One of America’s leading brand strategists shares her step-by-step program for creating an unforgettable identity in today’s marketplace.
Do you ever go to work and think to yourself “there must be more?” Or feel that your true talents and abilities aren’t being utilized, or even recognized? Are you a freelancer or entrepreneur who isn’t sure how to rise to the top in today’s competitive environment? Wouldn’t it be empowering to be able to work in a field you feel passionately about and be successful and well paid?
In Make a Name for Yourself, Robin Fischer Roffer shows you how to develop a unique, personal brand strategy for success by identifying your extraordinary attributes, thinking about your values and passions, and by learning how to use them in today’s marketplace. In short, you'll uncover a focused direction for your career that celebrates you .
In the information age, brand marketing — the process by which a product creates an emotional connection with its audience and sets itself apart from the crowd — is more important than ever. Roffer knows that branding isn’t just for big corporations or products like Nike, Coke, or Yahoo. She is not only a pioneer in this field, she has used brand marketing strategies to catapult her own career. In Make a Name for Yourself she shows you how you can brand your own unique traits and talents for career success and personal fulfillment. In a step-by-step program she covers:
* Unearthing your authentic self to develop a brand that reflects your natural talents, abilities, and passions
* Defining your long-term career goals and dreams
* Adapting and selling your brand to your target market
* Identifying and overcoming personal roadblocks
* Packaging yourself to reflect your chosen brand image
* Launching, maintaining, and building your brand
Inspiring case studies, analyses of well known brands, and thought-provoking exercises will help you create all the essential brand elements. And unlike other career advisors who simply push networking or other external tools, Roffer also offers methods for working on your inner self to overcome fears and decipher realities. Make a Name for Yourself is for anyone starting out in the workforce, beginning their own business, changing careers, or trying to make it in the corporate world.
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|Release Date: 05-14-2002|
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Make a Name for Yourself
Chapter OneStep 1
Dig Deep to Unearth Who You Are
I believe that we're here in the world for a purpose. Everything that happens to us, good or bad, is a lesson to help us discover what that purpose is and fulfill it. This is the real business of life, our destiny cycle, played out in our love life and our work life.
Your true purpose can only be discovered when you've looked deeply and honestly into your heart and allowed the true you to declare herself. She may be someone very different from the you that other people see today, but she is the soul of your brand and it's with her help above all others that you'll find your path and your success. When you've discovered her you can begin to honor her by revealing her dynamic spirit to the world. She will reward you with everything you ever dreamed was possible.
What words come to mind when people say your name? What do people feel when they see you? If you can't answer these questions easily, join the club. How can you ever know what someone else is thinking, anyway? And after all, how objective can you really be about yourself?
The truth is you can know what people are thinking about you if you've put certain thoughts in their heads.
What's the Buzz on You?
I'm not talking about mind control exactly, but branding is about having a strong influence over how you're perceived. Look how the best brands bombard us on a daily basis with in-your-face advertising designed to influence how we think and feel about their products. Coca-Cola wants us to think "refreshing" when we hear their name, and to make sure we do they spend big dollars to promote...