This week we're talking about what to do before you start a personal brand. There are three things that I think you can start doing today that will prepare you down the road of getting this personal brand built. Before you start to position yourself in your business, in your area of expertise, and in your industry, before you start taking that plunge, there are three things you can start doing today that are less intimidating. Those three things are very simple. They are Listen, Speak, and Meet. HIGHLIGHTS: Discover how to find experts for inspiration Learn about the benefits of creating secret content Find out why you should be meeting people in person QUOTES: "Listen to the things that are interesting to you." "Become someone who is immersed in their category. Right now you're at the learning phase. You want to understand what is being said, what is being taught, and be a sponge for all that content." "I want you to be seeing how other people formulate perspectives, and then you can come up with how you agree or disagree with that and create your own." "Think of three things you want to say about that idea. Then start talking about that. Get your perspective out of your head." "The bonus of that is you being in person starts to grow your relationships with people who then could come onto your show and be part of the conversation." MORE ADVICE AND INTERVIEWS Need A Podcast Coach? CLICK HERE to schedule a chat. If you’d like more content about how to build your personal brand, check out my free Content Marketing Starter Guide. And here are some more of my most popular thought leader interviews! What Business to Start with John Lee Dumas Personal Branding Masterclass with Chris Ducker Built to Serve with Evan Carmichael Don’t want to miss the next thought leader interview? Click here to sign up for free tips each week directly to your inbox! And don’t forget to leave a rating and review on iTunes. Talk soon!