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Self Promotion

You Are Your Brand!

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 04.10.2014 | 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...

Do People Who Heavily Self-Promote Not Feel Shame at the Tackiness of It or Do They Power Through It?

Quora | Posted 05.20.2012 | Arts
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Marco North, Creative Director, Bittersweet Group There is a sort of defeatist position held by som...

Do Mean Girls Win at Work?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 05.13.2012 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

In truth, what it takes for a woman to win is not that much different from a man.

(Un)Fair Pay for Local Musicians

Head-Roc | Posted 04.25.2012 | DC
Head-Roc

Polling is a practice where venues itemize concert-goers according to who they came to see in order to determine how bands are paid. It has nothing to do with the actual job performance of show-rocking.

How to Build a Personal Board of Directors

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 12.08.2011 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The mentor relationship is powerful and valuable, so cultivate it wisely and be mindful of how you can help others and continue the circle of wisdom by becoming a mentor yourself.

Writer's Wednesday: Is Self-Promotion Obnoxious?

Posted 11.07.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: You’ve heard it before, probably at a writing conference or between MFA classes: Writer #1: I have a Facebook page...

The Writer as Willy Loman

M.J. Rose | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books
M.J. Rose

How worthwhile is it for a writer to invest time in social media for marketing purposes, and how much time? Should we torture ourselves to do it if it isn't in our DNA? Does it really work?

Novelist Walks Into a Bar or Facebook or Wherever

Julianna Baggott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Julianna Baggott

I know I'm supposed to feel guilty for wanting people to buy my books. But, after a decade of hand-wringing and apologies, I can't quite muster the guilt anymore. I'm not a drug dealer.

Want To Earn More, Ladies? Don't Keep Quiet

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

The problem is that most women don't like to self-promote. As a result, they don't even know what makes them special.

7 Of The Best Author Websites

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Authors: masters of language, but often not the web. Even some writers with massive Twitter followings and social media campaigns don't have useful we...