Category Archives: Energy and Inspiration

How I gained 3 new clients in 2 days thanks to blogging…

or why blogging is important for your Personal Brand & Business…

Hi there!

Those of you who follow me, know that I regularly write blog posts. I like writing and I like giving tips, tricks and behind the scenes news to my audience.

However it is not only because I like informing people, there are other reasons why I think blogging is important for myself and my business. So also for you, the small business owner.  Continue reading How I gained 3 new clients in 2 days thanks to blogging…

6 biggest mistakes (starting) freelancers make

… and how to avoid them

Many (starting) freelancers makes mistakes – and in a way that is not that bad, because you learn from them. However, if you want to jump start your business and want to grow faster, it might come in handy avoiding the mistakes lots of us make. Continue reading 6 biggest mistakes (starting) freelancers make

The 10 commandments of Networking – part 2

… how to have fun and be effective at the same time while networking

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Hi there!

In my last blogpost I talked about the fact that networking can be fun and should be effective. I mentioned the 10 commandments of Networking – follow these when preparing for and going to networking events, and you’ll do fine!

In our previous blogpost we coverd the first  this blogpost, I’ll cover the first 5 commandments. You can find the summary here:

Continue reading The 10 commandments of Networking – part 2

The 10 commandments of Networking – part 1

… how to have fun and be effective at the same time while networking

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Hi there!

Remember this?

Step 1: “Hey I’m going to a networking event to get me some clients! hell yeah!”

Step 2: You arrive alone – you do not know anybody – your heart is beating fast – your hands are sweaty – your self-esteem is below zero – your natural charm has run off – everybody seems to know each other and it looks like all of them are best friends and you do not belong…

Continue reading The 10 commandments of Networking – part 1

[INFOGRAPHIC] Get the most out of your Networking efforts

… in order to get some Net Worth out of your Network

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Image this:

  1. Step 1: “Hey I’m going to a networking event to get me some clients! hell yeah!”
  2. Step 2: You arrive alone – you do not know anybody – your heart is beating fast – your hands are sweaty – your self-esteem is below zero – your natural charm has run off – everybody seems to know each other and it looks like all of them are best friends and you do not belong…
  3. Step 3: You hide behind the bar or in the toilet
  4. Step 4: You go home – with a lot of business cards (your own!) and feel frustrated because nobody talked to you and you did not get 1 client
  5. Step 5: “I am never ever going to any network event – no way!”

Continue reading [INFOGRAPHIC] Get the most out of your Networking efforts

What can we learn from Metallica, Arctic Monkeys and Stromae ..

What can we learn from Metallica, Arctic Monkeys and Stromae regarding Personal Branding?

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“Formidable” – Stromae

Last week I had the pleasure to attend Rock Werchter festival. And believe me it was a big party. 4 days long fantastic bands like Kings of Leon, Triggerfinger, Pearl Jam, Moderat, Oscar and the wolf…. Really great. Vraiment formidable!

But what has this got to do with Personal Branding. Continue reading What can we learn from Metallica, Arctic Monkeys and Stromae ..

The marriage of Ms. Marketing & Mr. Branding

Or how to deliver your message and content

Remember the cupcake with the cherry ?
In my first blog post of the 5 step Blog series about Personal Branding I explained you that knowing who you are and what you have to offer to your target audience is the cake.
The cherry on top of it packaging it and telling it to your ideal client.
They lived happily ever after
Oh yes, Miss Marketing is in town! And has she some effect on Mister Branding? Yes she does!

Continue reading The marriage of Ms. Marketing & Mr. Branding