A successful brand communicates at many levels and is often a crucial component in gaining a competitive advantage. Big companies spend literally millions of pounds creating brands that engender feelings of credibility, stability and value yet many small businesses fail to understand the benefits of branding, especially when it comes to the issue of Personal Branding.
Consider what your personal brand is saying about you and ask yourself the following questions:
- Is my personal brand relevant, inspiring and dynamic?
- Is it truly connected with my business?
- Is it authentic?
- Is it consistent?
A brand is not just a logo, it’s also an attitude and state of mind – the trick is to create an appealing brand that is both congruent with who you are and what you represent.
Developing and consistently delivering your personal brand helps you to establish an authorative and consistent message when networking. This more focussed approach will heighten your profile and elevate your effectiveneness in establishing new business relationships.