“The Art of You” – Why Personal & Professional Branding is Important!

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Brand Y ~ Y = You

“Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in all of us a need to understand the importance of branding. We are the CEO’s of our own companies: ME Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be the head marketer for the brand you call You”. – Tom Peters in Fast Company

· What is a brand? A brand is how you present yourself to the world. A cohesive image that positions you in your work, school, and in life. By consciously choosing how the world will see you, you can begin to shape your brand.

· What does a brand consist of? All that you are and even all that you are aspiring to be including but not limited to your education, your passion, your goals, your work experience, your community engagement, your life experiences (travel, hobbies, awards, and more), your appearance, and your behavior. Pull it all together and it is your “Brand Y ~ Y = You”.

· So, when should you develop a brand? NOW By creating a brand, you are choosing to purposely influence how the world sees you.

· Is there a difference between a personal and professional brand? That will depend on the person, but more than likely no – which is why an everyday person can BE a brand ambassador for some of the most popular companies*, even You! We can talk more about that in another post soon, but stay with me now.

When we take all of the things that makes you, your brand begins to take form. If you follow me here, I will take you on a journey to learn the “Art of You.”

“The Art of You” series will cover “The Art of Branding You,” The Art of a Resume,” “The Art of Social Media,” The Art of Networking,” “The Art of Follow-up,” “The Art of Time Management,” and more. In this seven-part series, I will share some of my best practices and best resources with hopes of inspiring you to be your best ~ You!!

I am dedicated to this CMG Business Blog to help us become the best we can BE! May you BE inspired, empowered, and encouraged to BE all you were created to BE!

Thanks for taking this journey with me. If you enjoy what you read here and/or are inspired, please like, share, leave a comment and pass it on. I would really enjoy hearing your thoughts and gaining insight into what else I may share that might inspire us both! #CMG #CAREER #PASSitOn

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Ms. Christa M. Miller

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