Your Personal Brand
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Extrovert vs. Introvert: Which One Are You?

Introvert and extrovert tend to be mislabeled.  Often, when people think of an extrovert, they think of a friendly, outgoing person and conversely think of an introvert as a quiet, shy person.  These qualities may be true to ...

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Take Personal Branding from “You” to “Universal”

I met Lori Martinek in 2008 when she generously came to Minnesota to speak at a conference I was planning on the topic of entrepreneurship and small business branding. It’s not often you meet someone as skilled and authen...

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Stop the Potty Mouth in the Office….and Everywhere Else

CareerBuilder isthe source for job search information, and is the authority for behavior in the workplace. They know what they’re talking about, kids. So I’ll trust them when they release a study like this one. A ne...


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Make an Impressive First Impression

While we are taught not to make quick judgments about the people we meet for the first time, we always want to make a good first impression.  Whether it is a date, an interview, or a meeting with a potential client, how we pre...

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Bring Your Whole Fun Self!

A blog called techinspire.me recently profiled entrepreneur Charisse Conanan, the Founder and CEO of Smarteys. And while Charisse’s company is incredible, and her ideas about paycheck planning are revolutionary for millen...

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The Michelle/Kate/Oprah Effect

A few years back, CNBC created “The Oprah Effect”, a documentary that outlined the incredible effect Oprah’s recommendation can have on a brand, a product, and a company. Oprah put companies like Spanx and Car...


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Create a Memorable Tagline

Some of the most recognizable brands in the world have something in common – a fantastic tagline. They run the gamut from “You’re not fully clean unless you’re Zestfully clean” to “Just Do It...

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One Small Step to Protect Your Personal Brand

Sometimes, you find a piece of advice you want to shout from the rooftop. Such was the case when a Career Girl Network readers submitted Forbes writer Kashmir Hill’s article “Please, I beg you, put a Google alert on...

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Humanize Your Brand – Make “Ugly” Desirable

Tell me, friends, have you met TOMS yet? Perhaps you own a pair, or maybe you’ve just seen them on the street. But one thing’s for sure. Whether or not you’ve seen these shoes or tried them on, I can tell you ...


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You Have 118 Seconds

I love Harvard Business Review’s “Management Tip of the Day” – here’s a good one. The average length of an elevator ride in New York City is 118 seconds. If you use that as a guide, it means you’...