How unforgettable are you?
What do you do to stand out in your crowd?
Here are three surprising secrets to an unforgettable You.
1. WHAT’S YOUR PERSONA?
Madonna doesn’t identify with Madonna. She works for her.
(Remember Madonna was studied at
Harvard Business School as a brilliant marketer.
Marilyn Monroe was walking down 42nd St.
huddled against the rain, when a friend
mentioned her latest movie.
“Oh,” she said, “you want to see Her?”
And without changing a thing, this
wet bedraggled woman turned It on.
Within minutes she was in a stampede.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN FAKING IT.
Just the opposite.
It means bringing out that huge, authentic,
possibly wild self inside, and turning up the heat to a “10.”
This huge, charismatic self is your persona.
This is not a facade. It’s being YOU, on purpose.
It’s not the you that guzzles coffee in your pj’s.
It is the you that lights up a crowd
because you’re so definite, so real, and so powerful,
that you turn heads as you pass.
So who are you?
A leader, artist, rebel, teacher, thought leader,
guide, a safety net, a best friend, a cheerleader,
the Guy or Gal on speed-dial, the Golden Girl
If you think you can’t share your private story,
If you’re a coach, expert, or any kind of leader,
your real story – yes, that one – will draw
people to you in a way that nothing else can.
And it’s the rocket fuel that can push your
business through the roof.
2. BRAND QUESTIONS FOR YOU
What gives you an edge?
What opinion do you wish you could share,
but it might scare people away?
What about you bothers some people?
Bring it on.
Do not be afraid to turn some people off.
You will turn the right ones on.
Suzanne Evans is constantly offered diet plans.
“Fat is part of my brand!” she yells.
“When I want a diet I’ll get one!”
Are you trying to be all things to all people?
Stop it. You’re a wallflower.
What clothes define the most powerful you?
Does something piss you off?
Let us know.
Are you afraid of your own power?
Test your limits.
Do know you know you have to work on
your brand? It doesn’t just “happen.”
What’s the point of all this?
If you’re not leading, you’re chasing.
Stop chasing. It’s a treadmill.
Apple chased Microsoft for 20 years.
Few people wanted Cool Computers in the 80s.
But when the market wanted cool phones and ipads?Apple’s core genius stuck gold. And they exploded.
By the way, Steve Jobs was one of the
Brilliant few who made the message
as important as the product.
That’s Brand Genius.
3. MAKE THEM FEEL
Really make them feel.
So they can’t get enough of You.
Give them that real, authentic story
you think no one wants to hear..
Your market is waiting for you to
pick up that torch.
It’s your turn in the spotlight.
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