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8 Tips To Write A Professional Bio Ft Dan Schawbel

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The more involved you become with various groups and projects, the more you need a professional bio. They are massively useful in a variety of settings - for example, if someone needs to post a description about you on a website, newsletter or article. Since people who don’t know you may only ever see your bio, you need to make it count. The following tips will help teach you how to write a professional bio on yourself:

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8 Tips To Write A Professional Bio Ft Dan Schawbel

  1. 1. 8 Tips to Write a Professional Bio
  2. 2. 1. You need three bios. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
  3. 3. One sentence bio 100 word bio 250 word bio “Dan is the leading personal branding expert for Gen-Y.” WAM!
  4. 4. You need three bios: 100 word bio 250 word bio Dan is the leading personal branding expert for Gen-Y. He is the author of the bestselling career book, “Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success.”Me 2.0 made the Amazon top 100 business book bestsellers list when it came out and was the #1 job hunting book. With over 100,000 results for his name in Google, Fast Company calls Dan a “personal branding force of nature.” BAM!
  5. 5. You need three bios: 250 word bio BOOM!
  6. 6. 1. You need three bios: 2. Introduce yourself as if you’re meeting a stranger. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
  7. 7. Dan is the… Now you know who he is!
  8. 8. 1. You need three bios: 2. Introduce yourself as if you’re meeting a stranger. 3. Immediately state what you do. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
  9. 9. …leading personal branding expert for Gen-Y Now you know what he does!
  10. 10. 1. You need three bios: 2. Introduce yourself as if you’re meeting a stranger. 3. Immediately state what you do. 4. Touch upon your most important accomplishments. 5. 6. 7. 8.
  11. 11. • …author of the bestselling career book, “Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success” #1 job hunting book! Quite an accomplishment…
  12. 12. 1. You need three bios: 2. Introduce yourself as if you’re meeting a stranger. 3. Immediately state what you do. 4. Touch upon your most important accomplishments. 5. Include your contact information. 6. 7. 8.
  13. 13. Not in his bio... But you know him so well now! Google him! You will find “over 100,000 results for his name in Google” Or close to it…
  14. 14. 1. You need three bios: 2. Introduce yourself as if you’re meeting a stranger. 3. Immediately state what you do. 4. Touch upon your most important accomplishments. 5. Include your contact information. 6. Talk in the third person. 7. 8.
  15. 15. “Dan is a” “He is the” “He’s also” “One of the” “He’s been” “…for his name” “Dan has” “Dan is also”
  16. 16. 1. You need three bios: 2. Introduce yourself as if you’re meeting a stranger. 3. Immediately state what you do. 4. Touch upon your most important accomplishments. 5. Include your contact information. 6. Talk in the third person. 7. Get feedback from a friend. 8.
  17. 17. “The champion of personal branding” - Alan Webber, co-founder, Fast Company Magazine Fast Company calls Dan a “personal I want branding force of nature.” friends AdAge top 50 marketing blog like this! #1 job blog by Careerbuilder in 2008 “Dan is the man when it comes to personal branding” - USA Today
  18. 18. 1. You need three bios: 2. Introduce yourself as if you’re meeting a stranger. 3. Immediately state what you do. 4. Touch upon your most important accomplishments. 5. Include your contact information. 6. Talk in the third person. 7. Get feedback from a friend. 8. Keep it up to date.
  19. 19. www.personalbrandingblog.com That’s his website, do you have your own?
  20. 20. Dan is the leading personal branding expert for Gen-Y. He is the author of the bestselling career book, “Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success.”Me 2.0 made the Amazon top 100 business book bestsellers list when it came out and was the #1 job hunting book. With over 100,000 results for his name in Google, Fast Company calls Dan a “personal branding force of nature.”
  21. 21. For more actionable tips to develop your personal brand and become a remarkable job applicant: http://blog.brand-yourself.com

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