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William Arruda

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Social media has given us many outlets to network with others, but it's become such a convenience to network online, that many are neglecting the face-to-face networking that is so vital in career management or in operating a business. Liz Lynch has written a great book on Networking called Smart Networking: Attract a Following in Person and Online. Keith Ferrazzi has written two books on networking: Never Eat Alone and Who's Got Your Back. So, who comprises a network? Everyone you know, so in essence, you are networking everyday. But, what about networking events? Find out what events and meetings that your current network attends to find networking events that might be helpful in your career transition. Ideally, you want to find out where your target audience hangs out. Have a clear cut strategy for these events and remember networking's golden rule: GIVE. I'll sh... (more)

Brand "Environment?" What's That?

Have you heard of the term “brand environment?”  Wondering what it means? It’s all the seemingly “little things” that comprise the environment around you.  Your brand environment includes everything from the carpeting in your office to your clothing, your techno-gadgets, and even where you might choose to host a dinner for your clients.  Each and every decision you make that might give others a “clue” about who you are and what you’re like equals your brand environment. As many of you may have already figured out I live in Pittsburgh, PA – the upcoming host to this year’s G-20 s... (more)

Positive Word of Mouth and Your Brand

This is part four of a five part series of the importance of personal branding in garnering positive word of mouth. In our hyper-connected society, word of mouth has become “world of mouth” and recommendations truly craft your online and offline persona and value. It makes all the difference between positive or negative word of mouth about you, your service, or your business. In discovering our personal brand, we found out what the perception is “out there” about us. We also extracted what made us unique, what we felt our strengths were, what others felt our strengths are and c... (more)

YOU Can't Handle The Truth About Personal Branding

For me the video below is a well thought out and put together dig at what I have been seeing an explosion of this year and what is concerning me most about personal branding. Lack of depth and authenticity. It is what is causing so many online commentators to rant about it's shallowness, lack of substance, affront to the word branding, an attack on the profession of marketing etc etc. I am certainly not claiming to be the perfect example of a personal brand, far from it, in fact is there really anyone that could lay claim to such? We are all evolving our brands and as technolog... (more)

Build Your Brand Online with a Video Profile

New Media on Ulitzer With more than 29 million online video clips on the Internet, video is quickly becoming the must-have app for personal branding differentiation. Whether you are in a job search mode or looking to promote your small business, videos have preferred Google-juice status for search engine optimization. That means you can stand out from your competitors, who likely only have word content online (not as SEO friendly). Unlike many homegrown videos, with jerky movements, embarrassing close-ups of nostrils or eyebrows, disjointed audio, and weird backgrounds, a profes... (more)