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The marches begin with one step. Brands also.

Nobody will give us anything. Leave easy mark, anyone can do it. Leave a good brand requires years of perseverance and effort.

Dicen que las marchas empiezan por un paso. Brands also. But after the first goes second, and then the third, and then…

…Constancy, constancy, constancy.

No one, anyone, no people, You will achieve its objective without evidence.

The pain in the ass of the name Garcia (II)

A couple of months ago I published the first part of this article (link HERE) giving some hints on how to help the differentiation from common surnames such as Garcia, González, Rodríguez, Fernández, López…

I also promised a second part devoted to this issue in social networks, So there I. There are places that allow duplicates and others not. Let's start with allowing clones:

Facebook

Facebook clones can coexist, that is, May exist 1.000 “Juan García”. Cast, precisely, It is a problem when the name is very common. A logical solution is to place the 2nd surname, reducing the number of clones. But since Facebook is a network of friends, here we can afford more personal solutions:

  • Use our most common nickname. For example, If your name “Juan García” but your friends call you “its”, do not hesitate, register on Facebook as “Nito Garcia”.
  • Use our personal brand. If we know as “Marilyn Cuenca”, and we like the brand, ahead, Why cut?. Think we can have closed profile, banned for scouts and people who could not understand the reasons for such a name.

Linkedin

Like Facebook, in this professional network can live several people with identical names. Any advice:

  • Monitors with accents, Linkedin It is sensitive to them. In other words, if you write someone searches Perez and obviating the accent, you will not find. Beware that.
  • If you have two names or two surnames, feel free to use, provided that others know.
  • Unlike Facebook, prevents diminutives and nicknames that might commit, unless you dedicate yourself to the show or you want to bet frontally to create a consistent brand across all media.
  • LinkedIn claims more seriously, and that we must place the name you would place, for example, in CV.
  • But there are resources to differentiate. Some alumni of IESE Business School, for example, They use a parenthesis after the type name (IESE UNAV on).
  • Others “slip” email your name, Juan Perez Garcia type (jpgarcia_z@gmail.com), which makes them easier to find.
  • Finally, there are SEO techniques to get your name is the first on the list. Luis Alvarez Emilio Shout, skilful in the art.

And now let's review some of the places that do not support clones:

YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Skype, gmail, hotmail…

In this places, first come gets the name. It's like web domains. To exacerbate the problem, plus we get a character Limete, what prevents us from placing name and surname. What do we do?

  • Imagination to the power, but with some order and consistency. If we decide to call JPerez321X, We try that is our name on all these networks that do not support clone.
  • JPerez321X would be nice to have some sense, a story that facilitates us who seeks finds us. I recommend not using birth year, It is too easy to “to hack”.
  • The username is one thing, but you should always be linked to our real name. Twitter, for example, would allow JPerez321X username associated with Juan Pérez García.
  • Another formula is to use the underscore _, juan_perez_garcia type or JPerez_Garcia. Recall that these networks do not support spaces in usernames.
  • What never, Never, to do is to link our name to the company we work. Journalist Ana Pastor recently was fired from TVE. His profile on Twitter was AnaPastor_RTVE (or something like that), so he had to give it up and start again. Recall that our work is always provisional, that employment for life does not exist. Our brand is us, not the company we work.

 

So far we have come. If you have any interesting case “naming” you please send, we could raise a third of this article. Thanks to everyone s.

García Lorca image by Shutterstock.com

“incompetent headhunter”: These great creators of personal brand

In 1919, a young artist was fired from the Kansas City Star that “It lacked imagination and he had no good ideas”. It was called Walter Elias Disney, and four years later founded The Walt Disney Company, one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world.

Few combinations of first and last names have as much ability to suggest emotions, values and all kinds of attributes brand. Few people have developed an activity that has marked so strongly as many generations as it has the artist who gave life to Mickey, Donald and many other unforgettable characters. It is very likely that none of these characters come to life to be at that “headhunter incompetent” that Disney fired del Kansas City Star.

Perhaps Disney had continued drawing advertisements for newspapers and, surely, I had a great race, in view of his undeniable talent. Possibly, when the young Walter came to Hollywood with 40 dollars in his pocket and a film unfinished in the suitcase was not aware that, at that moment, It was to be born the largest “dream factorys” modern history.

All we have ever enjoyed with “The Sorcerer's Apprentice” or “The Lion King“, to name just a few examples, we have to thank a “headhunter incompetent” is crossed in the life of Disney and “facilitated” creating one of the personal Records most influential twentieth century.

Perhaps Walt Disney is one of the most striking cases, but there are many: Elvis Presley, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld or the same asked are good examples. So, If one day you come across a “headhunter incompetent”, Remember the story of the young cartoonist Kansas City Star.

A dismissal may be the beginning of your personal brand, although it would be better not to wait for that time, so why not start tomorrow?.

Interview about personal brand “Business today” TV

I leave the interview that led the Social Media Specialist Luis Fernández del Campo about personal branding

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v = qm8u7KQ-qBg&feature=plcp[/youtube]

Personal Branding Plan: -and manages- the script of your life

Today it launches Personal Branding Plan, the first self-management course online personal brand. An ambitious cooperative project that answers these questions:

  1. Are you waiting for opportunity of your life and not just come?
  2. These dissatisfied with your current job, but you're afraid to change?
  3. Your project is powerful but not get to heart your customers?
  4. Have you lost your job -or you're about to lose- and you do not know what to do to find another?

If you are not identified in these four questions you do not need to keep reading.

But if you feel identified, welcome to the club, read this article: you can help a lot, as:

  • Opportunities never come alone, because luck -although it seems a paradox- It is not the product of chance.
  • We are the only officials what happens to us and we have the opportunity to change the course of events, and this is our real luck, it is our opportunity.
  • We can move from troupes to be protagonists write our history and in our own benefit and that of the people around us.
And now, if you have 2 minutes, mírate this video:
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Seen? I tell you more things:

Manage our personal brand is writing the script of our lives

  • The crisis He has put things in place permanently, rely on us and no one will come to our aid. Neither the State, nor the company, nobody will be our backer, This is part of the past, Prince Charming will not come to our rescue, rely on us.
  • manage our management is writing the script of our lives, learn to know, discover what our real dream, pave the way for it and explain it to others to share and to become the elect.
  • Starting today managing your personal brand is more at your fingertips. As I took a few days ago, Today I present the Personal Branding Plan the first course on-line self-management Paradox.

24x7x12: Hand of a mentor have at your disposal at any time of day, seven days a week, the method connect with yourself, develop your project or your dream, do what viable and communicate to others. In how much time? It depends on you, but on three months if we get some time each day.

I have had the honor of collaborating in the authorship of some content, specifically the session 8 POSITIONING and session 9 MESSAGE FORMATS, but perhaps the best thing has been to share the stage with professionals like Arancha Ruiz -Stories Cracks-, Natalia Gómez del Pozuelo -the writer-, Neus Arques -the pionera-, Oscar Del Santo -attraction marketing 2.0-, Pablo Adán says -marketing staff saved his life-, David Alcubierre -the teacher geek- and my partner Soymimarca, Jordi Collell -the vessel always full-.

Special mention deserves the consultant and friend Ladislau Girona, the locomotive of this project that I'll never be sufficiently grateful and honorable mention for Andrés Pérez Ortega, the sherpa who unknowingly has accompanied us on the climb to have opened the gap.

Finished. I can think of many more reasons for you to develop your plan and achieve your career goal, but I invite you to visit the course website for you to discover for yourself @

The 16 May the On-line Self-Management Course Personal Brand launches

It is a pleasure to share a novelty with you @ s: next Wednesday 16 May it launches First Course On-line Self-Management of Personal Brand.

The course is aimed at anyone who wants to increase their chances of Professional success and it is structured as an authentic brand consultancy In the net.

The 16 May you can start improving your professional positioning from home

Together with my partner Soymimarca, Jordi Collell, They have actively participated in drafting some of the most recognized professionals Personal Branding: Neus Arques, Pablo Adán says, Oscar Del Santo, Natalia Gómez del Pozuelo, Arancha Ruiz and David Alcubierre.

Each course participant will have the permanent support of a mentor which will guide and resolve any doubts that may arise.

Geographical barriers and time will no longer be an obstacle to manage personal brand, the course will open the 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week and every day of the year.

From Model Iceberg personal brand each participant deepen its self-knowledge , will design its Strategy as a brand and will develop a plan Visibility on the net and in the real world. It will support materials and numerous practical exercises.

In twelve sessions and over about three months we suggest an exciting journey to discover, manage and give visibility to the Personal Personal.

I have personally dealt with two sessions: Positioning and Blog.

I hope to see you again next Wednesday 16 of May, I'll tell you all the details.


Talk about personal brand INESDI in Barcelona (8/5) and Madrid (9/5)

INESDI invites you to a conference to learn the whole game that can take you to our Personal brand, Get your free invitation Barcelona or Madrid.

Some time we have been hearing the concept does Marca Personal o Personal Branding and above all that is very important work it. The concept of Personal brandIt has always existed, but especially the internet social networks They have made it publicly visible and of course that energizes.

From a marketing perspective, A trademark is a name or symbol to identify products or servicescompetitive differentiation. Thus, we must properly understand the techniques and internet communication tools for attaining the leadership of our own personal brand. And is that the Personal Branding It is a powerful weapon to highlight and increase our employment and business opportunities.

The changes are occurring in Social Media They are having a direct impact on brand strategy and those with a better focus and know how to use social networks effectively, You will have a competitive edge.

This statement applies not only to companies, but ourselves. Separation of professional staff Me and I, every day is disappearing and we are the same person with a unique essence. In fact, with a clear orientation Marketing You can integrate professional and personal values. Therefore it is essential to work what differentiates us and project. It is not an easy task but we must work on our own brand, at our identity and how we want to be perceived. We must work our visibility and invest time in our image, reputation,personal position and what impact we want to achieve.

To continue learning and deepen these concepts, Inesdi offers a conference Personal Branding and Social Networking hand two experts.

William Recolons and Jordi Collell We will explain how to manage a personal brand through social networks, from a practical perspective and we talk on career that has this new activity.

Guillem Recolons: Founding partner of the company Soymimarca and management specialist personal branding. Publicist

Jordi Collell: Founding partner of the company Soymimarca and management specialist personal branding. Lic. in Economics (UAB), coach graduated from the University of Texas (Dallas).

Barcelona 08 of May, 18:30 to 20:00 Roca Barcelona Gallery. Enlace a Google Maps.

Madrid 09 of May, 18:30 to 20:00 Sala Camon Madrid. Plaza de Moncloa, 1; Access Princesa.

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Happiness after dismissal

It is a topic to talk about dismissal and depression, mourning phase, of uncertainty, disorientation, crisis. As he had said Louis van Gaal, "Always negative". And, What about the positive side of dismissal? Why you would never talk about people who have discovered that there is a better life after an ERE? What about those who, From overnight, They have discovered that they were authentic entrepreneurs? Why do we insist so much on our coverfailures? Is there life after dismissal?

How could it be otherwise, I will begin with a case I believe I know well, mine.

For GR. Life begins at forty

Photo taken at my funeral advertising, on 2004

the what

I have the personal and professional privilege to have experienced a layoff, what was the lever launch of a new life with more flavors than unpleasantness. With more flashes of happiness than sadness. If today I dedicate to personal branding it is because of what happened at the end of 2004.

The how

I started my career very young. My first payroll, contract internship advertising agency Tiempo BBDO, It is dated January 1979. I had 16 and she is studying at night. I understood then that the environment communication, This iscreativity, advertising and all the madness that lead would become myprofession.

So it was. Pass 11 years J. Walter Thompson, then by Bassat & Ogilvy and then Saatchi & Saatchi. Total, some 20 years in the environment of international advertising agency, working for big-budget advertisers and global brands. after those 20 years I wanted a taste of being a shareholder of a company, so I accepted the offer to head the agency Barcelona Altraforma. Year 1998 and the experience could not start better.

I felt comfortable, It works with the same intensity or more, weekends, some nights. But it works "for me". A small piece of the result (If I recall one 15%) it was Min e. In 2000 and 2001 we managed to put the agency ranking places reserved for very large groups. We were a dreamboat. We receive many offers from multinational purchasing groups. The circumstances made no such offer was accepted (crass error) and that 2003 signs are sighted deceleration. I lost a client, some untimely dismissal, things happen in the best families and are often overcome.

But something happened that marked my life forever. Without knowing it, I settled on "comfort zone“, in the brain that obscures the need to change the way of doing things. It is possible that some adverse circumstance in my family environment influenced my mood, but outside any rate in September 2004 I reached out an agreement with the majority shareholder of the agency. Euphemisms aside, I was fired from the company. Let's be clear, please. I sold my shares and I went in December of that same year, after a Christmas party that became my funeral advertising.

In January 2005, and thanks to an advertiser who did not want to release my, I started my own business, Lateral Consulting. What side it came by the positive influence of Edward de Bono y su “Lateral thinking”, a book that should be read to babies in the cradle.

There I discovered that I could work like a donkey and be happy. The pressures were my pressures, nobody put me goals, I put them on my own. Without knowing it, iDEE my own personal branding plan. In 2007 I accepted an offer to manage the business in Spain TVLowCost, a young French agency that broke the mold and opened in two years subsidiaries worldwide defying its philosophy to large multinationals. The invention is not worked here, which it gave me new parameters to know what not to do, but fortunately my business with Lateral Consulting worked well.

In 2007, from Lateral, I started working on projects and communication strategypeople-oriented, professionals. Politicians, entrepreneurs, people who had suffered a layoff ... I still do not know, but my good friend Linda Reichard One day he told me that what I did is called "personal branding“.

Earlier 2010, hand that would later be my current partner, Jordi Collell, We attended a conference in Madrid on personal brand captained by sherpa Andrés Pérez Ortega, and in October of that same year we opened SOYMIMARCA.

The why. Key learnings.

Happiness exists. You just have to go get it. And that is achieved overcoming fears.

Risking is key. If you do not risk you can live reasonably well with a living wage, but it will be difficult to go to work with the appropriate degree of motivation.

You can live with less. Many people are closed in band to undertake for fear of not reaching the levels of remuneration they were working as employees.

Think big. Think big. If you have a good idea, ponle resources, do not be stingy. No idea prosper without a decent investment.

Surround yourself with the best. So far the topic. But I mean surround yourself with the best people, of people whom you can trust the keys to your life. Quickly detach yourself who do not share your level of enthusiasm for the project, It will become a toxic agent.

Become a plan. you map. Follows a script. And you see adapted according to circumstances. Do not close to change course, but keep the destination. And remember, as the Greek poet said Constantino Kavafis, the important thing is not only to reach the destination, but learning trip without forcing the crossing.

 

Real estate corruption, covenants outlawed, There comes greed ... “BOOM”

 

Today finally see the light novel “Boom. The most immoral novel about the housing bubble that has changed our lives

the published Alienta (Planet) and its author is Laura Anguera Armengol, , an attorney who lived in direct the movements of large real estate to seize the market at any price.

No I want to tell much about the novel, better than you read, but the question is :

 

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF TWO property developers will swear undying hatred because of some LANDS?

I promise that in the aburriréis, plus, the novel includes some interesting cautionary tale about management.

Marketing Humano V: The fourth C is Communicating

In addition to establishing our personal brand, built and built on real values, and on a consistent vital argument with what we are and our aspirations, human marketing establishes relationships between people, between personal brands.

Both aspects of visibility and attitude are bases of a communication strategy. Communication between people is a condition sine qua non human activity for marketing.

We live in an increasingly complex society. And we do not refer to recent years, no. Society leads evolving for a million and a half years, and even today has not stopped. yes, growing at a rate higher.

Since the appearance of the first homos until today, language has always lagged behind the need to use, until modern man has built over the centuries a system so complex language we have learned to use it even to work deception.

That is why the complexity of language does little to relations in human marketing, marketing among people, if we do a proper use thereof.

  • The brand must be consistent
  • The intention must be sincere
  • Communication should support it

So that, and based on the premise that we are trademarks and transmit control would not be inevitable that communication? control, their learning and practice exercises at three levels of our personal dimension:

  1. What you see
  2. What you hear
  3. What is perceived

1. What you see.

What you see represents the image, responsible for the first level of impact. It consists of the physical appearance, but also our ways of transmission of the message, in the non-verbal aspect. The Chine, gestures that support my message, that makes it look sincere, the palpable demonstration of our qualities as a business card or presentation. And the proxemia I stood at that intimate or social distance

2. What you hear.

Tone of voice, if expressed safety or fear, openness or doubt. Our verbal ability, supporting respect, knowledge and courtesy. intonation, the liveliness and musicality of my message. make it entertaining, nice. It is the level paralinguistic, the resources of sound.

3. What is perceived.

Energy, frankness, credibility, the trust,... our promise of value. It is the fruit, the result of the previous, but it is also the ultimate goal of a career, and structural background of human marketing.

The interrelationship between personal brands, conceptual sense and human, Reality Based, sincerity and trust is the ultimate goal of social memory installed in, that part of our brain that is intended to remember after being identified and admitted.

For this memory uses the filter of perception. And it will decide whether we have become part of a collective memory, and therefore to be among those called to interrelate in the marketing of people and perceptions. Human marketing.

Paul Adam and Guillem Recolons / Personal brand consultants