Twitter: Being smart is great but you don’t have to prove it all the time

Message to all the self-promoting Twitter users out there: give it a rest. There’s nothing worse in the old school world of real life than having a conversation with someone that only talks about their own achievements.

In fact, it’s completely hideous: “Did I tell you about the time I achieved something brilliant? Actually, that . . . → Read More: Twitter: Being smart is great but you don’t have to prove it all the time

Confidence is key for CIOs in the age of the personal brand

What would be one of the words you would use to describe yourself? Technological? Strong? Communicative? How about confident? When you walk into a room, do you raise your neck a notch upwards or do you sink a little bit lower and wait for other people to take control?

Too many of us, and that . . . → Read More: Confidence is key for CIOs in the age of the personal brand

CIOs cannot push their brand value if they are not social media animals

I attended a CIO event recently where attending IT leaders were reminded to use the conference hashtag. The response in the hall? Laughter.

That response is at best embarrassing and at worst negligent. Too many CIOs still fail to recognise the significance of social media.

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10 common mistakes made by executives on Twitter

It always makes me laugh when people put something in their Twitter description that attempts to provide a break between personal opinion and terms of employment.

You know the kind of thing: “These tweets are personal and are not reflective of my employer.” I mean, is that sort of line legally binding? As a representative . . . → Read More: 10 common mistakes made by executives on Twitter

Does Twitter brand monitoring carry influence?

After Friday’s attack of Twitter for being full of self-referential rubbish, I thought it only fair I create a self-referential blog posting – based on Tweets about Career is Over.

We’ve had some really nice comments since launching, including the following from business and IT consultant Steve Burrows: “This has the makings of a great . . . → Read More: Does Twitter brand monitoring carry influence?