The Problem With Experts

We can all agree that it’s important to distinguish between real experts and those posing to be experts. People look to experts for advice on any number of subjects. I remember sitting in class at the University of Texas where I majored in Government, and looked over one of my professor’s accomplishments. He was a […]

Cut Through The Clutter

Have it your way. Talk all you want. Converse on Twitter. I do it too. But at the end of the day, results speak for themselves. Networking by conversing on Twitter is plain and simple, a terrible way to network. Look at the top people on Twitter based on followers. The majority of them have […]

Your Personal Branding Business Model

One of the most important aspects of creating a personal brand, is first attempting to determine what your goals are. Are you trying to become the President of the United States, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a serial entrepreneur, a social activist? This will certainly help you understand how to frame your brand, […]

Finish Strong

I received great advice the other day from my friend and boss, Brant Barton. “Finishing strong is more important than how you start”. It took me a while to really understand how true his advice was.  Common wisdom says you need to make a good first impression. First impressions leave a lasting memory, right? Even […]

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 […]