So a fashion expert, a speaker coach, and a PR guy with ADHD who skydives walk into a blog talk radio show and…
OK, it’s not a joke; but it was clever of Bridgette Raes to bring together Peter Shankman, founder of HARO (Help a Reporter Out), and yours truly for a show about authenticity called “Your Style is Your Brand.”
Bridgette believes that “Style has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is a tool that we use to express what our style is… and without authenticity, you can’t define your style, or your own brand.”
Brand Man Peter Shankman Speaks
Here are some gems from Bridgette’s interview with Peter:
“There’s no professional brand, there’s no personal brand, there’s simply the brand of you.” – Peter Shankman on Branding
“Without listening to your audience, you’re not going to have a company.” – Peter Shankman on How Companies Communicate
“The best way to be humble is to always have one little thing wrong with you, and for me it’s my weight. – Peter Shankman on ‘looks’
Bridgette Raes and I Talk Public Speaking
In Bridgette’s and my conversation, I shared tips from Speak Like Yourself… No, Really! How to Follow Your Strengths and Skills to Great Public Speaking, and we compared notes on how we prepare, practice (in the shower), and present our own speeches (scoff at the fear).
I hope you enjoy our conversation; here it is for your listening pleasure.