Personal Branding

Three Things Reality Television Taught Me About Personal Branding

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Vana C. Koutsomitis

Reality TV taught me that the bulk of your communication should be related to your end goal. If you want to send a message, you need to repeat it over and over again for people to fully grasp it!

Stop Hiding: How To Face Your Fears And Raise Your Profile

Rebecca Hourston | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Hourston

Raising your profile can be a scary process. As you gain visibility, you attract attention. People will talk about you. Some will praise you and be inspired by you. Others will judge and dismiss you. Sometimes, these judgements will make you want to run away and hide

I Regret Removing Friends From Facebook During a Random Facebook Cleanse

Sofie Sandell | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

We live in a connected world and part of that involves staying connected. If there is no real reason to remove someone it's probably better to keep connections than remove them. Many friendships lie idle for 20 years and then suddenly flourish again, you just can't tell.

The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Blog in 2016 - And How It Could Boost Your Creativity, Career and Business

Daniel Woods | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Tech
Daniel Woods

Starting your own blog can be a daunting experience for the uninitiated. Just a cursory google search will unload an avalanche of options, that woul...

Life Online and the Questions I Get Asked About Life in Relation to Social Media

Sofie Sandell | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

People have manifold questions about our connected online lives and this prompted me to put them together in a column that I hope will become a feature in a newspaper and maybe a book in the future.

Seven Ways to Look Really Unprofessional and Senseless on LinkedIn

Sofie Sandell | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

Behaving well online and presenting yourself as a decent human being with good values and ideas isn't that hard. But still I see quite a few people using the network in a way that just makes you want to disconnect from them.

Me and My e-Self

Saoud Moco | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Tech
Saoud Moco

I see gossip as marketing - direct and indirect. In other words, what others say about me and I say about myself. Ideally the two would concur.

What a Buddhist Nun and Starbucks Can Teach You About Personal Presence

Mandy Lehto | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Lehto

So someone ticks you off. You get the wrong milk in your Starbucks' latte. Your boss berates you during a meeting. A jerk cuts the queue when you're already late. It rains on your new suede shoes (I've been there, and feel your pain).

My Best Business Decision: Saying No to Jeremy Kyle

Abigail Eaton-Masters | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail Eaton-Masters

The brief was that they wanted a therapist to mediate with families who had appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show. My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and I faintly heard the audience applause as it echoed out into the distance.

Is My Name a Brand?

Saoud Moco | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Saoud Moco

We all carry within a set of beliefs, a set of values, aspirations about what we would do if we had unlimited time, fabulous health, strength and if money wasn't an issue. However, we rarely express them or when we do, it's often involuntary, uncontrolled and piecewise.

Seven Pieces of Career Advice I Would Give My Younger Self

Vicky Bullen | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

If you are lucky you will get plenty of advice as you forge ahead with your career...and of course there is always the internet to turn to now for comment and thought. But as I think about some of the things people have taught me over the years I often wish that I had learned them earlier - I wish someone had sat me down and just shared a few key pointers right at the beginning.

Embarrassed About Being Busy

Tony Crabbe | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK
Tony Crabbe

So next time you find yourself explaining how busy you are; I hope you feel a little embarrassed. Busy is a bad choice and it isn't cool.

What Marque Will You Leave on the World?

Adele Barlow | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

It is also good to talk to your family and friends who will, I hope, give you an honest assessment of you as you are today. This is not always easy, but at the same time will show courage, humility and integrity. This may, in turn, be guided by what you have achieved in your schooling and early life.

Should Employers Reward More Employees for Their Social Media Profiles and Personal Brands?

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Business today means leading and empowering professionals towards branding themselves, and being less precious about top-down control. Help people to be themselves and trust that they will return the favour by bringing brands and campaigns to life, just like Pinocchio.

Life Isn't What We Make It, It's What It Makes of Us

Malcolm Levene | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

By taking risks, being open to change, and allowing flexibility to be an integral part of my life, I've discovered secrets that have enabled positive changes. For instance, through being open, I have invited new and often inspiring individuals into my sphere. Also, I've been able to broaden my view of what I'm capable of.

Me, Myself and I: Branding Yourself a Leader

Colin Hunter | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Colin Hunter

In the digital age, personal branding has never been more important. Whether it's the CEO of a large organisation, or the employee of a boutique brand, the way that people manage their online presence determines how they are viewed. In many ways, the prospect of being put under a digital microscope can seem daunting, but personal branding, if done properly, can be a great advantage.

Brand You - How Your Past, Present and Future Combine to Create Your Personal Brand

Andy Lopata | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK
Andy Lopata

Every action you take and every conversation you have plays its part in creating your reputation. In my last blog I discussed how important it is to...

Start With 'Why'

Andy Lopata | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Andy Lopata

How much time do you spend on managing your 'personal brand'? What others think and say about you is vital to anyone's success in business or in their career. It's not simply about whether people speak positively about you, or otherwise; it's the context in which they speak about you and your strengths.

What's in a Name? Is Brand Identity Art?

James Burke | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Burke

Graffiti always seemed to me a purer form of the concept of 'brand identity' and one that came with real artistic flair, mystery, energy and danger. What traditionally set graffiti artists and brands apart was the drive for something beyond financial gain.

Communicate In Colour...

Malcolm Levene | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

Great communicators are fully conscious of their words, physical gestures, appearance and grooming. That's because they do not wish anything to act as a distraction from their communication style. Also, they are top-notch listeners. They research robustly, read lots, and endeavour to mix in different cultural settings.

Letting It All Hang Out

Malcolm Levene | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

To manage one's ego takes awareness, humility, discipline, an element of self-monitoring and courage. Yes, courage, because we must be brave enough to confront our ego. Only then can we successfully transcend its manipulative grip. For me, when I sense the emergence of my ego, I visualize a deeply rich red flag, waving.

BRAND YOU: What Hollywood Taught Me About Building A Winning Personal Brand

Julia Brunton | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK
Julia Brunton

Arriving in Hollywood, Los Angeles in 2005 with a strong career history behind me, a positive attitude and English accent, I thought I was well equipped to hit the ground running. It soon became apparent that brand Julia would have to adapt and enhance her gentile English ways if she was going to progress in Tinseltown.

BRAND YOU: How To Build A Personal Brand To Enhance Career Success

Julia Brunton | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK
Julia Brunton

Brand is at the center of corporate strategy. Some say it is the most valuable asset a company can have. It is a primary strategic asset as regards both competitive strategy and sustainable competitive advantage. Embracing the branding techniques used by corporate's and applying them to ourselves, could be instrumental in gaining competitive advantage in the job market place

Personal Branding - It's A Stretch

Malcolm Levene | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

Of late, I've been coaching a few men and women who would benefit from improving their personal style. It's as if they have a blind spot when it comes to their personal taste regarding their appearance.

Young People: the Inefficient Allocation of Human Resources

Brian John Spencer | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

Excuse the clumsy proverb, but the message is simple: whether the economy is up or down it's simply not enough for young people just to be exam-passing desk monkeys. Young people need to have real world smarts as well as book smarts.