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Personal brands with own label: Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as Prince, He was among 1993 and 2000 strongly associated with this symbol. For a while the artist was called “symbol”, “the artist formerly known as Prince” or “TAFKAP”, something like a waiver of its own name on behalf of your personal brand.

The king of funk He is a born fetishistic, hence the aesthetics of their stagings arises, your own personal look, their guitars and designs of their albums. A clear personal brand, which we would add a touch of sensuality that have always accompanied Prince on his video.

Personal brands with own label: Nelson Mandela

One of the most prestigious personal brands is the Nobel Peace Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, born in 1918 and known in his country as Madiba.

Mandela was the first president of South Africa democratically elected by universal suffrage and the leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (CNA).

In 1962 It was detained and convicted of sabotage, plus other charges, to life imprisonment. Mandela was 27 years in prison, most of which was confined in the prison of Robben Island. After his release 11 February 1990, Mandela led his party in the negotiations for a multiracial democracy in South Africa, which it was achieved in 1994 with the first democratic elections by universal suffrage. Mandela won the elections and was president from 1994 to 1999, often prioritizing reconciliation.

This personal brand is shaped by multiple attributes, but certainly the spirit of conciliation It is the greatest of all. After 27 years in prison, Mandela did not think of the revenge, He thought of peace. At 92 years is still witnessed South African politics. Another symbol is taking weight Mandela's open hand, a symbol of peace; within hand's profile is distinguished your country.

 

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Personal brands with own label: Alfred Hitchcock

Geniuses leave marks, and Sir Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, the left as 2 oscars won, 6 Oscars nomination, the address of 55 films, the script 7 other movies,the production of other 24, direction and production of numerous television series, an unmistakable music as input cover their series, his own appearance in cameos in his works and….

…and an unmistakable profile, the stamp of his personal brand. The truth is that I managed not know who was the author of the drawing. If anyone knows'll thank me leave a note.

How does a student happens to be a pre-professional?

In the coming months we will try to answer this question so complex. No doubt it is one of the main challenges for any student who intends to start in the working world. R2H2 ask all experience, How very absurd.

But there are ways. And interesting ways. We continue to report.

There is no crisis challenges: Moving from routine challenge

Of course, There is no crisis challenges

May I use this phrase Albert Einstein to influence an aspect of the Personal Branding I think is important: the need for autocuestionarse with some frequency.

I explain: although it looks like the self esteem It is the key to a good projection of personal branding, the question oneself occasionally generates new challenges we take to improve. It's what you call into crisis.

The crisis does not refer here to an economic downturn such as we are living now, but there is no doubt that the crisis forced many people to reinventing themselves and generate new yields.

If every day we are able to complete 3 sudokus, there will come a point where addressed to a sudoku will not generate interest and help develop our brain, It is what would be a routine. We'll have to look for a new challenge that will allow us to continue to grow intellectually, like chess, crossword puzzles or learning a new language.

Imagine that we are in a situation of personal crisis. ERE has put us on the street, or we have decided to get out of a company that would not let us live. Start a new challenge, is sure to be interesting. I have in mind the case of a friend who, after years working in advertising agencies, and yéndole great things, He accepted the offer of some financial analysts. Theoretically something unthinkable: I agree. They paid much better. This new work has taken him to countries around the world, and he has now achieved a status with just 40 years that many wanted for themselves. She decided to change her routine, put in crisis. And it went well. But we know, If you do not try you do not know.

If you decide to put in crisis, health. your Personal Branding will benefit. And remember, There is no crisis challenges.

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Networking 04 / Let us be generous with information

Information is one of the most precious resources. Often we are so jealous of our work or our method that everything stays home.

My advice is to share information. If we do it, We get you a WOM (mouth, ear, to understand us) Interestingly, in the end we benefit.

Suggestions, ideas, open debates, Anything goes to help someone who walks lost or looking for a second assessment about something.

We have the perfect tool: the Web 2.0 and countless resources. There is no excuse for not doing so.

Networking 03 / to get started, a compliment

It may seem a basic principle, but we often forget. Every time we need something from someone, it is best to start with a compliment. Children often do: first they tell you you're very handsome and very strong, and then ask you to upload them ” a piggyback ride”. They are not one.

In the field of business and networking it's the same. It costs nothing to start with a “I congratulate you on your article” or “I have spoken highly of his method”. It's really simple, and facilitates the icebreaker best lubricates our relationships.

By the way, You can also end a compliment. Thanks for reading me.

Any tips to survive on LinkedIn

It is indisputable that LinkedIn It has established itself as the main network networking world. Launched ago 6 years from Mountain View, California, today has about 70 million professionals. LinkedIn is an average visit 37 minutes per month, and Spain is the 7th country in the ranking with nearly LinkedIn 700.000 users, after the US, India, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy and Germany. Although not the subject of the post, If still you wonder what is and what is LinkedIn, here I hang a training video:

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When we analyze the different profiles found on LinkedIn, it is easy to discover facts profiles on the run, no photo, with little contact details, no history of companies in which it has worked, without updating. It is disappointing that many people believe to be “to be” LinkedIn without further. LinkedIn serves to generate active networking, to discover interesting profiles, to offer our services. That's not “to be”, that gigs there a bit and make it clear who we are (professional level), where we are and what we aspire.

We have to imagine that LinkedIn is our website. Update it, take care, explain our projects or you can attract colleagues or customers. Here are some tips on how to make best game:

  • Being Being: LinkedIn is an inviting place to be descriptive, is strategic-not tactical, so it's best to avoid short sentences powerpoint style, and try to explain our achievements, our contributions in a clear and descriptive manner.
  • introduce ourselves: I have seen many people do not fail the “abstract”, a perfect place to count 4 lines what we have done. Nor is customary to fill paragraph “specialties”, piece keywords to find partners, partners or customers. And the photo. Some believe it is not important. It is. The face is the mirror of the soul.
  • How much more, better. Unlike other social networks, LinkedIn is interesting to show off a bit. One should not be any previous work insignificant it may seem. There may be a stage done in our student days the doors open to an offer.
  • We use professional jargon: Knowing the language of each sector is important. There are endless ways to describe what you do, but the sector jargon is clear, concise and understandable. If I want to attract employees in the sector of mouth / ear I'll use the term marketing “Wominomics”, based on the industry “word of mouth”.
  • Jobseekers, dilo. Nobody likes to say he is looking for work. But if you are looking for, dilo. Otherwise, nobody will notice you as a candidate “available”. It is perfectly feasible to write under your name “environmental marketing specialist”. That is not fooling anyone, It is a mix of your education with your career. But if you do not currently work at any company, let it clear.
  • Do you speak languages? LinkedIn is a global medium, and allows a single page have different profiles depending on the language. A sample: Here's my public profile Spanish, English and Catalan.
  • Show your profile more social: LinkedIn is a perfect setting for creating and tracking groups professionals. They come in all colors and for all tastes. Subscribe to groups allows you to receive information about our industry and participate in discussion forums. In addition, creating groups can help generate traffic for our own business, blog…

Here's Part 2: Any tips to survive in Linkedin II

Who says that a resume can not be emotional?

Globalization and widespread standardization have made it possible all curricula of the world are equal, almost clonic. We are surrounded by webs, consultants, regulations say how it should be written a resume. It's curious, almost all agree at all. Dates in order of most recent to oldest, without excessive personal data, written in 3rd person ...

The main conclusion is that today, A resume is something really bored, frio e impersonal. And the question is are we sure that this is how we want to see?.

Let me propose another way to make. to get started, Why not video?. Let's be honest, paper do not know how you are, What tone of voice you, what you look ...

More things, Why not a curriculum with a little history? A sort of story. I do not know you, but I am very interested to know why someone decides for whatever career, one or another profession. What is the trigger?. That says a lot of people. So get exclusive curriculum, unique, personal.

to sample, a button. There I leave my trigger:

I decided on advertising to 14 years old . then Paco, a guy dressed in hippy with a supermoto often came home to find his girlfriend My aunt Elena. It was the year 1975, and that look so extreme, the motorbike, blonde, the glamor ... called my attention. It went against everything established, breaking the codes of the time, He was transgressive. I asked my aunt what worked her boyfriend. "It ads", He said "works in an advertising agency". Two years, when I was 16, I made my first stage of practice in which Paco agency was Creative Director. I am now advertising, and since then I have always worked in the communication environment. Perhaps you will ask me what has become of Paco. Another day I tell you (I swear).


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It's not about the number of contacts, This is how we interact with them

In our personal brand management, often confused with quality amount.

It is true that the networking It is based on propabilidades, and the taller, better. It is also true that we are in the era of affinities, personal segmentation, del one-to-one, and, in, from personalization. To have 5.000 contacts LinkedIn It is very interesting, but it will be even more if we divide this heritage in related groups (consultants, managers, thinkers, journalists….) and we address them in a manner more akin.

Both Facebook and LinkedIn, Plaxo, Viadeo… Contact hunting sometimes becomes a nonsense. I can understand that a political candidate need a very broad base of “friends” for desvelear agenda, their thoughts and proposals. Perhaps the problem lies in the nomenclature “friends”. I do not deny that there may be someone with a lot, many friends. But these figures we see often 5.000 friends are unreal. In our personal brand management, often confused with quality amount.

Twitter case is somewhat different, since that's possible “follow” people for what they think and what they write, not because our relationship with those people. Twitter, Besides, its interface offers the ability to create affinity groups. So that, according to the mood of the moment, one would want to read things “Coach”, of “politicians” it “football”…

Twitter offers the ability to create affinity groups

In the background, online contact management should not be far from the offline management. When you create a database, there is always a field that defines the sector. That's the key customization. So that, It's not about the number of contacts, is about how we interact with them.