"You: The BRAND" - Michelle Villalobos presentation to American Express Technologies, 2011

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Learn how to create your personal brand so that you can get ahead and be first in line for lucrative, attractive promotions inside a corporate environment. Delivered by personal brand strategist, Michelle Villalobos.

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"You: The BRAND" - Michelle Villalobos presentation to American Express Technologies, 2011

  1. You: The Brand with Michelle Villalobos (vee - ya - low - bos ) 1
  2. We ALL have a personal brand.Purposeful or accidental, decided by you, or decided by those around you... 2
  3. It’s thedifference between this... Copyright Michelle Villalobos, Mivista Consulting, Inc. 2009. All Rights Reserved. To Reprint, Distribute or Repurpose, visit www.MivistaConsulting.com and click “Contact Us”. 3
  4. ...and this: Copyright Michelle Villalobos, Mivista Consulting, Inc. 2009. All Rights Reserved. To Reprint, Distribute or Repurpose, visit www.MivistaConsulting.com and click “Contact Us”. 4
  5. It’s“one-hit- 1wonder” vs.longevity 5
  6. In-demand vs. widely availableCopyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 6
  7. known vs. unknownCopyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 7
  8. “top of mind”Copyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 8
  9. • talk show host?• home & entertaining expert?• dog trainer?• child-care expert?• martyr?• satanic rocker?• dirty politician? Copyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 9
  10. It’s not WHAT you know.It’s not even WHO you know. It’s who knows YOU. 10
  11. How do people describe you...when you’re not in the room? 11
  12. People LOVEtalking aboutother people,are youMANAGINGwhat they’resaying aboutYOU? 12
  13. Are you knownfor where you’re GOINGor where you’ve BEEN? 13
  14. How YOU can do it. But before we start... alittle something to get you pumped up! 14
  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR3rK0kZFkg 15
  16. My story. 16
  17. “what-the-heck-is- 2 she-doing-with-the- money-we-spent-on- her-education” years “intellectual” years the “oye gringa” years“I’m-not-hispanic” years 17
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  20. So I quit...and ventured out. 20
  21. uh-oh. 21
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  24. Fast Forward 5 Years... 24
  25. Now. 25
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  28. BusinessIsincoming 28
  29. I’m considered anexpert in my field 29
  30. I work with people I love 30
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  33. How I did it. 33
  34. Online Branding Email Marketing SocialIn-Person Networking Media 34
  35. OnlineEfforts 35
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  37. Networking 37
  38. Step 1. Get CLEAR about who you are, what your PURPOSE is, and what you WANT out of your career... and your life.Copyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 38
  39. 1Are you on your path? Gut check time. 39
  40. Do you love what you’re doing right now?Image: Michal Marcol / FreeDigitalPhotos.net 40
  41. Are you bringingyour “A Game?” 41
  42. Begin with the end in mind...What will your life look like in 3 years? 42
  43. What kind ofwork do you want to be doing? 43
  44. Who do you want tobe doing it for? 44
  45. Who willyou bedoing it with? 45
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  47. How do youwant to work? 47
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  49. Do you want totravel for work? 49
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  51. Really think about the kind of WORK you want to do, and the kind of environment in which you want to do it. 51
  52. What goals or milestones can you identify? 52
  53. Rememberyour hobbiesand passions 53
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  60. Do you like to be alone?Surrounded by people? 60
  61. Where do you want to BE? 61
  62. What kindof lifestyle do you want tomaintain? 62
  63. What’s yourrisk tolerance? 63
  64. Discussion 64
  65. Who AREyou REALLY? 65
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  72. 2this is whatpeople SEE HOW YOU LIVE What you say & do WHAT YOU WANT Future Goals & Objectives WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN Principles & Values this is what determines WHY ARE YOU HERE? your brand Purpose WHO ARE YOU? Innate Passions, Talents & Interests 72
  73. the Passions PITs Talents - love to do - physical - as a kid Interests - “brainy”- how about what - empathetic you hate doing? - relationship- - the shows you building watch - the books you read - the things you love doing - even though you don’t get paid 73
  74. Call your MOM!! Trust me...she remembers. 74
  75. Get clear about Who you ARE, what you OFFER & Who NEEDS you most = POSITIONING STATEMENTCopyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 75
  76. “Professional speaker, trainer & consultant on Personality Marketing - how to cut through the clutter, capture attention& create opportunities in an ageof virtual relationships, information overload & ADD.” 76
  77. Pos itioning Sta tement E xercise 77
  78. Positioning Statement Exercise:What do you want to be TOP OF MIND for? Write a positioning statement for that. 78
  79. Step 2. Own your name Copyright Michelle Villalobos, Mivista Consulting, Inc. 2009. All Rights Reserved. To Reprint, Distribute or Repurpose, visit www.MivistaConsulting.com and click “Contact Us”. 79
  80. “in 30-seconds or less” Copyright Michelle Villalobos, Mivista Consulting, Inc. 2009. All Rights Reserved. To Reprint, Distribute or Repurpose, visit www.MivistaConsulting.com and click “Contact Us”. 80
  81. Start with a “baseline”Copyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 81
  82. Monitor http://www.google.com/alerts 1Copyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 82
  83. 1Copyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 83
  84. Deploy!!Copyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 84
  85. Own Your NameCopyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 85
  86. Copyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 86
  87. Copyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 87
  88. Copyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 88
  89. Claim ALL profiles wherever you can...Copyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 89
  90. put your name on everything you put onto the internet. 2Copyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 90
  91. Start with the easy stuff 1Copyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 91
  92. Copyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 92
  93. Copyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 93
  94. Copyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 94
  95. Copyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 95
  96. Choose your key wordsWhat do you want to be top of mind for? “Fine Art & Wedding Photography in Miami” Luxury safety, security & Private yoga locksmith services in South Florida instruction in North Miami Beach One of Miami’s top criminal defense attornies - the one other lawyers call when they get in trouble Relationship expert Hypnotist specializing in specializing in helping single weight-loss, quitting smoking and women in Miami find the reducing stresss love of their dreamsCopyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 96
  97. IDEA: Create a personal one-page website with simple links to anything - from the obvious (your LinkedIn Profile, yourFacebook Profile) to the not-so-obvious - the companies you’ve worked for, yourhobbies, a picture of you on Flickr running a marathon... Get creative & be authentic. http://www.Flavors.me. Free accounts available but not very functional) or upgrade for $20/year. 97
  98. http://www.Flavors.me. Free accounts availablebut not very functional) or upgrade for $20/year 98
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  103. Share yourexpertise 103
  104. Step 3. Look the part Copyright Michelle Villalobos, Mivista Consulting, Inc. 2009. All Rights Reserved.To Reprint, Distribute or Repurpose, visit www.MivistaConsulting.com and click “Contact Us”. 104
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  106. Standing out – appropriately – from the crowd helps you stay top of mind. Look UP at the top people inyour field and get inspired by them. Then add your own twist. 106
  107. Copyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 107
  108. Copyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 108
  109. Copyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 109
  110. Copyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 110
  111. Copyright 2007- 2009 Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 111
  112. Body Language • Eye contact • Body language social is the new • Clothes • Neatness business • Expression • Attitude • “Props” • Greeting/handshake • Striking up rapport 5Copyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 112
  113. What to watch out for. 113
  114. • Unequal distribution of eye contact social is the new • • Arms/hands/fidgeting Unhappy/angry “resting business • face” Smile-talking (it feels fake) • Personal space / proximity • Leaning in • Other people around you 5Copyright 2007- 2009 Michelle Villalobos, Mivista, Inc. www.MivistaInc.com (888) 531-3830 114
  115. Most people don’t make enough eye contact.(Are constantly on your BlackBerry?) 115
  116. 1 Eye contact is the most basic form ofhuman interaction...even newborns do it 116
  117. 1 Does your body languagesay “I’m too busy foryou”? That’s one surefire way to turnpeople off... 117
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  119. Handshakes establish equality between two people. 119
  120. No limp handshakes, please... 120
  121. And while we’re at it, no dainty “fingertip” handshakes either. 121
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  123. Step 4. BuildYour Network 123
  124. Networking 124
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  126. download at:www.MichelleVillalobos.com 126
  127. CreateALLIANCES &PARNERSHIPS 127
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  129. Gather a personal “board of advisors” 129
  130. Relationship Killers• lack of contact• one-sidedness• self-interest• neglect 130
  131. Relationship Growers • availability • contact • trust • listening • honesty • mutual benefit 131
  132. the 7 habits of highly connected people 132
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  134. download at:www.MichelleVillalobos.com 134
  135. Step 5.Communicate Powerfully 135
  136. The way you say things is, like, important? 136
  137. Do you ask for permission to speak up? Can I ask a question?I just want to add one thing Would you mind if I said something? I have an idea I’d like to share, if you don’t mind May I add something? 137
  138. Do you start your sentenceswith “I” – as in, “I think that” or “I feel that...”? 138
  139. blame you for issues that aren’t yours childish not effectiveleadership (it’snot about you) “I” often leads to “psychobabble” takes focus off the facts * How To Say It For Women Phyllis Mindell, Ed.D. 139
  140. “you” 140
  141. “feel” 141
  142. “I don’t have enough time to complete that job”“For the job to be done right, it requires more time” “I like the way you closed that deal” “Well done on that deal” “I noticed that the office wasn’t cleaned up” “The office wasn’t cleaned up last night” “You forgot to send me that email” “I didn’t receive your email” “I feel good about this project” “This project will be great for business” * How To Say It For Women Phyllis Mindell, Ed.D. 142
  143. “blah, blah, blah...” “Be in the moment... “present...” “The Secret...” “The Law of Attraction” “psychobabble,” rambling & “I feeeeel...” nervous chatter and... and... and...“I’m suuuuch an Aquarius (giggle)” 143
  144. delete words that don’t add value 144
  145. instead try “um” pausingpassive voice active voice “feel” stating the facts “I” 3rd person fillers pauses 145
  146. only just “Hedges” you know really in my opinion sort of kind of apparently I’m not an expert, butI may not be qualified, but but maybe I guess 146
  147. “I may be wrong but what if we try a new approach? I was thinking, you know, maybe we could, um, find a partner or something, you knowto help us grow our mailing list. Maybe I could call a few people that I know. I don’t know, what do you think?” kie josiuel lk asj kdi ko oudu lki, reit kci,wii, oieru iyd klkea loi leoop ncke adlfjad ieu loo keuu eioci klle leyuc ckelk lke as eec eae ree clkj elkj sld fkjds adlk fja.... too passive 147
  148. “That idea is no good, forget it. We should find a partner and tap into theirlist. I know a few and I willstart calling as soon as we finish.” aggressive 148
  149. “One way to grow a list isto partner with others and offer a benefit in return. I know a few I can call. Thoughts?” just right 149
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  151. Step 6. Promote Yourself 151
  152. promote yourself“Unwritten Rules: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Career” © 2008 by CATALYST 152
  153. Volunteer For High Profile Projects,Assignments & Teams 153
  154. How do yourespond tocompliments? 154
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  157. Step 7. Find A Mentor (or mentors) 157
  158. Everyone needscheerleaders 158
  159. Step I: Dig Deep: Who are you? Why are you here, what do you want? Step 2: Own your name. Step 3: Look the part. Step 4: Craft your story. Step 5: Build your network. Step 6: Communicate regularly & authentically 159
  160. Top Of MIND Exercise: What are 5 things youcould do right away to become “top-of-mind” for that? 160
  161. Committments. 161
  162. Want More?Free Mini Personal Branding Course 162
  163. Or ju st Goog le me! MichelleVillalobos.com Copyright Michelle Villalobos, Mivista Consulting, Inc. 2009. All Rights Reserved.To Reprint, Distribute or Repurpose, visit www.MivistaConsulting.com and click “Contact Us”. 163

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