5. Join the conversation
What are you learning, what are you creating? What are you experiencing? Talk about it. Every effort you make to push content about your passions and interests into the world is building that slight edge over others that talk the talk, but are not walking the walk. As well as written communication, utilise audio, imagery or video to converse with your dream community.
6. Utilise the toolbox at your disposal
Almost everyone carries the ideal personal brand building toolbox in their pocket at all times. Use your smart phone to take the photo of the experience, record the video, screen-shot the inspirational insight, write the post, share the links to those that inspire you – or reach out via message, email or phone to network.
7. Throw perfection out the window
Inaction is a killer. It’s time to test, try and evolve. Being a student is the perfect time to get better at what you like and build that muscle. You don’t have to be perfect and have it all worked out, but taking the time to tell the story of your experience, passion, skills and insights builds the footprint of who you are, what you care about, and where you’re looking to head.