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A Brand Called You

with Debbie Millman

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  •   01 Class Introduction

  •   02 Defining Brand

  •   03 Finding Your Mindset


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About The Class

Make a Living Doing What You Love

It takes work to get the work you love. It takes knowing how to interview well, how to communicate flawlessly, how to articulate your own purpose and to simultaneously do this while facing tremendous rejection. Debbie Millman is one of the most influential design minds of our time; an author, educator, brand strategist, and founder and host of the acclaimed podcast Design Matters. In her class you'll learn how to:

  • Create a meaningful philosophy that will guide your career
  • Present yourself in meetings and interviews
  • Network and standout from your competition
  • Find discipline in your approach to work
  • Sell yourself with more confidence

Are you spending enough time on looking for, finding and working towards winning a great job? Are you doing everything you can—every single day—to stay in “career shape”? What else should you be doing?

Join Debbie and answer these questions you should be asking yourself...

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Defining Brand

  3. 03

    Finding Your Mindset

  4. 04

    Winning a job vs. Getting a job

  5. 05

    Busy Is A Decision

  6. 06

    Honing your Mindset

  7. 07

    Generators vs. Drains

  8. 08

    Developing Your Mission (Statement)

  9. 09

    Identifying Table Stakes

  10. 10

    Characterizing Leadership

  11. 11

    Crafting Your Message

  12. 12

    How to Master Presentation

  13. 13

    The Importance of Being Trustworthy

  14. 14

    How to Achieve Success at your Interview–Part 1

  15. 15

    How to Achieve Success at your Interview–Part 2

  16. 16

    Artificial Harmony

  17. 17

    Developing Your Methodology

  18. 18

    How to Get the Interview

  19. 19

    Tips on Self Promotion

  20. 20

    Email Best and Worst Practices

  21. 21

    Creating a Stellar Resume and Cover Letter

  22. 22

    Set Big Goals and Final Q&A


Meet Your Expert

Debbie Millman

Named “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is also an author, educator, brand strategist and host of the podcast Design Matters. As the founder and host of Design Matters, the first and longest running podcast about design, Millman has interviewed more than 250 design luminaries and cultural commentators, including Massimo Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, Barbara Kruger, Seth Godin and more. In the 11 years since its inception, the show has garnered over a million download per year, a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and—most recently—iTunes designated it one of the best podcasts of 2015. ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    November 2018

    B R I LLIANNNNNNT !!!! I love the such solid human being that she is and her grandiosity of holding our shoulder and say : go head! Dare to be your best self, own it. Here are some tips .... !!!! Uhuuuuuuuuu!! So inspiring! Thank you so much, Debbie. For couple of days you were my very BEST FRIEND :) Thanks Creative Live!! This is NOT a live "manual" on technical skills. If that is what you are looking for go some steps down and there are plenty of people teaching that, like traditional schools do. You will only learn what is "there" for you to learn if you are open TO HEAR with sincerity. Debbie tells several things that works and that doesn't in professional field besides showing what successful business look for in the people, or partners. Out standing!! I would love to watch another class with her.

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    user fcf322

    January 2018

    Personal branding fascinated me,and I was looking forward to this class. But when I tuned in, I caught one of the sessions toward the end instead of the beginning,and Debbie Milman was emphatically advising against opening a conversation with niceties, such as “How are you?” Or “Is now a good time for you?” You shouldn’t ask such questions, she said,b/c it wastes time and b/c you don’t really care. That turned me off. I have heard it before,but it wouldn’t be authentic for me to follow it. I do care. I decided to watch something else. Later, I tuned in briefly again,and she was emphasizing how meaningful it is if someone picks up your business card - a predictor of success with that person. Business cards are great, but I have piles of them that I never looked at after receiving.So the advice hit me as shallow,generic and off-base.I am sure Ms Milman has some great tips, but I chose to look elsewhere.

  • user-c111d3

    August 2016

    this class was a wonderful combination of personal values translating in a business context, plus very VERY practical advice on how to "win" jobs. Super practical while also incorporating big picture thinking. Debbie is just a gem, multifaceted, and such an authentic speaker who deeply cares about her students.

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