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Creative visionaries

A European adventure contemplating the importance of creative visionaries

I’m well over halfway through a five-week trip around Europe with my two sons, and while holidays are always a time of “brain overflow” for me, there is one idea constantly cropping up. And that is the powerful impact of creative visionary thinkers when they are given the licence to express their truth. Throughout history, …

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Is the voice in your head stopping you from embracing a better future?

The number one challenge I deal with every time I talk to people about defining their voice for social media, or taking to the stage to share their message, or any work that will boost them into the stratosphere – where they so clearly deserve (and need) to be – is that they do not …

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Microblogging is a perfect way to start building your personal brand

TTAM = things that annoy me, and this is my second TTAM post. Here is my first – turn off automation on social  – and please do this, it gets you no benefit. In fact, the first interaction people have with you is negative, as they immediately delete your automated message. Today’s blog is about …

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Personal branding requires grit, determination and never ever giving up

I had a great discussion with a fellow professional on personal branding yesterday and he said something magical to my ears – I’ve got a five-year window I’m working on towards building my personal brand to get where I want to be. And I thought finally. Finally, someone understands this. Personal branding is not a …

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Make your employees the stars of your show

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to speak at the recent Hootsuite executive breakfast in Singapore – “Advocacy & The Bottom Line – How to Make it Work” with Nishan Weerasinghe from IBM, Roger Graham from Hootsuite, and Roger Pua from LinkedIn. A lot of great content was covered by my fellow speakers, and …

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You, me and 440 million+ others are responsible for LinkedIn

We’ve all read updates of people complaining that members of LinkedIn are posting Facebook-like posts on the professional platform. We’ve all seen attractive females posting alluring pictures with thousands of comments – a mix of “inappropriate” or “you’re so pretty.” Naturally the guys who get drawn into the latter really have no idea how bad …

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How HR leaders can drive content marketing and employee advocacy

I had a wonderful opportunity to speak at HRO Today Forum in Singapore recently. Thank you to my friend Wendy Tan for putting me forward. Very much appreciated. This is the first time I’ve talked about content marketing, social leadership and employee advocacy specifically to HR professionals, so it was a great exercise to hone …

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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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Are you ignoring your greatest content creation resource today?

Every time I meet with a new company to talk about ramping up their content marketing efforts, the biggest challenge identified is being able to create enough content. So I ask about employees contributing content and if there is a process in place to welcome (and even reward) that? In 99 percent of cases, the …

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