recognizing the need for authenticity.
  4. Convert the true message in a constant message.
  5. Encourage individual learning.
  6. Convert to middle managers into leaders driven by objectives.
  7. Connect people with the purpose.
  8. “Break free” to the change agents

Connect people with their purpose

Quinn and Thakor conclude that “although a purpose does not guarantee economic benefits, We have seen impressive results in many organizations. And other research, particularly the study of Gartenberg, which included 500.000 people in 429 and companies involved 917 annual observations between 2006 and 2011- It suggests a positive impact on operating financial performance (asset performance) and forward-looking performance measures when the purpose is clearly communicated.

So the purpose is not just a lofty ideal; It has practical implications for financial health and competitiveness of your business. People who find meaning in their work do not accumulate their energy and dedication:. release them, challenging conventional assumptions about economic self-interest. They grow rather than stagnate. They do more, and make it better.”

Do you still think that the purpose due to an empty and simplistic rhetoric? If you have banished the idea, You have a mission as leader of your organization: connect people with their purpose.

 

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The paradox of personal branding, Do I care about the image I project or the value I bring??

Recently I read a very interesting article, written by Daniel Romero-Abreu and published from Fundacom.lat. are title Beyond the personal brand: personal positioning and I highly recommend reading, which I extract some parts in this post.

First of all I want to see that Daniel is an authority on the subject, founding president Thinking Heads. It has developed a methodology that transcends, in his words, management of personal branding. It's about the Personal Positioning Strategy (PPS), and defined as “a single management system an individual's personal brand itself and taking action as -in front axle traditional image- models based on the knowledge that the character is capable of generating”.

Reference Article, Romero-Abreu ensures “…Proliferate vendors as vendors Personal Brand Fierabrás balm in times of Don Quixote. However, the purchase of creating a brand that gives you glare is not the magic cure for our ills”. Also it states that “…the brand (personal) It should be the result of what one is or professionally worth, and not vice versa”. Style to the substance is imposed.

I must confess that what is happening with the term management It is the closest thing to an adulteration, the creation of an ersatz. First, because the confusion between personal branding (management aware of your personal strategy) and personal brand (the result) It is common in many forums. But secondly it seems that all of substance (background) It is reduced to a minimum, leaving the service of the form.

confusions

I imagine a being who comes from another planet lands in the world, and on their own trying to figure out what this is about personal branding and personal branding.

You would find very confusing definition on Wikipedia: starts well: “Personal brand, English personal branding, It is a concept of personal development consisting consider certain individuals as a brand.” I already seems Terribe personal brand that translates as personal branding, when it should be marca personal. But we also consider, without further ado, as trademarks.

And that's not all. That being come from another world would find more elements of confusion, as you can see in the following experiment.

The experiment

I wear time with an experiment observation terminology around personal branding. I take out from various digital platforms, as blogs, networks as Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin y Twitter. Especially, the monitoring center hashtags as #personal brand and #personalbranding.

Normally I keep track Feedly a limited number of professionals who learn and those who respect. In this case, I let go with the flow, without pretending to be selective. Isn't it?, I do not intend to publish a white paper with the results of the experiment, but me being served to ratify the position of Daniel Romero-Abreu.

These are some of the elements associated:

  1. It seems that this is the famous, beautiful people.
  2. It openly maintains that “brand is style”.
  3. In very graphic networks like Pinterest or Instagram, personal motivation phrases monopolize the term.
  4. A Google Alerts, sports record and personal brand go hand in hand.
  5. Get more followers on social networks seems to be the Mecca of personal branding.
  6. The colors you choose in your wardrobe are more important than the way you think and act.
  7. Brand positioning is the place you occupy in Google, not in the minds of others.
  8. Personal brand only exists in digital media. Down the street we leave no mark.
  9. The word “passive income” It is often linked with personal branding.
  10. And I could go…

What is not associated with personal branding and personal branding to

It has cost me a lot, outside the inner circles that I follow, find associations personal brand or personal branding with:

  • Value
  • Adding value
  • Personal strategy
  • Value proposal
  • Purpose the purpose
  • Values

You might conclude that is often confused personal brand management (personal branding) marketing staff, with the elements that make the most visible person.

Not a long time ago, my good friend and mentor Andrés Pérez Ortega, in its post Slavery numbers, He meant that many of the people who defend a strategic idea of ​​personal branding do not appear in searches of personal brand. The reason is that those who dominate the first few pages are the ones who dominate the SEO. Which calls into question, in the opinion of Andrew, which comparto-, the adequacy of Google as a tool “would be” search.

The paradox of personal branding

A while ago I published the post A teacher without personal brand personal brand? It referred to sometimes, who talk about this have been based on those ephemeral evidence, without further investigation. Surely, without having read books like Expertología, without having read Edward de Bono, a Al Ries y Jack Trout, to Ivan Diaz . The paradox of personal branding is that we have to worry about both the value we bring (the bottom) like “how cute” we are on Google.

Our being from another world will have to research a lot to understand that personal branding is not just the image we project, that this, at the end, revolves around the value.

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La fuerza de los embajadores de marca internos (Employee Advocacy programs)

Are you for the entire block ads look in a middle of a TV program? You expect to finish the announcement of the YouTube video you want to see? Do you keep the radio volume when ads interrupt your favorite show? Do you walk into the theater before time to view all ads? Do you open and read all the newsletters that reach your email?

If you answered mostly NO to these questions, We can confirm that the data moved us Nielsen: traditional advertising (even online) It is in the ICU.

What is happening with communication “lifelong”?

The effectiveness of conventional communication formats (advertising, RR.PP, patronage, Press releases…) It has fallen in the same proportion that has risen the effectiveness of recommendations that come to us through people like us.

What can brands do to such a complex panorama?

  1. Stop interrupting, to pursue. And start attracting with contents that have value
  2. Change B2C (consumer the company) and B2B (company to company) P2P (from person to person)

by simplificarlo, we could say that the content, the story, It is the message. and how we get is the platform, the middle, the vehicle. The one and the other complement. If the story is no way communication, exists, but does not reach us. Conversely, if we get a message trash, although it does often, You will go down in our memory bin.

Valuable content

Value content attracts us. It does so because 1. is thinking for us and 2. It has been prepared to provoke a reaction and emotion (laugh, cry, reflect, inspiration, commiserate,…).

That content may be visual (image, infographic, text, gif…), auditory (podcast, music, radio broadcast ...), audiovisual (video, TV, who) or sensory (augmented reality, 3D simulation ...). The format does not matter, can be direct (TV) or deferred (Netflix), analogical (a book) digital (an ebook).

The important thing is that we provoke a reaction content, we believe a need, us solve, warn us of a problem, we resolve, open us an opportunity. And that's not easy in an environment where the attention economy leads us to stay only two or three of the 3.000 impacts we receive daily. It is therefore essential that brands develop a proposal (only) value within a different story, relevant and transformative.

¿Marketing content or branded content?

There are similarities but also differences. The brand Michelin generates content marketing actions to sell your tires, with actractivas actions and at the same time information about their products and brand. And on the other hand, this brand pioneered branded content with the creation of the Michelin guide, a benchmark for world cuisine. What you will have to do a tire with a restaurant? More than we think, The guide was created for drivers "en route" to identify good places for lunch or dinner. The branded content, As it explains Antevenio on your blog, It has a more playful character.

P2P (Person to person), the strength of internal brand ambassadors

When you talk about brand ambassadors many think influencers (confusing term), celebrities or fans of the brand (brand advocates). And that's because the classic resource use famous people by brands outshines other marketing. That is what is known as external brand ambassadors or employee advocacy programs.

Looking easy examples, Rafa Nadal tennis great is a brand ambassador external, and so he was the great golfer Tiger Woods. I think I intuit the pros and cons of this.

The credibility and trust are within home

The programs of brand ambassadors internal (employee advocacy programs, in its anglicized version) persiguien similar objectives to external, but they get different results ... better? It depends on the variable to consider.

humanization

If it is to humanize the brand (P2P communication, from person to person), Both strategies can be effective. The brand ambassador external brand awareness can provide very fast, because the brand is supported by the large community of celebrity. Internal brand ambassador does not provide much notoriety, but experience and knowledge about the product or service whose flag the brand. Effective branding is human, connector, empathetic and ethical. If not, is not branding.

To better understand the context of humanization in times of automations, I invite you to watch this video Jeff Leonhard I dared to translate incorporating the voice of my personal colleague brander Helena Casas:

 

Do you clear your absolutely vital role in this future that is already upon us?

How dice Leonhard, How technology is changing, and humans are the WHY.

Credibility and trust

Here the balance tips in favor of domestic ambassador. The annual report Edelman Trust It takes confirming years who generate greater confidence (and thus credibility) They are the technical experts of organizations. It is reasonable to who knows more than one product or service that the person has developed?

Crisis Management

You do not talk to a brand, either with a company. Person communication takes place person (the bots is another matter, It is not a dialogue, It is a conversation scheduled).

If you're angry with an airline because it delays your arrival four hours, expect a deal P2P. If you answer the company (an abstraction) you know it's someone following a standard response manual. But if a crisis of a hospital, in addition to the brand you answer a nurse or nurse by name, your reaction will be less angry, and that "someone" has been unmasked.

Sincerely, I can not imagine a famous chef sticking up for a manufacturing error in a pressure cooker advertising on a cooking.

Professional loyalty

Consciously act as brand ambassadors internal (unconsciously, everyone who works for others it is) It is so beneficial for professional-or even- and the organization:

They place value on your personal brand, acquire new skills and digital communication, They act as informal leaders, as spokesmen ... deep, gain a sense of belonging to the brand, They are become something like "emotional shareholders”.

I do not like to talk about retaining talent, It is that professionals active part of the brand feel.

Attracting new professionals

Also know as employer branding. What can attract us as a project has little to do with football or who has a famous announce the virtues of the brands of the organization. What attracts us is the purpose (purpose), thinking that we can generate value to certain customers, and above all, knowing that those already working in or for that organization are satisfied and show no problems that pride of ownership.

The employer branding will not attract external talent if the inmate is unable (well paid, integrated, with project, aligned with the corporate vision ...). Let us not forget that today we are one click away from anyone, and it's easy to find someone and ask about the organization you work for.

The results

This is the best news program brand ambassadors internal. It is measurable, without undue complications.

Multiplying the communication range and engagement (interaction achieved with users mark) are just two factors. But there's more, as the greater ease in converting contacts (lead generator) obtained through professional organization.

In the article The rise of social employee in the company I published a lot of data on the effectiveness of such programs. Today there are also various platforms, that through a control panel and a mobile app allow the organization to measure real-time ROI. yes, prior training is necessary for all those involved (so always voluntary) in the program. And for this I recommend having facilitators:

  • Projecting a career beyond doubt, both in the private and public (Google…)
  • Staff have training experience in corporate branding and digital skills
  • Ideally, they have held management positions in companies

Summarizing results, yes, engagement professional equivalent to engagement the brand (Employee engagement = Brand engagement).

infographics

You can see the infographic summarizing what was discussed so far. Clicking on this link Slideshare > Employee Advocacy programs: The strength of the brand ambassadors internal You can download you the hassle. I hope the information has been helpful.

 

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Personal branding is like plastic surgery: not explained, noticeable

What you will have to do plastic surgery Personal Brand (management) y Personal Branding (the process)?

I start with a question something special. I intend to answer it, and I thank two good friends of the environment Plastic Surgery, the doctors Salvado and Vila-Rovira they have inspired me (without knowing it) to write these lines.

Personal brand

A few weeks ago I discovered one of the best definitions I've read management (in English marca personal), to the Joan Clotet, digital humanist and inspiring person. Says so:

personal brand is perceived identity. It is what others think and feel especially what we say and do (or not anymore). Inspired by our values ​​and projected on our channels of influence.

If I look so good is because it contains the whole and the parts:

  • perceived identity. Do not control. It is what they see and perceive others. As said by Bezos, what they say about you when you're not in front. It is the result of what you project.
  • What others think and feel about what we say and do (or not anymore). If you read me occasionally, you've probably had enough of the phrase “Everything leaves a brand“, a sort of personal mantra. It also leaves no marks what we, so we do not feel, I do not say, what we do.
  • Inspired by our values. They represent the human factor and pillar of the personal brand: we are what we are. And it is absurd to change, our values move us. Recall that emotions and mistakes are the factors that humanize us.
  • Projected on our channels of influence. Many will think social networks. But each has its channels of influence. Some do not need internet, because their good work spreads by word of mouth. If you're one of them, as my friends doctors referenced, congratulations, there is no better way to grow than by growing your direct customers. If your business model requires amplification, You need social networks, and, above all, own place, web, blog both the.

Personal Branding

The personal branding, process by which we manage our marca personal or personal brand, It has good definitions. Perhaps because just out of the oven, I recommend a reading of the definition does my good friend and colleague, Professor Vladimir Estrada, from the blog Soymimarca.

Professor defines it as (abstract):

Personal Branding is the strategic process through which a person, with or without expert advice, integrally manages, a concept / brand project and communicates to the world.

Professor Let me dismember your definition to take full advantage:

  • strategic process: Part of diagnosing own personal brand, What is the brand that I leave in my environment? This is a process of self that begins asking feedback, but it does not end there. (I take this opportunity to recommend reading Smart Feedback). Follow personal strategy and ends with a projection plan (communication and networking).
  • With or without expert advice. Indeed, do not need to hire a personal burner to work conscious of our personal brand management. Basically it is a matter of speed and accuracy. Because the speed / personal brander has specialized in this, and you know where to start and how to follow. Precisely because cases leading to their backs (the experience is a plus) You know what mistakes not to make. Of course, it has a price. You can learn to ski alone or with monitor, automedicarte or go to the doctor. You know the consequences of one or another action.
  • fully manages a concept / brand project. easily explained, if only we manage our communication, we will not know what brand must modify or strengthen. It refers to fully autoreconocernos (who I am and what brand leave), work one personal strategy (what brand I want to make, according to who I am and my skills, value proposition and values) and visibility plan (I announce how these competencies, value proposition and how to convey my values).
  • And communicates it to the world. If we do not, we exist, even we can find. But we must get others to communicate and disseminate our brand for us. It is word of mouth, the most effective means B2b. If you go to large audiences, you need to communicate or yes, and for this you have traditional media but effective (book, journals, newspapers, radio, TV,…) and online media measurement effectiveness easily (the best, do not hesitate, a blog).

Personal Branding, Plastic Surgery and hope of personal branding in organizations

What you have operated lately?

Many people who go to a psychologist / a do not tell anyone. In old Europe seems to go to a psychologist is like being tared. My question is how we are perfect? Do not we need help?

In the same way, many professionals who have commissioned a process personal branding they prefer to conceal. As that man or woman who operate to achieve a more youthful appearance. They never say. But note. And believe me, There is nothing bad. No need to feel ashamed for wanting to be better with yourself.

before after plastic surgery

It seems that if you recognize that you're the psychologist, ask for help to manage your personal brand or rejuvenate a part of your body, quotes a sin. Our friends in America have fewer hobbies to share these things.

Something positive about some organizations

I see light at the end of the tunnel. The organizations (I define myself groups of people who share a vision and mission temporarily, that is, driving one or more brands) see it otherwise.

corporate brand = Personal Records

A corporate brand is (or should be) the union of several personal brands do not you think? Then do an exercise investment terms (lateral thinking): The opposite of a personal brand is a brand impersonal Would you like your organization is an impersonal brand, cold, distant, robotizada, inhumanely?

This week's been two things that reinforce my theory. And the two took place at the beginning of the week, a Monday:

Smart Key (clave-i), some organizations explain smoothly

The first is that my colleague, mentor and admired Eva Collado Durán (felicítala, please, your book Marca eres tú -Rasche 2015- It is now in the 3rd edition) and I share an interesting training. Or more. We worked for two days program Internal Brand Ambassadors (employee advocacy programs) in an SME call Clave, proud of its most precious treasure: its people.

In Clavei we were able to see something important: Marca eres tú, and her, and the, and we, and you, and we. Brand are they. I am my brand, but with you, with the rest, one Superbrand satisfied with Superpowers: the organization of the XXI century. The companies like Clavei (digital processing) They not intended to grow. They want to be better, They want to be David, no Goliat.

His strength lies in his humility and professionalism. Your brand is a union of personal brands led by a visionary team to Grow? yes, humanized form pero, custom. Human branding the good one. A great lesson. And they have no qualms about publicly say that train their people (including its founder and promoter) programs “corporate personal brand” (before un oxymoron).

VS impersonal personal brand mark

On Monday, my friends and colleagues Andrés Pérez Ortega and Claudio Inacio launched an street personal branding recorded video on the fly in the street in Huelva (mayo 2018). If you have just under 7 minutes, We'll see what we mean concepts like humanize, coherence, management, manage communication in social networks and something more. All with humor, a value that should never hide (please).

If you want to see them in action with other issues, see my dear Elena Arnaiz (My psychologist north) or my dear Eva Collado Durán (alias M.A.) telling truths as fists in full canal street sign Street Personal Branding. Is worth.

As a conclusion to all this, manage personal brand can not see, but as in the case of plastic surgery, noticeable. Happy week!

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Recommendations of the week

Are you an interesting person? Journalist and director Expansion and Employment Tino Fernández presents interesting reading an article about the value of professionals and their relationship to job search. In the part involved friends and people whom I follow and admire, Ovidio Penalver and Carlos Rebate (author Influencers). It also provides ideas Professor José María Gasalla, Miren Olcoz (Sodexo) micro with a last-minute intervention of one Guillem Recolons.

You are not excuses for not learning. Alex Duran, expert talent and Project Manager of Consulting and Training, the consulting team ConTalento Human Resources, it is clear. “Of course no one will pay you only for the titles you have or you've got in your academic stage, but are your skills, competencies and continuous recycling that will make the difference. The market and not only claims titles, liquid claims mentality and adaptation as key elements of the new professional emerged from this global catharsis.”

do not give much importance. Elena Arnaiz remember, My psychologist north? A post to read every line (although she does not believe you do), with fresh language, direct, as is. “Your spare ideas and you need take your importance… And as you also give yourself more important to you than me, you're going to mold your knowledge schemes and interpretation of reality”. very Elena.

Slavery numbers. Andrés Pérez Ortega, strategy and expert staff street personal brander. Andrés wonders why who search on Google the term “management” You will not find any of the references that they have made this concept:

Which, Nose, Guillem, Eva, Claudio, Pablo, George, Elena, Arancha, David and many others should be there without question.” Things SEO, you know, sometimes it seems that Google values ​​more look good to be.

 

Personal brand management, strategy 1 – tools 0

This week disappear, or reinvent themselves- two tools that I have used in recent years to support personal brand management (personal branding): Klout and Storify.

Klout

Controversial from the start, Klout He was best known for his influence index online, a number between 1 and 100 indicating your “power” as influenciador, especially on Twitter (also measured other networks). In 2013 I published a blog post titled Soymimarca The Unbearable Lightness of Klout. In the article, said that despite their mistakes (very flagrant), Klout was here to stay. You see that as augurero I will not make a living. Have passed 5 years old , and Klout has closed this week.

Hootsuite keyword

Hootsuite, Keyword Tracking

Nor was visionary company Lithium Technologies, Klout he bought in March 2014 and that closes 4 years later after paying 200 million US $.

Lithium says they will build another tool that overcomes the imperfections of an algorithm to all improvable lights. Of course, You might not consider myself an expert in air conditioners me or my colleague Eva Collado Durán seen as the expert in humidifiers.

But for me, Klout was primarily a excellent source of content curation. Klout page you could search for content by topics, and the truth is that in #PersonalBranding and #MarcaPersonal was unbeatable. I will miss missing this facet of Klout, though of course there are many alternatives, as tracking keywords (hashtags) of Hootsuite, less glamorous but equally effective (in the image).

As for the index, It was used by many companies for promotional purposes. The marketeros understood that if someone had an index +70 It would be an excellent influencer to try a free service or product. In addition, many companies, especially in the US called for a minimum index Klout professional communication. That is over.

On the one hand, try to give a product to a influencer It has its risks (especially if it is a bad product or influencer perverted). For another, you can be a super-expert in online communication has not worked their own personal brand network; then the company that hires you not make a mistake, as you can handle much better networks than someone with a high index Klout.

Finally, so complicated. The best of Klout index is not measured the size of your community, but their engagement or level of interaction with you. That explains that profiles with discrete communities may have influence rates higher than “accumulators” fans. With permission Ridley Scott, all these profits will be lost in time like tears in rain… (until a tool that lime imperfections, possibly payment).

Storify

This hurts me especially, How now I will keep the memory of an event following hashtags? Storify allowed to collect everything published under a hashtag in a period of about three or four days, just enough to monitor an event.

The truth is that it was limited to Twitter (once again), the inventor of the hashtag, and Instagram (hashtag perfection). Today, many social networking sites like Facebook, Linkedin… allow (They have yet to polish its software) follow hashtags. Make a test. Follow #marcapersonal in Twitter, Instagram is, Facebook and Linkedin and you'll see the differences.

I remember a BIG DEAL, yes, Personal Branding Lab Day first edition of 2015. He had multiple echoes, but one of the most complete (there were about 1.000 publications) It was monitored by the now defunct Storify under the hashtag #PBLabDay. That nothing remains on Twitter (that year). In Instagram is it is easier to find content.

Strategy 1, Tools 0

Once again, It shows that everything that is not in your hands to be missed. The strategy is what we own, and tools should be at your service. I'm not the only one (my colleague Andrés Pérez Ortega He was tired of saying) repeating again and again that it is better to post on your own blog (Your digital home) than in Linkedin. We do not know when Microsoft decided to get rid, make it premium Buying or selling blog Press.

Leave memory of what you want on your own, not outsiders. Do not trust tools. Many, including me, We picked our version of PBLabDay 2015, 2016 or 2017 our blog. As long as we pay the domain, the hosting and maintenance, that content It will be there although many of the links (as Klout or Storify) are already broken.

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A recommended reading

One of my great mentors regarding Personal Branding is Cuban, based in the Dominican Republic. My good friend, The teacher Vladimir Estrada, He has published an article a must read for all who want to know what works and how personal branding (as a result) and personal branding (as a process) in companies. Here I leave the link, with long boring 34.000 words of wisdom: Personal brand and company: the other truth.

The funny thing is that a few months ago I was at home and could not see for health reasons. He is now recovered, so hopefully soon shake hands.

From obliged to beat motivated to fight # EKHuelva18 #MarcaPersonal (the story)

The younger may not remember the great Luis Arribas Castro (Don Pollo), which put the voice to the Cadena Ser in Barcelona back in the 80. That Barcelona hospital, Franco still strong heritage, contestataria, dangerous, something anarchic, closed sea. But very human. I had the honor to see live how Arribas Castro gave off every day program with a phrase I will never forget:

The city is a million things

The real heartbeat of the city are its people. Barcelona was not in the world, as it is from 1992. But it was in our hearts. Between 1975, year of Franco's death, and 1990, in fifteen years, FC Barcelona only won a league championship. And many years was in the middle and lower part of the table. But the fans cheered like today does with his team fan Recre or Athletic Club. They were not obliged to win, why they were motivated to fight, to play well.

The case Aviles.

In May 2017 I had occasion to visit the city of Aviles, In asturias. It was the hand of my dear colleague and staff brander Elena Arnaiz. Elena, revelation for me 2017, It took us a few to that small town and organized a small one-day conference that brought -Attention- to 300 people. I talked about it a year ago in the post Jobseekers, better go for the 80 and forget 20 and also in The best of 2017 a Personal Branding. And Elena summed it up in a masterful post title Trace in the liquid space.

There I met my soul mates Eva Collado Durán and Fran Segarra (Get in Value) and my colleagues soul Andrés Pérez Ortega, Isabel Iglesias, Victor Candel, the magic of Nilton Navarro and Elena own, was a smash hit. Not only for the number of people who attended. The quality of its people, the desire, the proximity, the amount of friends emerged from that moment, of which we connected all watching their progress, listening to their stories. It was an event 100% human. He had a thirst for knowledge, but above all he had wanted to host, saluting, squeezing hands, give kisses, distribute hugs. a rush.

Unprecedented success in Spain. The Mysterious Case of Space Knowmads Huelva 2018 (alias # EKHuelva18)

In the Iberian antipode of Aviles is the old city of Huelva, la latina Onuba. You may think that Huelva has nothing to do with Aviles. Politically, historical and geographical, no. Social and human aspect, yes, absolutely.

But let's see, How has Huelva fill a large theater with about 500 people have even danced to the rhythm of I will survive Encouraged by a pregnant woman 8 and a half months?

Let me tell you something that looks amazing: I do not remember events personal brand like this.

The secret is to restore human connection

Ignition of the project comes almost a year ago as an initiative and sponsorship of the Andalusian public foundation Andalucía Emprende, from Cajasol Foundation and exciting endeavor David Barreda, since this January 2018 person revelation of the year and “Pattern” of personal brand is placed. His biography is impressive, and it is the reflection that leave their writings.

I think the key to this was not to make a massive event, It was doing something nice.

The importance of marking own profile

The speakers were able, among all, give a hug to almost all attendees, a kiss, a conversation, a photography. A “while that follow you and you liked more in person”. Normal, the person-to-person dialogue will always exceed the text addressed to a collective. When I know I dare to be imperfect, to show my vulnerable side, laughing, to cry.

#EKHuelva18 personal brand

Photo: Manuel Morillo. Final Space Knowmads Huelva 18

Thank you, a word that falls short

All the people I met in Huelva have their own profile, human, close leader. Huelva is not the fresón, Recre, ham or shrimp, are your people. Heartfelt thanks to all that you attended the ceremony. Thanks to the onubenses Helen Gomez Ruano and David Barreda. Thanks also to those who came from very close and gave soul to EKHuelva18, as Meme Romero, Silvia Saucedo, Seve Izquierdo, Rocío Martín, to those who came from afar as Eva Añón, Claudio Inacio, Alex Duran, my fellow stage, Eva Collado Durán, Elena Arnaiz, Andrés Pérez Ortega, Own David Barreda, Enrique Cejudo (onubense, by the way), Patricia Vázquez, Adela de Mora, the entire organization. A more special thanks to the entire team of the foundation Andalucía Emprende, This is Cajasol Foundation, (keynote speech of its president Antonio Pulido), the City of Huelva and Andalusian. What you have done is unprecedented. You are the small village of Asterix stories that refuses to be a people of characterless, boring and cloned citizens. pure humanity. contributes, you importáis, and a lot. Do not change, please.

PD: Would you know what we mean in the Knowmads Space? Attentive to Blog David Barreda.

header image: Manuel Morillo (big)

 

Markets are already talks, no monologues

Why the hell cost us both conversations in the digital environment?

I have days reading articles that recommend or warn about whether or not to hold talks on Internet, especially in blogs, websites and social networks.

Sincerely, I am not able to see where the controversy may be something-for me- It's very simple: who tells us that the real life protocol should be different protocol in virtual environments?

You think what you want, I see no difference between our way of addressing others in a bar or on the wall of Facebook

Let's see. When someone gives you a book what do you do? First, the thanks, and one day perhaps you correspond giving away another book. In the net is exactly the same. If someone gives you a feedback about something you've written, Typically grateful, even though the feedback It is not positive. Another day, you will give her your feedback (trust me, That's a gift of great value). And that goes with the character, If you are grateful, the thanks, If you are releasing a curse, the loose. As in a bar.

They have created interesting concepts such as netiquette (netiquette), My admired Dr. Mar Castro. I recommend it reading netiquette, a need (2015), a brief and concise post. Highlight a passage that succeeds fully on the idea of ​​digital protocol.

Internet knowledge is shared, information and experiences in areas of dialogue and human interaction of incalculable size, promoting action and bring value to the participants (Mar Castro)

The article also speaks of respect. And I would add: the same respect that you keep (or you should keep) in a bar, an office, a lunch, a family meeting, a business meeting, a worship center, A gym. Even, and excuse angle scatological, in a public toilet. Have not you ever wondered why many people are marranas just outside their homes?

I do not know personally Mar Castro, but the way I behave with her in networks is respectful, as she me.

Markets are conversations

With this sentence begins the wonderful Cluetrain Manifesto, written in 1999 (before Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube, Instagram is, Twitter…) four visionaries. Let highlight the 6 first points of the manifesto, for me the basis of the new communication protocol and what I call Human Branding:

  1. Markets are conversations.
  2. Markets consist of human beings, not demographic sectors.
  3. Conversations among human beings sound human. They are conducted in a human voice.
  4. Whether delivering information, opinions, perspectives, dissenting arguments or humorous asides, the human voice is typically open, natural, uncontrived.
  5. People recognize each other as such from the sound of this voice.
  6. The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were simply not possible in the era of mass media.

Translated (for them) and commented by me, It would be something like this:

  1. Markets are conversations. > I add: So, are no longer monologues. Advertising, once based on a monologue with “market”, days are numbered if it is not adapted to this reality (I know that they are trying, although I doubt that the answer is placed “influencers” all over).
  2. Markets consist of human beings, not demographic sectors. > I add: (dedicated to such Zoido) We are not “turbo”, we are individuals we unite behind a cause, belief, hobby. Perhaps we join in crowds, but we remain individuals, humans. Cast, as argued Yuval Noah Harari in his work “Sapiens, animal gods“, the myth, this story, distinguishes us from animals.
  3. Conversations among human beings sound human. They are conducted in a human voice. > I add: robots that can mimic can many of our things, but we will not give them our soul. That would end the human race in the dimension in which we know now.
  4. Whether transmitting information, reviews, prospects, arguments or humorous asides, the human voice is open, natural, sincere. > I add: This concept of authenticity and consistency is inherent personal brand and contrary to the idea of ​​Trolls.
  5. People recognized as such by the sound of this voice. > I add: the word voice is an abstraction, It does not refer to our sound but our physical and emotional DNA.
  6. The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were simply impossible in the era of mass media. > I add: It was time. We have the opportunity to connect with people you do not know by professional affinities, beliefs or ideas. let's do, fuck!!

the monologistas, theater

Markets are conversations, dialogues, gatherings, opportunities. They are no longer monologues. The monologues are well in Comedy club, and are not even true monologues, since attendees show their emotions: It is a dialogue, an absolutely fascinating connection (oysters, and I look like the punset).

Human SEO, another way to look

He is known as SEO (Search Engine Optimization) referred to as techniques to excel in places like Google should, in my judgment- to overturn. SEO does not prioritize conversations between humans, the quality of a good social gathering, prioritizes relations between man and machine with a changing algorithm. I think Google will punish me for these words, but I just like. I do not want thousands of visits, I want to reach potential customers, friends, contributors.

For years I've heard of the web 3.0, This is 4.0 and 5.0. And what I would like is to hear about the web that mimics the street. If a red light outside Google, it would be full of red lights around, signs in all languages ​​and repeated a thousand times. What cansino, Oh my God. I need only a red light, and if you want, an acoustic signal for people with impaired vision.

A Google will need to be more like the breakfast bar, a real full-fledged social network. And if you do not believe in conversation (and its protocol) In the net, You imagine not believe in the conversation out of it. Things are simpler than they seem. If you greet, you greet. If you recommend, the thanks. And you dan feedback, return it. If you share content, the thanks… As recently shared the great Dan Schawbel, “If you work like a robot, you will be replaced by a robot”. We remain human. It is not so difficult, on my view.

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Personal branding for entrepreneurs, any ideas

Today we are closely associated with the idea of ​​launching start-ups, garage inventors, geeks/nerds/techies… That's fine, but perhaps the reality is somewhat less glamorous.

There are entrepreneurs within companies, the calls intraemprendedores. And within the genre, entrepreneurs could call all those who are self-employed, autonomous, liberal professionals, and any entrepreneur who has risked following a business model.

Many entrepreneurs ask me:

What is more important, promote the brand of entrepreneurial project or entrepreneurs as individuals?

I do not want to seem journalist or politician, but no response or B, since both brands will be important. However, personal brand will accompany us throughout life, while the project will be temporary (almost certainly).

And there are more reasons to not ignore personal branding: People trust people. I have written several times in this blog that nobody talks about brands or companies, We talk to people. The person is the best example of trust in professional environments (source: Edelman Trust 2018). And especially the technical and academic profiles.

The value proposition of the entrepreneur

Another big question when working the business model of any entrepreneurial project is the value proposition. I prefer to consider it Unique value proposition, because if besides being relevant (value) is different and novel (only) It will be easier to raise the project.

And back there also must add the unique value proposition entrepreneur. First, because it all adds up. And in second place, because it used to be an almost perfect symbiosis between the person and the idea.

It is true that some authors Osterwalder They put the value proposition as the answer to a problem (pain relievers) or creating an opportunity (gain creators). But I would add that it is not only what but how we solve problems we solve. Or what opportunity detect but how we detect. Come on, that rational factors are no longer, in my way of seeing it- enough choice factors.

Values ​​have, and a lot

If you have read me before, You know I like to call "Superpowers"Values. we are today many professionals who are not satisfied with unite people of great powers. And we consider values, those factors that make a person compatible with a project or another person.

The equipment that work well is not only because complementary competencies, it is because values ​​agree. The question isHow do I know what my values?

There are some coaching tools listed 30 values, you choose 10 you think you represent and ultimately make you stay with 3 you identify more. Sincerely, I see something vague. Self-image has limited reliability.

Personally I prefer to ask for feedback to others and analyze matches. And do it in spontaneous, not suggested. I mean openly ask what do you think are my values?

The momentum necessarily "turbo" entrepreneur

All personal brand needs momentum to become visible, relevant and recognized. And in the case of the entrepreneur, You need a more aggressive drive. The models lean business require quick return. That personal marketing techniques calls for rapid response, and that there is nothing like growth hacking.

According Inbound Cicle, yes, growth hacking due to "Techniques and resources to help you generate business opportunities and branding based on the experiences of a team of digital marketing professionals."

Examples would models freemium, exclusive invitations, gamificación…

I speak of marketing staff and no personal brand. But to get to growth hacking not mean we should start the cart before the horse. I remember that a process of conscious personal brand management (known as personal branding) starts with a diagnosis brand, follows a strategy and following it with a marketing plan and personal communication.

Personal branding for entrepreneurs in the Inceptum Foundation

A few days ago I had the opportunity to address a few entrepreneurs, invited by the Enterprise Foundation, hand his communications director Rudolf Helmbrecht.

guillem Recolons personal brand entrepreneursthe meeting, that as I was told later, He had good response, He left two content that I want to share with you:

The presentation, although perhaps not self-explanatory, It gives some clues about the importance of personal branding for entrepreneurs. And also about the iceberg method of managing your brand and indispensable tools to carry out.

And on the other hand, at the end of the talk and moments of networking, I participated in the program "Building relationships" with Rudolf own, with long boring Lorena Mendez and with Sirius Abbey in technical control. He came here this podcast about personal brand to emprendeores I share with you and I hope it will contribute.

 

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