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Robots, Time Travel and The Interview of a Lifetime

It was almost as if I was dreaming when I heard the first words come out of his […]

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KIM KARDASHIAN AND THE POWER OF A CELEBRITY BRAND

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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Personal Branding 101: Four Reasons Investing in Others Can Help You Build Your Business

Many of you are familiar with Dr. Ivan Misner, the founder of the worldwide networking organization BNI. I […]

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Personal Branding 101: To Become a Celebrity… Act Like a Celebrity!

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is very simple: celebrities are regular people, just like you […]

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Celebrity Branding: Four “Little Things” That Will Enhance Your Celebrity Status Overnight

Building a CelebrityExpert® brand is a process. And to achieve this goal, we help our clients to leverage […]

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Celebrity Branding Online: Five Keys to a Powerful Internet Presence

The internet is an incredible tool for small businesses. We have worked closely with dozens of business owners […]

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Is Your Personal Brand Lost In Translation? How To Clearly Communicate Your Value

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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Personal Branding for Success: Five Benefits of a Powerful Personal Brand

We have talked a whole lot about personal branding in these articles and on our blog. We have talked about branding strategy. We have talked about practical steps for creating a powerful brand. We have even looked at “hits and misses” from celebrities and public figures in order to gain insight into what to do, and what NOT to do, when it comes to branding.

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Personal Branding: Five Simple Ways to Enhance Your Celebrity Status

If you have been reading this blog regularly, you know how valuable it is to build a brand […]

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Personal Branding: What to Do When Things Go Wrong

Every one of us makes mistakes. This is certainly true in the world of business. As hard as […]

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Every Entrepreneur’s Biggest Mistake (And How To Avoid It!)

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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Personal Branding: Confidence is Key to Making a Great First Impression

Creating a strong first impression is important when it comes to creating a strong personal brand. The first […]

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Personal Branding: Don’t Be Afraid to Shake Up Your Market

Many of the business owners that I work with are low-key and don’t love the spotlight. And most […]

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Boost Your Personal Brand… in Ten Minutes or Less

I talk to a lot of business owners every year. Between speeches, seminars, conferences, and similar events, I […]

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The Critic, The Mouseketeer, And The Iron Lady: Three Giants In Personal Branding

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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The Kanye And Kim Kardashian Lesson In Personal Branding: Combining Audiences For Impact

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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Personal Branding: How Video Can Take Your Brand to the Next Level

We’ve discussed a number of tactics and platforms that business owners can use successfully to create and strengthen […]

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Personal Branding: Be a Giver, Not a Taker

The legendary motivational speaker Zig Ziglar used to say that “You can have everything in life you want, […]

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Personal Branding 101: How to Tell a Better “Story”

As I’ve written before, one of the most important elements to creating a strong personal brand is learning […]

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Branding 101: How Will the American Airlines – US Airways Merger Play Out?

The business world has been buzzing since the announcement of a major merger between US Airways and American […]

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Your Customer Compass: Are You Headed in the Right Direction?

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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Personal Branding: Why It’s Worth Your Time

We talk about personal branding strategies regularly in this space. But every once in a while, it’s a […]

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Lance Armstrong, Branding Catastrophes, And What Not To Do

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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Personal Branding: Make it a Habit in 2013!

As you’ve heard me say before, a powerful personal brand allows a business owner to differentiate himself and […]

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Make Personal Branding Fun This Year

Personal branding requires work. Personal branding can be very profitable. But there’s nothing that says it can’t also […]

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Personal Branding: Do You Need to Shift Your Focus in 2013?

As we’ve discussed previously, one of the key elements to a powerful personal brand is focus. Effective brands, […]

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Chris Christie, Honey Boo Boo, And The Top 10 Celebrity Branding Success Stories Of 2012

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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Take Your Personal Brand to the Next Level in 2013, Part Two: Ten Resolutions

In a recent article, I highlighted five New Year’s resolutions to help you take your brand to the […]

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Take Your Personal Brand to the Next Level in 2013: Ten Resolutions

The New Year is right around the corner, and this is the time of year where many of […]

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Become a Celebrity: Go Against the Flow

What is the most effective way to corner the market and lock out your competition?  Simple: you need […]

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Three Reasons Why The Customer Experience You Provide Can Make or Break Your Business

You’ve probably heard talk about the importance of “customer experience” when it comes to growing your business. But […]

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Celebrity Branding: Establish Your Value and Stop Competing on Price

Why is personal branding worthwhile? There are many reasons, but today we’re going to focus on one of […]

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Are You Leveraging Your Personal Brand to the Max?

As you begin to build a strong personal brand, it is important to leverage it fully in order […]

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The Twinkie Template For Building An Eternal Brand

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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Personal Branding 101: Six Classic Branding Mistakes to Avoid

Personal branding isn’t something that is ever “done”, as I’ve written before. Building an effective brand is a […]

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Personal Branding: Five Ways to Draw More Attention on Social Media

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn can be great channels by which to connect with your […]

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Bundling Your Way To Bigger Profits

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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Celebrity Branding: Which “Hollywood” Strategies Can You Apply to Your Business?

Our agency is called the Celebrity Branding Agency, as most of you know. And we didn’t choose that […]

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Five Personal Branding Secrets You Can Apply Today

We talk a lot about personal branding on this blog, and most of the strategies focus on long-term […]

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Personal Branding and the Presidency: How Personal Branding Impacts Political Races

We are in the heat of election season now—not like you could have missed it! It seems like […]

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Why You Need a Personal Brand, Not Just a Company Brand

Branding is a very common element of a marketing campaign, and has been for many years. We all […]

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Personal Branding: Do You Have a Book in You?

One of the best strategies for building a powerful personal brand is publishing a book. I’ve helped hundreds […]

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Giving Your Brand Story “Primal Power”: The Science of Storytelling

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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Personal Branding Success: Why Relationships Are the “Missing Ingredient”

There are a whole lot of elements that go into building an effective personal brand. Credibility and visibility […]

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Build Credibility Without Re-Inventing the Wheel: Learn to Repurpose Your Content

If you have been paying attention to this blog, you know how important it is that you are […]

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Create Raving Fans: It’s All In The Details

I’ve talked about the value of “raving fans” previously on my blog, but let’s take a moment for […]

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Build Raving Fans: What the Music Industry Can Teach You About Inspiring Loyalty, Part Two

In the previous installment of this series, I covered four valuable lessons that business owners can draw from […]

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Build Raving Fans: What the Music Industry Can Teach You About Inspiring Loyalty

As a business owner, there are few assets that are more valuable than raving fans. By this, I […]

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Are You Undermining Yourself? Five Ways Business Owners Unintentionally Weaken Their Brand

Personal branding is fun, profitable… and challenging. Unlike many business processes, it is never “done.” A brand is […]

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Twitter Tips: Are You Building Relationships?

Every once in a while, I talk to a business owner who has reservations about using social media […]

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You Have To Build a Relationship Before You Go All the Way…In Sales

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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Mitt Romney And The Power Of Discipline

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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The Mother Of All Branding Opportunities

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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How Does Your Brand Position You Within Your Market?

Macy’s versus K-Mart. Ferrari versus Honda. Apple versus eMachines. What comes to mind when you think about these […]

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Personal Branding: Where to Start

We talk often in this space about personal branding strategies such as book publishing, video production, and TV […]

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Personal Branding: If It’s Going to Work, You Need a System

A strong personal brand provides tremendous benefits to a business owner. A well-defined brand separates the business from […]

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Personal Branding: Tell Your Story on Facebook

As you know, personal branding is all about telling your story. Who you are, what makes you different, […]

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Attention Must Be Paid – Or It Will Cost You Business

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can […]

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Are You Living Your Personal Brand?

When most people think about personal branding, they think about big, exciting initiatives—like a photo or video shoot, […]

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Leverage Your Personal Brand and Achieve Direct Mail Success

No matter how much time and how many resources you commit to personal branding, you can’t generate income […]

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Personal Branding Like The Stars: How A Systematic Approach Will Revolutionize Your Business

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and Mikkel Pitzner can […]

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Zero in On Your Target Market

Before you can create an effective personal brand and leverage it through a marketing campaign, you need to […]

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How to Build a Brand-Centered Newsletter

As a business, one of the most important things you can do is maintain top-of-mind awareness within your […]

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Personal Branding: How NOT to Use Twitter

Most of this time, this blog focuses on practical strategies and tactics that will help you enhance your […]

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Larry King Embraces Internet TV–Should Your Brand Follow Suit?

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog can be found here: Larry King Embraces Internet TV–Should […]

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Does Your Brand Resonate with Your Target Market?

There are many factors that go in to creating an effective brand, whether personal or corporate. From the […]

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Don’t Be Like Rush: Tough Lessons In Crisis Management

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog can be found here: Don’t Be Like Rush: Tough […]

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Four Branding Channels You Haven’t Thought Of

We have talked frequently in this space about a number of common channels that can be leveraged for […]

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Revolutionize Your Business: Stop Competing on Price

Building a business is a process—you’re never “done.” And there is rarely a single point in time that […]

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Establish Value With a Strong Personal Brand

I have been talking recently about the importance of competing on value, not on price. When your business […]

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What Apple Can Teach You About Competing on Price

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog can be found here: What Apple Can Teach You […]

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Personal Branding: Lessons From the 2012 Grammys

The 2012 Grammy Awards were held earlier this month at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and once […]

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Personal Branding: What We Can Learn from Adele

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of once again attending the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, along […]

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What the GOP Primary Can Teach You About Your Personal Brand

This blog was originally posted and featured on FastCompany.com.  The original post can be found here: The GOP […]

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Does Your Website Reflect Your Personal Brand?

What should a strong website accomplish? It should represent your company accurately. It should provide information regarding the […]

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Personal Branding: Your Social Media Strategy

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are continuing to grow in popularity at an astounding rate. […]

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Capitalize on Your Points of Differentiation to Create a Powerful Personal Brand

A primary objective of every personal branding campaign is to create a brand that helps you stand out […]

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Lebron James is Back—What Can He Teach You About Your Personal Brand?

This blog was originally posted and featured on FastCompany.com.  The original post can be found here: http://www.fastcompany.com/1804460/lebron-james-is-back-what-can-he-teach-you-about-your-personal-brand The […]

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Do You Have a Plan… and a System?

Every successful personal branding campaign features two components: a plan, and a system to ensure that the plan […]

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Netflix and the Power of Perception

This blog was originally posted and featured on FastCompany.com.  The original post can be found here: http://www.fastcompany.com/1797961/netflix-and-the-power-of-perception Over […]

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Personal Branding 101: “But I Don’t Need a Personal Brand”

I once had a business owner tell me, “Nick, I don’t need a personal brand. My business isn’t […]

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Lock Out Your Competition With a Strong Personal Brand

A strong personal brand provides many benefits to business owners—but one of the most valuable is that a […]

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Get More Mileage Out of Your Brand

A strong personal brand is incredibly valuable for a business owner.  A well-developed personal brand allows you to […]

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Have Fun With Your Personal Brand!

This blog was originally posted and featured on FastCompany.com.  The original post can be found here: http://www.fastcompany.com/1787569/have-fun-with-your-personal-brand You […]

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Personal Branding: Relationships Are Key

This blog was originally posted and featured on FastCompany.com.  The original post can be found here: http://www.fastcompany.com/1782187/personal-branding-relationships-are-key As […]

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Personal Branding Tips: Three Reasons You Need to be on YouTube

This blog was originally posted and featured on FastCompany.com.  The original post can be found here: http://www.fastcompany.com/1777410/personal-branding-tips-three-reasons-you-need-to-be-on-youtube As […]

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Personal Branding: It’s the Details that Count

This blog was originally posted and featured on FastCompany.com.  The original post can be found here: http://www.fastcompany.com/1773630/personal-branding-its-the-details-that-count There […]

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Rebranding 101

This blog was originally posted and featured on FastCompany.com.  The original post can be found here: http://www.fastcompany.com/1771299/rebranding-101 Rebranding […]

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Four Hidden Branding Opportunities

Branding is all about repetition, right?  (If you have been paying attention to this blog, you know that […]

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Personal Branding: When Is It Time to Rebrand?

There are times in business and in life when it is time to simply start over.  A new […]

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Personal Branding: Make it a Habit

Personal branding doesn’t happen automatically. Building a strong brand takes intentional effort. Today, a strong brand includes an […]

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Personal Branding Doesn’t Have to Be a Chore

It’s unfortunate that many consultants and branding experts portray personal branding as a serious, difficult process. The truth […]

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Personal Branding Tips: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

We have spent plenty of time going over branding strategies and techniques in this space—so today we are […]

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Why Media Kills Most Small Businesses

Inevitably, one of the first questions I get asked by new clients, or even just casual acquaintances, is, […]

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Personal Branding Online: Dealing With Criticism

I talk about social media all the time in this space, and you’ve often heard me talk about […]

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The Biggest Mistake Most Business Owners Make: Failure To Control The Conversation

This blog was originally posted and featured on FastCompany.com. The original post can be found here: http://www.fastcompany.com/1748833/the-biggest-mistake-most-business-owners-make-failure-to-control-the-conversation In […]

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Twitter for Personal Branding

You’re using Twitter, right? Or if you’re not, you’ve at least heard of it. In the last couple […]

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What Can Apple Teach Us About Branding?

Another month, another successful product release for Apple. As you’ve surely heard, Apple released their iPad 2 earlier […]

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Developing Your Personal Brand: Make Sure It’s Unique

We’ve talked quite a bit about the process of defining and building your personal brand. If you’ve been […]

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Video: The 4 Letter Business Word That You NEED!

Personal branding expert Nick Nanton talks about the four letter business word that you need! Check back often […]

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