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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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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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.

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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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?

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Need to update my website.

Speak Schmeak

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

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. I've said before, " never apologize. "

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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. I've said before, " never apologize. "

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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.

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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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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.

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When Celebrity Trumps Style: Can High Profile Speakers Do No Wrong?

Speaker Launcher

Sometimes you will find a speaker who is loved by audiences simply because of his or her bio, accomplishments or celebrity status. (Note: the use of the word “trump” in the title is in no way pertaining to any political candidate!)

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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. I came across this status update from Michael Cortes on Facebook, saying, "This CANT be real?"

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Leave your audience wanting more, not less

Speak Schmeak

While scrolling through channels looking for movies to record one weekend, I found the following one-line movie descriptions: 1. French policeman hounds bread thief for life 2. Victorian orphan drifts, finds good people 3. An enslaved British doctor turns Caribbean pirate 4.

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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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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. I came across this status update from Michael Cortes on Facebook, saying, "This CANT be real?"

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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."

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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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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.

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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.

Power Grids - Bob Dilenschneider and Gabriel Sherman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His branding took a major hit when the media outed that it was Dilenschneider who placed the $15,000 ad to promote a vanity bio of Ailes. The ad campaign was intended to neutralize the newly published more objective bio by Gabriel Sherman.

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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."

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How to Prepare a Listing Presentation: Guide for Real Estate Pros

SlideModel

To save you time on design, we have lined up a few short real estate bio templates you can grab and customize. Do you want to close more leads on a regular basis? In that case, you may need to level up your communication skills.

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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How to Give A Compelling Interview Presentation: Tips, Examples and Topic Ideas

SlideModel

Quick Bio/Personal Summary. Backup your statements with facts. Interview presentations have now become the new norm for most industries. They are popular for sales, marketing, technology and academic positions.

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Jay Roach's Movie on Downfall of Roger Ailes - Bob Dilenschneider Not Featured in Hillary Busis' Vanity Fair Promo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The trouble was this: That bio had been published a year earlier. Outsized media genius Roger Ailes will live on among the ambitious and creative. Like film-maker Jay Roach they will find material in Ailes rise and fall to create or enhance their own Brandnames.

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What's best for the audience?

Speak Schmeak

While discussing audience engagement strategies the other day, a client suggested that these strategies might not work for her kinds of audiences, especially at scientific conferences, where there are standard protocols.

How to Introduce a Speaker

Professionally Speaking...

The normal routine is for the introducer to read fact after boring fact from a speaker's bio, with little eye contact or inflection, perhaps even stumble over the speaker's name, and then withdraw with relief.

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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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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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4 ways to plan a panel to delight the audience

The Eloquent Woman

Here's how: Ban the bio-reading: Use creative tactics for introducing your speakers, and forbid the reading of bios. A great panel shouldn't so surprising.

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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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From the vault: How to introduce yourself without bragging

The Eloquent Woman

If you know ahead of time that you'll be doing a self-introduction, make sure the audience has a printed bio--also short--or that you've supplied the group with a short standard bio to post online. Crowdsource your bio: For the brave and well-friended, ask your audience to help you.

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