Social media           Personal branding               Wim Mathues               Benelux Content Manager,               bw...
Who we are?Some things you need toknow about us.
Nice to meet youWim Mathues,Independent Marketing & Communication ConsultantGraduated at KULeuven in the master of Corpora...
Corporate Communication, and then what? "Vind je (eerlijk) veel werk met ons diploma BC?“ "Aansluitend bij de vorige vra...
Nice to meet youStijn Poffé, Research Consultant @InSitesI am 25 years old, giving everything I’ve got at InSitesConsultin...
Fact sheet: InSites Consulting   Market research agency   15 years of experience and know-how   Pioneer and innovator i...
What is the link between this   picture…                   …And our story?
Personal brandingLet’s start with the beginning
What is …            …Personal branding?
We are all CEO’s of our own company: Me Inc.                   “To be in business today, our most                   import...
A brand is not just a logo.It’s a collection of perceptions in the mind of                   a consumer…               (Co...
Personal branding in 2012 in 2012       Personal branding     “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re                      a...
Personal branding in 2012 dog        We know you are a                Google will tell!
Personal branding in 2012 dog        We know you are a               Your network will tell!
Networkingis nothing new!
“You can reach everyone in the world in just6 steps.” -- 1938          Frigyes Karinthy, Hungarian journalist
Urban legend or not…                                          The rules of the game800 million     800 million            ...
Personal branding in 2012Social Media is not personal branding.        However, it can help!
Personal branding via Social MediaWhy should we?
Because you are underestimating#1   the reach and power of your network
INSERT Verhaal Real Madrid
Because companies are using it#2   more and more            “Linkedin is as important to us as Jobat or            Vacatur...
Because recruiters are looking for#3   you
Because it’s easier and more up to#4   date than this:
“Whatever Google turns up will determine your fate. Every Twitter-message, Facebook-status and Linkedin-update is a reflec...
Personal branding via Social MediaHow can we?
Think before you start…              …ask yourself 3 questions
#1 Who are you?
#2 What are your goals?
#3 What makes you different?
Ok, got it! I’m ready to start…                      …what now?
#1 Don’t be humble, but be honest
#2 Don’t hide, be visible & easy to find
#3 Build your network
#4 Be consistent
#5 Listen and interact
Personal branding in 2012
Personal branding in 2012
Branding = the combination         Branding is creating a         collection of perceptions in         the mind of others…
The different Social Media platformsTips & tricks
“Stijn Poffé” en “Wim Mathues”
Facebook: Limit access to your inner     circle1.    Manage privacy settings2.    Know who’s in your network3.    ‘Don’t p...
Twitter: Good branding potential                  1.   Be consistent: Only marketing is                       not enough =...
Linkedin: The ideal branding tool
Linkedin: The ideal branding tool #1 Your profile                   1.   Make sure your profile is                        ...
Linkedin: The ideal branding tool#2 Your network                  1.   Import your offline network                  2.   R...
Linkedin: The ideal branding tool  #3 The tools                 1.   Find jobs using ‘job search’ and                     ...
Linkedin: The ideal branding tool#4 The routines                  Create a routine:                  1.   Daily: check you...
Linkedin: The ideal branding tool    #4 The nice-to-haves                           1.   Check out the mobile app         ...
Personal brandingOne last tip
Start networking! 
Let’s connect!                                                             wimmathues@hotmail.com                         ...
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Presentation of Personal Branding through Social Media, given at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Master Corporate Communication), 20/12/2012

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    1. 1. Social media Personal branding Wim Mathues Benelux Content Manager, bwin.party Digital Entertainment Stijn PofféResearch Consultant, InSites Consulting
    2. 2. Who we are?Some things you need toknow about us.
    3. 3. Nice to meet youWim Mathues,Independent Marketing & Communication ConsultantGraduated at KULeuven in the master of CorporateCommunication in 2011, started my own littlecommunication consultancy during these studies. Currentkey accounts as an independent consultant arebwin.party Digital Entertainment and football club Oud-Heverlee Leuven (OHL). Furthermore, I was on thepayroll at Capgemini and LUNA. My main goal is to linkmy professional skills to my personal passions anddevelop business while having fun… wimathues@hotmail.com @WimMathues http://www.linkedin.com/in/wimmathues www.insites-consulting.com Ghent I Rotterdam I London I Timisoara I New York
    4. 4. Corporate Communication, and then what? "Vind je (eerlijk) veel werk met ons diploma BC?“ "Aansluitend bij de vorige vraag: in welke sectoren, bedrijven?“ "Is meertaligheid (FR, NL, EN) een must voor het vinden van een goede job?“ "Als oud-BC-student: welke strategieën/theorieën/modellen die je gezien hebt in de opleiding gebruik je ook echt in het werkveld?"
    5. 5. Nice to meet youStijn Poffé, Research Consultant @InSitesI am 25 years old, giving everything I’ve got at InSitesConsulting for just over 1,5 years now. Before that Ihave been studying Applied Economics in Leuvenand afterwards, I obtained a Master in GeneralManagement at Vlerick Business School. I ampassionate about making consumers generate valuefor companies, with a specific focus on supportinggrowth of FMCG and Media & entertainment brands. Iam currently working for major brands likeMTV, Unilever, AB Inbev, Coca Cola, … stijn@insites-consulting.com @stinus230 http://be.linkedin.com/in/StijnPoffe www.insites-consulting.com Ghent I Rotterdam I London I Timisoara I New York
    6. 6. Fact sheet: InSites Consulting Market research agency 15 years of experience and know-how Pioneer and innovator in online methods Covering any marketing domain Fully independent Ghent, Rotterdam, London, Timisoara, New York 125 passionate employees Proprietary research panel in +25 countries Most awarded agency by ESOMAR Published well-known marketing books “the conversation manager, the conversation company & How cool brands stay hot
    7. 7. What is the link between this picture… …And our story?
    8. 8. Personal brandingLet’s start with the beginning
    9. 9. What is … …Personal branding?
    10. 10. We are all CEO’s of our own company: Me Inc. “To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” Tom Peters, Fast Company “The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” Socrates, 469 BC - 399 BC
    11. 11. A brand is not just a logo.It’s a collection of perceptions in the mind of a consumer… (Colin Bates, Buildingbrands.com)
    12. 12. Personal branding in 2012 in 2012 Personal branding “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog!”
    13. 13. Personal branding in 2012 dog  We know you are a Google will tell!
    14. 14. Personal branding in 2012 dog  We know you are a Your network will tell!
    15. 15. Networkingis nothing new!
    16. 16. “You can reach everyone in the world in just6 steps.” -- 1938 Frigyes Karinthy, Hungarian journalist
    17. 17. Urban legend or not… The rules of the game800 million 800 million have changed… (unique users each month)135 million 175 million
    18. 18. Personal branding in 2012Social Media is not personal branding. However, it can help!
    19. 19. Personal branding via Social MediaWhy should we?
    20. 20. Because you are underestimating#1 the reach and power of your network
    21. 21. INSERT Verhaal Real Madrid
    22. 22. Because companies are using it#2 more and more “Linkedin is as important to us as Jobat or Vacature. It delivers almost 10% of all our recruits on a yearly basis. For 2012 that means, we recruited about 500 people using this platform Bert Verhaert, Head of recruitment KBC
    23. 23. Because recruiters are looking for#3 you
    24. 24. Because it’s easier and more up to#4 date than this:
    25. 25. “Whatever Google turns up will determine your fate. Every Twitter-message, Facebook-status and Linkedin-update is a reflection of one’spersonality, capabilities and priorities.” Joann Pan – Multimedia journalist - Mashable
    26. 26. Personal branding via Social MediaHow can we?
    27. 27. Think before you start… …ask yourself 3 questions
    28. 28. #1 Who are you?
    29. 29. #2 What are your goals?
    30. 30. #3 What makes you different?
    31. 31. Ok, got it! I’m ready to start… …what now?
    32. 32. #1 Don’t be humble, but be honest
    33. 33. #2 Don’t hide, be visible & easy to find
    34. 34. #3 Build your network
    35. 35. #4 Be consistent
    36. 36. #5 Listen and interact
    37. 37. Personal branding in 2012
    38. 38. Personal branding in 2012
    39. 39. Branding = the combination Branding is creating a collection of perceptions in the mind of others…
    40. 40. The different Social Media platformsTips & tricks
    41. 41. “Stijn Poffé” en “Wim Mathues”
    42. 42. Facebook: Limit access to your inner circle1. Manage privacy settings2. Know who’s in your network3. ‘Don’t put anything online you don’t want your mother to see’
    43. 43. Twitter: Good branding potential 1. Be consistent: Only marketing is not enough => Act 2. Follow thought leaders 3. Listen and interact: Use hashtags and tag others 4. Be worth sharing
    44. 44. Linkedin: The ideal branding tool
    45. 45. Linkedin: The ideal branding tool #1 Your profile 1. Make sure your profile is complete and up-to-date 2. Don’t be humble, but never lie 3. Add projects and extra curricular activities 4. Use skills and endorsements 5. Did you know you can take a pdf export of your profile?
    46. 46. Linkedin: The ideal branding tool#2 Your network 1. Import your offline network 2. Regurlarly check ‘people you may know’ 3. Be careful adding people you don’t know => avoid blocking 4. Personalize your invitations
    47. 47. Linkedin: The ideal branding tool #3 The tools 1. Find jobs using ‘job search’ and by finetuning ‘jobs you may be interested in’ 2. Follow companies you are interested in 3. Subscribe to groups 4. Optional: be active on ‘Answers’
    48. 48. Linkedin: The ideal branding tool#4 The routines Create a routine: 1. Daily: check your inbox, timeline, status updates (just like you probably already do with Facebook) 2. Weekly: Build your network, check your groups, … 3. Monthly: Is your profile still up-to- date?
    49. 49. Linkedin: The ideal branding tool #4 The nice-to-haves 1. Check out the mobile app 2. Check out the apps (You can add slideshare, wordpress, polls, reading lists,… to your profile) 3. Check out the tools (E.g. Outlook connector & browser toolbar)
    50. 50. Personal brandingOne last tip
    51. 51. Start networking! 
    52. 52. Let’s connect! wimmathues@hotmail.com @WimMathues http://be.linkedin.com/in/WimMathues Stijn@insites-consulting.com @Stinus230 http://be.linkedin.com/in/StijnPoffewww.insites-consulting.comGhent I Rotterdam I London I Timisoara I New York
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