Your personal brand is how you promote yourself.

It's the unique combination of skills, experience, and personality that you want to show the world.

Promoting your personal brand sets you apart from your competition and builds trust with potential clients and employers.

So how do you promote your personal brand?

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Be Visible And "In Play"

"In play" means learning, asking questions, and trying new things.

Put yourself out there and become more active in your work community.

The more visible you are, the stronger your brand is.

  • Spend time where your potential customers do.

  • Attend networking events.

  • Maintain a list of all your current contacts and social media connections.

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Quiz

Sandra is a marketing associate working with an e-commerce company. She is looking to build her personal brand and create visibility in her industry. Which of the following events should she consider attending?

Maintain An Effective Social Media Presence

Your presence on social media should be consistent.

  • Focus on 1 or 2 social media platforms of your choosing.

  • Be consistent with your style and frequency of posts.

  • Post content that adds value for your audience.

  • Engage with your audience and respond to their comments or questions regularly.

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Keep A Clear And Brief Pitch Ready

Build your message by answering these questions:

What is your value proposition?

Why should someone work with you?

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Quiz

Which out of these is the most appropriate to be included in your pitch?

Summary

If you've been waiting for the right time to promote your personal brand, that time is NOW!

Make a list of all the in person and online opportunities you can create in the next week to grow and promote your personal brand.

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This Byte has been authored by

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Robyn McCabe

Robyn McCabe

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Lyne Cedras

Analytics professional

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Isabelle Laperriere

Client Marketing Manager

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Tamarha Louis-Charles

Marketing Specialist

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Marilyn Therrien

Client lead associate director at L1. Marketing