Category Archives: Personal branding
Sometimes even the most fancy academic degree is outsmarted by lessons you’ve learned in life. Today’s post by Australian based Jeszlene Zhou from the blog First Comms Job proves that it’s true. Read on to learn what a job in an Irish pub taught Jesz about communication.
Storytelling. You’ve probably heard the term for some years now, even if it’s not a new thing. It’s been around for thousands and thousands of years. But the call for using storytelling as a communication tool is everywhere today. “Use storytelling as a marketing tool, tell your own personal story when networking, educate through storytelling…” It sounds very reasonable, but when you’re sitting behind your desk and trying to create that special story, it isn’t that easy, is it? You’re not just supposed to tell some story, you are supposed to create a story who make people care and act.
In this blog post I have collected the best looking resumes I have ever seen. A qualified guess is that you’ll be as much amazed by them as I am. Use them as inspiration when creating one for your own. I definitely will!
The other day, I wrote about how to brainstorm and build the perfect elevator speech in five steps. Another tool you should try when creating the perfect pitch is using the Harvard Business School’s Elevator Pitch Builder.
Elevator Speech. The term was unknown to me until recently. I would have needed it long before though. I remember a conversation with a friend many years ago, talking about how bad we were when it came to presenting ourselves in an interesting way. How our minds went blank when asked personal questions about interests and skills.
Yesterday I told you My Story: I’m not comfortable talking about myself. I was rambling about my troubles to cope talking about myself. Not being able to hold a natural and flowing speech about yourself, interesting enough to make other people notice you, will make you miss a lot of opportunities. You may not get the job you are so well suited for or getting the salary raise you deserve. Your social success can also be suffering.