I will discuss many topics in this category, and help you focus on always being you, doing the little things better than anyone else, and gently remind you to NEVER EVER sell out and try to be something that you are not.
“If it looks good, you’ll see it. If it sounds good, you’ll hear it. If its marketed right, you’ll buy it. But If it’s real, you’ll feel it.” – Kid Rock
Everyone has opinions, and that’s awesome! Some choose to stay quiet and keep to themselves. Others are more than happy to dive right in and speak their mind on everything – controversial topics included. Those people are not as concerned about their reputation.
This might happen at a coffee shop with friends – that’s great. Or maybe out for a drink after work – also cool.
But how about on social networks, forums, or discussion groups?
Depends how you want your personal brand and reputation to be perceived,
Some people strategically talk about controversial topics to gain more traction in a niche. Ok, I get it. That can be beneficial.
Others choose to stay away from commonly controversial themes like politics, religion, or other hot-button topics that I can’t think of right now.
But one thing to consider about your online reputation before “wading in” to controversial topics is….
I have developed a category on my blog called “T Minus 100”. These posts will be short, and to the point. 100 words or less. I would love every post to be epic in length, but with all of us being so busy, this will be a nice change from time to time!
Consistency in your social networking activities and personal brand building is paramount to the long-term viability of your business (or potential business that you are working towards).
Let’s make one thing clear, consistency does not have to mean 4 hours per day focusing on this, 7 days a week. Set realistic expectations for how much time you can commit to this, AND STICK WITH IT.
Your audience will start to get in the habit of seeing you “around” a certain amount of time, and miss you when you are gone.
Be consistent, be visible and become a force online!
Did you like this article? If so, there’s more where that came from!
Remember way way back in the day if somebody wanted to find out what you were all about, they either had to ask someone else, or ask you directly?
Well this internet thing has been a real game changer for researching people!
I hop on Google several times a month to see what shows up for my name, and website.
Scott Ginsberg, aka “Nametag Scott” is somebody that I admire greatly. I follow his content on a regular basis, and find it very thought provoking, relevant to those developing a personal brand, and may I say DARN entertaining 🙂
Check out this video to see how he turned wearing a name tage 24-7 in to a thriving business.
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