Bossome Experts of the Week


How to make the most bossome list!

We get it. Being bossome isn’t easy. Granted, some people are born bossome. For the rest of us, it could take years to achieve the stature of supreme bossomeness.

These last couple of weeks, we’ve featured new experts who have obviously risen to that level. If you or your friends haven’t yet applied to be a Clarity expert, and you’re thinking about it, we wanted to give you a few words of advice (it’s kind of our thing here at Clarity). Here’s how to go from zero to bossome in no time flat and give yourself a shot at being featured in an upcoming post so you can brag to your friends, family and enemies.

1. Connect Clarity with all of your social media networks – Twitter. LinkedIn. Facebook. We look at all of em’. Kinda creepy, I know, but a little stalking is necessary on our part.

2. Make your profile interesting – Every expert on Clarity is amazing. Otherwise they wouldn’t be allowed in. But what makes you interesting? How do you stand out? It’s hard to do that using professional LinkedIn-esque profiles like, “Serial entrepreneur with ten years of experience in internet marketing and social media.

You can do better than that…

Managed a team of dyslexic sherpas at everest basecamp and wrestled orangutans on the weekends while starting my own e-tutoring center in Kathmandu.”  Notice the difference? That’s straight-up boss.

3. Throw in an eye-grabbing profile pic – People can tell when you take your own photo. You know what it says to the world? It says, “I don’t have even one friend who would take five seconds out of their day to take my picture. BUT PAY ME FOR ADVICE!” See where we’re going here? Get gussied up – heck, maybe even do your hair. Why not go crazy and put on a nice, clean, flashy shirt. Smiling never hurts either. Please, no Blue Steel. Show us the best version of you. You know, the bossome version.

4. Video is nice – A three to five minute video is a great way for members to get to know you better. They don’t have time for much longer than that. Make it entertaining, or at least engaging. Why should they call you over someone else? Show them your personality.

5. Spruce up your website – We need to find out all about you – not necessarily your business or organization you work with – but you. So yes, we stalk your website too. It’s where you can go into a little more detail about what you’ve accomplished and maybe what you’re up to these days. Did you write a book, perhaps? Do you have a tribal following? What kind of stuff have you been writing about lately?  All these things add to your bossability.

We hope this helps. If you know of anyone who you think can add a level of bossomeness to our community of experts, pass this along to them and have them apply. Or, if you’re not an expert yet, maybe you should be asking yourself, “Am I bossome enough?” Our guess is you are.

C.C. Chapman

CC Chapman

Top reasons to call him…

  1. Podcasting
  2. Book Marketing
  3. Digital Strategy

Why we like him…

C.C. was one of the early podcasters, regularly appearing on Adam Curry’s influential Daily Source Code, and is still going strong on his podcast, Managing the Gray (check out the interview he did awhile back with Mitch Joel – it’s worth a listen). Author of two best-selling books, C.C. sports enough cred to work closely with clients such as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Brothers on their online and offline marketing campaigns. A passionate speaker, C.C. has presented at TedX Lace Market, BlogWorld, and Full Sail University just to name a few. Plus, other people want to be him when they grow up.  We’re sure he’d love to hear from you.

Talk to C.C. Chapman on Clarity

Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava

Top reasons to call him…

  1. Marketing
  2. Team Leadership
  3. Creative Direction

Why we like him…

Rohit’s photo should be next to ‘boss’ in the dictionary. He’s the author of 3 best-selling books (including award-winning Likeonomics) and is the CEO/Founder of the Influential Marketing Group. While he’s at it, he also teaches Global Marketing at Georgetown University. Rohit was a founding member of the world’s largest team of social media strategists at Ogilvy and spent over a decade leading digital strategy for large global brands including Intel, American Express, IBM, Pepsi, and Heineken among others. Check out Rohit’s TedX talk, “Reinventing Marketing” and give him a call.

Talk to Rohit Bhargava on Clarity

Joel Gratcyk


Top reasons to call him…

  1. Social Media Strategy
  2. Buzz Marketing
  3. Web Design

Why we like him…

Social Media Strategist Joel Gratcyk is an all-out pro when it comes to online community management and web design. He’s raised $300,000+ on kickstarter campaigns ($208K for Five Iron Frenzy, $47K for the Supertones, and $18K for ManCandy & Cupcakes), and created a fan website for NBC’s TV Show “Chuck” called which ran for three seasons in a row and got the show successfully renewed. Have a look at Joel’s website, which we think is bossome in its own right. Hailing from Chicago, Joel’s an all-around helpful, friendly guy – give him a shout if you could use his help building your online community.

Talk to Joel Gratcyk on Clarity

Lauryn Ballesteros


Top reasons to call her…

  1. Thought Leadership
  2. Personal Branding
  3. Business Development

Why we like her…

Lauryn was VP of Partnerships with Seth Godin’s Squidoo (the 60th largest website in the USA) and The Domino Project. She helped create 12 best-sellers in 12 months and raised over a quarter million dollars in sponsorships that was distributed to charities and authors.  Lauryn is the Founder of bSummit – a comprehensive, 8-week online business school that’s creating the next generation of thought leadership and has been featured as a speaker at venues like TedX Traverse City, TedX Asylum Hill, Mashable and Fast Company. Needless to say, Lauryn is a force of nature – connect with her through Clarity.

Talk to Lauryn Ballesteros through Clarity

Suzi Pomerantz

Suzi Pomerantz
Top reasons to call her…

  1. Executive Coaching
  2. Leadership
  3. Corporate Culture

Why we like her…

Suzi is an award-winning executive coach, facilitator and #1 best-selling author with 20 years of coaching and teaching experience . She’s worked with 165 organizations worldwide including government agencies, not-for-profit and private sector clients as well as seven companies on the Forbes 100 list. Suzi is credited with more than 25 publications and 7 books about coaching, ethics, and business development, including her best-selling book Seal the Deal and the #1 international bestseller Ready, Aim, Captivate, co-authored with Deepak Chopra and other thought-leaders. Does your organization need some shaking up? Try giving Suzi a call.

Talk to Suzi Pomerantz through Clarity

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