Last week I attended a networking event with Penn State’s PhillySmeal organization. Being Temple Made I did feel a little out of place
and a little like an alumni event crasher until I found a couple of other Owls
in the building. A few jokes were made about security being asleep on the
job while us Temple Alumni snuck into the event. It was all in good fun
and the Penn Staters were all very welcoming 🙂
thing happened at the event. After the panel of speakers shared their
advice on how entrepreneurs can interact with media we had a few minutes to
talk to them. Me and one of the panelist, whom is well respected in his
profession and whom I consider to be a great contact, had a nice conversation
about this blog. This led to him putting my phone number in his phone and
then calling me right away so that I’d also have his phone number. Immediately
my mind flashed back a few years to when I had a popular Jay Z song as my
ring back tone.
to have classical music as my current ring back tone. Not that there is
anything wrong with Jay Z. I am still a fan. However, being fully
aware that impressions can be lasting, I know that Rap, Hip Hop, Pop, or any
other kind of lyrical music is not really consistent with my image as a girl
who is Chasing Joy. It is not what people think about when they see my
logo (the little running girl) on my business card. It is not what I want
people to remember when they think of me or Chasing Joy.
people talk about blogging they talk about branding. You are your brand
when you are representing your blog, business, or organization in public.
It is important that your represent your brand accurately.
Something as simple as your ring back tone can inadvertently give an
impression that is inconsistent with how you’d like to be perceived.
look the part and sound the part of the Joyful person that you are, or want
to be? Could little things like your ring tone or ring back tone give an
impression that is different than the one you want to portray? What would
I hear when I call your phone???