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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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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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? The post Strategic Copywriting for Email and Promotions with Sarah Anderson appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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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. Except his email was filled with fear and demands instead of positivity, personalization and motivation to improve performance. And it starts with the next email you write…. Reread your last email.

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Cats have 9 lives. Do Tigers*?

Matt Eventoff

The vehicle, even while out of the public spotlight, is your website and your email database. . *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. .

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Write For Speaker Point!

The Speaker Point

If you are an aspiring public speaker or you want to have your ideas published on the Speaker Point , just send me an email at Alex (at) thespeakerpoint (d o t) com with the subject line “Article Idea&# (Please, send only great ideas. If you have a website, please also include it, along with any other relevant personal credentials and a short bio to include at the bottom of your post. Please attach your resume to an email and send it to info (at) thespeakerpoint (d o t) com.

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 Give a Good Media Interview | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

Or a podcaster send an email asking if you could be on their podcast. Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do How to Give a Good Media Interview by Roger Pike on May 12, 2010 So you’ve been asked to be on a radio show.

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Boost Your Virtual Presentation Skills: 3 Tips You Need Now

SpeakerSue Says...

Instead of beginning with your bio, blah, blah, blah, begin with a hook to grab their attention. To learn more about virtual training possibilities custom fit to your needs, please email Sue@SpeakerSue.com or call (+1-480-575-9711). Zoom fatigue is real. How many meetings can a person attend in a day and stay sane? But lucky you! You have a sales presentation, lunch n’ learn to facilitate.

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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. You can break up the presentation into bite-sized emails as a free course. 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.

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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. Go here to subscribe to Step Up Your Speaking, my free email newsletter that looks at a different speaking topic in depth each month.then become a fan of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook and join the conversation with thousands of other women (and men) about public speaking skills and confidence. A great panel shouldn't so surprising.

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Speaker Introduction

Speaking Pro Central Posts

Most of the time, my bio has been read, which is not a great introduction. Many have already read your bio, so there’s no need to start with an in-depth recap of your experience. Wonder what’s in my email inbox?” Keep the bio short and move on quickly. Or: “I get hundreds of emails a month about (enter biggest challenge here), and the most common question I get is….”.

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. (Editor's note: I've updated this classic post and made it more comprehensive, so it's more of an all-in-one you can use to shape how you meet your audience.)

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15 ways I use @evernote for public speaking & coaching speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Using Powerbot for Gmail , or using the unique Evernote email address I was issued, I can send emails and attachments right into Evernote, and I''ve set up IFTTT (If This, Then That), an automation tool, to auto-send any Gmail I receive with an attachment right into Evernote. Using my Doxie scanner , any receipts I scan can be saved to Evernote directly, then emailed from Evernote to submit my expense reports.

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Better than "needs no introduction:" Memphis student introduces Obama in wry style

The Eloquent Woman

And then there's the problem of introducing the famous speaker-- you know, that one who "needs no introduction," that overused method of letting everyone know you aren't going to do the obvious and read the speaker's well-known bio. Let's face it: Commencements can be dreary speaking events, full of platitudes and over-long speakers.

Anatomy of a Speaker's Introduction Part II: What Could Go Wrong?

Speak and Deliver

They might read your bio straight off the program, because they think it's 'better'. Email them, heck, CALL them. If you have one you'd like me to see, email it to rich@richhopkins.com. In Part I , we looked at the different parts of an ideal introduction for a real world speech. So once you've created it, you're home free, right? Not quite. You'd be amazed what can go wrong once you're done writing your introductory masterpiece. What Could Go Wrong?

Query letter: how to sell your article ideas to editors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

query to 20 or more magazines in the hope one might bite… It is best to send an email query letter and let the editor review it when he or she has time. Overall, I favour the email (or mail) query for three reasons: It is what most editors expect from freelance writers. Be sure to include your contact information: phone, email, and website (if you have one).

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Speakers: When it comes to words, concrete=credible

The Eloquent Woman

And while the expertise in your bio helps to introduce you, most audiences will decide how credible you are after you start speaking. Go here to subscribe to Step Up Your Speaking, my free email newsletter that looks at a different speaking topic in depth each month.then become a fan of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook and join the conversation with thousands of other women (and men) about public speaking skills and confidence. Smart speakers concern themselves with credibility.

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Public Speaking Business - Get Website Traffic By Sharing Your Articles

Great Public Speaking

Here are some tips on how to share your articles with other resources that you use everyday: - From your EzineArticles account, go to "Author Bio." The widgets even make it easy for a reader to email the article to their friends. You can get a ton of traffic to your websites by publishing articles that the search engines can find on distribution sites, your own website or ones that are published on other big websites. But you don't have to stop there.

"So you liked my talk? Now what?" 8 ways to make the most of a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

You can do that on the spot or in a followup email. Update your speaker bio or page: You should have a short biography and a section of your website or blog or LinkedIn profile that includes your speaking experience. You killed that keynote, iced the Ignite! talk, took the TEDx audience by storm. The applause is over, you got lots of affirming comments, and maybe even a few more invitations to speak.

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Communication Strategies: Feedback

The Communication Blog

As you type in an email or text message, you also see what you’ve typed. 12.06.2010 Communication Strategies: Feedback Throughout the communication process, you exchange feedback—messages sent back to the speaker concerning reactions to what is said. Feedback tells the speaker what effect she or he is having on listeners. On the basis of this feedback, the speaker may adjust, modify, strengthen, de-emphasize, or change the content or form of the messages.

Public Speaking Marketing - Sharing Your Articles on the Web

Great Public Speaking

Here are some tips on how to share your articles with other resources that you use everyday: - From your EzineArticles account, go to "Author Bio." The widgets even make it easy for a reader to email the article to their friends. Sharing and Repurposing You can get a ton of traffic to your websites by publishing articles that the search engines can find on distribution sites, your own website or ones that are published on other big websites. But you don't have to stop there.

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The all-in-one on credibility for speakers: 12 respect-building resources

The Eloquent Woman

Look beyond your bio: It takes more than a stellar resume to establish your credibility with a new audience, a skeptical group, or other difficult crowd. Go here to subscribe to Step Up Your Speaking, my free email newsletter that looks at a different speaking topic in depth each month.then become a fan of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook and join the conversation with thousands of other women (and men) about public speaking skills and confidence. Credibility's all around the speaker.

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Revealing Secrets

The Communication Blog

disclosing the secret in email) Categories: Keli Steuber , revealing secrets , self-disclosure , strategies for revealing secrets , Tamara Afifi 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading. 6.29.2009 Revealing Secrets In the latest issue of Communication Monographs (June 2009)Tamara Afifi and Keli Steuber have an article on the strategies that people use to reveal their secrets.

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Writing services you can offer corporate clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

You keep this database up-to-date and send releases by email, fax, or mail to appropriate contacts. Articles for employee newsletters, newspapers, magazines, websites or email : Human resources departments have to communicate policies and procedures to all employees. Most of this internal communication is done in employee newsletters, newspapers, magazines, brochures and websites, or by email. Writing services you can offer corporate clients.

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Communication skills

The Communication Blog

If I may, I would like to get email address of Profesor Devito for invitation of International Communication of Communication Dynamics that will be held in Melaka, Malaysia as Keynote Speaker or would you contact me at hazmilah@utem.edu.my 1.24.2010 Communication skills A brief article in USAToday (1/21/10, p.

Are you ready for fall conference season? How speakers should prepare

The Eloquent Woman

Refresh your bio, photo and other speaker materials: Now's the time to make sure the conference organizer, your moderator and anyone else you're working with has a cleaned-up and up-to-date version of your biography and your speaker photo--not five minutes before your panel. Email me at info[at]dontgetcaught[dot]biz. It's summer here in the U.S., and perhaps a time when you're more focused on vacation than on voicing your views as a speaker.

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Eight Steps to Getting Speaking Engagements : MarketingProfs Articles

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B2B Forum, June 8-9 in Boston » Marketing Profs Member Login | About Us | Become a Member | Try a Free Trial Join Over 318,000 Marketing Professionals Your email: Password: Remember me Forgot your password? The company gains advertising by having its name and the executive speakers name published in the agenda of thousands of brochures and promotional announcements mailed or emailed by event organizers. See Whats New on the Agenda!

Charli Jane Speaker Services: 10 Ways to get publicity

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For newspaper and printed media, be prepared to follow-up on your submission with calls and emails (Did you receive my press release?). Contact their producers by phone, email, fax, or letter. As with press releases, be sure that your author bio is both interesting and informative. Set yourself apart from the pack by drafting an intriguing bio. Target mailers  postcards, emails, newsletters, brochures  Again, offer a freebie for those who reply.

Plagiarism

The Communication Blog

Emailing, or sending out a memo to fellow employees or bosses at the conclusion of a meeting, and reiterating that one had contributed a particular innovative idea at that meeting, would be a way of documenting the origin of the idea and would eliminate such so-called plagiarism.

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Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach - Untitled Article

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

My East Coast Fripp Associate Speech Coach Sims Wyeth has a great weekly email called Presentation Pointers. Sims Wyeth mini bio. This is from last week.   “Minnows nibble my toes when I stand ankle-deep in a lake in upstate New York. But they soon lose interest when they learn my toes are inedible. Like  Like minnows, your listeners will be drawn to you when you step to the front of the room.

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The networked speaker: 10 ways to make the most of your next gig

The Eloquent Woman

A special website for advance information can include your full bio, a summary of your talk, your slides, options for audience members and others to post questions in advance, and links to your Twitter feed, Facebook page and more. Check out Flavors.me , which lets you pull together all your social networking and web presences, or Posterous.com , where you can grab a custom URL, and even add to your blog posts via email.

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Week 11: Working with program managers

The Eloquent Woman

Send the manager, board or committee an email or a letter with your bio and a summary of the topics on which you can speak, and indicate your desire to be a speaker for a future event. What information would you like to see about me as a speaker (bio, video, topics, etc.)? On my blogs, I use the tag Graveline speaking engagements to share information about upcoming talks, topics, and even e-handouts for talks I've given, and my bio lists groups for which I've been a speaker.)

Coaching a cadre of scientists to give TED-quality talks

The Eloquent Woman

Since TNC scientists are scattered all over the world, we did the workshops at already-scheduled meetings of the Project's participants, and conducted the 1:1 coaching remotely by phone or Skype, sharing script drafts, videos, and other resources by email, Skype, or Dropbox. Adding speaking experience to your bio is an easy way to let conference organizers find and evaluate you as a speaker, and lets them know you are interested, as well as seasoned.

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Charli Jane Speaker Services - how to create a media kit

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Whether you send your media kit via email in PDF format or whether you decide to print and post it, it should be packaged neatly with a cover / folder bearing your organizations logo. Box 130 Craig,Nebraska 68019 USA Phone: +1 402 218 4426 Fax: +1 877 570 0615 Email: GRAB YOUR FREE EBOOK TODAY! Name: Email: FREE Speak-to-Me eZine for Speakers & Meeting Planners Includes great tips, Speaker of the month profile, and much more!

How to Successfully Moderate a Conference Panel, A Comprehensive Guide " Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

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Have prepared notes Print out the research you did of their bios, points of contention, the high level agenda, and follow up questions you may want to do. Next, give a brief introduction about the panelists –but save the lengthy bios for the pamphlet or website — folks know how to read. Final touches Later, send a thank you email to all the panelists, keep in touch with them, and always cherish how well this has gone for you.

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Week 11: Stephanie approaches speaking opps

The Eloquent Woman

As I continue to look, I am now more focused than the first phone call and the first email because I've at least done it once before. Now all the advice given to me in the Week 11 post such as: have a bio or be ready to be asked or be able to answer certain questions, all make more sense to me than when I just read them without the application.

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Public Speaking: Spread Your Content

Great Public Speaking

You generally don't get paid for the articles (it's possible you could), but you get paid by your bio line and link back to your website. Email, write, call, fax or do anything it takes to get through to the powers that be at the website of interest. The business model for a content website is that the site owners gather as much content as they can on a particular topic. They then try to attract as many people as possible who are interested in that topic.

Speaking At Remote Events: How To Be Present When Your Body Isn't

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And yes, while it’s possible to check email via our blackberry, the physical presence of other people is more compelling. Now be honest: How many of us have checked our email while listening to a webinar? Many have already read your bio, so there’s no need to start with an in-depth recap of your experience. Wonder what’s in my email inbox?&# Keep the bio short and move on quickly.

Public Speaking : SPREAD YOUR CONTENT

Great Public Speaking

You generally don't get paid for the articles (it's possible you could), but you get paid by your bio line and link back to your website. Email, write, call, fax or do anything it takes to get through to the powers that be at the website of interest. The business model for a content website is that the site owners gather as much content as they can on a particular topic. They then try to attract as many people as possible who are interested in that topic.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 21, 2013: School Funding Formula Press Event on Monday 9/23 at 11:30 am Capitol Rotunda

Speaking Of...

More information on the overall governance changes can be found in the February 2013 issue of the PSBA Bulletin : [link] Electing PSBA Officers: 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online now PSBA Website Posted 8/5/2013 The 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates is being officially published to the members of the association. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013: If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

Speaking Of...

More information on the overall governance changes can be found in the February 2013 issue of the PSBA Bulletin : [link] Electing PSBA Officers: 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online now PSBA Website Posted 8/5/2013 The 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates is being officially published to the members of the association. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

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Charli Jane Speaker Services: 14 Profitable Ways to Use Autore

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Without hesitation your visitor exits your website and the sale is gone - unless you had the foresight to make use of an autoresponder that had already captured your visitors email address. Autoresponders are amazing, flexible programs that do so much more than just automatically answer your email. A resource box contains your bio and a brief description of your service or product. Distribute an email course: Each day, have your autoresponder send out another lesson.