â€śAll of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.â€ť ~Tom Peters
In 1997, Tom Peters wrote an epic piece for Fast Company entitled â€śThe Brand Called Youâ€ť. 16 years later, these words still ring true. In fact, in todayâ€™s fiercely competitive economy, it is more important now than ever to define your personal brand, show the world how youâ€™re unique and really sell yourself. With the proliferation of social media, we now have access to platforms and tools that empower us to showcase our identities, strengths, skills and talents to the world.
As a social media strategist, Iâ€™m often asked by those new to social how they should get started in leveraging social media to build their personal and professional brands. Iâ€™ve compiled 7 simple tips in a Slideshare deck based on my own experience and advice Iâ€™ve received from others over the years.
What else would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter @cheesycons.