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Principles of Marketing

Building Your Personal Brand

Principles of MarketingBuilding Your Personal Brand

Goal-setting is the development of an action plan designed to motivate and guide an individual, group, or organization to reach a goal. There are several models of goal setting; one of the popular ones is SMART goal-setting. SMART stands for goals that are specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic, and time-bound.

Consider a goal you might set for yourself that’s SMART. For example, if your goal is to intern at a marketing firm ,you might establish the following SMART goals:

  • Specific: Create a list of possible companies you want to target for an internship, and indicate why.
  • Measurable: Quantify the number of contacts at each company you plan to make in a week, and map those to calendar dates.
  • Action-oriented: Develop a plan for reaching out to and making appointments with those contacts.
  • Realistic: Is what you’re setting reasonable when you consider your work schedule, schoolwork, personal responsibilities, etc.? Set goals that are achievable.
  • Time-bound: Consider all of the steps, and decide how much time it will take you to complete this goal.

Now set yourself two goals around building your personal brand. Is there a skill you wish to learn or a website you want to develop? Whatever your goals are, be sure to consider the SMART goal-setting model as you develop them.

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