Saturday, September 4, 2010

entertainment industry coach question 549: How do you find your own style that lands you the job?

This particular question is in regards to a prime time news spot, yet it's applicable to any position. Finding your own style (niche, brand, etc.) is really important.

Here's where to start:

1. Do a "brand study" of all of the other news anchors. What are their brands and how do they differ from each other?

2. Seek out mentors in your field for business advice on how they branded themselves.

3. Read books on personal branding.

4. Identify who the market is who will most respond to you. Tailor your "style" to your strongest assets and what will attract the largest audience.

5. Get unbiased feedback on your brand. Who you want to be and how people see you may be two different things.

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