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Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs

Short Summary:

In this course, participants will learn how to design their personal brands. They will define their goals, mission statement and branding strategies so they can craft their personal image. The course also explores self-marketing strategies and how to deliver the designed brand to maximise exposure.

Course Description:

“A brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room”
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

What is an image? Why some people seem to have a persona and a grand reputation that makes you be in owe of them before you have even met them? How does image relate to a person’s success?

Today, with the breath-taking advances in information technology, we are more connected than ever before. There is also a lot more competition and people all over the planet are competing with one another to provide products and services. In such a competitive work, what comes to define a person’s output is their brand. Much like branding being a crucial part of a company’s marketing strategy, personal branding is just as important to anyone operating in any market.

Many come to think of personal branding as something for the self-employed or those working in the creative industry such as actors, singers or musicians. In reality, personal branding is essential for everyone. If you are working for someone else, you still need to provide your services and consultation to your co-workers. To get better results and succeed, you need to be able to popularise your ideas and become well-known. Personal branding can help you build your image and spread your ideas.

Personal branding follows the same principles of branding and marketing though it is applied to an individual. This course provides a structured approach to help you define, plan and execute a branding strategy. The course contains numerous guidelines as suggested by branding gurus as well as plenty of examples. The course also contains many exercises to allow delegates practice going through the structured approach.

In addition, we have also included many case studies which are analysed throughout the course as various topics are covered. The examples helps delegates see how a particular branding strategy at each stage can be applied so they can use the examples before moving on to do an exercise on a given technique.

In this highly practical course participants will learn:

Effective Branding
• What is personal branding?
• What guidelines should you follow when developing your brand?
• What is the 5-Step approach to personal branding?

Define Expertise
• How should you approach personal branding?
• What is your expertise?

Define Mission Statement
• What is a mission statement?
• What are some examples of poor mission statements?
• What are the three areas to consider when creating an effective and useful mission statement?

Define Branding Strategy
• What are effective branding strategies?
• What can you learn from the world of marketing?
• How can you think like a marketer?
• What strategies should you consider to promote your personal brand if you are working for someone else as opposed to being self-employed?
• What is attention economy and how does it relate to personal branding strategies?

Design Your Brand
• What strategies can help you become more memorable?
• What should you consider for brand identity and uniqueness?
• What can you learn from politicians and celebrities?
• What can the advertisement industry teach you about designing your personal brand?
• What should you consider when designing your personal pitch?

Delivering Self-Marketing
• What are the three important areas to consider when marketing yourself?
• What strategies can help you in self-marketing?

Audience: Anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur or has already his own business or working as a freelancer
Prerequisites: None
Course Duration: 1 Day
Course Level: Beginners & Intermediate
Price: 100 euro/person
Trainer: Alina Bota – Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, Personal Branding Consultant, 16 years of experience in sales management, training, strategic partnerships, Founder & CEO of LevelUp Vision and Founder of MamPrenoare (the Community of Mothers Entrepreneurs from Romania)

Workshop: Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs: Romanian description