Messaging and Positioning

The words you use, both verbally and written, to speak about your company, products and services, as well as content for specific audiences

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18 Steps to An All-Star LinkedIn Profile (the book)!!! This is the starting point for LinkedIn success. You can buy it on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Amazon.in and Flipkart. It’s also available as an eBook on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Google Play and iBooks. Are you a Social CEO? I’m proud to be a contributing authorto The Social …

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The Corona Virus – a lesson in opinions and influence when emotions are running high

The world is in a precarious place right now. There is a lot of angst across multiple issues and fear appears to be in the driving seat. It’s not a pleasant time and whether online or off, it feels there’s no escape from the turmoil. We must pull the world back from the negative, divisive, …

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Freddie Mercury, the legend, the rock god, is my personal idol. Who’s yours?

I saw Bohemian Rhapsody, and after the first negative reviews came out, I was starting to get anxious – please don’t screw this film up!! All I can say is: it was GLORIOUS! A beautiful movie, about one of the world’s greatest talents, but also a look deep inside his soul. I know the timeline …

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Getting a peek under the hood of GE’s content marketing strategy

I was thrilled to interview Penny Shone, former managing director of Global Growth Communications at GE, who is now taking time out to consider what’s next. I know many people at our event were inspired by that alone – a senior business leader taking “a gap year!” Those breaks are so great for the soul. This …

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What is the line you won’t cross with your personal brand?

I had the pleasure of speaking on a social media panel at the recent Asia Professional Speakers Singapore Annual Convention (pic above from the talented Berry Happy Photography). The conversation was spirited, but one topic that came up is: what are you willing (or not willing) to do as an influencer on social media? For …

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Blindly Endorsing Your Company is Bad for Your Career and for Your Personal Brand

Something that is starting to concern me greatly is professionals blindly endorsing the brand they are working for and not understanding the implications on themselves when they do. Equally concerning is brands thinking this is good for them. It’s not. My concern started with this article in Entrepreneur Magazine – Are You Team-Player Enough to …

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Bambajan – Sustainable Music for Everyone

My friends, I wanted to share a really remarkable moment for two of my great friends Duncan and Lee Ann McKee. Nine years ago, they launched STIX, Motivation Through Music. I was present at their very first corporate gig, and it was an amazing experience. Nearly 100 people, coming together, playing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” …

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#Worklikeanetwork

I’ve been spending a bit of time with my Yammer colleagues recently, and there are two philosophies I really love about this team of inspired people. The first is “let’s change the world together” – yes please, I love that and I’m in. The second is encouraging all people to #worklikeanetwork. I absolutely couldn’t agree …

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Messaging my Own Company – a Lesson Learned

Since launching SAJE in 2006, I’ve gone through a few messaging revamps. I haven’t done this because I got it “wrong” in the early days, I quite simply started out focused on one area – messaging and positioning. But I’ve come to the conclusion that you can’t work full time on this – there just …

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