Autumn is here and so are all the fun things that come with the season: pumpkin pie, spiced cider, Halloween and of course election season. No matter where you stand, there is one thing to learn from the political playing field--reputation management. While you are carving your pumpkin, ponder your online reputation and ways you can improve your digital appearance.
3 Things Election Season Can Teach You About
Online Reputation Management
Unless you're really into politics, the couple of months preceding the first Tuesday of November can be a bit of a downer. Not only are the major candidates reminding us of all the things that are going wrong in the world--and blaming each other for them--but supporters from either side tend to become a little hostile towards one another.
And that's to say nothing of the constant barrage of television, radio and Internet ads.
Instead of shrugging your shoulders, wringing your hands or becoming irritated, we recommend you take a different approach: learn a little bit about online reputation management from what you see in political campaigns.
Who said everything has to be all work and no play? No kids...no problem, they still sell pumpkins to adults.
Print out your favorite design and tape it to a medium to large pumpkin that has been hallowed out. Use a tooth pick to poke around the edges of the design. Remove the template, and use a pumpkin carving knife to cut along your dotted line. Throw away the cut out pieces. Drop in a candle, and set your creation on display.