My name is RDWatkins and I am a Serial Social Profiler. It is a shame that I need to write this entry to myself and those like me on the internet. Penny Power, founder of Ecademy with her husband Thomas Power, created this video as part of an introduction series to online business people who were in the process of creating their profile on the Ecademy site.
I took it as an effort to educate those of an older business model mindset and transition us to what we really should be doing and saying in our online presence, i.e. personal branding efforts. Well, watch the video and see if it doesn’t call You to action to reassess your online conversations and profiles.
Having watched this video I realized, I personally have this tendency to compartmentalize all I do in my business and separate it from my personal activities.
Having recently gone through a tragic passing in our family made Penny’s mention of a recent funeral of particular importance to me. The importance of people, family and having complete integrity within ones own character seems to have ticked up a notch. This serendipitously coincides with my crossing back into the life stream of contacts involved in evangelizing Relationship Capital (RC) and the benchmarking business relationships with principles and practices I have been taught since childhood.
Stay tuned as I go through this process and progress towards an even more transparent online presence, authentic personal brand and singularity in my online profiles and communications. Notice in the Business Model Canvas (image at right) that all of the key elements of planning involve relationships; not just the project tasks and time lines for accomplishment.
- Leadership Hall of Fame: Keith Ferrazzi, Author of “Never Eat Alone” (fastcompany.com)
- How Exposing Yourself Can Save Your Personal Brand (personalbrandingblog.com)