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How to create a brand that's authentic and that communicates the real you is tough. You might wonder, "How do I find my voice?" "Am I being a copycat of other people's styles I admire?"
This is an issue I've struggled with too and the key thing I continue to remind myself about, is that it's not so much about what you say, but rather HOW you say it.
In this video you'll learn 4 strategies you can use immediately to find your voice, create a brand that is authentic to you, and not be a copycat.
Here are some ideas:
1. Make yourself come up with 5 different ways of saying the same thing. You'll be surprised at how you can take one idea or concept and say it SO many different ways.
2. Use unique experiences and real life stories from YOUR life... because no one else could possibly have lead the same life you have lead.
3. When it's time to write, don't pay attention to anyone else but yourself. When you are always checking other people's stuff out, it's going to bleed into your own writing.
4. When you're writing copy, making a video, etc. ask yourself - would I say this to my best friend? If you wouldn't, erase it and start over.
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I try not to overthink it. If I'm being the real me, always, my uniqueness will come out by default. So I don't worry and fret if that last sentence I wrote or said sounded like, for example, Marie Forleo. ;) I just create and let the chips fall as they may!
It was funny when you added the "Alien" touch (good job) - "You don't sound like yourself, what are you an alien?! "
Enjoy your videos - just sayin'
Have you ever done a really sarcastic one? Guess that wouldn't mesh with your usual tone...
keep writing, don't stop, the pen should not leave the page (or your fingers should not leave the keyboard). Write whatever comes to your mind, no matter how random, or silly it is, don't stop writing, don't stop to check for grammar or spelling, just keep going, don't edit, just keep writing. do that for 10 minutes (or longer if necessary)
Then, go back over it, check spelling, grammar, take out what's not relevant, add where needed, and that's you.
Styled! Say it like you know it, because it is your story hour! Say it like you own it! Love this! love it! I keep it real by just being me. So many times when I go talk to people I plan the topics but not every word by word. This really helps me. Yay!
I would suggest when you come up with your own content, you write it once without looking at others, and then look at what other people have said about it. That way you ensure that you're not saying exactly the same thing, and they may bring up a good point to make your video/article etc better
Hi marie! Thank you very much for sharing your ideas Im glad ive watched this vide. Honestly i am not sure if this is a tip or not but i get my voice from what i enjoy doing. I am a runner so most of the time i sound "coachy" but that is how i make my brand. Ezrunner out!
I have several mentors that I rely on for marketing insight, however everyone always says I'm a great speaker. The challenge is exactly as you stated - how to make what I've learned my own. In just five minutes, you did an excellent job of explaining how to make my brand uniquely me. Good stuff! Very helpful.
This is great! I have been trying to do all of these things in my videos & on my blog, and I think that people really appreciate that I am staying true to myself (or at least I hope they do). Love it!! :)
RisasRizos congrats on your hard work and time girl! This is the exact position I'm in, except I started three months ago, so far I have 21 videos up :) So excited to see what it will become ❤ looks like you have an awesome channel!
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you are a life waiver i learned a lot from this video , just want to say thanks a lot
Another interesting and informative video again Marie. One of the reasons why some writers can't write a content with high quality because they are getting ideas from other bloggers, wherein their own ideas are being messud up.
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Thank you so much for the comment about "most ideas are already out there"! We know the world is huge, and we can see as much or as little of it as we choose, with the internet. I sometimes like to limit my online information consumption, sticking to my own neighborhood and acquaintances/friends for inspiration when the bigger world seems too intimidating!
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I just found your videos last week...What can I say...you captivate me. I want to learn how to do the same in my own way...Thank you so much! I so excited, because i'VE watched your videos and hear a little voice inside that says...you can do it girlfriend!! hehehe
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I have a family member that's a writer, she's good. She's had a mini-series, books, etc. She NEVER reads. Growing up reading was one of her escapes but says she stopped when she began writing. As you state Marie, she doesn't want other people's content seeping in.
Make yourself more important than what other people think of you. Finding your voice is all about being able to express yourself freely and without fear of judgment. It's also about learning to rely on yourself and discovering your strength. The bottom line is this: You have a voice, so turn to yourself if you want to hear it.
Thanks for a great episode today. I find that when you are trying to find your voice it becomes a rat race with others doing the same things. There are so many email distribution list etc. I am trying to focus on what will stand me out enough to have people want to receive what I have to say. Thanks again for the topic good one.
This is exactly what I needed. I've been struggling with this lately as well. My strategy is just to stop comparing myself to everyone else and take some time away. I don't look at other people's websites or watch other videos. I can find myself again by doing this.
Great question from Sylvia. I often wonder the same thing, and I think these are all valuable ways to differentiate yourself from other people's voices. My biggest thing is to always tell your story. People love stories, and like Marie said, no else has your story; so it's impossible to copy anybody when you stick to that.
Download the appropriate system image for your device below, then unzip it to a safe directory.
Connect your device to your computer over USB.
Start the device in fastboot mode with one of the following methods:
Using the adb tool: With the device powered on, execute:
Using a key combo: Turn the device off, then turn it on and immediately hold down the relevant key combination for your device.
If necessary, unlock the devices bootloader using one of the following methods:
If you are updating a Nexus or Pixel device that is manufactured in 2015 or later (for example, a Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL device), run this command:
For Pixel 2: To flash the bootloader, Pixel 2s boot loader must be updated to at least Oreo MR1s version first. This may be done by applying an over-the-air (OTA) update, or sideloading a full OTA with the instructions on that page.
For Pixel 2 XL only with loader version prior to TMZ20a: the critical partitions may also need to be unlocked before flashing. The unlock can be performed with this command, and should NOT be done on other devices:
If you are updating an older device, run this command:
The target device will show you a confirmation screen. (This erases all data on the target device.)
See Unlocking the bootloader for more detailed instructions.
Open a terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.