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An Important Personal Branding Lesson You Can Learn From Rapper 2 Chainz

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Okay first of all, let me start by giving a quick background on 2 Chainz…just in case you are not familiar with him. He is a rapper (real name, Tauheed Epps) that used to be one half of the hip hop duo, Playaz Circle, who were a part of Ludacris’ recording label, Disturbing tha Peace. He has just released his debut studio album Based on a T.R.U. Story, with the first single being No Lie featuring Drake.
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6 Simple and Effective Ways to Kick Ass on LinkedIn In Under 10 Minutes

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Just a few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how LinkedIn can make you a god and although I was exaggerating a little, I discussed a few ways to help build your credibility on that network. Now you may have been wondering how much time you would need to become a “god” but fear not, because it is not as time consuming as you may have thought!

I had no definitive answer on how much time you needed to spend on LinkedIn but have recently come across an article in which William Arruda, a personal branding expert, says that all you really need is about 9 minutes a day to update and maintain your LinkedIn profile. JUST 9 MINUTES!!! That should be completely doable for any of you out there.
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How The Way You Write Can Affect The Rest Of Your Life

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I hate writing and always have. Throughout high school and college, I dreaded English and Writing classes because I just did not care for them. It just didn’t make sense to me, I am a math person so why in the world would I ever need to know how to write exceptionally well. I was always at least a B student in my English/Writing classes, so that should be good enough to get me through the rest of my life right?

Actually the answer to that question is probably yes, but it sure would have been advantageous to be an A student and have above average writing skills.

Whether you notice it or not, writing plays a huge role in this new social media, internet savvy world. Your writing has always helped represent who you are and what you know, but now millions of people have access to it. Did you even realize that? Every blog post, Facebook comment, status update, tweet and Quora answer will end up being a representation of who you are. Even the way you fill in your profiles help to give a preview of your overall image.
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Make Sure You “Handle” Social Media Consistently

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Although most people know you by your name, in the internet world, you are also likely to be known by your social media handles. When I say handles, I am referring to your username or the personalized url. So when it comes to getting your name out there, you want your handles to correlate with the way you want to represent yourself, aka brand yourself.

How many of you currently have or have seen someone with a username/handle that really has nothing to do with anything? An example of this would be if someone had the Twitter handle @coolguy2012 (although you are able to change your handle on Twitter). There is absolutely nothing wrong with this scenario, as long as you want to be branded and characterized as “coolguy2012”. If that’s what you’re going for then this makes complete sense, but usually in the professional world, most people prefer to be recognized by their name.
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