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15 Ways Your Online Brand Can Win You Clients

The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently ...


OMG I just made a HUGE error

Well, just like in your personal life, there are a few tips and tricks and best practices for dealing with errors. But, it really comes down to one thing. Some errors are simple: Calling somebody by the wrong name in front of others. Sending out ...

Content Sources You Can Use Now for your Brand on Social Media

When building a personal brand online it’s important to share articles that your audience can relate to. One way to achieve this is through targeted content search. But where can you find the best topics for your target market? There are still ...

20 Funny Work Jokes to Get You Through The Day

We all need some humor in the workplace and laughing is very good for our health. If you see your coworkers are stressed out or depressed, then tell one of the jokes below to cheer them up a little bit and embellish their days. There are only ...

6 Things Your Small Business Needs to Spend On

Businesses are incredibly difficult ventures to start. More than half of all businesses fail within five years of starting, according to statistics gathered in 2016. While this is far better than the traditional belief that half fail within a ...

Take A Timeout to Rethink Strategy

Updated October 16, 2019 Small children are given a timeout to rethink what they just did, and athletes take a time-out to regroup and restrategize. The rest of us can also benefit by rethinking what is currently in play. Make it a habit to ...

Why You Need to Think Like an Interviewer

To start with, I must make an important disclaimer. I am not a psychologist but a career coach. I don’t find it surprising that there is much in common between the two professions, and I have lots of stories to prove it. If you happen to be in ...

Why You Should Document Your Failures

Do you take the time to document your failures? Or, do you sweep past them? My recommendation … take the time! It’s not to memorialize them or make them part of your LinkedIn profile (but, they may be useful for interviews and mentoring). Rather, ...

5 Ways Your Personal Brand Can Bring Up the Quality of Your Website

A professional website for your personal brand is important in building a professional reputation and attracting the visitors. The graphics and content are also the point of reference from which all other of your online properties tie into. By ...

Leaders Needed: Apply Within

It’s Not Too Early or Too Late You have to continue to differentiate yourself at each stage in your career. Regardless of your age, at every point in your life, there is a younger person eager to step into your job. If you are 30 years old, there ...

Why Your Business Should Support a Charity?

Unfortunately many businesses are only profit driven and they often neglect the problems of the world. However, you can get many benefits while helping the world become a better place to live. You can build a stronger brand image, attract and ...


How to Use Video to Effectively Build Your Brand

A strong brand presence addresses the needs of consumers and the brand alike. Quality branding helps customers feel uniquely empowered by the brand, via enhancements like increased productivity or knowledge. The brand itself benefits from ...

Do You Honestly Convey Limits Upfront?

Reputation management and personal brand development begin with good first impressions. But an overlooked fact is that most try so hard to please, they are not honest about what they can and cannot do. The improved approach is to convey limits ...

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do About Your Job

There are a number of very good tests of personality type on the market, and as a career coach I always recommend that people in transition explore the results of such tests and apply those results in their decision-making processes. Being in ...

George Anders: The Value In Hiring Liberal Arts Majors

George Anders I spoke to George Anders, who is the author of You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education, about why companies haven’t been hiring liberal arts majors, what the future holds for these ...

Use Email Marketing to Build Your Online Brand Influence

Having an effective email marketing strategy is an important tool for your personal brand in which your business can connect with your audience. Building authentic relationships is important for increased sales and return customers. There are ...

Do a Self-Check as to Where You Are in Your Career

A Personal Relevance Reality Check Take a moment for a personal relevance reality check because at any age these painful things can start happening to you, and if they do, you’ll want to change your course of behavior: -You increasingly feel that ...

15 Branding Hacks to Ramp Up Followers and Engagement

The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently ...

The Importance of Your Profile Picture for Your Career

Did you ever think of what your profile picture tells about you? Especially, your profile picture on LinkedIn or on a job website should be credible and show your true self because if someone doesn’t know you, the first impression s/he makes about ...

Encourage or Detract Clients: How You Solve Problems

Salespeople are invariably the ‘fall’ person for taking the blame when it comes to errors. The blame game is rampant inside the company and clientele hold the representative responsible. The very best approach is to quickly apologize and avoid all ...

You Are In Control of Your Attitude, and Only You

The only things you can control in this world are your attitudes and your effort. You have little or no say over the craziness of your colleagues, boss, the government, or your family, but you can take charge of your own actions and how you ...

Tweak Your Response to Improve Business

One of the more critical areas for getting to ‘yes’ is in our response style. A response may be an answer to a question, providing insight, or getting to the closing stage of pending business. Our communication affects all stages of the sales ...

Why Be Concerned About Reference Checks

Reference checking is not standard. Smaller companies typically have neither the manpower nor the funds to do thorough reference checks, which could cost hundreds of dollars. Conversely, larger companies do reference checks but at varying levels ...

Attitude is Everything to Your Boss

CEOs tell me about the importance of managing your good attitude: “I can easily hire qualified people, but it’s not so easy to find people with a good outlook.” “I hire attitude. Skills can be learned. I’ll take good attitude any day.” “I can ...

An Easy Strategy for Handling Errors

Our schedules are busier than ever, and technology is more complex taking many out of their comfort zones. The likelihood of making errors has substantially increased over time. But the worst error is in how one responds to someone else pointing ...