Every week I hold online office hours and answer questions from folks like you. This week we’ve got a question about personal branding and keeping everyone in the communications team on the same page! Take a look and be sure to join me every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. CST for online office hours!
What advice do you have for people who are developing their own personal brand when it comes to marketing themselves online?
Three things, in this order:
- Do good work
- Be consistent
If you can execute that strategy over and over, you’ll find yourself with more work than you can handle.
I work on a church staff of about 20 people and oversee the bulletin, website, social media and print publications. Managing all of the incoming requests and organizing the deadlines can be mind-boggling. I’d love to streamline things. Advice/thoughts?
If you’re looking to do something just for yourself, have you looked at something simple like Google Calendar?
I always try and recommend getting your org onto Google Apps for this specific purpose. You can set appointments for other people, invite to meetings, etc. Sign up here:
Of course, there’s the gold standard in Basecamp. We use it at Monk and it keeps all of us on the same page. Very helpful. Very useful.
Lastly, I’ve had mixed opinions about using Action Method Online. A fantastic analog utility, but I’m not crazy about their digital offerings. That said, I know many teams live and die by this web app.
Hope that helps. Good luck!
Thanks for the great questions everybody! Hopefully this information will help you get from where you are to where you want to go. See you next time in the office!