"Your personal brand is a representation of who you are and what you stand for.It’s better for you [to] decide what that is, and be able to communicate it effectively, rather than let people come to their own conclusions."
Michael R. Hunter, personalbrand.com
Key Benefits & Features
Members can receive various benefits from Native Influence Contributors, such as Recognition, Personalized Interactions and Discounts & Perks. Learn More.
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Once accepted, Members are featured alongside our esteemed Experts, Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Influencers on the Contributors' page.
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Get additional exposure by publishing premium thought leadership articles and informational pieces on our dedicated publishing platform.
"...[T]he brand you build around yourself is perhaps the single most important way you can stand out...personal branding is the means by which people remember you. Your brand image is what you create to help build your business. Your personal brand centers around you as an individual."
Laura Lake, thebalancesmb.com
Get a feel for things
Explore the Q&A profiles on the Contributors page to familiarize yourself with the platform and get a sense of what it's about.
We will review your application, and if all looks good, we will request one headshot photo and one other image, which we will use to create your dedicated profile page. Once things are set up, we will email your log-in information.
Build your profile
Log in with your username and password. Then, continue populating your profile page.
Your profile will guide you through the process and allow you to craft your story.
Complete as much of your profile as you like, but put thought and heart into your responses to get the most out of the process. More importantly, have fun and discover some new things about yourself.
Share Your Story
Don't be shy. You put a lot of effort into articulating who you are and what makes you unique. Share your voice and insights through as many channels as you can. Add your profile page to your email signature or post on social media. Get creative. Get it out there. We are also here to help :)
"If you were asked to briefly sum up your...contributions and supporting causes, would you be able to do so...? Leaders often miss the mark when it comes to succinctly identifying who they are, what they stand for and how they help people and businessesgrow.
Historically, this question may have been reserved for interviewing processes, but today, more often than not, this ideal differentiates positions of influence, otherwise known as personal brands.
Personal branding is the modern-day scorecard that measures a leader's core message delivery, their professional presence in person and online, and their application of foundational valuesboth in and out of the office."
LaKisha Greenwade, www.forbes.com
At this time, there are no costs associated with being a member. However, for "non-members" we offer access to our Quick Insights tool for a nominal fee. This feature is free for members. As we further develop the platform, we may offer additional premium features and services.
Is there a cost to this?
Our mission is to build a community of driven individuals that welcome the opportunity to share and strengthen their perspective and voice. Our application process is designed to attract Members that are motivated, career-focused and not afraid to step outside of their comfort zone.
Why do I need to "apply" for a membership?
Similar to LinkedIn and Facebook, a profile page allows you to communicate and express information about yourself via an online page with a URL that is unique to you. However, here at The Native Influence, profiles are tailored and structured to provide meaningful insights and details. Profiles are intended to highlight achievements, aspirations and goals that extend beyond basic facts and standard meet and greet questions.
What is a Dedicated Profile Page?
The Native AdMission Statement can be thought of as a 30-second elevator pitch for describing yourself to someone that has never met you. This statement is intended to be your personal brand pitch that highlights what makes you unique, such as character traits, experiences or accomplishments that make up your “brand.” AdMission statements can be set to public or private, depending on your visibility settings.