With so many people trying to rise above others with branding and social media techniques, it is bound to cause some confusion with the masses. Are people still confused about you even months or maybe even a year after you starting branding yourself as a public figure or business?
If you are having problems, you might want to ask yourself a few questions. Here are a few that you might want to consider asking yourself:
- Do you still get strange questions that have nothing to do with you?
- Are you telling everyone just about everything about you?
- Are you sending mixed signals?
- Perhaps you like to be a bit radical – however, are people not sure what to make of you and might be put off by what you say or do?
- Are you saying one thing, but doing something else, or perhaps not even doing what you said at all?
If you are facing some of the above, you need to stop and reflect on how you want to present yourself. There is a point to being honest and true to yourself, and there is a point where you might be too in the face that people really do not know how to approach.
If your followers expect and love you for being off the top radical, then great. However, if you are trying to reach a wide variety of people, your attitude may not be welcomed by others. While you might not care – you probably should.
Your followers understand you have opinions, values, and a life outside business and the Internet, but you have a responsibility to be consistent and honest. You can still be loud and proud, but maintain an air of civility. Probably sharing that you do drugs might not be the best thing to be shouting online, nor whom you are having relations with – in detail. I am sure there will be a few that may disagree, but really:
This is an attention seeking behavior, not someone seriously looking to brand themselves as a public figure or even a business person.
Engage with people and get a feel of them through conversation. Conversation is a two way street – you speak, they listen, and then they speak, and you listen.
When reflecting, you can always ask close friends or seek a consultant on how to help you come across less confusing to your followers and clients.
What advice do you have for people having troubles branding themselves online without confusing others?