Show our personal best? Guillem Recolons

Just project our personal best?

We are a country of extremes, There's no doubt. We have spent to overcome the syndrome of Solomon to turn social media into personal success showcases canned. Windows of our best management.

He "Solomon syndrome"Brings out our low self-esteem and almost sickening importance we place what they think the rest of us. And it makes us hide it and not jump to light our strengths for fear of breaking the status quo.

The showcase effect of our personal best

What is happening now is that the networks projected our best, our personal best, is a “Indeed showcase”. The windows show the best of each trade, and often when we we find a very different reality, worst, but real at the end of the.

True, people react better with positive news and negative images. With reaction I mean likes, comments… and that sometimes creates a Matrix environment, very distorted.

If I had to give one piece of advice to eventually let us not become spammers or a replica Mr Wonderful, give this:

We show more and let us show less

Post constantly self-portraits does not provide, tire. What really matters is that we provide valuable information, the negative-positive bone. Information that causes us a reaction, change.

If your personal or work life is not exciting, You do not need to disguise. Talk about another thing. That easy. I am getting daily requests “Ambitions” in social networks who can not turn their success” in a business model.

Overexposure eye

Overexposure is as negative as the infra-exposure. Returning to the metaphor of the showcase, it can not be greater than what is in Store.

Showing vulnerabilities

Show our vulnerability is the opposite of showing our successful side. A priori. I come to mind a time when three nearby vulnerabilities became strengths:

  • The CV error Johannes Haushofer, treated in this post BACc. Haushofer thought it was time to stop showing the window to also teach the backroom, so in his CV he included things like “I did not finish studies…” or “I did not get this note to aspire to such a university career…”.
  • The advice he gave me my friend and coach Terry Mclean to reinforce a TED I gave in November 2016 about our Superpowers: show your vulnerabilities to connect with your audience: we all have, and Empathy is the best way to communicate.
  • The incredible J Speech. K. Rowling Harvard University on 2008 talking about the benefits of failure. mandatory viewing.

Humanize is to connect

Our vulnerabilities make us human, They like to laugh at ourselves. Perhaps we should be more realistic and show both what fills us as what we empty. That's what is called show our human side. less showcase, menos Matrix, Welcome to the real world, that of our personal best.

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About me Guillem Recolons

Convinced that everything leaves a mark, I help companies to better connect with their stakeholders through personal branding programs (personal brand management) and employee advocacy (internal brand ambassadors programs).

Partner at Integra Personal Branding and Soymimarca, I also collaborate with Ponte en Valor, Brandergizers,, MoreThanLaw, Noema Consulting, AdQualis and QUIFER Consultants.

As lecturer, participated in the Graduate Social Media of UPF and UVic, in various programs in ISDI, speaker at the IESE EMBA, among other. Advertising man, Master en Marketing. Grade student of Humanities.

My DNA comes from advertising 20 years in agencies: BBDO, J.W.T., Bassat Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Altraforma and TVLowCost among others.

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14 replies
  1. Ramon Vidal
    Ramon Vidal says:

    Guillem agree with you that we should show more often and less backroom showcase, although I think that social networking push us closer to the latter than to the former. Whatever your appointments as well Overexposure.
    It is really the world in which we live and what is to come that dehumanizes us.
    Maybe because I'm not even close, digital native, but rather digital apprentice, I miss the P2P of my generation.
    heated debate.
    regards

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    • Guillem Recolons
      Guillem Recolons says:

      True, Ramón. heated debate. We got carried away by the quantity rather than quality, and that in the long run is a race win only those who have the desire and the resources to buy large audiences. Thanks for write!

      Reply

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