Building a Brand

November 16, 2017
Hosted by Leonard Kim

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Episode Description

Some key topics we will run through are; - Building a Brand (Personal Brand & Business Brand) - INNOUND vs. OUTBOUND Marketing - How to Fast Track Your Career (T-Shaped Marketers) - How to Measure Your Marketing (Content vs. Channels) - Etc

Grow Your Influence Tree

Grow Your Influence Tree

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Want to become an Influencer? Listen as Leonard Kim shares how his guests rose up from ordinary to extraordinary.

Leonard’s guests include experts who have built successful personal brands for themselves, or have amazing stories, but expect the unexpected! Growing Your Influence Tree shouldn’t just be a methodical exercise and neither is the show.

Get ready for some fun as Leonard brings on successful people from all walks of life and maybe some that will simply successfully entertain you. Don't miss an episode. Join Leonard Kim every Thursday at 1 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel and get ready to Grow Your Influence Tree.

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Leonard Kim

Leonard Kim

Leonard Kim is recognized as a top marketing influencer by Forbes, a top digital and youth marketer by Inc. Magazine, and a top personal branding expert by Entrepreneur Magazine. Adweek recognized him as one of their Socially Strong Entrepreneurs. He specializes in branding and growth strategies for experts and companies looking to win in the digital space. Leonard started writing on Quora in May of 2013. Within a year and a half, he had 10 million reads on his content and was named a Top Writer on Quora two years in a row. Now Mr. Kim has over 500,000 social media followers and is called upon as an expert source who is constantly quoted and featured in media outlets like Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, Fox News, Mashable, The Huffington Post, Influencive, Business Rockstars, Distractify and more.

Leonard also spoke at TEDxUCIrvine about Why You Should Let Your Fears Guide You, a talk that has been ranked by Forbes and Inc. as one of the best TED Talks to help you take action and overcome your fears.

Leonard is managing partner of InfluenceTree. At InfluenceTree, Leonard and his team teach you how to build your brand, get featured in publications and grow your social media following.

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