PRESENTATION SKILLS AND SELLING YOUR IDEAS – PERSONAL BRANDING

Summer at The Circus

This week at SATC kicked off with a truly relevant session on leaving your mark, carving a niche, and selling yourself in the industry. Students worked hard to verbally translate their own personal brands into short speeches directed at their peers. They addressed the elements of their own ‘visual identities’ as well as their ‘brand promises’. Adjectives and phrases such as dependable, a leader, collegial, knowledgeable, passionate, creative, colorful, relevant, proactive, out-of-the-box, detail-oriented, team player, obsessed, and yes, even sunshiny (is that a word? well, it’s definitely descriptive!) emerged throughout the session.

Afterward, Dave spoke about the importance of taking your finest traits and determining a match with the agency you’re interviewing with. He presented some snipits from past Circus grads’ resumes, demonstrating that it’s definitely possible to craft a creative resume. He emphasized that showing humor, the ability to think ahead, and conveying your personality, all balanced against a polished…

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