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Dobrýden! Hello! I’m Raquel, Principal at Silver Square. In this guide, I’m going to teach you how to write a fun biography. Why fun? Well, do you want the dry facts of someone’s history, or the juicy details? My tips for a fun biography will be somewhere in between, so no one gets sent home by HR.  If you enjoy these tips, please share the guide and tell a few others about Guide Foundry. We can all benefit from a better bio, and a good looking guide. {How to write a fun biography.}
Maybeit’s because I’m getting older and I just plan to do what I want to do, maybe it’s more confidence or maybe it’s just more wisdom, but it’s been long overdue to kick the official bio to the curb. A fun, interesting, tell us a bit about you bio is much more friendly to today’s speed of marketing. We have used more fun and interesting ways to get to know us via interview style scenarios, and taking your bio there is the next logical step. I can already hear some of our clients balking at this idea…. we need a professional CV, this won’t fly in our industry… what other excuses would you like to toss in the mix? I’m not saying you cannot have a professional resume, in fact, make a link to that too for those who want that detailed look at your career path, but for people who do business with people, make it more real. The next four slides share some ideas to get you on your way. Let’s get started {How to write a fun biography.}
What was some silly or interesting event or title that was bestowed on you in your early years? Were you a prom queen? Were you the champion pig rider? Think of something that could bring in some flavor and immediately give your bio a nod to your past… way past. #1 “Raquel’s not really limited to the marketing business; she was a Coca-Cola Junior Championship Bowler at age 10…” {How to write a fun biography.}
We get that you worked somewhere and that your job was x, x, and x. What else did that experience bring for you? Did you learn the power of teamwork there? Were you introduced to a global network? Were your eyes opened to the power of technology? Sharein those words, not in boring, corporate speak words. “These fine places introduced her to new people, big ideas and global concepts that helped shape the person she is today.” #2 {How to write a fun biography.}
What do you do outside of work?  What are you known for?  What do you love?  This bio is about YOU, so it’s OK to make it as much. I always get asked questions about my personal side of life before my work life… and the questions are always coming due to someone reading my bio or reading this blog to learn about Raquel. It’s just interesting to know what we do while not at work.  We are human. We just like to know. #3 “Idea girl, artist and founder of Silver Square, Raquel Richardson is an urban wannabe, lover of wine and mother of two cupcake-eating boys.” {How to write a fun biography.}
#4 If you finish writing it and you like to read it, chances are good your peers, prospects and clients will enjoy reading it too. This one seems like a no-brainer, but it’s actually a really fine point. Note how you’re feeling when you read it. Note any inside smiles. You’ll relate better to your audience if you bring out a little emotion. She can be found gracing the pages of the Indianapolis Woman magazine (March, 2010), enjoying  yet another community project with her volunteer work or with her Square crew thinking up something fabulous with her colleagues and clients. {How to write a fun biography.}
Idea girl, artist and founder of Silver Square, Raquel Richardson is an urban wannabe, lover of wine and mother of two cupcake-eating boys. Her business talents started at a young age and bloomed a bit more while enrolled at Butler University.  After Butler, Raquel made a few twists working at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Bates USA Midwest (an advertising agency), the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and Charles Schwab. These fine places introduced her to new people, big ideas and global concepts that helped shape the person she is today. Raquel’s not really limited to the marketing business; she was a Coca-Cola Junior Championship Bowler at age 10 and to her knowledge still holds the record for most runs in homerun derby in Winchester, IN, (ghosties on first) her hometown. She can be found gracing the pages of the Indianapolis Woman magazine (March, 2010), enjoying  yet another community project with her volunteer work or with her Square crew thinking up something fabulous with her colleagues and clients. A Sample:   Raquel’s Bio {How to write a fun biography.}
If you would like to know more about Raquel or follow her around as her bio continues to evolve, connect with her via one of the below options. Facebook:  facebook.com/graybox YouTube:  4sides1color Flickr:  Silver Square LinkedIn:  Raquel Richardson Twitter:  @silversquare {How to write a fun biography.}

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How to write a fun bio

  • 1. Dobrýden! Hello! I’m Raquel, Principal at Silver Square. In this guide, I’m going to teach you how to write a fun biography. Why fun? Well, do you want the dry facts of someone’s history, or the juicy details? My tips for a fun biography will be somewhere in between, so no one gets sent home by HR. If you enjoy these tips, please share the guide and tell a few others about Guide Foundry. We can all benefit from a better bio, and a good looking guide. {How to write a fun biography.}
  • 2. Maybeit’s because I’m getting older and I just plan to do what I want to do, maybe it’s more confidence or maybe it’s just more wisdom, but it’s been long overdue to kick the official bio to the curb. A fun, interesting, tell us a bit about you bio is much more friendly to today’s speed of marketing. We have used more fun and interesting ways to get to know us via interview style scenarios, and taking your bio there is the next logical step. I can already hear some of our clients balking at this idea…. we need a professional CV, this won’t fly in our industry… what other excuses would you like to toss in the mix? I’m not saying you cannot have a professional resume, in fact, make a link to that too for those who want that detailed look at your career path, but for people who do business with people, make it more real. The next four slides share some ideas to get you on your way. Let’s get started {How to write a fun biography.}
  • 3. What was some silly or interesting event or title that was bestowed on you in your early years? Were you a prom queen? Were you the champion pig rider? Think of something that could bring in some flavor and immediately give your bio a nod to your past… way past. #1 “Raquel’s not really limited to the marketing business; she was a Coca-Cola Junior Championship Bowler at age 10…” {How to write a fun biography.}
  • 4. We get that you worked somewhere and that your job was x, x, and x. What else did that experience bring for you? Did you learn the power of teamwork there? Were you introduced to a global network? Were your eyes opened to the power of technology? Sharein those words, not in boring, corporate speak words. “These fine places introduced her to new people, big ideas and global concepts that helped shape the person she is today.” #2 {How to write a fun biography.}
  • 5. What do you do outside of work? What are you known for? What do you love? This bio is about YOU, so it’s OK to make it as much. I always get asked questions about my personal side of life before my work life… and the questions are always coming due to someone reading my bio or reading this blog to learn about Raquel. It’s just interesting to know what we do while not at work. We are human. We just like to know. #3 “Idea girl, artist and founder of Silver Square, Raquel Richardson is an urban wannabe, lover of wine and mother of two cupcake-eating boys.” {How to write a fun biography.}
  • 6. #4 If you finish writing it and you like to read it, chances are good your peers, prospects and clients will enjoy reading it too. This one seems like a no-brainer, but it’s actually a really fine point. Note how you’re feeling when you read it. Note any inside smiles. You’ll relate better to your audience if you bring out a little emotion. She can be found gracing the pages of the Indianapolis Woman magazine (March, 2010), enjoying  yet another community project with her volunteer work or with her Square crew thinking up something fabulous with her colleagues and clients. {How to write a fun biography.}
  • 7. Idea girl, artist and founder of Silver Square, Raquel Richardson is an urban wannabe, lover of wine and mother of two cupcake-eating boys. Her business talents started at a young age and bloomed a bit more while enrolled at Butler University.  After Butler, Raquel made a few twists working at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Bates USA Midwest (an advertising agency), the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and Charles Schwab. These fine places introduced her to new people, big ideas and global concepts that helped shape the person she is today. Raquel’s not really limited to the marketing business; she was a Coca-Cola Junior Championship Bowler at age 10 and to her knowledge still holds the record for most runs in homerun derby in Winchester, IN, (ghosties on first) her hometown. She can be found gracing the pages of the Indianapolis Woman magazine (March, 2010), enjoying  yet another community project with her volunteer work or with her Square crew thinking up something fabulous with her colleagues and clients. A Sample: Raquel’s Bio {How to write a fun biography.}
  • 8. If you would like to know more about Raquel or follow her around as her bio continues to evolve, connect with her via one of the below options. Facebook: facebook.com/graybox YouTube: 4sides1color Flickr: Silver Square LinkedIn: Raquel Richardson Twitter: @silversquare {How to write a fun biography.}