The best of 2019 Personal Branding

This is my last post of the year, and it's time to take stock of the best of 2019 trends. Articles, books, events, videos, ideas…

2019 I thought it was an excellent year, where they've emerged new professionals and have consolidated new formats.

In terms of content, has been such the avalanche of fake "experts" in personal branding, that there has been a lot of talk again about the foundations of the personal brand and its management process, Personal branding.

Separating the grain from the straw is getting a little more complicated, as many naive people are seduced by young "gurus" of 20 year-olds who promise to make millions as they tell it in a pompous video on Instagram uploaded to the hood of a Ferrari.

Also the decision of some social networks eliminate likes will change the way many people will "consume" networks, giving more importance to the fund than to the form.

I agree with Neus Arqués that the verb of the year has been "reinventing”, which puts The Staff Branding in a very advantageous position.

If you have little time, I invite you to watch this one-minute summary video:

The best of 2019 -the way I look at it, of course- Personal Branding

It will be the four year in which I compile these contents. As I did in the balance of the year 2016, that of 2017 and that of 2018, and that ended up becoming the most read of the season.

37 personally branded items you can't overlook

Go ahead that the order of the articles is irrelevant.

1- do not give much importance. Elena Arnaiz

There are few such exquisite ways of talking about the value proposition through a painful and necessary reflection like "don't get so important". We tend to think that this personal brand is about talking about us, of our pompous titles, our experience. Elena on the nail; this staff branding thing is talking about how you're going to improve the life you're in front of.

2- Five reasons you don't sell. Francisco Alcaide

Paco it's direct, Incisor: "Life is about to sell. You know you're doing things right when you're selling: you're either selling or you're failing”. In the post, reviews product, branding, visibility, communication and networking as possible reasons that prevent you from being able to sell what you offer. To expand each of the five points, facilitates reinforcement links.

3- Do you give enough importance to your talent? Paloma Grijota

Following a trip to Finland, Pigeon discovered that Finns are very proud of their landscapes and their country, but they don't think this matters to those out there. This is the trigger of a post that delves into the need to believe our talent to project it in the best way, avoiding a social compliance syndrome such as the one derived from Solomon Asch experiment.

4- How to make life easier for people (and get hired or count on you). David Barreda

How do you know if you read this blog frequently, I have a weakness for everything related to the value proposition. And here, David he treats her like everything he does, accurately, rigor and creativity. True, many have a hard time identifying what I call "the relevant difference", and David proposes to find the solution by defining the kind of work we do, the problems we solve and the joys we bring.

5- 20 ideas about communication to consider in 2020. Cristina Aced

In this compilation, Cristina deals with issues related to: internal communication, liquid communication, branded content, digital narratives, storytelling transmedia, management, employee advocacy programs, influencers and big data / artificial intelligence. He also talks about polarization in social media: or they love you or they hate you. In each of the themes, Cristina provides us with valuable links to know more.

6- Personal brand: what still holds you back. Andrés Pérez Ortega

Good post Andrés that starts from a simple and somewhat hurtful idea: what slows the development of our personal brand is within us. You don't have to look it out. And he's right., that's solved with a full-fledd SDAF. It holds us back to comfort, we think that branding is left for companies, we suffered fear of standing out, also to change. Definitely, it seems that we've decided not to increase our options, nor our ability to choose and, therefore our FREEDOM.

7- Transformative learning environments. Transiting maturities. Laura Rosillo

Laura continues to illuminate the path of professionals senior, putting them in value and giving them strategic lines and tools to combat ageism. In this post, very brief, the author is about the topic that with age decreases “fluid intelligence” (the one that helps us solve new problems) and the call increases “crystallized intelligence” (which refers to our mastery of a particular subject matter).

8- Why be highly effective? Pablo Adán says

Following the preparation of his new book "SOS, I have a toxic boss" that we talked about later, Pablo an interesting dilemma arises. Analyze the 7 principles of highly effective people Covey and confronts them with the highly toxic leader. Not only that, it simulates a toxic boss's reading of each of the 7 Covey's principles, tailored to it and according to that altered inner look.

9- Without a community of real influence, your Personal Brand can't move forward. Eva Collado

How right my colleague is -- and yet friend- Eva by highlighting the importance of choosing our fellow travelers. The old African proverb says it: alone we got there before, accompanied we got further. In this post, very complete, the author deals with mistakes that prevent creating a community of influence. It also gives the keys a community of authentic and real influence, and much more.

10- In defense of personal branding. Vladimir Estrada

More than a post, it's a rehearsal, sort of a doctoral thesis. The Professor Estrada is the living hemerothek of personal branding, and maybe one of the most memory-minded people I've ever met. I had the pleasure of seating with him for a few hours in Santiago (Dominican Republic) and confirm that this is someone exceptional. These posts, published in Soymimarca, are the answer to an article by his Cuban compatriot Amalio Rey.

11- Personal brand: how to empower it by creating and managing communities on Twitter? Ylse Roa

Ylse doesn't write much on his blog, But when he does, marring. This is a master-post of the best I have ever read about Twitter management and its advantages for our personal brand. It's a personal journey to immerse yourself in the virtual community, in the keys to strategic management of Twitter. It also deals with what shouldn't be done there, and he explains it with infographics.

12- Personal Branding World. Fran Segarra

Fran is a generous person. If you still doubt it, read this post. The author gives a tool to all those who, from anywhere in the world, want to find a consultant at Personal Branding. Or for those "of the tribe" who want to find a colleague for collaborative work. To this end, what better than to create a map that places all the specialists in Spain and LATAM.

13- Reinvention and Personal Branding. Neus Arques

Brief but full of intensity, this post Nose delve into a great idea: We don't have to be faithful to the person we were. You don't need to build the museum of our personal brand. Our brand evolves with us and we choose how. Don't you think it's a powerful idea? And I don't think this is against coherence. When I see a friend after 20 years old , I don't expect to see the same person.

14- Disruption. Enrique Cejudo

If this were the Oscars, Enrique would certainly be the revelation actor 2019. As an expert in job orientation, the personal branding subject passed it with honor senrols. In this post, the author remembers that some obsess edising to be original, when what really matters is being helpful. Disruption yes, But meaningfully, with value proposition, offering something useful, not "disruption".

15- How to explain that you want to change and show your potential. Arancha Ruiz

Sometimes it's not about fear of change, but pure ignorance of the process. In this post, Arancha analyses the reasons for the frustration of certain candidates when they don't perform well with the competencies, with the experience or values that companies seek. And he invites us to try "other boxes", putting some interesting examples of well-known people who looked like they were typecast.

16- Being an Attitude, Being the Future. Ivan Diaz

The Soul of Grávita, Ivan Diaz, has achieved with its fresh and valuable language the blog award for the best blog for Branzai. In this post, the author analyses attitudes, goals, and how a brand has got half the world to recite "There is no planet B", Ecoalf's tagline. People can also champion a powerful idea and transfer it to society for a contagious effect.

17- Vulnerability and Creativity: The most personal of your brand. Cristina Mulero

"No creativity without vulnerability". And from that idea, Cristina develops an argument whereby we won't be able to offer that which really makes us unique if we don't let our creativity emerge, And this is only possible, through vulnerability. I could not agree more, This is vulnerability is already the secret quality of the new leadership.

18- Employer Branding and Personal Branding: An Inseparable Union. Hector Jimenez

Hector usually discuss the topics of his personal brand blog with the authority of experience. In this article, has joined two ideas that should never be considered separate: employer branding as a human capital loyalty strategy, and personal brand. Organizations need people to make sense of corporate values and the connection with markets.

19- Take care of your brand health. Paula Fernández-Ochoa

I'd say 2019 has consolidated Paula as one of the leading experts in Legal Marketing and Personal Branding in high-competition environments. In the background a career is a career in the background, contemplating stage victories but also low moments. In the article, Paula draws work stress as one of the big obstacles to jumping in developing a personal brand.

20- Imposter Syndrome. Xavi Roca

After talking Solomon Asch and his experiment on social conformity, Xavi Roca reminds us of a parallel syndrome, also treated by Paloma Grijota in his post mentioned here: the fear of not living up to it, to be unprepared, to not be good enough. To have the feeling of being a fraud, an imposter. Xavi refers to the expert Valerie Young to offer prescriptions that help overcome the syndrome.

21- How social cooling affects your personal brand? Ilana Berenholc

Following Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before the United States Senate on the Cambridge Analytica case, Ilana develops the idea of social cooling. Try that by feeling that they are being watched, people change their behavior. China's new social credit system will target good citizens. We are living a "Black mirror" real, and the author explains how that affects our brand.

22- Principles of a successful personal brand. Oscar Del Santo

Oscar was one of my teachers when I started this personal brand thing. And this post, synthetic but direct, proves I'm not wrong. Defines 4 principles of a brand's success: Part of setting up an attractive and engaging image. Keep building credibility, with generating enthusiasm around yourself and your projects and gaining strategic contacts (or practice networking).

23- How to surf in the economic slowdown, digital transformation and stay on the wave. Marta Mouliaa

This year I have had the honor of meeting personally Marta, and I assure you she's the most generous professional on the network. Especially for those looking for work. In this article, the author answers the question of how are the Administrations responding in Spain, organizations and the people who are part of the economic and social ecosystem to this change from Era?

24- The bad footprint of a personal brand and its dangers. Claudio Inacio

I recognize that this post Cláudio made me think of humanity and its possible extinction. Start with a personal story (the truth, magnificent and exciting) to conclude that we can't say whatever we want. And the author gives us unpayable advice: If what you're going to say isn't true, neither good nor even is not useful, Why are you going to say it? A brief but incisive post, vitamins for the soul.

25- Your purpose, your happiness. Alicia Linares

The activity of Alicia on Monday Happy Monday didn't give him truce, and has only posted a post on his blog this 2019. One, but with enough courage and intellectual burden. to get started, asks us: why not go in search of longed-for happiness if we know how to go to it? And even more can you imagine being able to find what gives you that inner well-being? In that direction, that purpose? With that great why?

26- Do you want to climb to the top of your personal brand? Jordi Collell

In this post, posted on LinkedIn, George part of the idea that our life may seem an insignificance, But it's unique, no one has lived it for us, nor will it, and that's what creates our greatness… and our misery. The author defines the moments of a life that shape our DNA, the one that takes us to the top of our brand, and to do that he recreates some moments of his career.

27- 10 concepts that will make a difference for your personal brand. Nancy Vazquez

Nancy, from Soymimarca's blog, creates a journey of 10 steps to help us differentiate ourselves: Communication, authenticity, Process, Management, humanization, "uniqueness", identity, relations, connection and integration. Each of the processes is accompanied by a insight Powerful. Nancy, just like Jordi, reminds us that every personal brand management case is unique, and requires different efforts.

28- 15 Disney phrases that will help you define your Personal Brand. Nilton Navarro

I must say that only Nilton I could write this article. He is one of the best content curators on the network. 2019 has seen his blog born, something many of us expected. This article is a pause along the way, a verge in the desert. Nilton likes to make things easy and use recognizable hooks, and Disney gives a lot of itself: "Don't let anyone define your limits. The only limit is your soul" (Ratatouille).

29- Talk to the camera: 5 tricks I've learned on TV. Alicia Ro

Alicia writes little on his blog, and when she does it's because she's sure to bring a lot of value. In our personal brand communication phase, who raises his hand who doesn't think he can learn a lot from this woman in his advice in front of a camera. Smile, speak a simple language, use short, simple sentences, be brief and hold your eyes are these keys to communicate.

30- Against digital waste. Joan Clotet

The digital humanist Joan Clotet is one of the greatest experts in personal branding. Each post of your blog is an open window to new opportunities. In this article, based on a letter from 1962, Joan shares jewels like "work is a state, not a place", "Time and attention are money", "Take care not to occupy", "Leaves a good impression by stopping printing", "don't be digital diogenes" or "no one is as good as everyone together".

31- First step in the Personal Brand: The Purpose. Carola Morato

Carola proposes to us that to know the brand we leave we need to first put focus and know our Purpose. And the question here is how to define that purpose, that reason for being, that ikigai. Xavi Roca said in one of his posts on Soymimarca that there are people who do not find that purpose until advanced ages, or even never. As I said Simon Sinek in his TEDx "Golden Circle", why do you wake up every morning?

32- In selection of people, first kindness and then talent: 10 measures to attract workers. Alfonso Alcántara

Well, it was about time someone said it.: First kindness, And then talent. Great post of the few that he gives us every year @yoriento, Alfonso Alcántara's alias. Very useful for those companies that fail to fall in love with their people and attract new candidates. The first step he proposes is to "define and measure happiness in the company", which, although it seems logical, few do.

33- When the complaint sinks you (professionally). Meme Romero

Meme writes a perfect biography of the "hommo quejicus" very abundant in the working environment. Responds to a profile: more of 40 years old , fired from a company, and focuses their conversations on complaints, the excuses, regrets and other series of misfortunes that justify the injustice of his position as unemployed. And the author offers us several strategies to move from complaint to value creation.

34- Drawing ideas, tools for learning, predictions of the future of work. Ricard Lloria

Sometimes I find it hard to spot crazy people like me who enjoy making endless compilations. Ricard it's one of them, great content curator and value contributor. This series of posts offers a huge amount of resources for learning, in a really considerable effort in terms of structure and order of each subject. We could say that the one who doesn't want to learn today is because he doesn't want.

35- What Personal Brand Strategies Can You Apply? Mireya Trias

Mireya is another generous soul of staff branding. Each of your posts is accompanied by the corresponding podcast and also video. In this post the author recommends a set of strategies to manage our personal brand. Meet, tell our story, set goals, identify our target audience, spread our message and customize as much as we can to leave a unique footprint.

36- Personal Brand with Digital Leadership. Ronald Durán

Ronald is one of our digital experts from which we have a lot to learn. In this post, Besides, the author gives us a spectacular and practical infographic that summarizes what a digital brand is and how we should manage leadership in digital environments. The article discusses four phases to achieve this: lead with digitization, hyper-collaboration, identify talent and digital E-Learning.

37- Four keys to simplifying your communication. angels Antón

As a good journalist, to Àngels you are particularly concerned about the area of communication of our personal brand. And in this post, details four key aspects to consider to improve the way we relate. Avoid technicalities, discard abstract terms, use similes and metaphors to simplify and avoid explaining absolutely everything. I could not agree more. And if you don't want to read it, watch it on video.

12 Recommended books

By order of publication date

1- Monetízate. Andrés Pérez Ortega. Alienta, January 2019monetizate book of andres perez ortega

This was the first year release. And with this gone five, that make Andrew the greatest personal brand publishing author. I share Alberto Martínez's review on Amazon: "It is a pleasure to read Andrew, very clear, very direct, very to the point and takes you to immediate action, has helped me a lot above all to make stronger the professional mentality offering his current services vs the employee mentality he had in the past, I recommend it to anyone who wants an effective guide to monetize your life experience."

2- El mundo cambia, ¿y tú?. Eva Collado Durán. Alienta, March 2019 El mundo cambia, ¿y tú? Eva Collado

Eva introduced her second book in a big way after "Marca eres tú” (Rasche, 2015). I adhere to the review of the great Victor Candel: "A lot is talked about digitization and digital transformation today, focusing exclusively on process automation, acquisition of technology or tools, and ignoring what's really important, that this is a process of managing people's change.

Eva's book helps the reader learn about the changes that have occurred in recent years in the labor market and companies, how to manage and deal with this change as a professional, and to know what skills are required today from a professional to be able to develop them. A practical book, easy to read and close language that I'm sure will become a new bestseller of Encourage."

3- Y tú, ¿qué marca eres?: 20 keys to managing your personal reputation. Neus Arques. Alienta, April 2019 And you what brand you are? Neus Arques

A revised and expanded edition of Neus' original 2005, that make her the first author to publish about personal brand in Spanish. I subscribe to the review of Andrés Pérez Ortega:

"Neus opened a path that others simply follow. Fifteen years ago, brand and person associate turned you into a kind of Evil Doctor who intended to cosify humans. But Neus got the opposite., customize to brands.

Today, his book And you, ¿qué marca eres? remains a reference and has not lost an inch of value to those of us who are dedicated to this. That's what happens when you extract the essence and don't stay on the surface."

4- The 12 only ways to attract customers. Monica Mendoza. Alienta, April 2019 The 12 unique ways to attract customers by Monica Mendoza

Monica's third book talks about what she dominates like no one else: sales, emotional intelligence, motivation. I share the review of the announcer Javier Cárdenas:

"Monica's business advice is easily applicable in daily life, and help us analyze and take advantage of the sales market around us that, sometimes, has trick. It has all the commercial and communicative skills that make it a true marketing and sales benchmark".

5- Mundo de Valientes. Ami Bondia. Red circle, April 2019 World of Braves by Ami Bondia

Ami's second book after "Un café con Chan” (Círculo Rojo, August 2015). The author Miguel Angel García Morcillo thus sums up the review of "World of Braves":

"Meeting Ami Bondía is an opportunity for all those people who have given up hope of making their dreams. This book is an example of life experiences and experiences, failures, success, but above all the beauty of the human being. “World of brave people” teaches you what you might be capable of because it offers you all the tools to achieve your goals in this digital age through personal branding, emotional intelligence, positive attitude and great communication. Thank you Ami. I recommend it."

6- SOS. I have a Toxic Chief. Pablo Adán Micó. RC Books, June 2019 SOS I have a toxic boss by Pablo Adan

Pablo, author "The Challenge" and many other books, wanted to gather his experiences in organizations, and especially identify that style of leadership that so abounds: the toxic chief's.

Everyone we've lived with bosses (or partners) toxics we have always wanted to explain... And we've lacked courage. Paul has studied it thoroughly, has been documented as it always does, and has even launched a little online research to gather more data on this abounding specimen (a 50% of all the bosses are toxic) and that erodes business leadership.

7- I'm ready. Raquel Gómez. Conecta, August 2019 I'm ready by raquel gomez

From Colombia, Rachel's second book after "How to sell your Personal Brand”. The truth is that I've enjoyed your reading, very simple in identifying the problems that hold us back and providing the solutions. I collect the review of Juan David Aristizabal:

“The difference between people who shine and excel who are simply dedicated to surviving in their workplace is that the former are people who make things happen, they're ready because they're being prepared. I'm ready! is a book recommended for all those who want to find answers for their professional reinvention and turn every act of their life into an act of artists, whatever your job and job”.

8- Now or never. Arancha Ruiz. Conecta, October 2019 now or never by arancha ruiz

Arancha's third book addresses fears. So it looks like one more. But it tells our brakes through stories, I would almost say case studies. And that makes it more interesting. In addition, Arancha likes to test the reader with exercises, And they're good. I read Ari Belver's review:

"I loved reading it. It explains in a very easy and clear way which brakes limit us and which levers we can use to act and ask. Stories catch you. You look very well known in one of them. It doesn't leave you indifferent."

9- Scary-Stypt Hypoline. Natalia Gómez del Pozuelo. Empresa Activa, October 2019 hypoline removesmiedos by natalia gomez del pozuelo

I must confess that Natalia she's one of my favorite writers. This time it has tried a new format: it's a comic book and it's a rehearsal. They can be consumed at the same time, or first one format and at the end of the other. It's also about fears. I agree with Bruno Ruiz-Nicoli's review:

"I worked for years in a multinational and have seen myself identified more than once in the episodes that the book talks about. Because who hasn't ever screwed up in a project or a presentation to a client? The book illustrates and dismantles these processes, reactions and judgments, and provides tools to manage them."

10- The four steps. Jordi Collell. Profit, November 2019 the four steps by jordi collell

Jordi's second book starts with a mantra: each trip begins by climbing a first step. Jordi develops the process of managing a personal brand through the history of Martín.

Martin wants to run for mayor, but because of his absence from the village for a long time, is a perfect stranger. That turns story into a full-blown professional reinvention.

11- Fourth and half contacts. Juan Martínez de Salinas. Rasche, November 2019 fourth and half contacts by juan martinez

He hadn't finished presenting his first book "Exercise Your Talent", Juan had to face the release of this dedicated work 100% networking.

I agree with Elena in her assessment: "Frequently, we hear that a big part of good access to the labour market is managing our network of contacts. But we don't know exactly how to start management, who to contact, what message to convey and how to structure it.

Juan Martínez de Salinas explains in great detail how to start , Plan, structure and organize the management of our network of contacts. What message and how to say it. A must-have guide, very well structured. To buy, read and have at home, without a doubt."

12- Dream like Luther King, talks like Obama, command without command and be yourself. Luis Bassat. Editorial Platform, January 2020 dreams as luther king by luis bassat

Advertisers always like to defy logic, and from here to my old boss, Luis Bassat, created a title as long as it is powerful and evocative. It was the surprise of the Christmas holidays to receive an anonymous package in the office, open it and discover this little work of art by one of the greats of communication.

The book contains a generous epilogue (A 60 pages) And awesome, by Vicen-Villatoro, a little gem that complements a work -- for me- Paradox (even if the author does not mention it). And there are other surprises, like the many testimonies of professionals that Louis "commanded without command".

3 recommended ebooks

1- Workbook de Personal Branding. Cláudio Inácio and Andrés Pérez Ortega workbook personal branding by claudio inacio y andres perez ortega

This is not a theoretical manual, is an exercise manual where the creators of Street Personal Branding have turned their knowledge in a practical way so that whoever reads the workbook can just take action.

Although it has a symbolic cost, investment is profitable, as the exercises lead directly to the implementation of an operational plan for the management of the personal brand.

2- Employee Advocacy programs: Los embajadores de marca de la casa. Guillem Recolons Employee Advocacy by Guillem Recolons

This ebook, for free download, it's useful for companies that want to find new ways to build their talent, attract the new, and clearly improve the scope and engagement of your corporate communication.

It collects five articles published by me on the blog Integra Personal Branding, and compiled into an edition prologated by Nancy Vazquez you can download by subscription to my blog on this link.

3- Nine: Let your talent flow. Soymimarca, several authors Nine, let your talent flow by soymimarca

Soymimarca already publishes its ninth compilation ebook with the highlighted posts of the year. This time, the prologue is by Elena Arnaiz, and Vladimir Estrada participate, Fran Segarra, Pablo Adán says, Guillem Recolons, Nancy Vazquez, Paula Fernández-Ochoa, Eva Collado and María A. Sánchez.

It is obtained in free download by subscription to the Blog Soymimarca in this link. By the way, from Soymimarca we are asking if you think it's a good idea that the edition of the 10 years old , to the 2020, be printed. you care to answer this short survey?

The take-off of the live video

As I was already advancing in previous years, the video is imposed. And the take-off of the live video is unbeatable. If it's been a while Alex Lopez got ahead of everyone with their live periscope/Twitter on Sunday afternoons, now we find many who have been animated with the format.

Dr. Natalia Wiechowski in her direct on Linkedin

Natalia WiechowskiI followed with great interest this Polish sociologist based in Germany, that gives us a few direct but great value in Linkedin. I recommend following it so that this network warns you every time it goes live.

Your specialty: personal branding, aimed especially at coaches and consultants, and with very particular and valuable advice. It emits in a fluid and very easy to understand English, and answers all the comments and questions that can be asked through the chat. A discovery. Congratulations, Natalia!

Two events that are already a classic in Personal Branding

PBEX, Personal Branding Experience 2019

Daniela Viek is the creator of this personal branding congress. Initially in Portuguese, in the edition 2018 moved to Mexico. And this 2019 has unfolded, conducting non-simultaneous events in Brazil (presential) and Mexico (online).

This year I had the honor of participating with Alan Urbina, Nancy Vazquez, Daniela Viek, Gaby Alviso, Gustavo Nolasco, Esteban Villagómez, Xiomara Zetina, Mayte Calva and Leo Larrea. Being a private paid event, we don't have any links available from the interventions.

Personal Branding Lab Day 2019: Boosting your personal brand

The 14 December came the 5th edition of the congress, with participation of about 60 people between papers, roundtables and short-format videos. Masterfully driven by Alicia Ro and Nilton Navarro. Moved in networks impeccably by Francis Garcia Cedeño, Javi Layunta, Heidi Mora and Cristina Ballester.

This time, the operations center was Infojobs' new office in Barcelona. It was a memorable day, where the roundtable format was released, very interesting to get to know in depth different views on a topic.

Here we have the table of participants:

Personal Branding Lab Day Participants 2019

And here's the video that collects the presentations and round tables:

And also don't forget to check the Personal Branding Lab Day YouTube channel to see the 30 short videos that add a lot of value to congress.

All interventions, one by one:

  1. Africa Lucena compares to Marie Kondo (the magic of order) with the personal brand
  2. Alan Urbina Tried the importance of soft skills in personal branding
  3. Alex Duran talked about the reasons justifying aversion to personal branding
  4. Alex Lopez He told us about the top five points to prospect and sell on Linkedin
  5. Alicia Linares He told us about leadership and personal branding
  6. Alfonso Alcántara dealt with the way motivate the professionals of an organization
  7. Alfredo Vela dealt with 10 transformations that every professional should undertake
  8. Almudena Lobato titled his intervention “Your personal brand talks about you”
  9. Amalia Lopez Sidewalk I'm talking about personal branding for public administration professionals
  10. Ami Bondia invited us to live bravely in the digital age
  11. Andrés Pérez Ortega treated the personal brand as a marketing tool
  12. angels Antón talked about 3 tricks to adapt your personal brand to the new challenges of the S. XXI
  13. Arancha Ruiz encouraged us to boost our brand, Now or never!
  14. Carola Morato talked about that working personal brand in the company doesn't just benefit the employee
  15. Claudio Inacio He told us about how a blog can help us boost our brand
  16. Daniela Viek He told us about how to have a strong personal brand in a liquid world
  17. David Barreda dealt with a novel issue: Sustainable Personal Branding (with the person)
  18. Enrique Cejudo tells us a very personal story about Valverde del Camino and Uncle Chechu
  19. Fran Segarra dealt with the how to work introspection on a personal brandstrategy
  20. Gabriel Patrizzi stated that a reliable personal brand must be generating own content
  21. Hector Jimenez talked about the need to work together to raise the level of professionalism
  22. Helena Casas told us about the Solomon Asch on social compliance
  23. Ilana Berenholc explained how to manage our professional image 4.0
  24. Jane's Trunk unveiled the way give feedback to be a leader
  25. Javier Zamora talked about how professionals outside the sport manage their brand
  26. Johnny Durán talked about 5 keys to enhancing our personal brand in a holistic way
  27. Jordi Collell told us about his new personal brand book, “The four steps”
  28. Juan Martinez tried to how to boost our brand while you're looking for a job
  29. Laura Chica told us about the balance between who we are and what we do
  30. Laura Ferrera try 10 questions that will help you boost your personal brand
  31. Mar Castro dealt with the Netiquette, presence, authenticity and consistency in the network
  32. Mario López Guerrero He told us about the idea of jumping for visibility and turning it into relationships
  33. Meme Romero told us about the more widespread myths about personal branding
  34. REDONDA TABLE 1: Joan Clotet, Elena Arnaiz, Eva Collado, Celia Hil and Guillem Recolons: Boost your brand so robots don't dominate you
  35. REDONDA TABLE 2: Cristina Mulero, Guzman Martinez, María A. Sánchez, Fabián González: Personal brand vs Digital Marketing
  36. Mireya Trias responds to Do you know how to position your personal brand properly?
  37. Monica Mendoza Tried how to sell our personal brand
  38. Nancy Vazquez He told us about increase the value of our personal brand
  39. Neus Arques developed his talk around the brand of creative people
  40. Pablo Adán says recommends us maintain a critical spirit with positivism
  41. Paula Fernández-Ochoa dealt with its star theme: how to take care of the health of our brand
  42. Raquel Gómez wondered: When a professional can say I'm ready!
  43. Raquel Roca He told us about why and why of the generation of our personal branding
  44. dew Ames tried to the importance of networking
  45. Ronald Durán asks us how we want to be remembered and why
  46. Rubén Montesinos He told us about the need to be good… And look like it
  47. Silvia Saucedo Tried 3 actions to avoid to boost personal branding
  48. Vladimir Estrada I was speechless, we shared a PPT “You are right, we are brands”
  49. Xavi Roca titled his talk with the name of his book: Desmárcate
  50. Ylse Roa He told us about opportunities to be visible, recognized and chosen

The 14 guillemrecolons.com most read post 2019

Between the 52 post to the public each year, they represent (dispensing with Google Analytics) the best of 2019 Personal Branding in my digital home. happy reading!

  1. brands, increasingly personal
  2. Por qué la combinación de Employee Advocacy y Social Selling es imbatible para la empresa
  3. Getting an invisible personal brand
  4. #ExecutiveBranding Three types of managers according to their visibility
  5. 10 ideas worth spreading (10 speakers, better)
  6. What drives social conformity? (Asch's experiment)
  7. Your digital identity is not created, it reflects
  8. Hello Company did you know that your people are your brand?
  9. Personal storytelling: how far should I expose myself on social media?
  10. 18 books in Spanish to effectively manage your personal brand
  11. C'mon, What's going on in Spain with the seniors?
  12. Is there a recession coming? it's the best time to stop being a white mark
  13. Personal Branding and Linkedin: made for each other
  14. Trends: 2020 Personal Branding

I hope this article: “The best of 2019 trends" has been helpful to you. If you think I've left any important articles or information on this subject, i beg you to tell me in the contact section.

I'll meet you next week with the post. "The worst thing about 2019 trends”.

The impulse of social conscience and personal brand

A week ago I wrote down the article Trends: 2020 Personal Branding seven of which for me will be the most relevant trends for 2020.

And I've set out to develop each of these trends during 7 weeks, starting with one of the ones I think can change things: the momentum of the social conscience.

As an introductory note, This is Consciousness with long boring “s” is the ability of the human being to perceive reality and recognize himself in it, whereas the Consciousness is the moral knowledge of what is right and what is wrong.

If you have little time, I invite you to watch this one-minute video summary:

The great threat of a world without a conscience:

When they are met 30 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall, today there are world leaders who advocate the creation of other walls. We know that as involution.

But the threat doesn't just come from politics. Some companies, and their leaders, have contributed to that threat through Discrimination, lack of confidentiality, lack of commitment, social control... Some examples:

  • Century-old American Wells Fargo betrayed her audience's trust by creating millions of fake accounts on behalf of their customers to multiply their profits.
  • Dieselgate. Although the problem has already been solved, Volkswagen lied for years about the real environmental impact of its diesel cars.
  • Exploitation of people: Some activists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have denounced the activity of armed militias and slavery conditions in mine workers. Mines whose product are components for computer processors. Nintendo is one of the buying companies.

The world needs strong ethical leadership more than ever

Humanity is under threat. The Great Barrier Reef is in danger of being destroyed. We lose a hectare of rainforest every two seconds. The misuse of technology can end security. Great powers are turning to the nuclear rearmament. The social inequality due to a poor distribution of wealth is polarizing society.

These are the great challenges of the great leaders, include social awareness in their programs. And we're not just talking about political leaders, but of the great entrepreneurs who have in their hand to change the way they produce. And also of the large media groups that can apply ethics in their way of explaining what is happening.

Leaders whose purpose includes social awareness will highlight

And they won't just stand out, but will lead the organization and its brands to apply that purpose. We need more leaders like the one responsible for the dairy company the Beech, Christopher Columbus Palasían, that has created a successful business ecosystem from people with psychic disabilities.

"We're not here to make yoghurts, but for our workers to have a more dignified life". Christopher Columbus Palasían

Don't miss his story:

It is customary to worship the entrepreneurs who generate the most economic benefits, but we forget those who bet that our planet is a better place. The Melinda Foundation & Bill Gates has helped eradicate fearsome polio in many underdeveloped countries. Money doesn't make the world better, initiatives to invest it in social improvements yes.

The new leaders will be those who empathia with refugees, with global warming, with social injustice, those who apply social awareness.

Professionals want to work on something meaningful, with a purpose beyond profit

And it doesn't all come down to the great leaders. Each of us can contribute to greater social awareness. New employees, millennials and centennials, want to develop their careers in companies and projects with meaning, purposefully.

The new one employer branding must evolve. It is no longer just about improving the conditions of the worker, also from the environment in which we all live.

Social awareness and personal branding

The value proposition shows a path to project our personal brand, through a benefit to a customer and a different way of raising it. But in the years to come, this proposal will not be the only key factor by which we will be elected or we'll leave a legacy.

Adopting social awareness in our management of management it's not just a differentiating factor, it's also a commitment with what's around us.

Everyone in their own way can bring value and awareness, and thus achieve an inner satisfaction and a projection that makes us better as people.

Editorial news: Scary Hypoline

Hypoline Fear Remover in guillemrecolons.comI already have in my hands Hypoline Removals, a delicious comic written by my friend Natalia Gómez del Pozuelo, illustrated by Evaduna and published by Empresa Activa (2019).

Natalia is "on fire" publishing easy-to-read books, that help us in areas like public speaking (Free yourself from the fear of public speaking), manage the Internet and social media (Where do I begin 2.0 and Twitter for clumsy), manage leadership as parents or as bosses (Good father, best boss). We are also happy many Sunday afternoons with his short but direct novels as The chickpea code and Two out of three.

Hypoline is a bot, a virtual assistant with a mission to help us when we're out of control. It helps us face our fears. It's fun the way to "consume the comic". You can read the comic and then the essay, or the other way around. A marvel.

Personal Branding Experiencie Mexico 2019

This week, the PBEX Mexico, the second Mexican edition of the congress created four years ago by Daniela Viek in Brazil and for the world. Last year it was face-to-face, in Puebla, and this year my partners Integra Personal Branding they've developed it 100% online, according to the new times. I had the honor of giving a little talk about value proposition alongside excellent professionals as Nancy Vazquez, Alan Urbina, Daniela Viek, Gaby Alviso, Mayte Calva, Xiomara Zetina, Esteban Villagómez, Leo Larrea and Gustavo Nolasco.

TEDxEixample has something to tell (And it's important)

Two news:

The first is that the 21 November 2019 took place at the facility Aticco Verdaguer the third #TEDxEixampleSalon of 2019. This time, there were two big protagonists, two speakers who gave the counterpoint to technology and humanity: Alfred Batet speaker and Internet of Things expert. Telematics Engineer by the UPC, Telecommunication engineer from Ramon Llull University and Executive Master, Marketing and Sales specialty by ESADE. Y Joan Vinyets, TED speakerX, People-Based Innovation Expert and DonandMerit Co-Founder. Designer, Anthropologist, and Doctor of Social Communication.

There was a wonderful debate, moderated by Ana Reyes, among the consequences of technological progress (Batet) and the need for greater ethics in implementing these advances, putting people ahead (Vinyets).

TEDxEixample Salon Aticco

Ana Reyes moderating the debate with Joan Vinyets and Alfred Batet

The second news is that of Pau Samo, the organizer (the boss) TEDxEixample announced the date of celebration of the 2020 TEDxEixample, yes, 22 of May 2020 at the Ancient Damm Factory from Barcelona. We'll soon know more details, speakers… I don't need to say that sponsors will be welcome.

It is an honor to be part of this group of volunteers with the aforementioned Ana, Pau, already Robert Ferrer, Helena Casas, Rubén G. Castro, Carmen Gibert, Eva Soto, Alba Espejo, already Oscar (The Clamp) e Irina (Lab Creative Studio).

Newsmaker: We already have a date, agenda and poster for Personal Branding Lab day 2019

Nilton Navarro and Alicia Ro, with my help and jordi Collell's, are finalizing the details of the 5th edition of the Personal Branding Lab Day. This year will be back 100% online, and free, and will take place on Saturday 14 December between 11 and 19h Spanish time (4 and 12h CDMX time).

The central theme is "Boosting your personal brand" and will have (You read it well) 65 professionals between the 17 presentations, the 2 round tables and 35 videos.

Do not miss it, save this link: Webinar Personal Branding Lab Day Link 2019.

Here's the participant chart and the event agenda, which will be sponsored by Infojobs, Blanquerna Comunicació and R.I.., Telepizza, CANARY SEO and Lid Editorial.

Personal Branding Lab Day Participants 2019

Agenda Personal Branding Lab Day 2019

Three Key Values in Political Personal Branding, , or why trust fails

Political Personal Branding? I must admit that my first clients at Personal Branding, on 2006, were active politicians. I'd rather not give names for avoiding stupid typecasting in one option or another. The tailor's wife is the worst clad, now the policy has lost the strategic position of the center and has gone to extremes. That implies the nonsense of the polarization "either you're with me or you're against me".

In this post I'm dealing with the origin of the crises of confidence in politics. If you have little time, here's a one-minute summary video.

Misconception 1 on political branding: Value crisis

We all have values. Some of us have even bothered to find out what they are. Values are universal principles by which we people are governed. They are our secret guide to knowing how to live harmoniously in community and evolve.

There are authors who argue that the values (what I also call super-powers) are innate to the human being. I prefer to think that they are also influenced by our culture, society, family, religion...

How to identify your values

I propose two actions:

  1. Find out the values you project on others
  2. Understand what the core values are for you.

In the first case, you need feedback. You can do it simply through email and spontaneously: Knowing me as you know me, what do you think are my top five values? And you can do it as a "pro", using a Google Form, suggesting 20 values in a list and asking them to choose a maximum of 5. You can extract the values from this page 100 values and their meaning.

In the second case, it's about you selecting the 5 values that for you are inalienable.

Once you have the results of both tests, select the three coincidences and you will already have what we know as pillar values.

The temple of political branding values

Well, in the case of a politician, his/her three pillar values should be leadership, honesty and coherence. This chart, which I use in my personal political branding classes, it's quite clear:

the temple of values pillars in political branding

On the one hand every politician should pursue a goal that went beyond winning an election or making money. The objective, in this case closer to the purpose, should refer to a way of improving society.

For another, at the base of the temple, we have the instruments that the politician will use to achieve that purpose: Connection, dialogue (Program...) and commitment.

And on the other we have the columns, which are the values or principles that manage that dialogue with their audiences (citizens) to achieve purpose.

The stock crisis

The stock crisis, the crisis in political branding, occurs when some of these three pillar values is non-existent or breaks.

  • Without leadership it's impossible to even run as a candidate, leadership is the basis of respect for teams working with politicians and citizens. You may not like Trump., but no one disputes their skills as a leader.
  • Honesty it's transparency. Said the great politician Don Enrique Tierno Galván that politicians' pockets should be glass. You may not have liked the former Uruguayan president. Pepe Mujica, but I'm sure you don't doubt that you honestly and transparently presided over your country.
  • About coherence, I recover the phrase of Walter Riso: "Don't forget to sustain your speech with what you do. Anyone talks, very few act: it's called coherence". For this line they suspend the 90% of politicians with relevant positions. Often because they get carried away by party interests, other times by what the polls say, others by lobbying pressure.

Would you be able to identify 5 politicians who have been true to these three values? I invite you to leave a comment below, and from there we will generate a debate.

Misconception 2 on political branding: the ego is the enemy

Ryan Holiday wrote a small work of art "The ego is the enemy” (Paidós Company, 2017). Beyond recommending his reading, I prefer to advance some keys of the text to avoid the bad side of the ego (there's a good one) with no mood to spoiler:

  • Humble in the Aspirations.
  • Benevolent in the success.
  • Resilient in the failure.

The ego is often the culprit for breaking negotiations, Harmony, leadership, a lot of things in politics. But as Ryan Holiday reminds us, it's also the ego control that has made it easier for Eleanor Roosevelt, Benjamin Franklin or Angela Merkel, among others, "will courageously endure misfortune without the ego having made them focus on themselves".

"I have come to politics to change the world". That's how the journey of a policy professional begins. Worthy purpose. At what point do you twist? One of them, is when the ego becomes the obstacle rather than the road. "I'm in politics to line myself, " confessed Vicente Sanz (former secretary general of the People's Party of Valencia in 1990) in a combination of ego and excess sincerity.

Misconception 3 on political branding: forget the customer

Consequence of this (values + ego) is that the politician, and often the party, forget the customer. And they focus on something that the customer is indifferent: win the next election. The customer is the citizen, it's you, we're all.

Managing politics at tweet stroke is dangerous. You may have the advantage of informative immediacy, but the tweet removes the context to leave a headline that, without context, it's explosively dangerous.

The Spanish case

Spain has seen an impressive crisis of political confidence in recent years. According to data from the Centre for Sociological Research (C.I.S.), the situation regarding the concern of Spanish citizens is as follows:

The reading of the chart is diverse. But a key is that the cause of concerns such as unemployment finally looms, corruption or the state of the economy: politicians.

They may pay righteous for sinners, fortunately not all politicians have broken their core values, have acted moved by the ego or forgotten the citizen.

Spain is undergoing a serious process of infantilization of politics, and because of this the main political leaders are unable to sit down and negotiate the best for the citizen. Instead, they just look at the short-term of an election victory. And in the meantime, many laws are still in the swamp, extended and outdated budgets because they can't find majorities to approve them. There's a clear loser: you, US. Citizens.

The case of political stagnation has propelled the publicist and television presenter Risto Mejide to collect signatures to found a new party: yes, PNLH (Worst We Won't). If you get the necessary support, spain may have a view in the future of someone who respects a value system, that doesn't put the ego ahead and that it values The phrase of Charles de Gaulle, Prime Minister of France 1944 and 1946:

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious to leave in the hands of politicians

Personal Branding político

Let's not lose hope. The personal branding político it can be a way for those who start. In case you know any group of candidates (ideally 20) who really believe in politics with the focus of citizens, send him this infographic, it's from the workshop that we develop hand-in-hand with my Mexican partner Nancy Vazquez. Download it in PDF in good resolution here: Infographic of the Political Personal Branding Workshop.

Infographic workshop personal branding political guillem recolons

Have a nice week!

Stock Photos from hvostik / Shutterstock

18 books in Spanish to effectively manage your personal brand

I must confess, before you get your hopes up, that reading the 18 books in Spanish to effectively manage your personal brand won't make you an expert in personal branding. Practice, for me, It is the other side of the coin, and recognition would be the impetus. . Nor do I consider those who have graduated in architecture as architects until they have successfully designed and built a few works.

What you can achieve by reading all or some of the 18 books in Spanish to effectively manage your personal brand that I propose here is to learn how to self-manage your brand by creating your own roadmap with the best of each work .

Throughout my more than 10 years as consultant, trainer and lecturer in personal branding I have read about 60 books on the subject or as a reinforcement of the subject. These 18 are remarkable in some of their particularities.

For organizational purposes, the good thing about all this is that books do not compete, but that some complete and enrich the knowledge of others. I classify them in the following categories:

  1. Books that outline the context of personal branding
  2. Good handbooks to get you started
  3. Testimonial books "that's how I did it, thats how things happen to me"
  4. Books to reinforce the area of self-knowledge
  5. Books to complete the area of strategy
  6. Books to reinforce the area of visibility
  7. Books focused on the area of employability and professional career
  8. Book to become a specialist in personal branding

I also add an appendix with other books that I have not read, others that I have read but I will comment on another post, ebooks and books not translated into Spanish.

Without further ado, here I begin with the titles of the 18 books in Spanish to effectively manage your personal brand . For me the order of reading is important. That is to say, it's better to start with contexts and end with hyper specialization.

If you have little time, here is a video-summary of 6 minutes:

1.- Books that outline the context of personal branding

He says the Portuguese neuroscientist Antonio Damasio:

To successfully understand the brain factory of the mind and behavior we need to consider their social and cultural context. And this becomes really frightening attempt to. “The error of Descartes” (1994)

Tu futuro es hoy

Tu futuro es hoy. Written by Laura Chica and Francisco Alcaide. Posted by Alienta. First edition, October 2014. Foreword by Eva Collado Durán.

Tu futuro es hoyLaura Chica and Francisco Alcaide have created a simple structure with 40 keys to creating your destiny, each with a dedicated chapter.

Each chapter ends with 5 steps for action and 5 books for l'azione, which means that the book has with 200 steps for action and 200 reference books. And I forgot it, also with 40 rather than inspiring phrases.

The training and experience of Francisco Alcaide in ADE and Laura Chica in psychology and coaching are the key to the thematic richness of the book, that it is not limited to leadership issues, productivity or networking but that enters to fund issues as fear, emotional intelligence, love, sex, happiness and more.

At the end there is a gift that I not wakefulness to do too much "spoiler". Essential.

El mundo cambia, ¿y tú?

El mundo cambia, ¿y tú? Written by Eva Collado Durán. Posted by Alienta. First edition, March 2019. Prologued by Laura girl. Afterword by Carmen Soler Pagán and Sonia Rodriguez Muriel.

the world is changing and you?Key to design your professional future in the digital era. After its publishing baptism with "Brand you" (Rasche, 2016), -and that treatment later- Eva has been to value his experience not only as a human capital but as a great architect of change in organizations, a cultural change that has led to digital change.

Today is not conceived a professional without own 21st century professional competencies, Collado draws perfectly. Easy diagram book, with long boring 5 chapters start with the domain of the environment and ending with a mantra of personal branding: If not to say who you are, others will do it for you.

The book contains the DNA of many professionals who have contributed in different sections (among those who have the honour of being).

I can not hide my special love for this woman, which I consider a friend of the soul, a huge Manager of emotions and an irreplaceable professional. She is Ma.

2.- Good handbooks to get you started

All discipline requires its generic manuals. And in management There are some very good and. None is equal to another, that's the wealth that every author prints.

Y tú, ¿qué marca eres?

Y tú, ¿qué marca eres? Written by Neus Arques. Posted by Alienta. First edition, 2007, third revised edition 2019. First book on personal brand published in Spanish.

and you which brands are?Simplicity or death. So would you sum up this book from the "mother of the personal brand". A perfect manual of 20 steps to manage your personal reputation. In this third review, Neus includes the ability to download a handy canvas of personal branding from its website.

Neus invites us to create our "brand notebook" in which go scoring to measure progress book, very light (170 pages) moving towards. At the end, includes an essential bibliography if you want to dedicate yourself to this professionally.

Ad personam, Neus is a prolific writer and a great expert in communication. The approach of and you, ¿qué marca eres? is more brand than staff, and in this I look very identified.

I want to highlight here a book written by entitled Neus Your visibility plan 40+ aimed at those who believe that they are no longer so young, and that is an excellent manual for the senior moment.

Cómo vender tu marca personal

Cómo vender tu marca personal. Written by Raquel Gomez H. Posted by Conecta on 2018 in Colombia. First edition, 2014.

How to sell your personal brand Surely this is one of the first texts edited in Latin America about personal branding. In spite of the "marketiniano" of the title, reading seemed to me one of the best protocol manuals to apply personal brand management for life, to work, at all levels.

I had the fortune to receive the book in hand of the own Raquel (and dedicated) will a few months in Mexico. Raquel, attorney, Coach (and singer, what you read), It is one of the main evangelizing of the goodness of the personal branding career in Colombia and across America.

The structure of the book is based on the professional image as the own brand, This is the strategy and goes into labor, new technologies and events. The annexes are not to be missed, examples of cards for moments of working life. And a great gift: the legacy of the personal brand with businessman Arturo Calle.

Desmárcate

Desmárcate. Written by Xavi Roca. Posted by Libros de Cabecera. First edition, October 2015. Prologued by Luis Martínez-Ribes and a Guillem Recolons ;-)

DesmárcateThe advantage of having a book written by someone who has devoured hundreds of leadership books in your hands, change, emotional intelligence, and management is obvious. It leaves nothing in the pipeline. And it's also one of the richest reference books I've ever read.

Xavi Roca is a Maverick, and so he wanted to check some assumptions and confront them with the new reality. I love that the author relates success and personal happiness to a good brand; It helps to believe, and also to create.

The structure of the book is based on the brand, seal, the footprint, Enter the auto analysis and the phase of preparation of personal branding, continues with the communication and gives us a valuable conclusion on man, the Earth and the Moon. His afterword collects the best of his blog, a little gem.

Marca personal para dummies

Marca personal para dummies. Written by Andrés Pérez Ortega (the sherpa of the personal brand). Posted by Alienta. First edition, March 2014.

Marca personal para dummies Already anyway going to talk to you... at least that say what you want! That's called the claim Book, that can not be luckier. I have to say that Personal Branding for Dummies is not a manual, is a treaty. Its more than 420 pages (small-print) They shall let be a dummie. Inevitably.

It is the fourth of the five books published by the "father" of the personal brand in Spain, the first text of "Personal branding" (Basic, September 2008) It was published shortly after the "and you, ¿qué marca eres?" by Neus Arqués.

It has a structure atypical but very oriented to the client, based in 6 parts and 20 chapters in total. It has many external collaborations (Thank you for having my own, master) and graphically it is brilliantly planned to make it very easy to read and follow. In addition to external opinions, is full of tools, tips, techniques and bug warnings.

El reto. Estrategia personal para tiempos de incertidumbre.

El reto. Written by Pablo Adán Micó. Posted by SC Libro. First edition, 2016. Foreword by Ginés Marco, Dean of the Faculty of philosophy of the Catholic University of Valencia.

El retoIf you are planning to read this book is something that worries you. Start reading the back cover. And I agree, This is for hipsters. If you are already well as you are, read poetry. Paul is a prolific writer. I had the honour to prolong his first book, "Personal marketing saved my life", and since then he has published (attention): Fourteen more books!!!

Of all, I'll certainly take the challenge, that you might also call route, because it draws a map from survival maslowiana up to the leadership and the self-realization. If you are of those who believes that the plan is that there is no plan, Paul will change the way you think.

As a good marketing professional, Paul puts special emphasis on the target audience and their needs to help you design your own strategy. His vision of trace cannot be more successful: give something to others, and not for oneself. “. Trace is to create something at the disposal of those who serve, to help"

3.- Testimonial books "that's how I did it, thats how things happen to me"

Francisco Alcaide has learned from the best, and that has allowed him to publish two precious books based on the experience of great leaders. In this case we have two authors who tell us about the value of their own experience.

Marca eres tú. Cómo mejorar tu futuro personal a través de tu marca personal

Marca eres tú. Written by Eva Collado Durán. Posted by Rasche. First edition, 2015. Prologue by Francisco Alcaide. Epilogue by Raquel Roca.

Brand is youFull Congress Personal Branding Lab Day 2015, Eva came up to the podium with their red-heeled shoes to give his lecture. And the first thing he did was to announce the imminent release of "Brand you", showing us the cover.

This book is like a diary, but counted as a manual of brand management. Eva recognized digital illiterate, and when he discovered what is in "the other side" his life changed. For good, of course. The best managers of emotions that I know is, and of the few people who has managed to literally move Protocol offline to the world online. unmasked.

I would not describe it as a book to learn personal brand, for me it is the book to throwing the ring, to jump without fear of falling. They say that success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Well, yes, 1% you find it here, this is the Red Bull of the personal brand, the necessary step to lose the fear of managing your brand and make you aware of the world.

Un café con Chan. Cómo cumplir sueños con Personal Branding

Un café con Chan. Written by Ami Bondia. Published by Editorial Círculo Rojo. First edition, July 2015.

A coffee with ChaWritten in the first person, It is impossible to not be carried away by this doctor in journalism with a past and present in the TV screen. Sometimes it is difficult to write as you speak. Ami has succeeded. It has fled the jargon thinks, the NLP and coaching to get directly to anyone pursuing a dream (whatever it is).

The prologue, written by herself, He anticipates his second book "World of brave", launched this 2019 and which I had the pleasure to join Ami in Barcelona in Sant Jordi's day, the day of magic, books and roses.

For me there is a key question that drives to read the book in a few hours: what you would do if you lived your passion? She managed to work with Chan (Alejandro Sanz), fought until the end. And that changed her life. This is a manual to learn how to fight... and win.

4.- Books to reinforce the area of self-knowledge

Benjamin Franklin said "there are three things extremely hard: the steel, "diamonds and get to know yourself".

¿Quién eres tú? Descubre tu mayor tesoro: tú mismo.

¿Quién eres tú? Written by Laura girl. Posted by Alienta. First edition, June 2013.

Who are you?Laura part of Augustine's phrase "meet you. Accept yourself. Get ahead"to define the meaning of life. The book is a gem of emotional intelligence, She confesses that the biggest difficulty that we are in our emotional development is that we have not educated to think about what we feel, why we're sorry or how to name it.

Despite being a light book (140 pages), requires a quiet reading, perhaps two. At the end of each chapter includes a section "for thinking" and a booklet of exercises. You notice: as I said Franklin, This is not easy. But without this we can not move to the next step after the self-knowledge: the one about strategy.

There are two "extra" unforgettable, vitamins for life and #quienerestú 140 characters, the first capacity of a tweet. Short and wonderful phrases from authors of all time to better understand how we are.

Smart feedback. Conversaciones para el desarrollo del talento.

Smart Feedback. Written by Jane and Rosa Rodríguez del Tronco, and Noemí Vico. Posted by Lid Editorial. First edition, November 2017. Prologue by Santiago Vázquez, epilogue by Andrés Ortega.

I attended the "premiere" in Madrid with the pages of the book smelling of printing. Was missing a good book about how to give and receive feedback. It is this. They say their three authors that neither today is neither tolerated nor the error is integrated. How right. That is why it is necessary feedback.

Easy reading book, divided into five parts and impeccable design: boost talent through feedback, receive feedback, give feedback, learning skills and a workbook. This last, It helps to put into practice what they learned through different arrays (DAFO…)

I think that the feedback is the essential part of our self-awareness, which allows us to know exactly what personal brand we project and whether it includes a value proposition associated with.

5.- Books to reinforce the area of strategy

Said Sun Tzu "the Supreme art of war is to submit to the enemy without a fight". The strategy is the real roadmap of personal branding, where are decided as important as purpose elements, value proposition and business model.

Design Thinking para la innovación estratégica

Design thinking for strategic innovation. Written by Idris Mootee. Posted by Empresa Activa. First edition, September 2014.

Design Thinking for strategic innovationTrue. Design Thinking was put into scene by Tim Brown, CEO of the consultancy Ideo. But to find a comprehensive and inspiring book, Idris Mootee has achieved impeccable work.

The original title, in English is "Design Thinking: What you can teach in the schools of business and design."

Can you be surprised you see among my recommended books one that talks about design thinking. It is not a specialist in this, but the personal branding can nurture a way of structuring the creative thinking rather than effective. In the background, who not has used once a canvas as the model of business?

I must warn that it is not an easy book. Although it is very well illustrated, every page invites more than one deep reflection. The best thing is that it makes us question whether we are really thinking things based on the user experience of our stakeholder, And that's priceless.

I had the book at home without reading for months. And it was thanks to my colleague at TEDx Eixample Ana Reyes Lorenzo It encouraged me to read. Thanks Ana, I owe you one!

Tu modelo de negocio

Tu modelo de negocio. Written by Tim Clark, Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur. Published by Deusto. First edition, March 2012.

Tu modelo de negocioFor me it is not a book, It is a Bible of personal branding. It is one of the first collaborative book. Written with the participation of of 328 collaborators of 43 countries. "The book was published a year after"Generation of models of business"from Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur (published in March of 2011).

The difference between one and the other is that the of 2011 focuses more on startups, small businesses and the referred here goes to people like you. Not only that, between the 328 collaborations will find a soul-mate whose case may serve as inspiration: a tax lawyer, a blogger, a commercial, a wedding photographer, an advertising Executive, a skier, a radio announcer, a doctor and dozens of other cases.

Consists in 5 chapters, and follow to the letter the scheme design thinking: canvas, reflection, review, action and extras. Essential.

6.- Books to reinforce the area of visibility

In communication, let's never forget that everything leaves a mark, what we say and what we are silent, what we do and what we do.

Te van a oír. Construye tu plataforma personal para darte a conocer

Te van a oír. Written by Andrés Pérez Ortega. Posted by Alienta. First edition, February 2013.

You will hearI don't always agree with the teachings of the master. When he says that the best person to sell what you do is you same, I think that there is a better. They are others. There would be the difference between marketing (I sell what I do) and branding (the result of what you do makes others sell it for me).

But having said that, "They'll hear you” it's an exquisite manual to get that -- in Andrew's words- your voice stands out in a world increasingly louder.

The irony of the author is present from the chapter 1: ADVERTENCIA: This book will help you promote what you do. But out from master boot, We are facing a serious book, context, platform, allies, media which are not the end, of the memorabilidad, social media, content, blog, social networks, playing in the first division (the book), other off-media and results measurement.

And talks to you in your direct tone, paternal, but based on many years of experience. A must.

Navegando en aguas digitales

Navegando en aguas digitales. Written by Yi Min Shum. Self-released. First edition, November 2016

Navegando en aguas digitalesIf you don't know Yi Min I will tell you your name, in Chinese, means person restless and creative. And if it is. Chinese parents, born in Valencia (Venezuela) And that's where he lives today.

Unlike "will you hear", "Enduring a digital" focuses 100% in the digital environment. And he does it with a precision that I was surprised to read it. I found it in my Hotel room in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on my first visit there in 2018. I was glad the journey back.

As a good engineer in computer science, Yi Min does not forget a single detail, and guide to a dummie, but also to a started like me, to the practical knowledge of digital marketing needed to bring personal brandto the top of visibility.

7.- Books focused on the area of employability and professional career

He says the Dalai Lama that there are only two days a year in which can not do anything: yesterday and tomorrow. This section discusses fuel, which is needed to improve the employability and to progress in career management.

El mapa de tu talento

El mapa de tu talento. Written by Arancha Ruiz. Posted by Be-Libris. First edition, October 2014. Foreword by Eduard Punset.

El mapa de tu talento Arancha curriculum is one of the guarantees that this book going to love. It is not the only. I was with her at the presentation of the book, in Barcelona. There explained that in less of 20 years the 47% Professional categories it will cease to exist. Emerging new talent needs. And that calls for a map. El mapa de tu talento.

Or think that it is not a book of personal branding. It is from head to toes. But in its expertise as talentist, Arancha invites you to read it with a purpose: improve your career. I lent the book, and you know... But the advantage is that the re - buy it, the 4th edition includes a review and a wonderfully contextualized new introduction.

It is an easy to read book (less than 200 pages), but it gives you work for several months until you see your results. Full of invitations to the action of great examples, I consider it a headline book in career self-management and personal branding.

Saltar de la pecera. Una historia de marca personal

Saltar de la pecera. Written by Cristina Mulero Calvo. Published by Círculo Rojo Editorial. First edition, July 2016. Foreword by Andrés Pérez Ortega.

Saltar de la peceraA history. This book is the story of Gabriel in his search for work with good experience under his arm and a good University curriculum. Each chapter tells a new day, a new interview in the character's life and how the new context invites him to reinvent himself.

Cristina speaks of the end of capitalism (of the tank) as we know it, and invites us to jump out of the tank becoming free agents, following forecasts of great thinkers like Tom Peters, Daniel Pink...

You desvelaré not the end of the story of Gabriel, but I suspect that Cristina has thought a second book. By the way, the ten personal keys of the end are delicatessen.

8.- Book to become a specialist in personal branding

Between the 18 books in Spanish to effectively manage your personal brand could not miss this. There are few things as encouraging as you achieve your clients shine. Personal branding occupies a more central and more in the world of personal development. The books mentioned above are very useful to manage our personal brand. If you want to go a step further and be "the tribe" you need a treaty. That Treaty is, definitely, Expertología.

If you want a friend advice, I would read before the founding article of personal branding, The Brand called You, Tom Peters, free, and published in 1997. Here you have the original version and here an excellent translation into Spanish of Consol Vancells.

The reading of Tom Peters will facilitate you adapting the self, S.L. that Andrew performs throughout his book.

Expertología. La ciencia de convertirte en un profesional de referencia.

Expertología. Written by Andrés Pérez Ortega. Posted by Alienta. First edition, January 2011.

ExpertologiaIf you're one more, you'll be one less. That is the almost invisible phrase which you can read at the foot of the cover image. And that is, in good part, the context of the book, along with what they learned from the reading of "The brand called you".

This book has a very personal story. I met Andrew at the beginning of 2010. He had already published "Personal branding" and had positioned itself as the expert in personal branding; in his own words, the sherpa of personal brand is placed.

In the wake of know him, materialicé, together with Jordi Collell, the birth of Soymimarca, the first dedicated agency 100% to the personal branding. Few months after the founding of the Agency (October 2010) We have Adam Pablo and Andrés Valencia to gestate a project of "personal branders" Association. And it was there where Andres brought us, freshly baked, a copy each of Expertologia, already dedicated.

Unfortunately I lent the book and could not recover it. I bought the Second Edition and I gave it to a friend. And now I bought the 5th Edition. Safe investment.

Although the subtitle "the science of becoming a professional reference" together to the first sentence of the book "this is a self-help book" invite you to think that it is a book of self-management, goes beyond. Your level of detail brings it closer to a treaty, to a little personal brand management bible.

Andres is a genius of metaphors, And not missing. The author warns that the book is not easy. It is right. "You'll have to work, reflect, exercises,…”.

I do nothing spoiler, I simply recommend your study if you want to become someone who helps your clients differentiate themselves and become the preferred option.

Neither are here all who matter nor they matter all who're here

I have to admit that I have not read all the books of personal branding. At home, I have earrings Jordi Collell texts"Tu startup personal”, and Fabian Gonzalez"Tu marca profesional”. I have read some, and they liked me, how"Distínguete y te distinguirán"Reyes Ferrer, “No imagen"by Maria. Sanchez", “Designing the value proposition"of Osterwalder and Pigneur. Also"Mejora y gana"ximo rooms", Pablo Adán and Pablo Alonso, “Monetízate" by Andrés Pérez Ortega and many others.

In the chapter on ebook, I would like to highlight the seven publications of Soymimarca, by several authors and find free of charge on the account Soymimarca Slideshare. Here I include the indispensable Oscar Del SantoMarketing de atracción 2.0“, ebook of Vladimir Estrada “Con nosotros todo, sin nosotros nada”, and also the new ebook written by Claudio Inacio and Andrés Pérez Ortega (Street Personal Branding) “Workbook de marca personal”.

And I also recommend, If you want to dedicate to this, read books that have not been translated into Spanish, of such indispensable authors as William Arruda, Peter Montoya, Catherine Kaputa, Brenda Bence, Hubert K. Rampersad, Dan Schawbel and Tom Peters himself.

I hope you found my summary of 18 books in Spanish to effectively manage your personal brand . Finally, I hope that in 2020 we can include a book written by a guy named Guillem Recolons. It's about time. What a bum.

 

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What are the advantages of ONLINE training in Digital Marketing, Social Networks and Personal Branding?

 

 

When I was (a bit) younger there was no Online training. Neither digital marketing, nor social networks, nor Personal Branding. As said by Eva Collado, The world changes.

The change has been huge. I studied marketing (conventional, the Kotler' one) at a school (ESMA) that no longer exists. Those two years were very useful in facing the next five years. Not one more, no less.

So, enroll in a master's degree was a complex and expensive process. One can now enroll in Online training in a few minutes and reasonably economical quantities.

If you have just a minute, Here's a video-summary:

Why online training?

We can learn from anywhere in the world and at any time. The Online training imposes. I myself took three years studying the degree of Humanities at the UOC, 99% online. The 1% It is offline quarterly review, to be done in person.

In addition, participated as a teacher in various formats Online training. the ISDI, Communication in Blanquerna and the University of Vic.

Why training in digital marketing?

Knowledge of marketing is no longer exclusive to those who work in an apartment. Marketing. Anyone have your media content distribution arrangement that only a few years ago were unthinkable. The content marketing, which it is part of Attraction marketing, You are giving better results and interactions than traditional marketing.

Know the keys to digital marketing It is a must for any entrepreneurial project, either alone or collectively. And that regardless of whether or not our job to do with marketing.

Why learn about social networks?

In the field of digital communication, social networks are gaining ground every day and they are more present in our lives. And, How to exploit its potential for our business model?

Let me expose a personal case. Until two years ago, most budget requests or collaborations coming I did digitally through my web, in the contact area. Now I come through Linkedin. The websites do not lose effectiveness, but part of the conversation has shifted to social networks, and that should be taken into account.

Why training in Personal Branding?

By 23 reasons. Control. Coherence. Differentiation. Management skills. Reputation. Service vocation. Impulse. Initiative. Diffusion. Recognition. Connection. Influence. Discipline. Authenticity. Socialization. Attitude. Capitalization. Networking. results. Dignity. Humility. Trust. Memorabilidad.

More details, I explain in the post 23 reasons to get in Value.

Can you combine all in one?

Why not. The UVic (UVic) It presents its different formats Online training A Marketing Digital, Social Networks and Personal Branding, and does so in Spanish and in three formats, everybody 100% online:

As I am one of the teachers, If you enroll for me get a 5% discount can be added to other discounts prepayment.

Let me here your data and we will send a proposal from the UVic and a 5% least in your registration.

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Some advantages of changing Why? for Why not?

That's it, Why not? If you read me you know that I am not much given to motivational speeches. In my opinion, the words "quality", "Democracy" and "passion" have been used so much they mean the opposite, and they area often used in absence of the concept. Although my profile is more emotional than rational, clearly I work to live and that two plus two equals four.

For some time now I have been thinking about when we became adults. As children, we love to constantly ask Why? Curiosity is the emotional DNA of childhood, and it allows us to know more than we would know if we were silent.

We never stop asking Why? but the difference is that as adults we move from curiosity to questioning. The adult version of Why? is too often a barrier before taking a step forward: Why should I do this or that? This phrase, seemingly innocent, it's often the origin of failure.

If you have little time, I invite you to see the video summary of this article in a minute:

Why not?

I think that this Why not? it's equivalent to Why? of childhood applied in adults. It is a question that wants to overcome barriers, fears, and limiting beliefs. When someone proposes something that your rational side refuses to accept, let your other side act, the wild, creative side, and make this powerful question emerge: Why not?

Pros and cons

If you just ask Why?, you close the door on the possibilities. Instead Why not? you create a double denial, that is, you are on the positive path to seriously consider taking action and accepting challenge. Of course, you are open to considering pros and cons.

Reading biographies, I always come to the conclusion that people who have gone far have used Why not? more often than the rest of the world. If you take a look at one of the best biographical compilations of success and leadership, the duo "Aprendiendo de los Mejores" from Francisco Alcaide, you'll confirm that Why not? It is a common denominator of progress.

Tony Robbins asks why

Writer and lecturer Anthony Robbins (by the way, 2th example of "Aprendiendo de los Mejores" after Amancio Ortega) is considered the best mentor in personal development. I'm not going to reveal the reasons that led Francisco Alcaide to include it in his book, that would be spoiler.

However, there is one point in Robbins' personal story that fascinates me: He is able to explain his purpose and value proposition in just five words requiring two seconds: I’m the why guy (Soy el chico del Por qué). That's his "raison d'être"..

Have a look at the first few seconds of his TED to see how he presents himself::

And precisely the answer you get from his clients, mentees, coachees or those who listen to him is invariable: Why not?

It is an absolutely exceptional case. He wants to know your motivations so that you can ask yourself the question: Why couldn't I do this or that? Why not?

Why as a purpose

Many have referred before to the why as a purpose. From Nietzsche to Simon Sinek, to Viktor Frankl, the Why? question has helped us solve a complex puzzle: that of our reason for being.

When I wear hippie hat, I believe that few 21st century businesses and people will survive the absence of purpose. Although there are tools to find it, such as the Ikigai, we have not been educated to find an answer to such a complex question.

Why not, seen as an accelerator of purpose and action plan

A way that seems to me more opportune and simple to accelerate the answer to such an existential question is to break the negation: A simple Why? just deny, and break, while the Why not? facilitates, makes possible, makes flow.

Our purpose is also our vision, our contribution to improving the world, our dream, our legacy. So is it not true that all dreams break down barriers? Aren't dreams Why not?

Try it. Discover your purpose. And to accomplish it, repeat this same question at each stage of the journey, in your action plan.

Do you want some inspiration? Bill Gates and Paul Allen wondered in 1975 why not use their software to empower people. And not happy with it, they wondered why there couldn't be a computer in every house and on every office desk. Do you see now the power of this question? It's your turn. Have a nice week.

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Tu modelo de negocio: how to move from diagnosis to action plan

 

 

I often encounter misconceptions in the canvas business model. If you understand as a mere diagnosis of current situation, It will be unhelpful. Ideally raise it as a diagnostic + strategic model to develop a plan of action. Let's go by parts.

What is a business model? What is it for?

Expansion design thinking He has brought us many canvases to work with multiple strategic facets. The canvas business model most known and used is the Business Model Canvas, and personal application, yes, Business Model You.

essentially, the canvas business model It is a great tool to help you understand a business model in a simple and structured way. Using this canvas It will help you better understand the customers you serve, which offer value propositions through what channels and how to make money your company or personal business.

Utility work this canvas goes beyond understanding your business model, to analyze the models competitors.

The canvas business model It was created by Alexander Osterwalder, but Strategyzer. The Osterwalder with Yves Pigneur own published in 2010 the book Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers (Wiley). In 2011 the Spanish translation of the book was published under the title Generation business models (Wiley John + Sons).

It's about a model lean or light based on a principle: imperfect better faster than paralysis by analysis the old "Business Plan" 800 pages and 12 months of work. It is designed for small businesses, departments of large companies, collaborative projects and individuals.

In the case of private individuals, on 2012 the authors of the previous alongside Tim Clark launched Tu modelo de negocio (Wiley John + Sons), a "must" management management. This book is a great facilitator of ideas, as it includes actual cases of more than 400 professionals around the world.

The diagnostic phase of your business model

Knowing where you are today is essential to understand the changes you require to achieve your goals. So, I think also essential to define your projection lens personal brand: what area of ​​business you want to be a reference, what specialty, in what format (presential, online, mixed…) and what geographical area. Without setting a clear objective not know if your diagnosis requires an action plan to improve.

Tu modelo de negocio

Business Model You. Translation Samuel Villegas @ CC sam1meta

I often see that the diagnosis format developed without knowing before the goal, and therefore can be read as an exercise in self-knowledge. Big mistake. I think the original spirit of the model is strategic, not only diagnosis.

If I see a lot of notes Post-it the same color, I understand that the work done is pure diagnosis; a missed opportunity.

The strategic phase of your business model

This phase of that we have a projection defined key personal brand objective. This will allow us a very precise definition of the value proposition, our relevant difference.

To better understand the model, Ideally, work with sticky notes (or virtual) two colors: one for the place where I am today (and I want to keep) and another for where I want to be tomorrow (and what I need to activate, create…).

That enables us to create two action plans naked eye color: yes, maintenance plan shares and plan of new shares to create, develop and implement. We will have a strategy defending (we want to keep) and another attack (what we want to incorporate). And remember that any action plan must be measurable, for what we can work with objectives SMART that allow us to analyze the evolution of the indicators of success.

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Everything revolves around the value proposition

I often say that if they do not contribute, you don't matter. Work on your relevant difference it is imperative to differentiate yourself by offering value and growth potential for your customers, whether internal or external. That's the value proposition, the core of the canvas business model.

It is very important to set the work order canvas. Although some authors recommend defining the first customer segment, I think that It is more useful to start by the value proposition. Then, see what the customer profile who may be interested in the value proposition. After, what kind of relations we bring to our customers, what channels We use to move the value proposition to customers.

The second part of the canvas (the left side thereof) defines the activities which we take to realize the value proposition. Also they means necessary, and key partners we will need to access more easily to our customers.

And the third part concerns the economic aspects. model expenses and model income. The current and future, which marks the target worked.

The business model is dynamic. From one day to another all you can change

Classical formats like business plan They offered no flexibility. Maybe it's because the markets were moving so slow today.

The canvas business model it is flexible, and considers that in 24h can produce a change radical.

Imagine your value proposition is the creation, production, sale and distribution of custom shoes. Imagine also that the 6 months starting your business you receive an offer from a major manufacturer in the industry to buy your business. This implies a major change, do you agree?

Also imagine your revenue model is based on the personal commitment of your time to your customers (limited model). Suddenly you propose an improvement through machine learning you allow a scalable online income and not dependent on your time.

In all these changes, it is easier to adapt the canvas business model a plan 800 pages. Canvases Business models with strategic format they are alive, They are dynamic, and it is good for us to review every six months or whenever a change occurs.

I hope I've helped. A good tip is to read these two books referenced, find a couple of friends or consultants who can help you and dedicate one morning to work on your own canvas business model: an essential step in managing your personal brand if you turn it into an action plan, Be, you measure and improvements.

 

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What drives social conformity? (Asch's experiment)

Some time ago I participated in an article with my colleagues Alicia Pomares & Jordi Collell and Celia Hil called De luciérnagas a estrellas refulgentes (From fireflies to glittering stars). It was not intrinsically about social conformity, but on whats is known as "Solomon Asch syndrome," a condition derived from Asch Experiment. This pathology could be summed up as the fear of difference.

Solomon Asch (1907-1996) was a world-renowned and prestigious Polish-American psychologist known for his pioneering work in social psychology

Today I deal with the main reason of Asch experiment, This is social conformity.

What is social conformity?

In a simple definition, This is social conformity happens when individuals in a social group change their behavior, opinions and attitudes to fit the views of the group.

Many times, and unconsciously, we "relax" our criterion not to swim against the tide and avoid possible conflicts. And this is not something that happens occasionally, it's just installed in our routine.

In a more complete definition, psychologists Gil Rodriguez & Garcia Saiz, authors of "social influence processes." (Ed. Pyramid) nuance:

"We could speak about conformity for commission (act in the line pressing group), and default (not to act in a certain way because the group does not approve). So, It is more appropriate to use the congruence concept rather than movement, when we refer to a group ".

Asch's experiment

Asch conducted a set of experiments related to visual identification tasks. The task was actually simple: the subjects had to indicate which of the three lines of the card had the same size as the model contained in another cardboard.

This task was done in groups up to 9 people, and all, except for one (experimental subject and both "naive subject"), were accomplices of the experimenter. Accomplices were instructed to answer correctly in the first two trials and answer incorrectly and unanimous remaining (in the twelve critical essays), which they were interspersed by four other trials in which accomplices answered correctly. Subjects were publicly express their judgments in the order in which they were sitting. The position of the test subject, placed in the penultimate, allowed the views of most members of the group before giving your answer.

This video shows the sequence:

The results

The results were surprising, even for Asch himself. Although the task was simple social conformity occurred, so that the experimental subjects gave wrong answers in a third (36,8 by 100) of critical essays, which it did not happen hardly ever if they performed the task alone (control group) and, so, without knowing the views of others.

Most of the subjects indicated that they had been carried away because they believed that the majority was right, and they were wrong because they did not understand the instructions well or because their visual acuity was not good.

Only a subject which followed the judgment of the majority believed that the answers were correct.

Here is another video about social conformity in a tv show format showing identical results:

A small number were aware that the answers were incorrect, but they answered following most not be displayed alone or different.

Personal brand and relevant difference

As my professor, the social psychologist Dr. Ricard Faura says, "In social conformity is not only shame that people express, it is a profound doubt of their own criteria before the collective consensus".

We settle for not publicly display the difference. This is the fact. From the perspective of personal brand, not to show the difference makes us automatons dumbs. But just being different isn't everything...

I appeal to the relevant difference. When we work the value proposition we always wonder why they should choose us? And the answers are 1 It is because we can solve a problem or meet a need. And 2 because we do it in a different way. The two answers complement each other, both are needed.

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What's new (Integra Personal Branding)

Although the news came several months ago, I inform you that I have the honor of being personal branding consultant and partner of Integra Personal Branding, the most important personal branding agency in Mexico and Latin America.

Staff Integra Personal Branding

We have been working together with Nancy Vazquez and Alan Urbina, founding partners, some time ago, and now part of my job will be to help develop in Mexico and LATAM the area of corporate personal branding (Executive Branding, Personal Branding and Employee Advocacy programs).

Our next collaboration is on the Dominican Republic from 29/5 to 9/6. We will run various workshops of Personal Branding and Employee Advocacy programs for companies such as Banco Popular and RE/MAX. We also plan to give two lectures on storytelling and social selling, within the framework of the #BrandingWeekRD, all coordinated by QUIFER Consultants (+ anabel@quiferconsultores.com).

10 ideas worth spreading (10 speakers, better)

TEDx Eixample 2019: Videos with 10 ideas from speakers of past 22/3.

Introduction

If you're new to this blog, let me give you two essential pieces of information: 1. Although I'm dedicated to Personal Branding, I'm a true fan of TED and TEDx talks 2. In addition, I volunteer of TEDx Eixample, which held its first edition in Barcelona 22 March 2019, I would say successfully.

In this article, I detail the 10 ideas that the speakers put on the stage and I add the videos (in order of appearance) of each of the ten talks. I hope you enjoy them as did the 260 People who attended the event.

Idea 1: Stay ignorant so as not to fall into the myopia of specialization. By Toni Segarra

We are in the age of omnicanality, and the panorama of a marketing director to communicate an idea becomes complicated. The publicist Toni Segarra claims, in his transition from an Advertising Agency to Freelance, the importance of remaining ignorant so as not to fall into the myopia of specialization. He also claims to recover the product as a fundamental element of communication.

About Toni Segarra

Throughout his career, He has worked on campaigns that have won awards at major festivals around the world, including 39 Lions at Cannes Film Festival, unanimously considered the most important prize in the world, among which they include one of only two Grand Prix achieved by Spanish agencies. And well over 100 soles at the San Sebastian Festival, including 7 Great prizes. Year 2010, the spot "Mano" BMW was chosen as the best ad of the past 25 years old . He is a member of the boards of international advertising schools: la Miami Ad School en Hamburgo y la Berlin School of Creative Leadership. In May 2007, British magazine Shots, select it as one of the "100 top creative minds" World in December 2016 Forbes magazine included him in its list of 25 most influential people in Spain. In May 2018 the same magazine selected him to wishlist: “100 most creative people in business”.

Idea 2: There is no excuse not to keep fit, neither time nor space. By Paula Fernández-Ochoa

Legal marketing expert and personal brand in high-performance environments gives us a few simple tricks to keep fit in 10 minutes a day with minimal space. Proposes not get excuses and learn to live laughing.

About Paula Fernández-Ochoa

To exercise the legal profession for years, It has now set up his own consultancy Legal and Personal Brand Marketing and Corporate + MoreThanLaw and, in parallel, for their healthy lifestyle and love of sport, He has created its own brand: VivircorRiendo.

He has been a lawyer at Mazars and Garrigues, Legálitas manager and Head of Business Development at Roca Junyent. Degree in Law and Diploma in Economics (ICADE), Degree in Administration and Management (Pompeu Fabra), PDD at IESE and Program Marketing and Digital Sales at ESADE.

Idea 3: Our stories to achieve immortality. By Victor Amela

Journalist and novelist perfectly remembers the day he learned to read and the revelation meant for him. Us into a narrative that allows us to understand that however much the media have changed throughout history, the need to have stories to tell remains unchanged. Finally we invite us to tell our stories and reach immortality.

About Víctor Amela

Barcelonan 1960, is a journalist and novelist. He is dean of television criticism in the Spanish press, he has held since 1984 in "La Vanguardia", diary in which he co-created twenty years ago "contra", palpitating page interviews (carries 2.500) they do not exhaust their curiosity. Collaborates on radio and television. He is the author of the breviary "The inspirers of Amela", novels "The Captain's Daughter Groc", "Love against Roma" and "Imperfect cátaro", and egografía "Almost all my secrets". Just published the novel "I was able to save Lorca". Peaking currency Ramon Lull: "Since we exist .., Let us rejoice!”

Idea 4: Get ready to understand Africa as the new China. For Jordi Hereu

Who was mayor of Barcelona and an expert in development of cities breaks the topics that we have installed on the African continent and presents the explosion of wealth that is about to come on this continent.

About Jordi Hereu

Mayor of Barcelona during the period 2006-2011. He is currently Chairman and consulting partner company BARCELONA BUSINESS PLATFORM, BPE, specializing in competitiveness and business internationalization, and co-founder of Fledge Barcelona program that works in business development and growth of start-ups with high social impact in emerging countries, specifically in Africa. specialized consultant in city development strategies, and the design and construction of urban visions with strategic positioning, as Chairman and member of the company IDENCITY, Patron of the Environmental Forum Barcelona Platform and newly appointed director of AENA.

Idea 5: We all have a Personal Value Added. Sergio Ayala

How can a person achieve success? Eventually life teaches you that not all people are Steve Jobs, J.K.Rowling or any of the examples of success. Sergio Ayala why you desgrana his manifesto media men, where you'll find its proposal for you to achieve success.

Sergio Ayala

Entrepreneur and lecturer degree in Law and in Education, reconciles the management of their companies with their passion for effective communication, practical and high doses of mood. Currently he is manager of the company SAC SERVICES, dedicated to industrial technical installation and dedicated to the purchase SEALQUILA, rehabilitation and leasing. Author of the manual sales Buy All I Want and has a separate section on local broadcast Onda Cero addressing issues of happiness and good humor. Lecturer at national level has extensive experience as an original speaker on such controversial issues as the need for good humor and buenrollismo in jobs.

Idea 6: Music helps us reconnect. By Guillem Roma

Live in a hyper-connected world has disconnected us as individuals. But music can help us rediscover that we can find connections between such different things as a reguetón and habanera

About William Rome

Musician and audiovisual, Guillem is one of the authors of the new Catalan music scene. It surprised by the originality of a creative universe where live Latin American and Mediterranean influences. It has a restless personality, that has taken her from Cuba, where he studied film, to live three years in Mexico, where he created a production company working on various television projects to publish three albums in the last five years. Guillem Roma created around an interesting creative world where many different energies are connected. Now just published his latest work “Constant and variable”, the result of a process of transforming their own songs which begins a new tour that will take you through different stages of the country.

Idea 7: The big data helps us also with small decisions. By Mar Santamaria

Urbanist Mar Santamaria tells us that life is a series of small decisions. The big data is able to collect these small decisions that we share and pose light on how we want the place where we live. "Life are small and big decisions, in fact, perhaps one of the most important is this: Where we live?”

On Mar Santamaria

Co-founder 300.000 Km/s, innovation office specializing in urban planning and data analysis that develops tools that facilitate the understanding of the city to the various actors involved in its planning and management.
His work has been recognized with the first prize CIVIO Foundation – BBVA 2014 to display data, COAC-AJAC award 2016 and 2014 disclosure of architecture and testing, a mention finalist for the award ODI AWARDS 2016 (Open Data Institute) the project OpenPapers, 4 finalists in CityVis Prize 2016 hosted by the conference UNCHS, a winning project and two finalists to the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2018.

Idea 8: True wealth lies in diversity. By Daria Shornikova

Daria Shornikova spoke about the concept “transmigrants”, people who happen to live on the border between cultures and states. Because every time will be (will be the) more people and. In the XXI century the concept of purity no longer makes sense, and true wealth is the diversity and movement.

About Daria Shornikova

Daria is the superpower of adaptability. From one country to another, Linguistics technological, healing art exhibitions to create trips innovation worldwide. The reason is always the same: make spectacular things happen. Through empowering people, create new solutions, build vibrant stories to tell them to change their perpetrators and the context around them. Currently, Daria es Project Director en Imagine Creativity Center, Global Shaper and explorer of transmigrants and border identities.

Idea 9: Beauty has the capacity to endure. For Anna January

Beauty is one of the most abundant and accessible resources we have around us. It is almost impossible to describe it and appreciate it is a personal decision. Beauty endures, It is valued and can even be therapeutic. Anna Gener shows us what true beauty.

On January Anna

President and CEO of Savills Aguirre Newman Barcelona, He runs a large specialized team in different disciplines estate. Committed to economic and social life of Barcelona, actively involved in various organizations, He is a member of the Executive Committee of Barcelona Global, Board of PIMEC (Patronal of Small and Medium Enterprises Catalunya), Board Circle Equestrian, Minister of Women Business Economics Observatory Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, Patroness of the Cares Foundation and patron of the Foundation Picasso Museum.

Idea 10: The smile is the language of smart people. By Victor Parrado

Face life with humor is the best way to change the mood of other people and get your own life is much richer. You can even become useful at a time of maximum risk as an operation following an accident

Victor Parrado

A guy Barcelona 38 years old , son of Andalusian father and mother extremeña, the middle of three brothers, which always he attracted the attention of small Graciet doing anywhere. "I like being a person who loves what he does, what he says and share what you have "After several years working in commercial (despite having studied law degree) and after a 2012 Major changes on a personal level, He decided to shake up her life and focus on what filled: the comedy. And here he: climbed on stage, providing essence, always looking its best and especially sharing moments of joy, laughter and smiles to all those people who come to see.

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Your personal brand name: how do you want to be recognized??

One of the mistakes I've made, listed on my extensive CV error is the fact that I've not been using always the same personal brand name. That is what is known like "beating around the bush".

What is the personal brand name?

It is the name by which we want to be found and recognized, both in real and digital environments. It can be a real name, A nickname (nickname) or a combination of both.

The most important thing is regularity. You bet what you bet, keep it in time.

The two brand assumptions

The easy assumption is that you have a unusual name, like mine, unique. I say it's easy because here logic cries out to use your name and surname as a personal brand name.

The most complex assumption is that your name and surname are very common. Just look up your first name and first surname ((in quotation marks) ) in Google to see how many results appear. Most important, how many of those results correspond to you.

In this second assumption, you can create a nickname, ideally related to your value proposition. The key here is that your value proposition must be strong and sustained over time.

Examples of personal brand name redirected

We started with the wrong name, and is never too late to fix it:

  • I started with the brand lateralconsulting, now my brand name is GuillemRecolons, and I hold the same in my web, social networks…
  • Andrés Pérez Ortega started with the web marcapropia.net, and corrected a few years ago to his own name andresperezortega.com. In social media, nevertheless, It works with other brands such as @marcapersonal on Twitter…
  • África Lucena began with unaideabrillante on her website and her online profiles and now she uses africalucena on her site and all her social profiles.

In all three cases, it's about unusual names (For Andrés, with the second surname), so it was unnecessary to resort to other brands.

The general advice is that it is easier to associate your name to a concept that a concept to your name. Thus, in case of unusual names, keep using them as personal brand names.

Examples of personal brand name with a nickname

If your name is common, you can resort to other solutions, as have done these professionals:

  • Alfonso Alcántara. Known as Yoriento, both its web and social networks
  • Pedro Rojas, @seniormanager alias on social networks, but keeps its name in its web pedrorojas.es
  • Álex López, alias @retailmeeting in social media, also keeps his name on his web alexlopezlopez.com

These cases are advisable with very common names, and here, as I said, as I said, the key is that the nickname must be consistent over time. If Alfonso ceases to be counselor, his nickname lose sense.

The issue of influencers is another matter. These professionals create a character, and therefore a name-brand commercial and mask. El Rubius, La Vecina Rubia, Auronplay ... they are what we know as artistic name. It has very little to do with personal brand, is brand character.

How do you want to be recognized and found?

Here's another question. Many people do not know your name or your nickname, but they look for the skills you have. Are you ready for that? That's called the personal brand SEO. It's about positioning one or more keywords that lead potential customers or other stakeholders to your website.

This is the test of truth. I must warn you it is very difficult to appropriate a keyword without own platform (web, blog…) and remember that social networks are not ours and there indiscriminately compete with thousands of people.

Some years ago, I decided it was important for me to position three keywords in Spain: Personal Branding Empresa, Executive Branding and Employee Advocacy. That is not based solely on a question of will, but to address the issue professionally, and above all, be very very very persistent.

So far, I have the top position in Google with Personal Branding Empresa and with Executive Branding, and with Employee Advocacy programs I have been advancing position from 54 (Google Page Six) to 7 actual (page 1).

You see, yes, personal brand name It is important, but it's not everything.

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