Thanks for coming!
Here's a weird piece of trivia. There’s more than one Joanna Bloor on the planet. Here we were, thinking Joanna was special. Turns out that there are five. Joanna connected with one of them, she’s lovely. We’re guessing the other Joanna Bloor’s are pretty fabulous too.
So why would we search Joanna Bloor? Because awesome people, often the first thing people do after they meet you is search for you online. Whether that's Google, Twitter, or LinkedIn, they're looking at your digital story. And that story starts to fill in some of the narrative around who you are. Even if it’s just a photo.
Our challenge for you this week, do research on your current digital story?
Do a google search on yourself - this is the #1 thing people do to learn about you.
Find a buddy and have them google you on their computer.
What did you find? Any surprises? And we’re not talking about the "OMG, my address is listed here!" type of surprises. We’re hoping you already know how easy that is. We’re talking about places you've been tagged, linked, mentioned. Or what if there's really nothing. Do you want that to be your story?
And yes, you might have googled yourself in the past. But do it again. Here's what surprised Joanna this morning. She did the exercise. No surprise here, she found a page online about her and what she does; something Joanna hadn't written, signed up for or been notified existed. You know what else, she wasn't happy about the story. She now has a "to do" on her list.
So now what?
If you're good with the results. Excellent!
If you have a question, need help/advice/a bit of a plan - email us, we can take a look with you and give you some action steps.
If you want to take this exercise to the next level, click on your LinkedIn profile. Is this the professional story you want to tell?
That’s it. The challenge this week is just to look. Now if you want to do something about the results that’s entirely your call.