On days when I’m not directly engaged in revenue-generating projects or tending to other pressing business, I try to visit a networking group and/or attend an interesting local seminars or workshops. Most metropolitan areas advertise these events and in today’s economy there are quite a number of groups that gather for similar purposes.
The 40 Plus DC group serves as just such a place where professionals navigating a career transition gather together to polish up their resume, share business intelligence, and/or check in with their “mastermind group.” Here’s a graphic record of the most recent Monday morning seminar held in DC. So for those who couldn’t attend or for others looking to connect with a personal branding expert, check out Jennifer Ransaw Smith’s website.
If you follow her advice, who knows? You may become a star! If you opt to sit and do nothing about establishing or managing your personal brand, then there’s a good chance your star may flicker or (worse yet) burn out.