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If you are in all social networks, no “you are” any

 

Not wanting to miss a piece of the pie should not become an obsession. I note that many people are entering an amount of RRSS (social networks) so great that it gives them time to manage any properly.

Focus IS KEY

As we have 5 daily hours to properly manage those networks, it is best to focus. Although there is no dispute between tastes, I focus the issue on four networks:

Linkedin: It allows us to connect with professionals from all sectors and knowing your current activity. The Linkedin groups are discussion forums with good stories in which to learn and the ability to share our stories. Yes: lately there is enough spam… But where there is none?.

Twitter: is a open network, who can follow one wants without asking permission. It's a good place to learn and to discuss. I think the famous “Cluetrain Manifesto” guys at 1999 He was referring to Twitter (that nation 6 years later) when he is talking about “markets are conversations”. It is an immediate network, wild, It allows you to put videos, Photos… communicate in real time.

YouTube: If a picture is worth a thousand words, to add sound is a whole. This network allows us to transmit video to our brand 100%, because it helps us communicate comprehensively, including nonverbal language. And if that was not enough, YouTube also is the second largest search engine after Google, and more and more people have to have it on your home page.

Facebook: like LinkedIn, It allows us to recover friendships past. In the professional field, Facebook pages can become excellent places to move a professional offer, and are good reinforcements shop online.

diceAl blog I do not consider a social network, It is well above. We will speak another day. Depending on your professional activity, it is very possible that you can focus your digital communication networks image, as Pinterest Flickr, There are networks of all colors. But remember this, and we can not be everywhere. Must focus.

I know what you offer? The second stage of personal message

 

Check out This article describes the different ways to communicate your value proposition and generate affinity receptors message.

I remember the five stages of a compelling personal message are:

  • Notoriety. I know you?
  • Affinity I know what you offer?
  • Do I need to fit what you propose me?
  • Choice. Are you better than your competition?
  • Fidelity Do you keep your promises?

Affinity

messageIt may seem a no-brainer, but after you say your name you have to keep your specialty or your office. For example, “I am Guillem Recolons, personal brand consultant and partner Soymimarca”.

May not discover anything new, but every day more people greeting to simply give the name as assuming that you know who they are. And it is not like that.

So much it costs to invest just 10 seconds to explain your specialty and title?

The problem is that if not you tell input two things can happen: 1. You are a seller you're going to plug something I do not want. 2. I will lose interest in conversation not knowing if there is affinity between you and me, between your business and mine.

This is especially relevant, for example, by phone, means that every time we consider more invasive and requires absolute transparency for good end. Often I get calls “suspected” they have almost always the same pattern: the issuing person takes a few seconds to talk (Switchboard clear signal). Then you need to ensure that your, so ask did you talk to …?. When they suspect it is an unwanted call, Your questions Who do I speak? and that is where communication often breaks, as the caller, instead of properly identified, you loose the trade tirade, from which you flee quickly.

In the online world, I'm sick of seeing people who are either not identified (It is just the name) or put you type an odious euphemism “In active searching of a employment”. that happens, for example, Twitter and Linkedin.

Ghosts in the network

If Twitter I do not see any text under your name, I probably will not refund the follow. I do not have time to get into your timeline and see what content Believe it or what content share. A good description Help me a “follow” I quickly located the kind of person you are.

In Linkedin, I see people who do not write anything under his name, son Ghosts on the net. I also see others with the “In active searching of a employment”, as if that could define the specialty of the person.

Both are wrong, as we continue to prevent interested in continue reading, break affinity.

When, Besides, no photography, we have a person who has something to hide.

So, I said, It may seem obvious, but after you say your name you have to keep your specialty or your office.

I do not care if my own marketing, how can I take care of yours

1. In the world there are 634 million web pages. So, we should be among the 10 first million have a distinctive website or blog. To know, placing the domain of the web search the related alexa.com. The will of the basic data. The position of the web ranking and reputation. Reputation based on the sites that link to that web. For example, This blog is ranking 4.500.000 / 25. that of Soymimarca, for example it is in 329.000 / 208.

2. The internet domain Top searches amount to minombre.com . Only in .with there are 100 million web pages, it's not bad at all. One can have a domain .net or .info, but they take longer to find.

3. In the world there are 2.400 million Internet users, of those who:Screenshot 2013-01-27 to 12.48.49

  • 1.1oo million - Number of users Asia.
  • 519 million - Number of users Europe.
  • 274 million - Number of users North America
  • 255 million - Number of users Latin America.
  • 167 million - Number of users Africa.
  • 90 million - Number of users Middle East.
  • 24.3 million - Number of users Oceania.
  • 565 million - Number of users China, more than any other country in the world

With so many millions of Internet, You differentiate it becomes complicated. But it is a necessity. Capsize network quality content, well labeled, still the best the best formula to hover between much information.

4. Facebook has more than 1.000 millions active users, with an average of 40 years ago

5. Twitter has more than 200 millions active users, with an average of 37 years ago, 307 tweets y 51 followers (followers). In addition, there is already 123 heads of state or presidents of countries with their own account in Twitter.

6. Mobile phone, there are 5.000 millions Users with phone itself, of those who 1.300 millions They are smartphone with the ability to surf the Internet and use quick messaging networks (Whatsup, Messenger, e-mail…).

Where do I want going with both numbers?

Traditional media continue their way, with developments. Many newspapers and magazines have been, tota after a life on paper, the online edition as unique support. Most TV channels offer causes an unavoidable loss of hearing. And when a content is good, social networks will repeat ad nauseam.

Having accounts in social networks will be essential RRSS, but it will have things that interest at a predetermined public for each. Marketing staff is a part of personal branding is the strategic process that each person and their personal communication strategy. As much as we seem to be on the net is enough, it is not. It's like going to give a talk and go blank. If you have an inactive account on Twitter, better delete. And the same in other networks such as Facebook, Linkedin, Foursquare. Should not be, you have to be.

I see many profiles in networks of people who call themselves advisers or consultants or experts in something. But when you check its contents, in most cases they are limited to forwarding to the network things have liked. Do not create own content, no value. If you do not look after their own marketing, What credibility will have to look after mine?.

*Source: Royal Pingdom / Internet 2012 in numbers

Professionals seeking 'personal branding'

Here's the article María Paz López appeared last Thursday in La Vanguardia

Employment strategies in times of crisis

Professionals seeking 'personal branding'

The method has two phases: Self-analysis of strengths and how to communicate them to others | Digital identity is built upon interaction and contacts; If you do not interact, do not exist

few years ago, talk about your personal brand suggested a sporting universe of improving race times. But the words mutate social uses, and the emergence in the world of business and professions of Anglo-Saxon concept personal branding -this is, brand commercial sense applied to the people- has given expression personal brand new meaning.

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In Spain, more and more managers and business executives, and professionals from different disciplines, including master craftsmen, turn to agencies and experts to help them set up their own personal brand, which, in the best case, it will take to get a new job, advance your career or shine more in its scope. Internet and social networks have become essential elements of that bet.

"The method of creating personal brand takes elements of psychology, marketing, business management, communication and philosophy ", explains chemist Andrés Pérez Ortega, advisor of personal branding (www.marcapropia.net) and author of the books Expertología. The science of becoming a professional reference (ed. Alienta) and Personal brand. How to become the preferred option (ed. Basic). Attention, Pérez Ortega clarifies: "Creating a brand, either a person or a product, It has two stages. The first is self analysis, their beliefs, values, strengths and abilities, and the second is that brand communication, establishment of relations. And everything has to be looking for authenticity, no makeup or false appearances ".

Mark -recalcan the experts is not a mere container; is confidence of others in that person or product, transmission is credibility. Among the cases cited by the agencies consulted, There are some illustrative (who they prefer not to be named). A steering Barca, for example, Consolidated employer in its sector, made abroad a refresher course for entrepreneurs. In that course he was awarded, so he grew his reputation as a "young entrepreneur", which paradoxically injured his profile entrepreneur and seated. For reposition, He lectured in business schools, and thus he created a personal brand senior expert in business management.

Another case: a Mexican journalist specializing in project management communication in his country wished to turn around his career. With the help of an expert in personal branding, redefined his: focus on communication projects in the field of women and work in Europe. The sessions were conducted via Skype and paid services by PayPal.
Internet tools are basic to create and transmit personal brand. It should be business card also in electronic form, and packaged in the classic curriculum vitae network as new modes teach professional knows what to do, with minivídeos, graphics and links. Keeping a blog theme help (the search engines favor), as well as having profiles LinkedIn andFacebook, and not neglect messages Twitter.

"The digital network identity is characterized by the interaction and contacts", Explain Neus Arques, partner and director of digital identity management companies (www.manfatta.com) and author of Y tú, ¿qué marca eres? 12 keys to managing your personal reputation (ed. Alienta). Interaction: "If you do not interact, -alerta not exist Arqués-. The mere fact of having discharged a profile online is not enough, must interact. And the contacts are on the network, people you know, They make endorsement of that digital identity ". Arqués and his team work with companies, not individuals, but they give seminars to groups of executives and business school students, They encourage those who manage themselves that personal brand online.

"The blog is an excellent tool visibility, as well as being in social networks, but we must also take care of the networking classic", Add Guillem Recolons, partner and consultant for a consulting career high (www.soymimarca.com). Exchanging business cards at conferences and congresses still works, Just as the eye contact generates an empathy that does not give a photo, so it makes sense to combine both types of networking.

To define and direct the personal brand, Recolons and its partners and team practicesystem iceberg with a multidisciplinary approach: "The part of the iceberg that is not included self-knowledge and introspection, in the hands of a psychologist and a Coach, and product strategy, leading marketing specialist; while the visible part of the iceberg is the brand communication, of which an advertising deals, in this case ". Its clients include: Masters students loaded, entrepreneurs and unemployed professionals or active.

"Personal brand has to do with the values ​​we want to project, both at work and in society, with how we want to be perceived ", stated Nadine Kazerounian, British living in Barcelona, owner of the agency Praxis Image Consultants (www.praxisimageconsultants.co.uk). And, according Kazerounian, do not underestimate the classical concept image, understood in face mode. "First impressions about someone, and even the following, They are largely formed through visual cues: locker room, ways, body language and tone of voice, he argues,, so having a good self-image is essential to project the values ​​of personal branding, As the packaging is fundamental to the brand of a product ". As well help position it's welcome.

#lateraltwits 26 Twitter as a means of attracting people

I hope that companies engaged in HR are not angry with me, but the truth is that Twitter It is becoming gradually an interesting tool networking and capture “talent”.

I have seen him in person when two customers asked me to locate very specific profiles with time constraints that made it almost impossible mediation by a human resources specialist. And I found them pretty quickly. Over time, It is not difficult to overcome 500 or 600 twitter followers (remember that you also should follow), which creates an interesting belt. If you also place a hashtag easy to remember what you can accelerate.

I have the feeling that Twitter + Linkedin they can become perfect platforms for active job search. its immediacy, low costs (nulos a Twitter), and above all, synthesis capacity versus heavy curricula formats, are its main advantages. Of course, If I worked in that sector I'd get in there head.

related posts: In the "LateralTwits" series we've talked about Twitter as a communication medium, Twitter as a platform for dialogue, Twitter as a means of information ,Twitter as a means of contact, Twitter as a public forum, Twitter as a means of complaint,Twitter as a social network open, Twitter como SMS social, Twitter as a tool for personal branding, Twitter as a work tool, Twitter as a barometer of public opinion, Twitter as a platform for interviews and debates in real time, Twitter as a way of life , Twitter as a large base of public or private data (Twitter lists), Twitter as a stimulus to creativity, Twitter as public agenda (political and Twitter), Twitter como fanpage, Twitter as a personal page, Twitter as a promotional item for businesses, Twitter as web symbol 2.0, Twitter como teaser, Twitter as an open book, Twitter como error, Twitter as a witness everyday and Twitter as a forum for recommendations

#lateraltwits 07 Twitter as a social network open

In the "LateralTwits" series we've talked about Twitter as a communication medium, Twitter as a platform for dialogue, Twitter as a means of information , Twitter as a means of contact, Twitter as a public forum and Twitter as a means of complaint.

Today we talk about Twitter as a social network open. We actually already above that in the last post, but I think it is worth noting the difference between Twitter and other platforms that exist.

Facebook It is a closed network, to access a friend, it must authorize. The same goes Netlog, Tuenti or FourSquare.

In the field of professional social networks, we are the same. To access a contact, it must authorize. It is the case Linkedin, Xing, Viadeo, Plaxo

Twitter does not happen in. You follow who you want. And who wants to follow you. No need to ask permission, just follow (follow). Under this prism, We can follow our favorite gurus, whether singers, football players, politicians, journalists, consultants, poets. I have to warn you that they will not automatically follow, many do not. The sports Twitter asks you to follow your followers, but I can understand that some people with millor public of fans do not return the follow.

A great way to follow people who may be interested is to follow Twitter lists. Twitter allows us to classify our lists followed. for example: journalists. These lists can be public -that usual- the private. A ways to follow related issues is to follow a list of other; that way we do not follow the followers list, but the twits who publish.

I think the fact of being open network Twitter is a great advantage, given all the freedom to follow who want. But you have to manage it well, since we can also follow whoever. We must be consistent with the audience we have and with which we have, answer the questions, retiuitear what we find interesting and answer direct messages.

Anyway, the measure of success of Twitter is not follow you 2.000 people, It is to achieve a balance between followers and followed, and that people or companies that we remain relevant to eachother, we can contribute something.

personal brand and castells

As you know, few weeks ago UNESCO castells designated as intangible cultural heritage. It seems a unique opportunity to establish a comparison with the creation of personal Records.

The Castells They are a typical festive demonstration of Catalunya, of over 200 years of antiguaty. It consists in raising human towers formed by the superposition of different levels (between 6 and 10). The Castells are erected by groups of men and women of all ages, called Collas. Castellers sport a traditional dress and each colla feature is distinguished by the color of the shirt worn by their members.

personal brand and castells

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Lifting each castell It is accompanied by characteristic music, interpreted with a wind instrument called Gralla, which marks the pace of development of construction. Typically, the assistant to this kind of public exhibitions voluntarily join the human base on which the castells rise, formed by dozens of people.

pineapple: The secret of castells is similar to the secret of building personal brand: much basis, what is called “pineapple”. An important group of castellers, not seen, form the foundation, the basis for the endurance castell. In the personal brand that basis would be self-knowledge, analysis of the current situation, detection of skills and competencies. You can deeply into the base, strengthen; castells in this reinforcement called folre.

The trunk or central column: as they create new levels on the basis, weight decreases castellers, thus facilitating each person can hold in balance the weight of others. Personal brand in the middle column is the strategy, roadmap, which defines all the nuances where we want to go, deadlines, Partial goals.

The knob above: It is the most visible part of castells, which emerges with full force and with a hoist arm l'enxeneta indicates that everything went well. It is the metaphor of the top. Personal brand in this figure is represented by tools that facilitate visualization of the person, newspaper articles, lectures or public debates, the style, el networking, the presence in blogs, on social networks…

Do not trust who never calls itself “guru”, who believes in personal branding is to open an account Linkedin or who think that everything is solved with a blog. Personal brand needs three phases, like a castle, and that takes work, dedication and time. Shout out to casteller how many hours training before lifting a castell: all.

Came the day: Presented today SOYMIMARCA, a generator of personal brands

We are announcing that we were coming from this blog, from Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook… has arrived.

Today is presented soymimarca, an ambitious project that aims to become a benchmark in operational creation of personal brands.

The project, promovido by Jordi Collell and William Bone, who Recolons escribe-, It is aimed at both businesses and individuals, and among its differential tools we are combining coaching with other tools of personal brand visibility.

Deis is best to look at the web, www.soymimarca.com, but here we insert your welcome video.

Any tips to survive on LinkedIn (II)

The mobile version of LinkedIn is operational

Complementing the post we published 21 last June (ver post), this time we more into detail on how to improve networking via LinkedIn. I owe text to Blog Frank Scipion ingresosalcuadrado.com, I think he has done an excellent job called “Vitamins cure for your LinkedIn profile“. There goes that:

LinkedIn is a social network sovereignly wasted. In the interests of justice, I decided to write today one Linkedin guide for entrepreneurs. Many people believe that it is very difficult to make new connections, and they end up using it simply as a place to hang your resume, It is not like this?. And what I think is that it has a far greater potential than many of us are taking today.

First of all, Linkedin is itself a search engine and has tremendous reputation Google and other major search engines. And that reason is only reason to be present, because if only you Google your name and you have a profile on Linkedin, you will see that you appear on the first page of results. Try it and you will notice the weight that has Linkedin to Google.

Here you step eight main points that helped me give you the real value of this social network.

Linkedin guide 1. Improve your search engine rankings

In your LinkedIn profile you will find three spaces to add links to your own sites or blogs. Instead of using “My Website”, click “Other”. There you can enter text that best matches what people can find about your business.

For example, I used to stop my blog passive income, a keyword that is why I want to position myself. You can put here your Facebook fan page, your channel youtube, etc ... and also optimize the text of your link.

In my case, public view my profile on Linkedin has a PageRank 2. Nothing extraordinary, but not insignificant for a newly launched blog.

Of course, It is an extremely simple way to boost your search engine positions.

Linkedin guide 2. Promote the content of your blog

You can also import your profile Linkedin to the feed of your blog on WordPress, looking for the appropriate application in that program. This becomes a quick and easy way for others to check out the content of your blog in a minute.

If you do not use WordPress (unfortunate!), There you can also use Blog Link. This application supports TypePad, Movable Type, Vox, WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Blogger, LiveJournal and several other.

We all know well that blogs are the best way to grow your brand, whether personal or your project. With this you can automate the dissemination of your posts on Linkedin.

Linkedin guide 3. Launch an advertising campaign on LinkedIn

The truth is that until they told me, I had no idea that LinkedIn offered a contextual advertising service. LinkedIn is a site professionals for professionals, which it is less exposed to random other environments, and conversely, receives care visits and more people interested in business.

The system is simple and allows you to write in minutes, guide and launch your advertising, and pay it either clicks or impressions, with budgets that start in 40 euros. The advantage is that you can quickly reach a community really premium guys at 63 million professionals with high levels of income (100,000 € half). And you can segment your ad based on the age, industry, job, the company size and Location.

For lack of funds, I do not use paid advertising services. This does not remove the real interest of this service thinking advertising company, since linkedin offers a similar service Facebook fan page service, service Business Page.

Linkedin guide 4. To organize events

I love this Linkedin tool that lets you announce events. You not even need to be the coordinator of the event to upload it to the agenda Linkedin. An event can be created only with the basic information and interest spread. You can even send invitations through your network Linkedin, taking advantage of the usefulness of RSVPs. And you can also quickly view all your contacts events.

Linkedin guide 5. Use groups to connect with people

In a group Linkedin, you can read / post news, launch a debate, Post a job, etc ... They are closed environments that manage members who can access all content.

It is more common for people to join a group, but then again not nearly to participate in it. And the truth is that I can not throw the first stone because I'm one of them. In my case, instead of having an online continued participation in one or more groups, visiting them every day, I prefer to receive notices by mail and only entered into a conversation if I have a real interest.

What is even more should start a new group, as it will give you the advantage of having the email addresses of those who join, updated daily as it grows. I know I can give you a bit of work to put together and push a group, but a good way to start is directly invite all your contact. When your contacts they join the group, these developments will be visible in their profiles, and there other people will get interested and join. The result is a small empire..

Linkedin see some groups that are all the rage. start with 2 English groups to which must be monitored, because that many things happen:

2 references in Spanish, daily conversations with active:

Can you imagine having your access to such contact base? As well, Maybe you should start today.

Linkedin guide 6. Get recommendations to attract more customers

If anything Linkedin difference from other social networks, recommendations are, something really unique. And I can not think of a better way to promote your business by asking your customers and your colleagues to share with others their opinion of you.

You may be wondering how to get them. Simple: first give, then receive. Write good recommendations from your peers, and soon you'll get better from you. Should spend some time on this.

To credibility and convince, the recommendations of others is very important. With Linkedin you have an inexhaustible source of testimonials from people recognized (experts in their field, managers, etc..) that can support your project and settle down as one of the leaders in your industry.

Linkedin guide 7. make questions, and answered questions from the rest

A quick way to stand out as an expert is to answer questions that other. It is true that this service in Spanish is used below (If you compare the database of questions / answers available in English), but still, I would not miss the chance to answer a couple of questions relevant to your business.

You can also make your own questions, and see how they respond other. It's a great way to do surveys before launching your website for example, or validate the interest of a possible product you want to launch the professional market soon.

Linkedin guide 8. Connect your twitter account to your Linkedin profile

Your tweets appear on your profile, and you can launch a tweet from linkedin. There are a couple of widget to let you know that estña saying about you on Twitter. Because I do?. Because anecdotes relevant content to your profile, useful for your search engine rankings and also because return addresses highly qualified traffic to your twitter account, and if they see the aterir on your profile like, followers will be yours.

That's all for that Linkedin guide for entrepreneurs. Do not waste more time, Give him a chance to Linkedin. Worth.