Your personal brand is speaking loudly. Often so loud that nothing else matters.
What is a personal brand?
Your personal brand is the image you present in any contact. In person, it is your appearance, mannerisms, and word choice.
Online, it is the sum of your personal and private profiles and posts.
We easily recognize how important brand management is for businesses, but we often overlook the importance for career advancement and client satisfaction.
In case you can’t read what is on the little black pickup, it says “Appearance Tech”. How much confidence is it inspiring in you?
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