Boost your personal brand

Here’s a secret: promoting yourself is a team effort. The biggest mistake you can make when planning to market, brand and sell both yourself and your services is thinking it’s actually about you. Really, it’s all about them: family and friends, colleagues, clients, employers and peers.

Promoting yourself is about empowering, encouraging and motivating others to do it for you. The entire framework of social networks is built on trust, and word of mouth is still king in closing a sale. However, that doesn’t mean you can sit on your laurels and wait for people to notice you. To give others reasons to promote you, there are a few fundamental things you must get right.

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