Speaking · Leadership

What would you call yourself?

Axel Meierhoefer Founder of MaxMomentum Institute - we help small & medium sized companies 2x leads & conversions using our unique system

July 22nd, 2016

I am getting ready to launch my new website and one-sheet for Keynote Speaking. The experts in the industry told me that would be better than just adding the fact that I offer keynote speaking on my regular site. With that being said I wonder what I should put for my name? I have a PhD in Leadership and speak on leadership topics (mainly the human side of leadership). Should it be just first name/last name, Axel Meierhoefer, PhD or Dr. Axel Meierhoefer, as my alma mater always encourages us to use?
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Allen Gwinn Professor of Practice at SMU Cox School of Business

July 22nd, 2016

Hi Axel, I would suggest using “Axel Meierhoefer, Ph.D” if you are making a formal listing. It makes a distinction between that degree and professional doctorates. Just an opinion. Allen Gwinn

Spalding Olmsted President/CEO at The Spalding Group-Specializing in Marketing Forensics

July 22nd, 2016

As a Markeing specialist I know from branding other professionals that using your name with the Ph.D immediately frames your image to the reader of your doctorate being in academic subjects related to the industries you focus on for keynote speeches. We are in an age of instant perceptions affecting the actions someone will take next. Using Dr. in front of a name subsequently brings up the perception you're a physician and the reader might not read on past that.

Gary Belford Board of Directors Recruiting

July 22nd, 2016

Axel: I like your name distinct from your title or degree. Axel Meierhoefer Ph.D. Clinical Psychology I like this (don't know your exact degree) because it makes a separation from the persona of your name to your attribute of education. The separation encourages a subliminal view of you by your name first. You are Alex first. Alex is a name and easily engaged by all "walks of life". Ph.D. is a title that depending on the audience can resonate positively or negatively, rarely neutrally. The visual separation very subtly establishes a distinction between you first as Alex, and your intellectual skill as an attribute. I hope that helps. Gary M. Belford 415-336-7256 garymbelford@gmail.com

JAYARAMAN IYER Author

July 22nd, 2016

Axel it would be. Dr. Radhakrishnan Philosopher Statesman, ex-President of India was once appointed as indian ambassador to Russia. He met Stalin and had a long conversation. Dr. Radhakrishnan at the end of it patted Stalin on his cheek. He was quite moved as the story goes.

Being a Phd in leadership gives you an opportunity to come closer to those who need to learn from you those qualities. Your name would do well.

Axel Meierhoefer Founder of MaxMomentum Institute - we help small & medium sized companies 2x leads & conversions using our unique system

July 22nd, 2016

Thanks Steward. Nice to hear from you

Chuck Bartok Marketing and Sales Manager at MD Building Systems of Florida, Inc

July 22nd, 2016

If you feel it important to have a label, which does owns little in proof of ability, I also would choose, name, "Ph.D"
Very few if any of my students or peers use the Doctor thing.....
Even most our medical doctors prefer using "name" and then degrees.
Sort of a contrarian mindset many of us have developed over the years. BUT really helps in establishing solid relationships more quickly

Axel Meierhoefer Founder of MaxMomentum Institute - we help small & medium sized companies 2x leads & conversions using our unique system

July 22nd, 2016

Thank you JAYARAMAN IYER , and Gary, und vielen Dank Peter

I will go with all you guys consistent suggestion

Now I have to figure out how to fins the speaker bookers to send my website link and one page brochure to. If anybody here to someone you know can teach me how best to do that, please let me know. I guess I should start a new discussion about that :)

Axel Meierhoefer Founder of MaxMomentum Institute - we help small & medium sized companies 2x leads & conversions using our unique system

July 22nd, 2016

Thanks Chuck - I hear you

Eric Morgan Senior Sales at RoomsToGo

July 22nd, 2016

What do you think of yourself as?

Stewart Levine Resolutionary at ResolutionWorks

July 22nd, 2016

I like Dr. Alex… Best thoughts, Stewart