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Self Promotion

Why Are People So Annoying?

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.29.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

The fact is that modesty, or even self-effacement, can be more effective than bragging in creating a good first impression. Most of us know this from being on the receiving end, yet we still err on the side of self-aggrandizement. But why do we get it wrong so much of the time? Here's where some new research may be illuminating.

5 Ways to Harness Your Inner PR Team

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 01.22.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Whether it is a raise, a new job position, or a particular romantic relationship, here are five ways to become more comfortable publicly supporting yourself so you have a better shot at getting what you really want...

Selling You: Creating a Winning Professional Bio or Blurb

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Keeping these points in mind will make writing your blurb fun and enjoyable because it is about giving to others; and giving is always grander and more joyful than taking - which is exactly the key ingredient that makes up a great blurb.

'Tis the Season to Be Networking! How Women Can Raise Their Profile and Get Ahead

Judith Humphrey | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Sure, it is often more comfortable to mingle with friends -- with the people we know. But that won't necessarily make you successful. Instead, when you walk into a room, be bold. Target the people who have influence.

Why You Need to Brag More and 3 Ways to Do It

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Taking accountability for yourself and your work means accepting the good along with the bad. If you own up to your mistakes, why shouldn't you own up to your victories? Here's how to start getting over the fear of healthy self-promotion.

Success Bias

G. Doucette | Posted 11.05.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

It's not a science experiment, though, so I'll sign off with a different conclusion: Find a way to get readers. Any way you can think of, anything you think might work. Be prolific, be professional, and be available on social media for them. Maybe, if you're very lucky, the stampede will turn in your direction.

Lazy Days of Summer: Time to Relax and Contemplate

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

It's summertime! The solstice just went by and as the days now become shorter, summer has officially begun. It's a time to relax and reboot. It's a time to find some water to splash around in. And it's a time for contemplation...

Why Your 'Behind The Scenes' Job Is Just As Fulfilling

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living

While it may seem that our society thrives on self-promotion and recognition, there are many people who achieve great success out of the spotlight -- ...

Is Self-Publishing Killing Books? My Journey With After the Sucker Punch Answers the Question

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Do I think self-publishing is killing books? In a word, NO. In fact, not only do I believe self-publishing isn't killing books, I believe it's actually enlivened the marketplace, bringing a fresh, less structured, less filtered, more open life to the entire literary industry.

You Are Your Brand!

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

You are the president of your life. When it comes to your career and/or small business you can borrow a marketing page from corporate America. Each person regardless of age, title or the industry/business they are in, need to understand the importance of branding.

You? An Expert? Really?

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 03.27.2014 | Small Business
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Various online sources claim the word "expert" is from the Latin "expertus," which means, loosely, having tested, proved or experienced. And that's just what we expect from experts -- that they learn and discover better ways to do things we can't do ourselves.

How to Write a Professional Bio for Twitter, LinkedIn and More

Her Campus | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Her Campus

A great bio displays your personality and professionalism year-round, and it's also a quick and easy way for you to garner interest from potential employers, bringing you one step closer to the job of your dreams.

How You Can Actually Look Forward to Mondays (No, Really)

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Are you mopey on Sunday nights because you dread going to work the next day? If you've lost the passion for your job and feel like you are in a professional rut, it's time to take stock and assess what you really want out of your career.

The Shtickiness Factor

Liz Wainger | Posted 08.20.2013 | DC
Liz Wainger

In today's thriving marketplace of ideas and products, getting noticed is getting harder and harder. But those who manage to claw out of the clutter have found their inner shtickiness and flaunt it -- over and over again.

Ten Deadly Marketing Mistakes Almost Every Author Makes

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 07.23.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

People always ask me what's the single biggest mistake authors make. I'm not sure it's just one mistake, though the truth is that one mistake can sink...

Women Are Less Likely To Take Credit In This Situation

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women

Women are capable of taking full credit for their contributions to a team project -- except if the other team member is a man. So claims a new stud...

6 Surprising Social Media Tactics to Help You Get Noticed Now

Women & Co | Posted 03.19.2013 | Small Business
Women & Co

For Women & Co. by Suzanne Rust, LivingWithRust.com Are you using social media effectively to market yourself or your business? Based on findings fr...

4 Ways to Shape Up Your Image in the New Year!

Christie Carmelle Lopez | Posted 02.20.2013 | Style
Christie Carmelle Lopez

Brand yourself early. Identify and reevaluate your strengths often. And, if needed, hire a professional to help you spruce up your profile.

Social Media Suicide

M.J. Rose | Posted 12.26.2012 | Books
M.J. Rose

For every E.L. James who climbed her way to stardom on fan fiction message boards, there are dozens of authors who exhaust social media outlets (and themselves) and get almost nothing out of it.

3 Tips for Mastering the Art of Self-Promotion

Women & Co | Posted 12.23.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Some people just seem to have a natural talent for talking about themselves in a truly engaging, effortless and entirely authentic way. I'm not one of those people.

Advice to New Writers: Go Where the Readers Are (and Why You Cannot Trust the Best Seller List)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.10.2012 | Books
Deepak Chopra

As long as the old best-seller system keeps declining, making it much, much harder for new writers to break in, alternatives will have to emerge. The only advice that I can give is self-promotion and going where the readers are.

Tips From The Rock n' Roll CEO No. 8: Go Ahead and Be Cool, But Be Smart, Too

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business
Jared Gutstadt

A strong brand identity is up to you. Want to be 'cool'? It's in your hands. Think about what you want to message to potential customers. Form a plan. Write it down. IMPLEMENT that plan. And don't be afraid to modify the plan as you go along.

The Real You: Online or Off

Michael Drew | Posted 11.06.2012 | Books
Michael Drew

Although the British crime novelist R.J. Ellory has had bestselling books, perhaps he overstepped a bit when he took to pumping up his own writing and dissing that of others under a pseudonym.

Shameless Self Promotion

Jimmy Demers | Posted 10.31.2012 | Arts
Jimmy Demers

If I should somewhere down the road decide to break my vow, and somehow I've sent you this blog, kindly forward it to your own Shameless Self Promotion folder.

Lolo Jones Is More Interesting Without A Medal

Salon | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women

Jim McKay used to say that every day at the Olympics gave you something to cheer and to cry about. I don't know if Lolo Jones cried last night after f...