Blog Posts - Personal Branding



12 Steps to Optimise your Personal and Business Brand

By Jon Michail   Will you reach a million people this year? Or maybe ten million? Is the thought of all that advertising just too painful to dwell on? The reality is you can now optimise your brand for a fraction of what it cost twenty years ago...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on Jun 7, 2016

Companies cool their heels over dress codes as ‘business casual’ becomes the norm – IGI IN THE NEWS

IGI In The News Melissa Singer | News Corp No thongs. No gym gear. No harem pants. Suits compulsory from Monday to Thursday, ties mandatory for client meetings. And no “clothes traditional to a particular sex and/or gender identity”...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on May 25, 2016

Shorten may suffer from image bounce – IGI In The News

IGI In The News Kara Vickery | News Corp IMAGE consultants have warned Bill Shorten’s so-called “man boobs” are his Achilles heel in an election campaign where appearance is crucial. Mr Shorten has been pounding the pavement almost daily,...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on May 22, 2016

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Sport Stars

As a business person, what will you, be doing two decades from now? Will you be a star entrepreneur in your industry? Will your business have become a top contender? Strange as it may seem, if you start thinking like a sports star, you may become on...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on May 17, 2016

The Angel Oak – A metaphor for ongoing personal transformation

Have you ever felt that some relationships in your life (personal, business etc.) have been mostly one way traffic? Have you attracted individuals that said all the right things but did exactly the opposite? Have you ever worked for an organisation t...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on Apr 12, 2016

20 Quotes About Why You Need to Protect Your Reputation

Reputation Nowadays with the speed news travels on the internet, one misguided conversation posted online or inappropriate work Christmas party photo on social media is all you need to land yourself in hot water, and potentially irreparably damage yo...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on Apr 5, 2016

¡Lánzate al emprendimiento español en Londres! #SpainStartup

¡No hay excusas! Las ideas que tienes en la cabeza pueden aterrizarse. Eres emprendedor and you know it! Y como Londres es una ciudad de oportunidades, el próximo martes 1 de marzo puedes empezar el mes a tope gracias al evento gratuito de #SpainS...
by Viajeros Made in Spain on Feb 26, 2016

30 Questions to Help You Define Your Business Brand

Branding is more than your logo. Branding encompasses all of the brand experiences from how it looks and sounds, to what it offers, and how it handles customers. Everything – yes, everything – your company or blog does is branding. So you really...
by The Social Media Current on Feb 18, 2016

Personal Branding 101: What about those phonies?

Style + Success: Let's get real for a moment, please... After all, it's about you. So let's get into personal branding 101. Have you ever dreamingly followed an online lifestyle guru, marketing coach or business mentor who appears to have both a "per...
by FocusOnStyle.com on Nov 3, 2015

Top 5 must-dos when using nicknames to help build your personal brand.

  I recently came across a business card of a real estate agent that calls himself “Tony the Tiger.” I laughed at it, showed a few people, and then realized that I was sharing […]...
by Been Bitten Food Blog on Oct 21, 2015

What do your purchases say about you? Vehicle purchase version.

  I guarantee that I could line up 10 unsuspecting people and guess their type of vehicle at least 70% of the time. I could probably get 100% if I was playing a matching […]...
by Been Bitten Food Blog on Oct 19, 2015

I Love Entrepreneurs!

Late last week I had the pleasure to be invited to a special presentation by Kevin Harrington of Shark Tank (USA) fame, and pioneer of “As Seen on TV”. Harrington has personally been involved in launching over 500 products generating over $4 bill...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on Aug 26, 2015

The Power of First Impressions – How to impress anyone you meet in under 30 seconds

By Jon Michail Being the smartest, or most able-bodied person is not the be all and end all of success, financial or otherwise. Being likeable and considering other people and their tendencies or desires is just as crucial in becoming successful for...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on Aug 19, 2015

The Class of 2015 – Taking Creativity to the World

By Jon Michail Last week I had the honour to present to a full room our Brand & ME! Personal Branding workshop. The audience was the final year advertising students of the award winning School of Media & Communications Department at RMIT in M...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on Aug 16, 2015

Business brand vs. Personal brand in Africa (The web and your brand)

Business brand vs. Personal brand (The web and your brand) Ayo Alex Alao – CEO of Jetheights Services Ltd For me, in Nigeria this is one of the most difficult The post Business brand vs. Personal brand in Africa (The web and your brand) appear...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Aug 14, 2015

You’re a Celebrity Rockstar Too

By Jon Michail Sometimes the sky’s not your limit. You’re not looking to become a Hollywood star. You simply have to be The One in your field of expertise and even more so if your talents warrant it. What could be more satisfying – and ultimate...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on Aug 12, 2015

10 Ways to Build a Disruptive Personal Brand

By Jon Michail A personal brand doesn’t have to be boring or simple and fit in with the flock, where your personality is a clone of whatever archetype you’re perceived as being. Build a creative disruptive brand, a brand with vibrancy, with a...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on Aug 5, 2015

BEWARE: Fake personal brands – online

By Jon Michail Do you tell falsehoods? Have you ever been tempted to exaggerate just a tiny bit on your webpage, your LinkedIn account or your Twitter or Facebook profiles? And if you have, do you even care that your family and close friends know tha...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on Jul 23, 2015

Why can’t you get the RIGHT job?

by Jon Michail Are you finding it hard to get a new job or even the right job? It’s pretty savage out there at the moment – just look at the current unemployment levels. Even with a great CV and on-trend skills, you’re just one amongst the doze...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on Jul 15, 2015

Building a Personal Brand as a Project Manager

by Jon Michail I recently conducted a seminar for the Project Managers Institute (PMI) in Queensland and discovered that the idea of personal branding for many project managers is not only frightening, but unnecessary and pointless. Those who subscri...
by JON-MICHAIL, The Imagemaker on Jul 12, 2015


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