Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Digital-preening / Virtual-preening: Take a Good Look at Yourself Before you Post (Personal Branding)

Today, I listened to a Presentation about Personal Branding. I've heard several other great presentations on Personal Branding too.

One thing that I realize is that we need to be careful what we post before we post it.

It reminds me of a class I took in college about body language. The professor talked to us about the concept of preening. We see preening when someone brushes or combs their hair or straightens their clothes before meeting someone or having an interview. How many times do we see someone take the time to go look in a mirror before they meet someone face to face?

We need to do this in our virtual social (digital) meetings with people too!

So, today, I am coining the term: "Digital-preening." or maybe "Virtual-preening" is a more appropriate term.

Digital-preening / Virtual-preening: We need to take a look at ourselves in the mirror before we post

Because any and every post we do in any social network might be the very first post that someone sees from us, we need to treat all of our postings the same as though we are meeting someone for the first time.

It's been said "You only have one chance to make a first impression."

Please add your comments about Personal Branding and Digital Preening and Virtual-Preening. Which term do you think is better?

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