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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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."

2010 136

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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Alum news

Joan Detz Speaker Services

For Michelle’s bio : [link A good update from speechwriting seminar alum Michelle Fernandez: Michelle is now with Mom Central Consulting, a marketing agency that focuses on influential moms and dads in social media. Mom Central Consulting has teamed with hundreds of the world’s top brands and their agencies to build powerful brand relationships with moms, using both social media and off-line influence. .

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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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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.

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.

Scenes from a workshop

Speak Schmeak

For more than four years now, I'm embarrassed to say, I've been handing over a short version of my bio for my introducer to read. I enjoyed working with a great group of grad students on Friday at UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.

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Scenes from a workshop

Speak Schmeak

For more than four years now, I'm embarrassed to say, I've been handing over a short version of my bio for my introducer to read. I enjoyed working with a great group of grad students on Friday at UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.

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Stating your credentials - yay or nay?

Speak Schmeak

Put your bio into a handout and use your opening to engage your audience, to grab their attention and let them know you're there to serve them.

2007 130

Job Interview Is Going Badly - 5 Ways to Try to Turn It Around

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The interviewer's bio indicates she had worked three years in Barcelona, Spain. Seasoned job hunters  know a job interview is derailing. The interviewer phases out, for example. Or, becomes hostile.    Fortunately, there are smooth ways to attempt to turn it around.

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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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Like, cool.

Speak Schmeak

Besides the fact that she has short hair like me and wears a t-shirt in the picture on her website and says this in her bio. I caught Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show the other night during her interview with state senator Hollis French of Alaska.

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