Brand Yourself as an Expert

Thank you to everyone who attended today’s Women In Networking luncheon and my talk, Brand Yourself as an Expert: Tips and Tricks to Show What You Know. As promised, here’s the content from the handout, with clickable links:

1) What’s an expert? Define your expertise
Pros at defining their specific expertise:

2) Content: Show what you know

How to submit your blog to lists:

Local Business Publications:

How to Podcast:

  • Blogtalkradio
    Podcast and social networking site that offers a very easy way to create on-demand audio.
  • PodBean.com
    Offers an easy way to publish your own audio and video podcast in 3 steps. There is not technology curve. You can share your podcast in Facebook, Myspace, Blogger, and other online destinations.
  • GarageBand
    Standard on Macs, features built-in tools that you can use to create your own rich and professional-sounding podcasts.
  • mirPod
    Webpage which allows you to create code to embed a podcast on your own website. This is a point and click operation which requires no technical knowledge.

Social Networking:

Excellent “Expert” websites:

3) Speaking
Potential sources for speaking engagements:

  • Community Education classes or Community College, Adjunct Professor
  • Professional Organizations; Conferences

Professional videorecording and editing:

Polish your skills:

Host a live or recorded webinar:

4) Publicity (Tips Courtesy Emily Schroeder Orvik, Pro Re Nata Communication, www.pro-re-nata-comm.com)
Fee-based press release distribution services (benefits: increased visibility and tracking, personalized service):

Press release alternative/enhancement—a pitch

Target the media and create lists

Subscribe to media inquiry services:

5) Image: Look the Part
Professional photography

Image Consulting

Branding and Graphic Design

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2 Responses to “Brand Yourself as an Expert”

  1. Katrina,
    You rocked your presentation. Thank you for sharing YOUR expertise to help us demonstrate OUR expertise! :)

  2. Excellent work – you covered a great deal of ground in a very short time. I think everyone came away with some new ideas they want to try. I know I got three new topics for my new blog! One on integrated messaging considering all these tools.

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