Personal branding: Making your avatar/profile photo standout from the rest. It’s the photographer

In a day in time where you're likely to see Twitter avatars ranging from chin-poses, charity support banners and bikinis, having an avatar that matches throughout your social networks is not a personal branding law but its recommended. But does that mean you need to hire a professional photographer just for a headshot for you to post on your Twitter or Facebook profile? No, but find a few friends from your local flickr photo meetup group or the friend who's always traveling with their digital camera and ask them to take a quick photo of you. For instance a few of my Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, [...]

Presentation: Building a personal brand with social media 101 & AMA West Coast videos

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to speak at the Triangle Chapter of the American Marketing Association luncheon with with Jim Tobin and Chuck Hester on Building Your Personal Brand Through Social Media. I only had about 5 minutes for an intro conversation on the topic before we went into a panel discussion and Q&A. Below are my keynote slides and notes.

A few points I tried to emphasize in a limited time were.

  • Everyone has an online Identity
  • It's up to You (the individual) to manage your identity
  • [...]

How to manage your online social identity and why it’s important 101. – episode 054

Today on Talk Social News Kipp and Wayne discuss: How to manage your online social identity and why it's important 101. - episode 054

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How to launch your own TinyURL service using WordPress. Yes, I have one too:

As you know the conversations about TinyURL services have really taken off the last few weeks. We have seen reports about raised $2 million in funding, the diggbar launches with tons of controversy and just yesterday Twitter ditched TinyURL for The team must be either real excited or real nervous about their future, either way congrats to them. Also a new custom TinyURL service called just launched that provides custom url and statics for your own domain name at $99.00 a year. But what if you wanted to launch your own TinyURL service for let's say, the cost of a [...]