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Don't try to be everything to everyone. Decide what your key message is and stick to it.
Keeping your message focused for your target demographic will make it that much easier to both create content around your personal brand and have others define you.
It's the easy way to have an original personal brand. Pople can see right through a dishonest act and will call you out for it.
It will also make it much easier to manage your personal brand on a daily basis.
If your personal brand isn’t telling a story, you’ve already lost half of your potential audience.
The most effective personal branding strategy these days is to build a true narrative, a story around your brand that your audience can engage with.
Don’t underestimate how tiny inconsistencies can derail personal brand effectiveness.
Being consistent is very similar to having a narrow focus—it’s much easier to get recognized for one topic if you consistently create content and brand voice around it.
You’ll never achieve the best branding until you fail a couple times.
The very best brands always come from repeated trial and error, mistakes and failures and not from instant perfection.
Study trends and popular individuals on different social media platforms and then implement them with a twist.
Start marketing yourself like the celebrities and influential people that you look up to every day.
Your personal brand should follow you everywhere you go. it’s easier when initially creating a personal brand to have your actual lifestyle and brand be one and the same.
It needs to be an authentic manifestation of who you are and amplify what you believe.
The best PR is by word of mouth. Creating a personal brand in the public sphere is no exception to this rule.
Once you’ve built your personal brand with a reputation and community behind it, the next step is to think about the legacy that you’ll leave behind.
Think about this question: What are the keywords and actions that you want to be known for?
Commit to a niche--but choose the one you can actually win. All the big names in your industry started out by dominating a small space.
What do you want to be known for? What sets you apart from other established influencers in the same space?
Studies show that the younger demographic wants restricted, private, secure and exclusive networks which cannot be thronged by unwanted people, like their parents.
These exclusive online social places can be termed as digital campfires, and are mainly in the domains of private messaging, micro-communities and shared experiences.