personal branding tips

Social Media and Tech News: LinkedIn Live, Amazon Live, IGTV Vertical Video School (ep. 1)

Breaking Social Media and Tech news, updates and innovations with context and insights to help you and me create better brands, businesses and communities. This is a brand new livestream show I am adding to my programming this Spring and I am super excited about it. This is episode 1 y’all! Come on in!!

The premise for this show, and it may broadcast weekly or bi-weekly (still working it out), is to bring more background context to the latest Social Media and Tech releases to keep you informed and updated, but also it strives to act as thoughtful commentary on how we can utilize this information for our own content creation, personal brands, businesses and online reputations.

And you don’t just get me folks and all of my profound wisdom, oh no! You get to be a part of an unbelievable community of fellow business owners, content creators, livestreamers, podcasters, coaches, consultants, educators and more - in our amazing #neznation family. Won’t you join us?

Check out episode 1 below as we discuss the huge announcement by Linkedin, introducing live video streaming to their platform. Game Changer. Amazon just recently announced a live video streaming service on their platform and Instagram Television, otherwise known as IGTV, released news about a Vertical Video School and more features. It’s a pretty big moment for live video streaming. And most of you know how crazy I am about livestreaming. More like coco for coco puffs!

I hope you enjoy the pilot episode and let me know in the comments what you think of these big updates. I would love to know and I respond to all the comments. Thank you!

LinkedIn Live Video Streaming - Fast and Easy Tips to GO LIVE on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Live is finally here! The big announcement made by LinkedIn just came out a day ago and if this isn’t proof that livestreaming video is the future of personal branding, I don’t know what is.

In this video I talk about LinkedIn Live and the best practices and tips you can implement for your own brand or business so that you can leverage this undeniable tool called live video in the best possible way. LinkedIn understands that live video streaming is one of the best ways to get intimate with your audience online. I share some of my best tips and strategies so you can prepare yourself when LinkedIn Live rolls out to you!

Leave a comment below and let me know how you plan on using LinkedIn Live. Thank you!

Personal Branding Examples: Branding Coaching Call (Real Client Case Study)

Personal Branding Examples are crucial to show you guys what I do and how I do it when I am teaching someone else. In this video I conduct a personal branding client call teaching a student of mine about how to brand themselves online, specifically with YouTube.

These are tangible, evidentiary, practical tips and strategies that I know you will get a ton of value from.

Please let me know what you think in the comments below. Thank you!

Personal Branding Keynote Speech (part 2): Why Creating a Personal Brand is Important

Part 2 of my Personal Branding Keynote Speech Vlog about ‘Why Building A Personal Brand Matters’ is published below. Video Storytelling and Marketing at its finest! I would love your comments and make sure you share this out with someone you think would get a lot of value out of watching it.

This is probably the most personal and rawest vlog yet. Super VIP behind the scenes, I mean you get to see exactly step by step, minute by minute, what goes into getting ready for a big Keynote. I truly think you will get a lot out of this one!!

Personal Branding Keynote Speech (part 1): Why Personal Branding Matters

I shot this vlog during my Personal Branding Keynote Speech at the lovely Anaheim Marriott on ‘Why Personal Branding Matters’ in a very experimental way. Never did a Vlog in this format, with a long series style execution and delivery. I think this is the most intimate, behind the scenes, I have ever given you guys. I really think you are going to get soo much out of it!

Let me know what you think and leave me a comment. Thank you!

How to Increase Brand Awareness Through Social Media: Branding Strategy 2019

It’s time folks. You have to stop romanticizing the past and get with the times. Growing your audience with social media is the present state of business, career advancement, community building and modern communications. If you don’t understand the power of using social media to build brand awareness, hypergrow your audience, and catapult your brand and business to the top of the game you will be Blockbuster versus Netflix.

I, for one, would rather be the latter and I want you to understand how you can too with this value jammed video full of the essentials to help guide you in the right direction. I can’t stress enough how my businesses and brand have flourished due to my presence online and how I utilize social media. It is not hard y’all, especially if you have the intelligent strategy, the right strategy moving forward. I can’t wait to hear what you think of this video. It will change your life and business.

Please let me know in the comments below what you thought, and I want to throw this question to you: How do you use social media to grow your audience and brand? What are your best practices and tips? Would love to know. Leave them in the comments below. Thank you!

Personal Branding Tips And Advice: Live Q&A Subscriber Hangout

Do you want direct personal branding tips and advice from a personal branding coach and expert? Well, here you go, check this out!

I don’t do this often, and I definitely would like to plan more of these, but this subscriber hangout Live Q & A was spectacular and I want to do more. In this livestream, with my beautiful #NEZNATION family of insightful, intelligent content creators and business minded leaders, you get answers to key questions about branding, personal branding, business branding, message identity, brand equity, social media marketing, online presence, business strategy and we have an absolute ball. There is no other livestream on earth like a #NEZNATION live stream!

If you have a question about branding that you would like to have answered, please leave a comment below and let me know. I will def get back to you with an answer. Thank you!

How To Give Great Customer Service That Keeps Them Coming Back

This is a customer service experience I had recently at my favorite barber shop. I have been a long time customer of this establishment and the customer service had never been great but they were pretty consistent in giving me and my dome the kind of look that was satisfactory at an amazing price.

I would love your thoughts on this. I was pretty shocked at what happened and if you listen to this story, I would really be eager to hear what you think. Did I overreact? Does this make sense? Am I misunderstanding something perhaps? Please leave me a comment below and let me know. Thank you!

Personal Branding Strategies 2019: Interview with Carlos Gil at VidSummit

Live From #VidSummit - One of the largest, most innovative conferences where you can learn the business of content creation and video marketing.

Where The World’s Top Video Influencers, Video Marketers And Brands Reveal Everything They Know About Turning Videos Into Sales.

This is a short and sweet video interview with Carlos Gil, who is a social media keynote speaker and brand consultant, about the best personal branding strategies you can implement in 2019 to help you grow your business and advance your career. Check it out and let me know in the comments what your best tip is for building your personal brand in 2019. Thank you!

Why Building Your Personal Brand Matters: Personal Branding Strategy 2019

Most of you know I share a ton of free content about how to create and build a personal brand that you can leverage for innumerable business opportunities as well as a step ladder for your career, but in this video I talk about something that is possibly more important that both of those reasons.

Personal Branding is modern communications. Period. There is literally no other place or landscape where the predominant modes of communications, in all forms, is taking place besides the online universe. Or, just the plain old internet. It is here, it’s not going anywhere, and everywhere you look - that is the method of communication that is resonating the most. This is a massive cultural shift over the last decade and if you don’t adapt you are literally non-existent. I got my start in the online space when AOL first started and I was downloading my own essays on a “blog,” which I later turned into my weekly blog on MySpace. Remember them? Of course you do.

I can tell you without a hint of doubt that the communities and people I came to cultivate and know were the backbone of my thriving relationships at the time. Yes, I said it. My internet buddies were just as powerful as my IRL buds. I can’t tell you how many people I would have never had the distinct honor of meeting and laughing with, hanging with, creating with, collaborating with and so forth - had I not decided to create and build a presence online. That’s what this video is all about and I would love for you to leave me a comment below letting me know if you consider creating a personal brand to meet and thrive in new communities and circles of friends? What are the major differences between your IRL friends and your online communities? I would love to know. Thank you for checking it out!

Personal Branding Mistakes That You Should Avoid

We talk a lot about Personal Branding and how important it is to leverage for your business and career. There is plenty of free content on my page to help you with essential tips and best practices for building and creating a powerful Personal Brand, but in this video we delve deep into the mistakes I see a lot of people and businesses make and how you can learn to avoid them.

In this day and age it is virtually impossible to avoid backlash when your actions and behavior online are not the most “brand friendly.” Everything and everyone is watching and the wrong tweet, an angry email, a camera that caught you on a bad day can lead to severe ramifications for your personal brand. Watch this carefully y’all, and learn the best practical, actionable tips to help you retain a reputable personal brand today and tomorrow.

Please leave a comment below and let me know what mistakes you think people make the most that hurt their personal brand. And let me know what you thought of the video. I would love to hear from you and I reply to all the comments.

Thank you!

Twitter Live Audio: How to Create A Podcast Talk Show Using Periscope Audio Live

Do you want to start a livestream talk show? Thinking about creating your very own podcast?

If you want to start a talk show but don’t have the technical wherewithal or expertise and are struggling to figure it all out, then you need to check this video out.

In this livestream video tutorial gang, I show you how to use Twitter audio live, a new feature from Periscope, so that you can create a podcast show, audio content, and a talk show in an easy and seamless way.

I really love Periscope audio live, which is integrated with the Twitter platform, and I have done a bunch of Twitter Live Audio broadcasts and have seen some great results.

Let me know what you think in the comments below and share this with a friend or colleague who you think will get a lot out of it. Do you use Twitter Audio Live? Have you tried Periscope Audio? Let me know. Thank you!

How To Implement An Idea Into A Business: How To Start A Business

If you’re thinking of starting a business, have an idea for a business, or can’t seem to get that feeling that you need to start a business off your chest and out of your mind, YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS.

In this video I have a candid conversation with a gracious student of mine, whom I am so proud of, helping him to flush out his idea to start a business and get it going from fantasy to a tangible reality. This is almost like a step by step blueprint of how to start a business online and build your personal brand which will enhance your ability to turn your business idea into a practical, profitable, marketable entity.

Let me know what you think in the comments below! Got any tips yourself on how to start a business online? Please do share them in the comments. Thank you!

How To Use Instagram Storytelling To Boost Your Personal Brand

In this livestream #NEZNATION I bring you 18 solid Instagram Stories tips to help you take your personal brand to the next level. There is no doubt that Instagram is a huge platform for building your personal brand and helping your business and career gain awareness and visibility. One of the biggest additions to the Insta app is Instagram Stories and a lot of people are still using Instagram Story in a very mild way and not seeing any engagement. Mostly because they don’t really know where to start, or they’re quickly running out of ideas.

Watch this livestream video and learn personal branding mastery with Instagram Stories and please become a part of the smartest, most charming, and informative livestream community on the internet. Come on in y’all!

Let me know your best Instagram Stories tips and advice in the comments below. How do you use Instagram and Insta Story?

Thank you!

Social Media Personal Branding Tips: Should You Start A Vlog?

In this video we discuss the rise of Will Smith on YouTube and why he started vlogging a little over a year ago and how it has completely revamped his personal brand. Understanding how and why a lot of celebrities, like Will Smith, have turned to social media to enhance their online presence and personal brand may shed some light on the necessity for you and me. 

I go over all that and more in this video:

What Types Of Content For Social Media Work Best For My Personal Brand?

What types of content should you be creating to build your personal brand so that you can gain attention from the right kind of people? We go LIVE today, come join the best conversation on the internet about your business and career.