Personal Branding Quiz
A few questions to help us prepare for our conversation so you get well crafted recommendations to your top challenges. NOTE: AFTER COMPLETION, AT THE END USE THE LINK TO SCHEDULE A TIME TO TALK.
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Check all items that are true:
I know what's important to me, and I can list the values that influence my work and approach.
My colleagues' opinion of me is clear and consistent from person to person.
I know how I create value for my company, team and/or my clients.
My personal "brand message" is targeted and focused.
I put my brand, my unique contribution and/or approach, on everything I do: presentations, reports, meetings, deals, etc.
I try to connect my personal brand to every situation possible (and appropriate).
I consider myself my own CEO and have a vision by which I lead myself.
My emails to new introductions (strangers) are consistently opened, read and acted upon.
I focus on growing and nurturing my professional network, both through offline approaches (e.g., associations, speaking, etc.) and online strategies (e.g.,Active LinkedIn original posts, blogging,forum participation, etc.).
I look to find what's distinct about me and what I bring to the table, rather than try to conform to the norm. In essence, I create my own "unique selling proposition" (USP).
I have a personal brand plan, and I execute its strategy and tactics.
I establish appropriate partnerships that will extend my brand and help me get complementary brand value.
I make sure that everything that surrounds my brand (my office, my website, my customer service, etc.) communicates the same brand message.
How many were true for you? More than 8 true items puts you ahead of your peers.
What are your top 3 goals for creating or improving your personal branding and networking skills?
What type of opportunities or new connections are you interested in?
If you are planning a transition, what future desired role best applies
Passive Owner of a self sustained business
Happy where I am at ,working on elevating my impact driven identity
How many contacts do you have in Gmail Google contacts, Outlook or similar?
How many contacts do you currently have on LinkedIn?
How do you interact on LinkedIn?
Posts of my own content
Articles with longer content of my own content
Comments in groups
Comments /likes on other peoples posts
Scan LinkedIn to reach out directly to others
How is your outreach and networking now?
I'm calling 1-2 friends and colleagues each week
Reviewing my LinkedIn profile to reconnect with 4-5 people per week
I have a list of target companies/opportunities that I'm pursuing and am talking with people in those companies weekly
Sending emails periodically to individuals or small lists
Others provide me the referrals I need at 2-3 per month
I am not doing active outreach and attend less than 1 monthly networking meeting virtual or in person
How effective is your current approach?
Lots of calls but not much traction
Good first conversations and some traction but I don't know how to get 2nd and 3rd conversations with my current contacts
Working great – I get referrals from almost every conversation I have
I get responses to my emails to new people that are a cold outreach and calls within 1 business day
I have more appointments than I can schedule in a week so I am scheduling a week or more out.
How urgent is it for you to get help growing your network, and new opportunities?
10/10 I need help ASAP
8/10 I'm doing okay, want ideas about other ways to increase personal brand and grow my network
5/10 I'm actually doing well, just looking for a little advice
1/10 I'm really just curious about what you do
How soon do you want to get started with a new plan of action?
ASAP – ready to invest time and money into personal brand, network growth, and new opportunities
In 1-2 months – I think I understand what to do and curious about future help
3+ months- I am really just curious if I am missing any steps and confident I can create my brand and manage my search on my own
What are your top 3 challenges or questions you have about planning and managing your personal branding or transition plans?
We love to work with credentialed professionals and execs who are passionate and highly motivated with a clear vision of what you want next. We get about 60 requests per month for discussion on personal branding. In a few sentences why should we work with you?
What is your best email address?
What phone number can we use to reach you?
In your own honest opinion, what is preventing you from hitting your goal for next opportunities?
Let's talk finances for a second...
I'm willing and able to invest financial and time resources into solving this problem ASAP, if of course you provide a valid solution
I don't have the $$ but I can get them if I need to. I'm willing to invest my time and I'm able to find the necessary financial resources to solve this problem if you can provide a valid solution
I can't afford to engage anyone for help at the moment, I'd just like to get more information so when I can get more cash or credit I can work with you
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