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The rules have changed.
The way we market ourselves, our business, product or service has changed. In fact the way we connect with one another has changed. We are experiencing a cultural shift on a global scale.
In fact, we are moving from the Industrial Age mindset to the Information Age and with that enters the Age of the Individual. At present the market demands that we stand out from the competition. The consumer is bombarded with marketing messages every minute so the challenge is to rise above the noise.
Many of us have changed jobs more than a few times over the years. Yet with multiple job changes, economic changes, downsizing, buyouts and downturns you remain the constant. You are the one who closed the deals, made the contacts, helped the customers, enhanced your education, sharpened your skills, started the business or laid the foundation. You are the brand!
We all have something to offer but how do you stand out? The answer is simple but not easy… it’s personal branding. The difference between you and the next personal offering the same products or service is your name and values. Others may call it your USP or unique selling proposition. I refer to personal branding as your promise of value. What makes you unique is valuable. It’s your job to present that value to the world and make it synonymous with your name.
Personal branding affords you an opportunity to design a life you want to live because of partnerships that will come your way.
Personal branding is an art and a science. The art is in the relationships you build. Relationships, good relationships, are the strengths of your brand. The science is the tools you use to extend your reach. There is no perfect system because new technologies are popping up all the time so worked yesterday may not work tomorrow. But don’t fret, the changes are usually gradual the key is to be aware and adapt.
Building your personal brand will cost you more time than money because the art takes time and the science is cheap or free with the advent of social media. Now is the time to step up and stand out!
Robert Earl Reed is an internet marketer and personal branding trainer, author and speaker. He is co-founder of http://www.BrandYouClub.com a personal branding education and tools company that helps independent professionals, business owners and network marketers stand out and build value around their number one asset themselves! Robert can be found at http://www.robertearlreed.com and http://www.brandyouclub.com