How to Turn Your Website Bio Into a Selling Tool

Speaker Launcher

How do we write a killer website bio that makes our clients pick up the phone or email us to ask us if their date is free on our calendars? Last year I had copywriter Caroline Mays on my podcast to talk about writing a killer website bio. The post How to Turn Your Website Bio Into a Selling Tool appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Do you think someone who charges $1,000 per biography might know something about it?

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Bio Like Beyoncé with Caroline Mays

Speaker Launcher

Have you read your own bio or “about me” page lately? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome back Caroline Mays to talk about how to revise your bio […]. The post Bio Like Beyoncé with Caroline Mays appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Have you read your own bio or “about me” page lately? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome back Caroline Mays to talk about how to revise your bio and make it epic! Bio Like Beyoncé: [link].

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Podcast: How to Write a Killer Bio with Caroline Mays

Speaker Launcher

The question of the day today is: How do we write a killer bio that makes our clients pick up the phone or start that email asking us about whether or not their date is free on our calendars? To answer this, we went to someone whose killer bio, and killer video, got me picking […]. The post Podcast: How to Write a Killer Bio with Caroline Mays appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Ready to rewrite your bio?

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Guest Post: How to Write a Bio and Website ‘About’ Page That Sells Your Writing Services

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The bio and about pages are vital parts of a freelance writer's website. Your bio helps prospective clients determine if your interests and expertise align with their needs. People enjoy reading interesting bios; they'll stop reading, however, if you simply list strings of boring information. Freelance Writing - General self-promotion write about page Write bioIn a concise format you define yourself to an audience of strangers.

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Public Speaking Publicity: How to Write a Bio for Your Press Kit

Great Public Speaking

Most bios I read are more potent than sleeping pills. Some of the most talented authors write the worst bios. Don't even ask me what I think about the bios written by engineers, architects, accountants and attorneys. A well-written bio can convey to your potential clients, the media, and your other audiences that you are fun, creative and entertaining. How to Find Good Material If you're writing your own bio, here are some questions should ask yourself.

Kitty Kelley's Bio of Oprah - Nothing we didn't expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kitty Kelley might be shocked to realize that what she's disclosing about Oprah doesn't shock us.    After all, we're Americans raised in capitalism and we had to assume Oprah got where she is by reading the world just right. One of those reads is that we love tales of extreme poverty which becomes extreme wealth.    So what if, as Kelley tells us, Oprah wasn't that poor growing up. 

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Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs & Media Interviews Now.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Kick Your Boring Bio to the Curb By Eve Gumpel. Published October 03, 2010 Nancy Juetten is here to tell you that, as an entrepreneur, an attention-grabbing bio is your key to more clients and a better bottom line. Juetten is the author of Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs and Media Interviews Now. " Do people read bios? '" Juetten bases her clients' bios on what she calls four universal cornerstones.

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Tiger Woods and President Obama

Matt Eventoff

Define yourself before your opponent, or anyone else defines you (and if you don’t define yourself first, someone WILL take the opportunity to define you). Whether you are campaigning for elective office, to get/keep the public trust, to get promoted, to get a job, to keep your job – it is paramount to define yourself before anyone else does. How do you define yourself? Messaging. President Obama understood this.

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Cats have 9 lives. Do Tigers*?

Matt Eventoff

*Pardon the joke, and I believe that this Tiger can still resurrect his career. Even a gas leak at his home is newsworthy ! It is impossible to escape the nonstop headlines , blog posts and breaking cable news stories about Tiger Woods and his alleged dalliances. Every day (often every hour) brings new allegations, rumors, stories and general drama. . From a crisis management standpoint, I believe that this week has been Tiger’s best.

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Anatomy of a Speaker's Introduction: Part I

Speak and Deliver

Keep in mind, however, that these people already know you're credible, because you're in front of them, and your bio is likely in the program, or at the very least a smartphone away. Bios Credibility Humor Introducer Introductions Know Your Audience Speech TitlesWe'll spend hours, days, weeks, even a lifetime writing and perfecting our speech, and yet, before we ever get up to present, someone else holds a major key to our success or failure. That someone else is our Introducer.

Green Room Speakers: Lessons from a Ukulele

Green Room Speakers

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Lessons from a Ukulele According to musician Jake Shimabukuro from his bio on this weeks Ted.com: ".The The ukulele means more (to Jake) than grass skirts and loud shirts. Hes on a mission to revolutionize our perception of the four-string, two-octave instrument."

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Strategic Copywriting for Email and Promotions with Sarah Anderson

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “Everything that you’re writing with your copy (even if it’s a bio) is really about your audience.” Sarah Marie Anderson How many emails do you receive in a day? How many of those do you open and actually read?

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Need to update my website.

Speak Schmeak

Should I keep the about page and the bio page , or.

Do You Let People Like You?

Speak and Deliver

If you dont know who she is, below is a brief bio from Wikipedia: Caroline Michelle "Carrie" Prejean (born May 13, 1987)is an American model and former beauty queen from Vista, California. skip to main | skip to sidebar Do You Let People Like You? Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Thursday, November 12, 2009 Labels: Audience , Authenticity , Carrie Prejean , Credibility , Larry King , Likability Carrie Prejean was on Larry King last night.

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If you have to apologize, don't do it in the first place

Speak Schmeak

Here's a particularly annoying apology/acknowledgement I heard recently on a webinar, after the interviewer took a full five minutes out of an hour presentation to read the speaker's bio. Haha, that is one long bio. Maybe it's not exactly an apology, but it's certainly an acknowledgement of a very long bio. If you realize that people are "hanging in there" while your bio is read, then it's too long. I've said before, " never apologize. "

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THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | FEBRUARY 2020

Speaker Launcher

FEBRUARY 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: Sweet Spot Pricing with Laurie Guest Bio Like Beyonce with Caroline Mays Growing Your Speaking Business with Mark LeBlanc Scaling Your Speaking Business Beyond a Million with Greg Schinkel LISTEN NOW SEE YOU IN PHOENIX!

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7 lessons from wordcamp

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Get your bio in ahead of time. My bio was read exactly as written, which was great. Last week I spoke at WordCamp, Cape Town (the WordPress conference), and I watched many of the other sessions as well. Here are a few lessons I learned from my and the other sessions: Keep the sessions short and sharp. If forces the speakers to be concise in their message, and the delegates can focus on a short message. This is something that TED do very well (max 30 minutes sessions).

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What you say …

Pivotal Public Speaking

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (bio). public speaking quotations public speaking quotations

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If you have to apologize, don't do it in the first place

Speak Schmeak

Here's a particularly annoying apology/acknowledgement I heard recently on a webinar, after the interviewer took a full five minutes out of an hour presentation to read the speaker's bio. Haha, that is one long bio. Maybe it's not exactly an apology, but it's certainly an acknowledgement of a very long bio. If you realize that people are "hanging in there" while your bio is read, then it's too long. I've said before, " never apologize. "

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Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: What's the.

Executive Speech Coach

Sunday, January 23, 2011 What’s the difference between a speaker’s bio and an introduction? Many people don’t realize the difference and often say bio when they mean introduction. And many non-professional speakers mistakenly supply their bio as an introduction. Speaker Bio The speaker’s bio (biography) is meant to be read silently. The bio in it’s worst form looks and feels like a resume. A bio is like a history report.

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How to generate chit-chat in online meetings and classes

More than PowerPoint...

Bio breaks. Chit-chat is valuable. It’s how we connect with each other. It generates feelings of trust and empathy. How do you generate chit-chat and off-topic discussions in online classes and meetings? Here are my top 6 ways. Pre-game.

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Take every opportunity to be uncomfortable

Speak Schmeak

The introduction would include not only Ruth''s scripted bio, but some personal stories from me about how I know Ruth and my experience in her VideoCharisma program. On Thursday, I was on a train headed to San Diego for a live training on video and stage charisma by my colleague, speech and media coach Ruth Sherman , when I saw a note from her on Facebook that she might need me to introduce her.

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Hear live from 8 presentation experts without leaving your home

Speaking about Presenting

Ellen Finkelstein has organized a series of webinar presentations with a great line up of presenters. And not only will you not have any travel and accommodation costs, the webinars themselves are free! To sign up for the webinars go to this webpage: Outstanding Presentations Workshop. Each webinar will be at 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm MT, 3:00pm CT, 4:00pm ET in the United States and Canada. Here’s the schedule for the webinars.

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Challenge the status quo. like a ninja!

Speak Schmeak

Last year, I realized that I was tired of handing out my boring bio to introducers and organizers. So I upgraded my bio to one that feels and sounds more like me. And because almost everything in the bio is actually true (okay, maybe I didn't quote Shakespeare when I was three and have cleaned the bathroom once or twice), it does give a little insight into who I am. I came across this status update from Michael Cortes on Facebook, saying, "This CANT be real?"

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Systems for Getting to 7 Figures with Josh Linkner

Speaker Launcher

Listen to the podcast below: Highlights you won’t want to miss: * How to best present your bio. Climbing the ladder of the speaking world takes time, dedication and hard work. I have been looking forward to this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show since it was booked and today, I’m thrilled to welcome Josh Linkner. Josh started his career as a jazz guitarist – personifies creativity, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation.

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Leave your audience wanting more, not less

Speak Schmeak

Here are some examples of when speakers might need to think concisely in both speaking and writing: * When writing your bio * When creating the title of your presentation * When creating the description of your presentation for a printed or online conference program * When writing a press release * When communicating with busy event planners by e-mail * When tweeting!

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How to Expand and Grow Your Brand with Cheryl Cran

Speaker Launcher

Listen to the podcast below: Highlights you won’t want to miss: * How to craft a succinct bio. In order to create a successful company, you need to invest the time and effort to make (and keep) yourself known. Sometimes this requires tweaks to your marketing while other times, a complete reinvention is required. Today, on The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, I am excited to discuss this and much more with my long-time friend Cheryl Cran.

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New Book on Listening

The Communication Blog

155 Section 2 summary 161 Bibliography 163 Footnotes 168 Acknowledgements 173 Author’s Bio 174 For those with interest in this topic, you can contact Sharon Drew Morgen directly sharondrew@sharondrewmorgen.com. Here is the TOC for a new book by Sharon Drew Morgen who asked me to post this and to alert readers of this coming book. I''m happy to do so. The book is called What? Did you really say what I think I heard?

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Hear live from 8 presentation experts without leaving your home

Speaking about Presenting

Ellen Finkelstein has organized a series of webinar presentations with a great line up of presenters. And not only will you not have any travel and accommodation costs, the webinars themselves are free! To sign up for the webinars go to this webpage: Outstanding Presentations Workshop. Each webinar will be at 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm MT, 3:00pm CT, 4:00pm ET in the United States and Canada. Here’s the schedule for the webinars.

2010 172

4 Ways to Become a Charismatic Speaker

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Author Bio. Communicating your presentation idea alone won’t be enough to convince your audience. You should also have the charismatic appeal to enhance your credibility and complement your central message. A likeable image is what leaves them swayed, in awe, and wanting more. It attracts people’s interest and engages them to listen, thus, helping business relationships to nourish.

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Challenge the status quo. like a ninja!

Speak Schmeak

Last year, I realized that I was tired of handing out my boring bio to introducers and organizers. So I upgraded my bio to one that feels and sounds more like me. And because almost everything in the bio is actually true (okay, maybe I didn't quote Shakespeare when I was three and have cleaned the bathroom once or twice), it does give a little insight into who I am. I came across this status update from Michael Cortes on Facebook, saying, "This CANT be real?"

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Even if it’s brain surgery, your email has to do this….

SpeakerSue Says...

As I move further into the world of bio-tech, life sciences and big Pharma, I’m realizing what a good job hospitality has done training their sales associates. Life sciences (financial services, insurance, software and security, too) seem a lot less hospitable. Maybe because it really is brain surgery or at least the drugs and support that help you recover from same.

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Easily sync lyrics with a music video in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

The bio he sent me: An “experienced” (newly retired) geek from Alabama. This is a guest blog post from Larry First. The instructions discuss how to sync lyrics with a music video, but you could use it to transcribe the text of a tutorial as well. When presenting a music video where the vocals (message) are occasionally not perfectly intelligible, you might want to give viewers the advantage of KNOWING the words.

2014 178

Introductions: Don't leave them to chance

Speak Schmeak

Many speakers have suffered lackluster and inaccurate introductions, where someone either throws together a few words at the last moment, or misconstrues something in your bio and gives you titles and accolades that are incorrect. The worst introductions are the ones where the introducer reads straight from the speaker''s bio and drones on and on about credentials and accomplishments that the audience couldn''t care less about.

3 things speakers should know about virtual presenting

Speaking about Presenting

You can find out more about Roger in his bio at the end of this post. This is a guest post by Roger Courville. Web seminars (AKA “webinars&# or “webcasts&# ) are online seminars or presentations used to synchronously engage remote audiences with any content that can be presented from a computer desktop. Using Web conferencing is simple, like logging into a Web site.

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3 things speakers should know about virtual presenting

Speaking about Presenting

You can find out more about Roger in his bio at the end of this post. This is a guest post by Roger Courville. Web seminars (AKA “webinars&# or “webcasts&# ) are online seminars or presentations used to synchronously engage remote audiences with any content that can be presented from a computer desktop. Using Web conferencing is simple, like logging into a Web site.

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Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

Manner of Speaking

In this regard, you will want to check out the trainer’s website and bio. Why invest in public speaking training? The ability to speak well in public and share a message that is clear, compelling and that moves people to take action is a critical business skill.

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An intro that jumped the gun

Speak Schmeak

Sara double-checked with the instructor to make sure she had her bio, and the instructor said, "I already read the bios at the beginning of class." Photo by Todd Dailey Andrew Dlugan wrote a great post the other day on how to introduce a speaker , and it's a definitive article on the subject with 16 right-on points (and some great additions in the comments). I recommend you read this article if you ever find yourself in the position of introducing a speaker.

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10 Tips for Speaking on a Panel

Professionally Speaking...

Provide Your Bio If you provide your bio or an intro for the moderator, you will be assured of being introduced properly. I recently attended my local ASTD chapter meeting ( www.dcastd.org ) where a panel of CLOs talked about the role of global learning in tough economic times. I'm not usually a fan of panels, because they frequently appear disorganized with speakers rambling , cutting each other off and running out of time.

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Just when you think you're prepared.

Speak Schmeak

I have recently developed an introduction that is way better than the boring bio that is usually read by the person introducing me. But this time I hadn't even e-mailed it, so my organizer just had the bio from the website registration page. I hate the idea of boring the audience with yet another boring bio, formatted boringly with boring information about me they don't care about. It's been a long time since I had an outright disaster during a presentation.

8 Ways to Extend Your Presentations

Beyond Bullet Points

Post a link to the presentation or a short summary on your About page, your LinkedIn profile and everywhere your bio shows up. With social media growing as a popular resource for businesses to reach out and connect with customers and prospects, presenters need to look outside of the room where they give presentations. Sharing them on the Internet establishes your expertise, shows how you think, spreads your brand and provides yummy link juice.

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Top Executive Speech Coach Blog Posts of 2011

Executive Speech Coach

Executive Speech Coach Top Blog Posts of the year are: What’s the difference between a speaker’s bio and an introduction? Many people don’t realize the difference and often say bio when they mean introduction. And many non-professional speakers mistakenly supply their bio as an introduction. There is a big difference between these two documents in their purpose and hence their form. Function always drives form.

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Just when you think you're prepared.

Speak Schmeak

I have recently developed an introduction that is way better than the boring bio that is usually read by the person introducing me. But this time I hadn't even e-mailed it, so my organizer just had the bio from the website registration page. I hate the idea of boring the audience with yet another boring bio, formatted boringly with boring information about me they don't care about. It's been a long time since I had an outright disaster during a presentation.