Every monitor on the planet displays color a little differently. It’s important to keep your focus on what really matters. Stay with me now, I am getting to the point, I promise. If you talk too much, your personal brand is not a positive one.
Cruise ship jobs are incredible. Let me repeat, working on a cruise ship has simply got to be one of the most amazing job paths in the world, at any time, in any place. And with the economy finally rebounding, many cruise ships are hiring. With over 150,000 employees on ships around the world, there are always openings.
Even when you personally have to attend a meeting there are things you can do to rescue your time. For example, if you’re fairly senior you could offer to compile the agenda and even chair the meeting. If this will save a few hours, why not? You could participate effectively by talking only when you can contribute to the objective, by politely asking people to get to the point, by intervening when people are arguing pointlessly or by asking if people are ready to make a decision.
If you have read anything else by me or experienced my training style, you know that I feel agents talk too much. Agents have to learn to shut-up! If you talk too much, your personal brand is not a positive one. If you are too busy talking, then you have no time to really listen. The greatest compliment you can give another human being it to listen to them. So the first thing we need to consider, when we consider our personal style, reputation or brand, is our behaviours.
Branding can be applied to services and people as well. One such group of individuals is the accountants who work for large international accounting. The individuals within this firm are known for their attention to detail, the quality of their advice and their international experience. Each member of the firm has a positive brand because they are associated with the company.
And listen, it’s great, too. I can’t complain about a thing about the Internet. But at the end of the day, it has taken away the actual excitement of buying a CD, and listening to all of the tracks, and understanding what the artist is about.
So I got there one afternoon, one sort of early afternoon, and we had about five hours, where I managed to get the stage area. Because this particular stage has a curtain, which goes all the way around it. We could achieve complete blackout.
You couldn’t get that today. I mean, American radio was a true art form. It really underpinned art and the music of the day. Whatever it was, it gave everything a shot. Today it’s not like that. It’s all the radio stations are run by corporations. You’ve got people deciding on the playlist.
Don’t let succession plans take on soap opera proportions. Reading this book can help mitigate the emotions involved in selling any family-owned business, and give needed financial, legal, and investment advice, as well.