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5 Ways to Work On Your Personal Brand This Summer

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Release Date: 06/15/2019

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10 Minute Teacher Podcast

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Many of you this summer are going to be working on your personal brand. Now, whether you think you have a brand or not, you do. And I know it’s kind of frustrating because some people just don’t want to have a brand. And if that’s you, that’s okay. But at some point, you’re going to want to change careers, or somebody is going to look at your body of work. And I think that we all need a professional body of work online. So there are five different things I’d like to encourage you as you think about your personal brand.

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