Author: Sally Hogshead

How my father gave me life (and 10 years later, saved it)

Sally Hogshead

I regained consciousness to blinding lights on the operating room table. “You’ve been in a bad accident,” the surgeon said. I don’t remember much after that for several days. A few hours earlier, on a bright Sunday morning, my dad

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10 Creative Ways to Apply Personal Branding

Sally Hogshead

You only have 9-seconds to make a meaningful first impression in-person or on the phone. How much time do you have in the virtual world to make your introduction? Your Personal Brand is your key to standing out in 9

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21 Juicy Ideas for Creating Fascinating Content

Sally Hogshead

Creativity is a fickle mistress. Especially when creating content. Sometimes, the words flow as fast as the coffee. Other times, well, not so much. It’s easy to create boring content. (Many people do it quite effortlessly.) But if you don’t have a

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What’s YOUR least effective type of communication?

Sally Hogshead

Think for a minute… What’s your LEAST favorite type of communication? For example, do you dislike networking events? Or speaking in front of a crowd? Or explaining the same exact process, over and over? We all have certain types of

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3 Insights About YOU (and Your Team)

Sally Hogshead

Conflict can rip a team apart, skyrocketing resentment against management or even pitting co-workers against each other. But office conflicts will calm down, or even dissolve entirely, once people understand each other’s differing Advantages. Once you know someone’s Advantages, you

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Your Little Zone of Genius

Sally Hogshead

Your DNA is 99.9% the same as everyone else’s. The teeny, tiny .1% that’s different is your distinct value. It describes the best of how the world sees you, and how you are most likely to rise above and stand

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You are awesome… just the way you are.

My little girl stood for an hour on a San Francisco street corner, as hundreds of people rushed past after work. She held up a sign to each person who passed, no matter how they dressed or walked or looked.

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7 Ways to Add Value in Your Next Meeting

Sally Hogshead

Imagine this. You’re in a BIG meeting at work. You speak up to make a point. You clear your voice, and all eyes turn to you. Suddenly you realize… …everyone is fascinated. They’re listening to you, impressed by you, and

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What high-performing teams do differently

Sally Hogshead

Why do some teams get extraordinary results, while others struggle just to finish mundane tasks? Why do certain teams glide to victory, while others can’t even cross the finish line? What’s the difference? Here you go: 50% of the difference

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Different is BETTER than Better

Sally Hogshead

We grew up with a myth. The myth says: Work hard to be “better.” Better than everyone else. Better than the other students in our classroom. In your career, be better than your competition… because that’s how to be the best. I’d like to

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The Kiss of Death in Social Media

Sally Hogshead

Okay, friends, let’s talk. Are you… boring? Like, ugh, really boring. Instant narcolepsy. I don’t mean you, personally. I mean your social media. Here’s the BAD news: In a world with a 9-second attention span, you have to either stand

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5 Ways Your Personal Brand Can Go Horribly Wrong

Sally Hogshead

A personal brand can boost your reputation. It can help you spread a message, build relationships, and grow your business. BUT… not always. Your personal brand can actually work against you. In fact, it can damage people’s perception of you.

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How do you captivate your entire email list?

captivate your email audience

You fascinate them. Here’s a juicy little case study for you… Over the past two decades of research on communication, I found that there are seven different ways to communicate and add value to your listener. And I’ve built my

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Is your personality helping or hurting your business?

Sally Hogshead

As an entrepreneur, you’re often the face of your company, and your ability to capture attention, to fascinate others—clients, employees, strategic partners, influencers—can make or break a business. Every time you communicate, you’re doing one of two things: 1. You’re

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Do you know how the world sees you?

Sally Hogshead

Let’s say you think you’re funny. As far as you’re concerned, a sense of humor is one of your best traits. There’s just one problem: Nobody else thinks you’re funny. This is indeed a problem. Humor is a two-sided exchange.

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How to Make a Brilliant First Impression at a Conference

Sally Hogshead

What kind of impression do you make? Do people remember you, and want to connect with you? Or will your business card become just a piece of clutter? Your influence as a professional will be measured according to your ability

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7 Ways to Solve a Conflict with Your Team

You’ve probably experienced that tense moment when conflict arises… when furious glances dart across the conference table, or screaming matches erupt in the hallway. (Awkward!) Yet, conflict can be a healthy part of team communication. Conflict can spark creativity. It

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How to Make a Valuable First Impression

Have you ever experienced love at first sight? You were enamored. You were captivated. You hung on every word, and everything about him or her was wonderful. Everyone who came before and anyone to come after was irrelevant. The only

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7 Ways to Let Your Personality Shine on Social Media

You are already fascinating. That’s a fact. But, are you allowing your natural, authentic personality to shine through on social media? Hmm. Maybe not. A lot of fascinating people have extraordinarily boring blogs, tweets, and YouTube videos. (Yawn.) The world

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The #1 Reason Someone Should Hire You

Your personality has one distinct advantage. This advantage is your highest and most unique value. It’s what makes you different- and better- than everyone else in the crowd. It’s the essence of your personal brand. This is what makes you,

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