Professor, Brand Yourself!
On March 16 from 2:30 to 3:00 pm at the at GESS Dubai I delivered my “Professor, Brand Yourself!” workshop. GESS (Global Educational Supplies & Solutions) Dubai is the largest education event not just in the UAE but across the entire Middle East. It’s the only event that brings together all levels of educationalists together, in one place.
“Professor, Brand Yourself!” is a personal branding workshop for individuals working in higher education, vocational, and leadership/management positions. However, it also appeals to anyone wanting to develop their personal brand and learn how to leverage social media to promote themselves professionally.
Watch a recording of my workshop below via YouTube (it was originally streamed live to my Facebook page):
The workshop was designed to help individuals understand what personal branding is and what it is not, why personal branding is important personally and professionally, and how to create your personal brand. Attendees don’t need prior personal branding experience to participate in the workshop, which is organized into the following three sections:
1. What is a Personal Brand?
2. Why Do I Need a Personal Brand?
3. How Do I Create a Personal Brand?
At the conclusion of the workshop attendees should understand how to:
1. Define personal branding and its relevance.
2. Identify the most effective social platforms.
3. Develop and promote your personal brand.
The presentation slides I used are shared below via Slideshare:
On Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Flora Grand Hotel in Dubai I joined two colleagues from American University in the Emirates (AUE) — Dr. Konrad Gunesch and Dr. Paul Mears — at the 6th International Conference on New Challenges in Management and Business. The Conference addressed a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the management and business. The main topics of the conference will be held in two main fields and different panels:
- Business Management and Strategy
- Marketing Management
At the conference, in addition to enjoying learning about the research of fellow academics and researchers from all around the world, I presented my proposed paper, “Strengthen Your Social Media Marketing with Live Streaming Video.” The abstract from my paper follows:
“Live streaming video is an emerging option marketers can use to connect with and convert consumers, especially via mobile devices. Mobile video is particularly promising: Cisco (2015) reveals 80 percent of Internet traffic will be video by 2019 and Brightcove (2016) reports that 74% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase after watching a branded video; 46% have done so. However, recorded video is costly and cumbersome to produce; live streaming video increases engagement and decreases costs (Piontek, 2015) while giving marketers increasing influence: Yeung (2016) reports that more than 110 years of live video is watched daily on Periscope. Facebook launched a live streaming service and YouTube has now followed suit (Hockenson, 2016). Recognizing that individuals and organizations alike can strengthen their social media marketing with live streaming video, this paper reviews the rise of social media, previews live streaming video, and shares live streaming video survey results.“
You watch the recorded Facebook Live broadcast of my presentation; slides from the presentation are available via Slideshare and embeded below for your review and reference.
I am pleased to announce that my proposed paper, “Strengthen Your Social Media Marketing with Live Streaming Video,” has been accepted for presentation at the 6th International Conference on New Challenges in Management and Business. The conference will take place on Saturday, 11 February at the Flora Grand Hotel, Dubai.
The Conference will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the management and business. The main topics of the conference will be held in two main fields and different panels:
- Business Management and Strategy: Business decisions, processes and activities within the actual business setting. Theoretical and empirical advances in buyer behavior, finance, organizational theory and behavior, Organizational Culture, technological change, state-of-the-art and future of Management Theory and Practice, Organization structure; leadership; entrepreneurship and organizational purpose; methods and techniques for evaluating and understanding competitive, technological, social, and political environments; planning processes; and strategic decision processes, Social entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Immigration and entrepreneurship.
- Marketing Management: Marketing Theory (contributions to marketing theory by disciplines of philosophy, social theory, psychology, sociology, anthropology and other related areas), issues and topics emerging in Marketing, empirical studies of marketing practice, Conceptualizations of marketing, marketing needs to be “managed”, challenges in Marketing, social responsibility, green marketing, political marketing, marketing on internet, Business-to-Business and Network Marketing, market integration, Customer and consumer satisfaction research, Customer satisfaction in virtual environment, customer satisfaction of service delivery and staff concerned.
Conference accepted articles will be published in refereed journals such as:
The abstract for my paper follows:
“Knowing that 80% of internet users have a smart phone (Miles, 2016) and mobile-optimized websites are 160% more likely to convert mobile shoppers (Perngmark, 2016) it is clear mobile technology has transformed modern marketing. Mobile video is particularly promising: Cisco (2015) reveals 80 percent of Internet traffic will be video by 2019 while Shah (2015) notes how 69% of smart phone users make purchasing decisions in response to marketing videos. But recorded video is costly and cumbersome to produce; live streaming video offers an attractive alternative that increases engagement while decreasing costs (Piontek, 2015). Live streaming video use is increasing: Yeung (2016) reports more than 110 years of live video is watched daily on Periscope — a 91 percent increase from August 2015. Facebook has launched a live streaming service and Google is developing one through YouTube (Hockenson, 2016). Individuals and organizations can strengthen their social media marketing with live streaming video. Recognizing this reality, the purpose of this paper is to preview leading platforms for producing and distributing live streaming video, present best practices for adding live streaming video into your social media marketing, and profile live streaming video success stories.“
Looking forward to seeing you there!