Personal Branding
Bret L. Simmons, Ph.D.
Reno AMA, April 10, 2014
Main Points Today
1. Personal branding is a huge
opportunity and responsibility
2. We are all ambassadors of our
increasin...
Professionally
Personal Brand
Ambassadors
Professionally Personal
Everything you do reflects on your business
Personal Brand
If people don’t select
you, spread the word
about you, or pay a
premium for your
services, it’s because the...
Value
What you can do uniquely
well to help others
address issues or solve
problems that matter to
them.
Personal Brand
1.Who are you?
2.Who do you want to
help?
3.How do you want to help
them?
New business card
www.bluehost.com
New business card
1. Associate your name and face
with your value
2. Create content and
connections that will get you
inde...
Social Media
You must be personal and conversant
Lead with value
Wrap the personal around your value
Never trust any site to
protect your privacy
• Never post anything, anytime, anywhere
that you would not be comfortable with
anyone seeing
• If it were posted on the w...
Operational Privacy
• The sooner you behave as if you
have no privacy online, the more
effective you will be
• Use your pe...
Professional Discretion
Just because you can post,
comment, share, like, etc. does
not mean that you should.
Why risk
offending
anyone?
Brand: Name, Picture, Purpose
• E-mail
• Linkedin
• Blog
• Twitter
• Facebook
• Other (Pinterest)
Bret.simmons@gmail.com
bret@bretlsimmons.com
We don’t need Facebook to
authenticate our lives
Summary
• Social business is here to stay.
• Strategic imperative to immerse
yourself in the process
• Start now, don’t qu...
Questions?
Bret L. Simmons, Ph.D.
www.bretlsimmons.com
Bret.simmons@gmail.com
(775) 336-9576
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop
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Personal Branding Reno AMA Workshop

  1. 1. Personal Branding Bret L. Simmons, Ph.D. Reno AMA, April 10, 2014
  2. 2. Main Points Today 1. Personal branding is a huge opportunity and responsibility 2. We are all ambassadors of our increasingly social businesses 3. Differentiate your personal brand by demonstrating professional discretion
  3. 3. Professionally Personal Brand Ambassadors
  4. 4. Professionally Personal Everything you do reflects on your business
  5. 5. Personal Brand If people don’t select you, spread the word about you, or pay a premium for your services, it’s because they don’t recognize your value. (Seth Godin)
  6. 6. Value What you can do uniquely well to help others address issues or solve problems that matter to them.
  7. 7. Personal Brand 1.Who are you? 2.Who do you want to help? 3.How do you want to help them?
  8. 8. New business card www.bluehost.com
  9. 9. New business card 1. Associate your name and face with your value 2. Create content and connections that will get you indexed and ranked for your name and value
  10. 10. Social Media You must be personal and conversant
  11. 11. Lead with value Wrap the personal around your value
  12. 12. Never trust any site to protect your privacy
  13. 13. • Never post anything, anytime, anywhere that you would not be comfortable with anyone seeing • If it were posted on the wall of your office, would it make any of your colleagues, customers, or employees uncomfortable? If so, don’t post it online Operational Privacy
  14. 14. Operational Privacy • The sooner you behave as if you have no privacy online, the more effective you will be • Use your personal brand online to build bridges, not walls
  15. 15. Professional Discretion Just because you can post, comment, share, like, etc. does not mean that you should.
  16. 16. Why risk offending anyone?
  17. 17. Brand: Name, Picture, Purpose • E-mail • Linkedin • Blog • Twitter • Facebook • Other (Pinterest)
  18. 18. Bret.simmons@gmail.com bret@bretlsimmons.com
  19. 19. We don’t need Facebook to authenticate our lives
  20. 20. Summary • Social business is here to stay. • Strategic imperative to immerse yourself in the process • Start now, don’t quit • Taking control of your online brand is good for your career and your company
  21. 21. Questions?
  22. 22. Bret L. Simmons, Ph.D. www.bretlsimmons.com Bret.simmons@gmail.com (775) 336-9576
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