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Creating a Better Professional Bio

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A simple format for creating a better professional bio

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Creating a Better Professional Bio

  1. 1. Creating a BetterProfessional Bio www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  2. 2. Do you dread creating a professional bio? www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  3. 3. Don’t know what to write? Afraid it sounds boring?www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  4. 4. Simplify the processwww.simplystatedbusiness.com
  5. 5. Examples of BiosStart here Mid-size bio Conference speaker Longer bio LinkedIn profile Mini bios Twitter profile www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  6. 6. People want to know www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  7. 7. 1. Your background – What positions have you held? – What management or executive titles? – What companies have you worked for?www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  8. 8. 2. Your credibility – Experience • Years in industry • Education • Associations – Accomplishments • Awards • Recognitionwww.simplystatedbusiness.com
  9. 9. 3. Your uniqueness – Attributes • Creative, innovative • Decisive – Success stories • Case studies • Testimonials – Personal interestswww.simplystatedbusiness.com
  10. 10. Now add 1 + 2 + 3 and create your story www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  11. 11. • Open with a “grabber”Beginning • A message you want remembered • Build your credibility Middle • Your experience, accomplishments • Wrap up with your unique traits End • Add a dash of personal information www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  12. 12. Open with a “grabber”Passion is life-altering. It drivesgreat leaders to make a differencein the lives of others. Mary Smith issuch a leader.A youth development specialist,Mary has over 20 years experiencein helping young people realize theirfull potential. www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  13. 13. Build on your story – How did your story begin? – How did your career progress? – What experiences brought you to today?www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  14. 14. What makes you – you? – Creativity in solutions – Ability to simplify – Entrepreneurial spiritTIP: Weave examples into your story www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  15. 15. Add a dash of personal – Black belt in Taekwondo – Enjoy hiking, outdoors – Avid mystery readerwww.simplystatedbusiness.com
  16. 16. Tell your story www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  17. 17. What WhatWho are makes you makes you you? a pro? special? www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  18. 18. www.simplystatedbusiness.com www.simplystatedbusiness.com

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