Comments for Firebrand Ideas Ignition http://blog.firebrandtalent.com Ideas Ignition Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:24:05 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Personal Branding: 10 words you should NEVER use to describe yourself by Laurie Williamshttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/10/personal-branding-10-words-you-should-never-use-to-describe-yourself/#comment-966049 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:24:05 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=6839#comment-966049 Oh how I wish I’d written this! I can’t decide what offends me more; this sort of nonsense or resumes / profiles full of buzz words and corporate double speak. Let’s all try being honest rather than telling everyone that we are…

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Comment on Advertising conferences: Let me sell you a story by Timhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/10/advertising-conferences-let-me-sell-you-a-story/#comment-961581 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:28:19 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=6845#comment-961581 I very much agree with many of your points, Barry. Keynotes should be just that, playing a new note, pushing the agenda of the whole industry forward. Or provoking the hell out of it. Unfortunately I feel tempted to miss most of them these days. Whoever gets up on stage should have certain skills and not insult a paying audience’s attention and intelligence.
SXSW still has a different feel for me. Maybe that’s because of its program’s vastness run with entities withand academic, artistic or less of an immediate sales-agenda. Additionally (as you mentioned) it features a lot of crowd-sourced and independently-directed content.

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Comment on What does a PR professional do anyway? by Erinhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2012/05/what-does-a-pr-professional-do-anyway/#comment-933305 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:23:09 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=2339#comment-933305 Love this post, I’m looking into taking PR at school and wanted to know what it was all about, this summed it up very well. Is there a way you can tell if PR is right for you?

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Jacindahttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-903655 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:52:43 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-903655 Thank you Bree! I have to say, for the most part, this article had me fuming at the one-sided viewpoint of the obviously angry writer… But I do have to say to his credit, the kind of lateness that he described is most certainly an extreme case (that is, assuming it’s not just a gross exaggeration), and I would have to agree that if someone is showing up to things (social, business, or otherwise) a half hour or hour late, and on a regular basis, and to top it off, without even an apology (?!), that is, indeed, INCREDIBLY rude!

At the same time though, I have to say that his style of confrontation is absolutely appalling, and will most certainly incite nothing but defensiveness in return at his callous, self-centered perspective! And yes, being a single mother of two children (with no help at all from family or their father) and a full-time student myself, I do find that a lot of the time I am running in to class maybe three or four minutes late, and it most certainly has NOTHING to do with my own selfish desires – my God, I often have to make it through very long days while running on no more than three hours of sleep, and nothing to eat since picking at the kids leftovers from the night before, and I am literally running down the hall to class, avoiding near collisions with other students as I desperately try to make it on time, nearly in tears at the frustration of having far too little time to do far too much work for everybody in my life (my other biggest downfall is my inability to say no when someone asks me for something, no matter how over-extended I find myself). So yes, I happen to be one of those unfortunate people that does seem to be perpetually late, but I assure you, it has nothing at all to do with me being “rude” or “selfish”, because I have exactly the opposite problem – I am just trying so hard to do everything for everyone, and if I happen to be five minutes late, I most certainly do apologize then and there, but I’m doing the best I can!

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Comment on Employer Brand and Consumer Brand. Why should there be a difference? by Collen @ Select Marketinghttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2013/03/employer-brand-and-consumer-brand-why-should-there-be-a-difference/#comment-899755 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:15:18 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=4262#comment-899755 Branding is a really a big component in organizations’ marketing campaign. Thanks for sharing this great post.

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Comment on Brand You: How would you sum up your life in just 6 words? by Ken Douglasshttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2013/11/brand-you-how-would-you-sum-up-your-life-in-just-6-words/#comment-819443 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:48:07 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=5742#comment-819443 Learned to Live Life New Everyday.

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Comment on Interview Tip: “Tell me about your biggest achievement?” by Jon Calthorpe-Joneshttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2012/09/interview-tip-tell-me-about-your-biggest-achievement/#comment-817086 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:18:44 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=3273#comment-817086 This article is intriguing, “My biggest achievement is yet to come”? Really? As if that’s ever going to progress anyone in a job interview. With over 30 years experience in high-level recruitment, this kind of reply joins the urban myth answers such as
“What is courage?” and replying “This.”
Let’s get real here, 99% of people who answered in this way would end up on the NO pile, along with all the ones who claim their weakness is being an “overly hard-working perfectionist”.

Other than that, some good points.

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Christyhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-797426 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:36:37 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-797426 Yup, same thing for me. I haven’t been diagnosed, but I am getting an assessment done next week for ADHD. My boyfriend is always getting mad at me for not being on time and I’ve suffered a lot in school for it. I want to change, it’s going to be hard journey.

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Comment on 7 tips for getting into the social media industry by Brad Fisherhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/10/7-tips-for-getting-into-the-social-media-industry/#comment-792568 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:58:02 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=6741#comment-792568 Interesting article and poignant given my current situation. However i have always struggled to see the connection between knowing about how the social media mediums work and how people interact with them (something digital media subjects in my marketing degree touched on) and leveraging that knowledge into a career? I consider most of my social media know how to have been developed through use and interest to understand the practical science behind medium and user interaction rather than what i learnt at university.

The most practical thing i can gather from your article in terms of furthering my CV to get into a digital or social media role, is offering my time towards NPOs, but how do you come across these kinds of openings?

How do you see the social marketing role changing in the next 5 years?

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Chiles Freidmanhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-786434 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:00:22 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-786434 Well you all glorified, sanctimonious people rush around in your SUV’s and trucks to get somewhere that you think is important and has nothing to do with being on-time. But when a poor slog like me needs to hurry by foot from the office to the bus or train station, you hell RUN, RUN , RUN, RUN, RUN. What harassment. Well I can’t run. I have an injury. Then when I have to cross one busy street on the way on a street with a cross walk, half of the drivers don’t stop, prefer to run my asss over so they can get somewhere where they think is more important. So shove it!

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