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Creating a Personal Brand Identity

Creating your personal brand identity is not an easy task. I’m mean really? When you were 21 did you have all of these questions figured out?  Who am I? What is my purpose? What do I want out of life? Of course not! Back then we worried about who liked us or not. Now we have to create a brand identity to be seen!

It’s True! To be visible and tell the world who you are and what you do, you need a personal brand identity. Unfortunately, some of us feel like frauds when we do this? Maybe some of us simply have no idea who we are or what we want. We have blocks, crutches, insecurities. Now you’re in your late 30’s to mid 40’s and wondering “what is this life all about”. IT’S TIME TO FIGURE IT OUT!

KNOW THYSELF

If you want a personal brand identity you need to KNOW WHO YOU ARE and WHAT YOU WANT. Defining your long term goals, identifying your value structure, and understanding your purpose is essential to your personal growth. If you don’t believe in destiny then it is possible once you do this you may realize that destiny is simply waiting for you to define it.

The process of creating a personal brand identity is a journey to self discovery. If you know yourself really well  this process may be easy for you. For most of us it can be a struggle and can take a long time. It all depends how driven you are to get there. When you personally brand yourself you are “dressing-up’ your image for success. It’s just like putting on your best suit for the job interview of a lifetime.

Let me tell you this strait out… If you find your “voice” your tribe will follow you. People who are well branded online have gone through this process. You have to want it and be ready to step right into it.

“When you personally brand yourself you are ‘dressing-up’ your image for success!”

Call it the Law of Attraction or whatever. If you showcase yourself how you really want to be you will become it. The days of feeling like a fraud are over and you’ll enjoy what you do so much more. Plus, it will be so much easier to market yourself and what you do.

KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE

You may be young professional and want the perfect job working as an Operations Manager. Your ideal audience are head hunters who work for large Corporations. Perhaps you are a certified Wellness Coach looking for women who are ready to lose weight. Whoever they are you need to identify them and define them. Create a personality profile of your audience so you know what their interests are, where they shop, what their philosophies are. When you know this you will be “speaking” directly to them. Your audience will resonate to you because your values and theirs will be in line with each other.

HOW I CAN HELP YOU

I am not a Life Coach. I am however, the person who helps you present the real you to the world. For me to visualize the full “picture” I must understand who you are first. I am the next step in your journey. Stand up and sing…”I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR!”

  • Personal Brand Statement: I must know first how you help people and what you do for them. We’ll Identify the benefits you offer and what your brand stands behind. A little different than a Mission Statement, we’ll create a written summary of what you promise to deliver and how it relates to your benefits.
  • Brand Persona: I work with you to create a Brand Persona that entails narrowing down six key personality characteristics. Once a scale is created we look at how these personality traits all play together to evoke your strongest characteristics to your ideal client. We take into consideration feeling and mood, clothing, and your environment. We also take into consideration the poses and expression and even symbolism if necessary during a photography shoot. During this process we also identify your top values, and your ideal customer.
  • Messaging and Profiling: Having goals before we photograph is essential so we must do an online marketing overview. We will look at your website and online presence and assess where key shots need to go. For example your contact page, about page, services, and even social media. We focus on messaging and utilize your tag lines and/or campaign slogans and then capture you illustrating them. We sometimes create a character profile of one of your key traits and photograph it. For example, The Spiritual Healer sitting in a garden with his disciples.

Your brand is the experience customers have when doing business with You.  The meaning behind your brand becomes subjective and unconscious but outwardly it is your “voice” that shines through. Once we know what meaning is behind it, your brand can be developed to deliver your true “voice”.

Star the next step to your Journey.

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Gina Cinardo
Gina Cinardo
I'm Gina Cinardo, an enthusiastic portrait photographer specializing in helping driven professionals become branded online. Wether they want a fantastic headshot or just photographed being in the moment. I make people look polished and amazing in their portraits. With over 25 years’ experience as a photographer I understand the importance of the first impression. I get so much joy seeing people feel good about themselves and succeeding. IIf you’re ready for a portrait that showcases you as an expert at what you do call me today.

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