Creative Leadership

Who Are You? (In 5 Words or Less)

Today’s personal branding challenge:  Describe yourself in five words or less.  What is it that defines you, captures your story, and makes you stand out from the pack?  Like a movie log line, being able to pitch or describe yourself in five words or less, is a valuable tool.

The next time you meet a potential funder, a producer for your project, a future boss, publisher, agent etc – you may only have a minute or two to pitch yourself and why you should be hired.

Five words or less – can you do it?

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

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    2. I’d say it’s about being focused on what you are doing. If you have a hard time explaining it, you probably have a hard time doing it, too. Or being excited about it. Narrowing down who I am and what I do into a few words has helped me a lot over the past year.

  4. Love this Phil thanks Tim ( The Magician with J.John) 🙂


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