Everyone seems to be using speaking as a tool to build a personal brand and grow their business or career… so you’ve decided to do it too. But WAIT! Check where you’re at against these 3 essential questions, before you grab the mic.
Ever wondered what’s involved in working with an advisor to build your personal brand? Here, I outline the 4 stages of personal brand building that I have developed over many years working with clients in business and professional spaces. Essentially – it’s a quest for CLARITY… because this leads to communicating with confidence and impact.
Communicating your personal brand is about achieving set goals. After clarifying your brand messaging, you need to get it out there – clearly and consistently – and keep layering your communications to build impact over time. You need to actually do the things that are on your personal brand outreach plan for it to work!
At a recent online presentation for INSEAD’s MBA alumni network, I posed the question, ‘What are the unique challenges we are facing in communicating professional and personal brands in 2020, and what needs to look different?’ The answers from participants’ discussion around the world were illuminating!
It is not uncommon for people building their thought leadership with online content to see some copycatting or piggybacking from ‘competitors’ from time to time. Certainly, this has happened to me more than once.