Joining Personal Branding Blog

I am very proud to announce that I have joined Personal Branding Blog as a weekly columnist.  This is an exciting opportunity for me and the five other bloggers who will be contributing on a weekly basis. Today, Careerbuilder.com and CNN chose their top job blogs which Personal Branding Blog was ranked #1.  Additionally, the […]

Coming to a Blog Near You

When I started to look at the people around me who have built successful personal brands, one thing is apparent.  They are great at building personal relationships. Online personal branding is a bit more tricky.  It’s harder to build a personal relationship online.   Relationships online take more repetition, more pinging, and cultivating.  Joining Twitter was […]

How to get an e-mail response

In sales, it’s very important to know how to get someone to respond to your email. In fact, I think we could all use some advice on how to construct a proper email in order to get a good response. I’ve learned that there are a few essential rules to follow to get a good […]

The Art of Preparation

My football coach in High School used to preach that the way we practiced was the way we’d play in games. Football taught me a great deal about discipline and work ethic, and it certainly taught me about preparation. While I don’t play football anymore, I do give presentations, speak at meetings, meet new people, […]

Brevity

Get to the point. 1.  Leave short voice mails and emails. 2.  Write shorter blog posts, the point is to leave people with a good idea or two. 3.   Ask questions.  Let others talk, and then pack a punch when you do talk. 4.  Non-Verbal communication is a skill.  How do you look?  How’s […]