How To: LinkedIn Video Series

On September 13, 2011, in LinkedIn, Personal Branding, by Mike D. Merrill (@mikedmerrill)

I had the pleasure of joining WebBeat.TV recently to talk with Pelpina Trip about LinkedIn in a three part video series. I’ve long felt that LinkedIn is misunderstood as a valuable tool for networking, recruiting, prospecting and job search. My goal was to discuss some details of LinkedIn in hopes of getting more folks to take […]

 

Fortune Magazine Profile – Reinventing Your Career

On June 20, 2011, in Inspiration, Personal Branding, Social Media Club Dallas, by Mike D. Merrill (@mikedmerrill)

The last few weeks have been purely humbling. Last week I was thrilled to participate in an interview on NBC here in DFW. This week, the July 4th edition of Fortune magazine features an interview providing a brief glimpse into my transition from IT sales and marketing to social media and online marketing. I’ve been […]

 

Thank You For Laying Me Off – How Social Media Changed My Life

On March 31, 2010, in Goal Setting, Inspiration, Personal Branding, Social Media Marketing, by Mike D. Merrill (@mikedmerrill)

It was February 9th, 2009. I arrived to work early that Monday morning to plan my week and get a jump on what was already a challenging sales quarter. Then around 8:15am an email came across my inbox from the CEO announcing an 8% layoff. Surely, the folks who were going to be let go […]

 

10 Reasons Why Having a Personal Domain Name Is Essential

On February 9, 2010, in Personal Branding, by Mike D. Merrill (@mikedmerrill)

I have had my own domain name of http://www.mikemerrill.com for over 10 years now. I initially secured it as a place to host my resume and as a unique way to differentiate myself when applying to business schools. Moreover, it provided the opportunity to brand my name with every email I sent. Oftentimes people would […]

 

Good Social Media Behavior is Rooted In the Bible

On November 23, 2009, in Inspiration, Personal Branding, Social Media Marketing, by Mike D. Merrill (@mikedmerrill)

It’s amazing how many blog post ideas originate out of a great sermon at church, a conference, or a personal development book. As I was sitting in church this past Sunday at Grace Community Church, I couldn’t help but see the parallels in Pastor George’s sermon to social media. The background for the topic was […]

 

Social Media Transparency Makes the World a Better Place!

On September 17, 2009, in Inspiration, Personal Branding, Social Media Marketing, by Mike D. Merrill (@mikedmerrill)

As I was prepping to interview someone a while back it dawned on me how powerful social media is as a research tool. With more and more people and companies connecting to social media everyday, it’s creating a whole new level of transparency.

Why Branding Is Important – A Primer on Brand Equity

On July 15, 2009, in Personal Branding, Social Media Marketing, by Mike D. Merrill (@mikedmerrill)

With all the discussions taking place about how social media can help companies drive awareness of their brand, I thought I would revisit some background on branding and why it’s so critical. Not only is social media marketing valuable for awareness, but the fact that you are participating in this medium also says something about […]

The Measure of a Man’s Impact

On June 9, 2009, in Inspiration, Personal Branding, by Mike D. Merrill (@mikedmerrill)

The Measure of a Man is measured by the impact he has had on the people around him. This blog post is dedicated my dear friend Scott Schroeder who lost his battle with cancer 5/22/09. I share his 6 key traits that were so impactful.

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Leveraging Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand

On May 20, 2009, in Personal Branding, Social Media Marketing, by Mike D. Merrill (@mikedmerrill)

Monday night I was fortunate to present on Personal Branding at the DFW Social Media Marketing Meetup. Attached is the presentation.

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Make an Impact vs. an Impression

On April 27, 2009, in Personal Branding, by Mike D. Merrill (@mikedmerrill)

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Rick Rigsby speak and I was very moved by his message. I also thought about how this applies to personal branding and how we represent ourselves on social media. Many of us are consumed by the need to impress others as compared to making an impact in […]

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