Nov 23

The Fastest Way To Overcome Marketing Overwhelm

By Lauren | Core Message

Marketing overwhelm...Every twelve seconds your latest tweet gets old…Your Facebook page needs a post at least four times a day…Post a blog at least once a week…Go to at least one decent networking event this month…Update your headshot on Linked-In every six months…And are you on Instagram and SnapChat yet???

OMG!!!

Marketing is exhausting!

The pressure to keep up with everything you ‘should’ be doing to promote your business is ridiculous.

But there is a simple solution...

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Nov 17

Branding Trumps Clinton

By Lauren | Insight , Personal Branding

Across the Globe many have been shocked at the election of Donald Trump.

Most have asked “How did he do it?”

Amongst the many answers offered by political pundits (and I am most certainly not one of those), including the suggestion of a Worldwide backlash against ‘the system of government’ there is another factor at work which I believe created the massive groundswell behind Trump.

Of course, it’s, branding.

And Donald Trump got it right, from the very start...

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Sep 26

The Secret Science Of Networking

By Lauren | Insight , Personal Branding

Exchanging business cards at conference

Networking is one of the most popular ways to promote you and your business but if you don’t understand the science behind it, you could be wasting your time.

In fact, if you don't know how the human brain works to block out anything that even remotely sounds like a sales pitch, you might as well give up networking and stay home.

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Sep 16

Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Name To Brand Your Business

By Lauren | Core Message , Marketing

You might think that using your own name to brand your business is a no brainer.

Although it appears to be a simple solution, in the long term, using your own name is a much more difficult way to create a meaningful brand.

What about Lorna Jane, Donald Trump, Pete Evans or Coco Channel, I hear you say?

Of course it has been done and there are well known 'name based' brands, but what may seem an easy way out at first, could create a rod for your own back.

You see, the human brain ‘sees’ brands with emotion and attaches these to a memory in order to recognise and recall a brand when the need arises.

When you use your name as your brand name, any emotional connection is based on your personal behaviour rather than on a meaningful brand story.

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Sep 12

The 3 Simple Steps To A Stand Out Brand

By Lauren | Core Message , Marketing

In this disruptive and distracting World, it's vital that your personal brand stands out in order for your ideal prospects not only to see you, but to have a real reason to choose you.

You can make yourself visible using social media, speaking at events, running webinars or workshops and of course writing a book. These tactics are all important, but in order to really stand out, and to do it confidently and consistently, your personal brand needs to have a rock solid foundation.

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Aug 05

The 3 R’s Of Personal Branding

By Lauren | Core Message , Marketing

If you sell a service, chances are you are wasting your time and money on marketing, but you can make it work by knowing the vital 3 factors that build a personal brand so you can stand out and become well known, well paid & wanted.

If a brand is an asset for a business, making it instantly recognisable as different from others, promising something others don’t, then surely it’s the same for a person.

Donald Trump once said “ A business without a brand is just a commodity” and that’s why, if you are sick of blending in and looking like every other consultant, coach, mentor or agent, ‘branding yourself’ as a professional service provider is vital.

You are ‘selling the invisible’ so last thing you need is to disappear into a sea of providers who all look the same.

In business it’s the 3 P’s of people, process and product. Branding for people is all about the 3 R’s.

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Jul 25

Email Marketing Delivers The Most Return

By Lauren | Brandworking , Marketing

Social media marketing may be sexy but email marketing is likely to get you more bang for your buck.

Not only is email a more active channel, compared to social media, where your message is sent and responded to compared to something that sits there waiting to be clicked on, a recent report in Chief Marketer indicated that it’s a channel with the most economical conversions, where the average email marketing campaign raises $40 for every $1 spent.

In contrast to the eye-candy of moving images and sound broadcast on Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter, email has some limitations in the creativity department, but it can be more specifically personalised to your target audience than social media, making it better way to engage. Communicating with an audience using their name, geographic location at the best time of day for them to open your message, massively increases open and click through rates.

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Jul 18

Sex On The Brain

By Lauren | Brain food , Insight , Personal Branding

It has long been suggested that men and women have different brains, but a recent study of over 1,400 brain scans reveals there really isn't such a thing as a distinctly male or female brain.

In fact, brains are visually the same and it’s impossible to tell the difference between a male and female brain from an MRI scan. But we do know that men and women use their cerebrum differently, especially when it comes to communication.

If you are a business, life or sports coach or mentor here is my latest article in Coaching Life Magazine, with some interesting insight from elite athletes and coaches along with tips on how to best coach the female and male brain.

Click on the image below to read more:

Jul 18

Are You Selling Yourself Short

By Lauren | Core Message , Marketing

The fear of rejection could be stopping you from asking the all-important questions that may convert a positive prospect into a raving fan client.

However you really shouldn't worry about it, because hardly anyone actually ever says the word “No”...humans are far too polite for that!

They say No using excuses...I don't have the time, I haven't got the money, I can do it myself, I'll just leave it for now...

Your personal brand is not about what you know, it's about how much you know about your ideal client and how to ask the right questions to overcome barriers.

Read more in my latest article in Sales Mastery Magazine - Click the image below: