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How to Create a Brand & Find Your Voice

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C'mon over to http://marieforleo.com/2012/07/create-brand-find-voice where the main discussion happens after the episode! 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. If you enjoyed this video, subscribe to our channel and sign up for your free weekly business and life advice at http://www.marieforleo.com. And if you're interested in more videos on how to create killer content like this one, check out our YouTube playlist on that exact topic here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA08EC7CC48C4C7BA&feature=plcp. Thanks for watching! Link to video: http://marieforleo.com/2012/07/create-brand-find-voice/ Link to YouTube video: http://youtu.be/0CLNCd2XWgo
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FeelGood Within (3 months ago)
Thankx so much Marie😊
Positive Chick (7 months ago)
I'm catching up with my Marie TV episodes as I finally embrace and appreciate YT this year. Thanks Marie. It's really about being true to ourselves as we grow and evolve.
thayyib cc kamichery (8 months ago)
Wonderful and easy to understand) keep up
Mariyeen Acheege (8 months ago)
great video, thank Marie!
Ronald Brown (11 months ago)
This helped a lot
Waiwai Anela (1 year ago)
omg what a gorgeous top! looks like a swimsuit but love it anyway
Divaa's World (1 year ago)
Great video, i make videos too and will love it if you check it out :)
Todas as borboletas (1 year ago)
Very good!
Stylist_Aanchal (1 year ago)
loved it ! this is what exactly i needed to hear because i have been confused and conscious while making my first video for my youtube channel....i hope i get it now..thanks..cheers
Omg. You are so funny 😂😂😂
Get It Down Pat (1 year ago)
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!
Alessandra C (1 year ago)
these are so helpful thank you!!!
Designer Creation (2 years ago)
Hi can I generate from creative common videos pls tell
Jan Ashby (2 years ago)
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...
Cheekbone Beauty (2 years ago)
Making me laugh out loud! Great stuff!
Bandit Haze (2 years ago)
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.
Enforcer (2 years ago)
Nice leg shot, would be nicer if you showed those stilletoes to go with it. This was in 2012. Nowadays I believe legs are a bit beefer
Monika (2 years ago)
Girl, you are a rockstar!
Mama Sow (2 years ago)
Such a great video, to give an example my voice is adding some : singing, weight loss and traveling experiences to the ideas I share in my youtube videos :)
Nicely presented will providing useful points
Goddess ByNature (2 years ago)
Creativity is the key......!!
Tejas Shetty (2 years ago)
Great tips thanks a lot game changing ideas for me
Jacqueline Martin (2 years ago)
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!
The Arm Group (2 years ago)
Ok Ive been watching your videos for days, you rock! Thank you for the solid advice.
Maylyn Lim (3 years ago)
The BFF point is a great one - it's all about personality and keeping it real! This video was really pertinent to me as I try to build my YouTube channel so thanks so much for this vid Marie X
Great video for anyone looking to "get started". Marie ROCKS! ;-)
Aryn Beeler (3 years ago)
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
Wamuyu Gatheru (3 years ago)
+Aryn Beeler interesting that she says "everything is out there" but you can say it in a way only you can and reach a new audience
Mayra Barros (3 years ago)
Gracias por las sugerencias!
Larkspur (3 years ago)
Thank you Marie.U helped me a lot
Davide Scialpi (3 years ago)
aahha who said..BASTA..!!? ahaahha...
Kowsalya Napa (3 years ago)
it bew
NICK ZIZI (3 years ago)
Good stuff! Thanks for sharing.
Rosy Rivero (3 years ago)
Thank you, I love it!
Think Your Reality (3 years ago)
It's just like making friends! Be yourself and people will see that and be drawn to you and your originality. Great video :)
i want some italian mami!
Alanna Myers (3 years ago)
Thanks !!
Chris Gloss (3 years ago)
Always great information! 
Mark Anthony Sebastian (4 years ago)
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 found my voice through a business mentor called Laura Hollick. She uses visual representations and art to help others find their voices! I LOVE it!
Rob Lett (4 years ago)
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.
Rhawn246 (4 years ago)
Marie is amazing!
Charlene Jefferson (4 years ago)
i love the outfit!
allenpalin (4 years ago)
cool...cool cool cool
Christina D'Arrigo (4 years ago)
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 (4 years ago)
I just posted my first you tube video yesterday and this is EXACTLY what I needed to hear! I'm so excited to post more and glad to know I don't need to change who I am to do it! Thanks!!
James James (11 months ago)
Felicitaciones ya pasaste los 100K suscriptores tu exito me inspira
Dark Blue Nutrition (1 year ago)
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!
Malcolm Stephenson (4 years ago)
Cool Video ;-) Love You're Stuff! Here in the UK...
love you xx
asmaaa (4 years ago)
Hi , I’m emirate girl ، i having an exhibition so soon like next week i was searching to find some help and i found you you are a life waiver i learned a lot from this video , just want to say thanks a lot
sonja rupnik (4 years ago)
always inspiring to listen to yr. 'words of wisdom'  - love yr energy!
Sara Canducci (4 years ago)
Marie: "Wherever will be, will be..." Behind the camera: "BASTA!!!" ahahaha italian swag! ahahah
Reanna Bennett (4 years ago)
Thank you, this video was at the right time for myself.  I have many books, so I have many books, so my homework will be to close those books and write.  Thanks once again.
AlvinWayneWeiss (4 years ago)
Marie, thanks for your thoughts. I was "stuck" today; and you helped me to get "unstuck." I especially like the tip - write your own stuff - put away your research while you are writing - creating. 
The SIB TV (5 years ago)
I'm glad I found your videos. Very helpful
Spook SEO (5 years ago)
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.
Raj Kumar (5 years ago)
Shit. I am terribly jealous of my brother right this moment. He has actually been single forever. By some luck, he has got a model to deeply love him in no time. Just how is that even manageable? He mentioned he used the Cupid Love System (Google it!) I wish someone wonderful told me that… I really don’t recall ever previously seeing him so happy. Kind of makes me sick.
Show Time (5 years ago)
I don't know what to say, except that you are a amazing ! Thanks
Sthuthi S (5 years ago)
You are aswesome :)
Sylvia Todd (5 years ago)
how did I get here ..... girl I don't know but I'm gettin the fuck outa here and watchin pewdiepie... ok goodbye...
Ice (5 years ago)
You're soooo cool! Thank you so much for all the tips! It totally rocks and it really helps! God bless you!
Iulia M (5 years ago)
Marie, you're amazing and so is your hair, gurl!!
autumnreverie (5 years ago)
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!
Pradeep Thapa (5 years ago)
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Victoria Brennan (5 years ago)
thank you, you're a doll!
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Delissa Syrimi (5 years ago)
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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Yulanda Tross (5 years ago)
Thanks Marie! Well put.
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Paves 4x4 (5 years ago)
I stopped watching this video after the first 4 seconds
binghamguvara (5 years ago)
You are not dressed formally at all.
BOEMO SEELETSO (5 years ago)
this was great ,thank.
Darris B. Nelson (5 years ago)
1st . . . you look so HOT in that dress! 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.
Cordelia Brown (5 years ago)
Hey Marie, you might be multi-talented....but you can't sing or hold a tune...ha!
Cordelia Brown (5 years ago)
Why does she keep changing her voice and adopting accents?
Meg Le Vu (5 years ago)
SO thankful to have great references like this!
Kellie Alston (6 years ago)
Marie, you are just....the best! This video is so entertaining, yet full of great strategies. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing your "gift" with us.
Lucy Howlett (6 years ago)
Really helpful. Thank you Marie!
Sally Asher (6 years ago)
I agree, our authentic voice can only be found when we look inwards and go deeper rather than try to imitate who we think we should be! Thanks for another great video Marie!
great steps for creating my own brand!
graftonfamily (6 years ago)
Thanks Marie...you rock!
Philippe Tremblay (6 years ago)
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.
Lianda Swain (6 years ago)
LOVED this! Thank you Marie. Love your personality and spunk. A wonderful role model and leader.
Jane Frankland TV (6 years ago)
Another great video Marie. You are always so entertaining as well as informative.
Mr-Mrs Patxot (6 years ago)
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.
Carlen Boersema (6 years ago)
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.
j81jevon (6 years ago)
I agree...tell you own story not from research. Very good point, BTW - Marie...that dress is giving me "ultra sexy"...werk girlfriend! lol...
Hadley Gustin (6 years ago)
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.
Vitoria Castro (6 years ago)
What a great way to show that to us Marie: "Yes Girl, you can be yourself"! LOVE it! Vitoria
John Kamal (6 years ago)
Awesome. Thanks Marie.

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