Personal Branding


How Negativity Can Damage Your Brand

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Feb 2016

How Negativity Can Damage Your Brand

When it comes to our personal social media accounts, we have several options for how we want to behave.  We can be the troll – always looking for a fight or we can be Suzie Sunshine – letting nothing get us down.  However, presentation counts and it’s important to limit negativity especially on business accounts. Typically, when you think of negativity, you think of the...

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Social Media: Think Before You Post

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Feb 2016

Social Media: Think Before You Post

I recently read a story about a dispute in a cafe, which was ultimately misleading, creating huge backlash on social media. This didn’t sit well with me.  We have the opportunity to broadcast our messages so we’ve become self-publishers of sort, yet we’re emotional beings, and as such, we post our version of stories. In this case, it was false and it only caused an...

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The Facebook Button Doesn’t Matter, But This Does

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Sep 2015

The Facebook Button Doesn’t Matter, But This Does

There’s been talk of a ‘dislike’ or ‘empathize’ button on Facebook.  I was not happy with the idea of a ‘dislike button,’ but I do think ‘empathize’ could be useful. As people scroll through the feed, some will ‘like’ a status but very few comment. It’s said that between 70-90 percent of social media users are lurkers, which means that they are viewing the content,...

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30

Aug 2015

Brand Monitoring: Critical in the Digital Era

Last week, I co-hosted a webinar with Metric Stream about the importance of brand protection in the digital area. While the presentation was primarily intended for those in regulated industries, the first segment is relevant to any business using social media today. The most significant takeaway is the importance of knowing what’s being said about your brand online. I’ve included the first segment in the...

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Major Life Changes Reinforce Business and Personal Truths

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Jun 2015

Major Life Changes Reinforce Business and Personal Truths

In April of last year, I made the decision to overhaul my life, namely by moving two hours away from my lifelong home and leaving behind the core people in my life – including my family and my husband.  Some of my readers – and of course, my friends – were shocked to learn of this drastic change.  Most of them reached out to me...

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