Write a Personal Bio That Makes You Stand Out From the Crowd

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Maybe you’ve been thinking about writing your personal bio for a while but haven’t settled the matter yet? Here is a mini-guide to bio writing and a couple of links which in-depth gives you the key to writing a killer bio.

Ingredients in Your Personal Bio

  • You can write your bio for different purposes in various lengths, but the most common used bio is short and normally between 50 to 200 words long.
  • A bio lists your professional accomplishments but it can also show your personality.
  • A good thing is to add a hook in the end where you include one or two bits of information that give your bio that extra little colour that will make readers remember your name next time you meet. Perhaps you can mention an unusual hobby, or something else that will distinguish yourself from others.
  • Before adding something to your bio, ask yourself, “is this something that anyone can do, or is this something that sets me apart?”

4 Great Links to Help You Write a Killer Bio

Do you have a killer bio? What kind of responses do you get from it? Please share in the comment box below!

About the author

Anna Rydne is an award winning and highly skilled communications specialist with +13 years of experience in the field of internal and external communication, PR and marketing. What distinguishes her from others in her field of expertise is that she treats communication as entertainment. It's simple to explain why: if it isn't funny or relevant enough, people switch channel. Anna has a special interest in personal branding and she believes the road to success is trying. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, she's determined to uncover the secrets of how successful people and companies communicate. She tweets about all things comms, social media and marketing @CoSkills and writes for SteamFeed.com once a month. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology. Contact her at communicateskills@gmail.com.

6 Responses to Write a Personal Bio That Makes You Stand Out From the Crowd

  1. lipstickchat says:

    This is a great article! I love that it is perfectly short and gives helpful links (some of which were humorous, which I love). The idea of writing a bio for the first time is overwhelming and the examples you give on your site, as well as those you link to are very helpful- I am one of those who needs lots of examples! I look forward to reading more!

    • Anna Rydne says:

      I’m happy to hear that the post was helpful to you. It can surely be a bit of a knockdown to write a bio for the first time and good examples always help to sort things out. Thank you for commenting! Happy blogging!

  2. I love the title of this post! I work in a university career office and when it comes to writing a bio or a CV all students ask for templates and ready made forms. Ok, there are rules and guidelines but how about adding a bit of your personality in it????

  3. Mark Adams says:

    Hi Anna
    Nice touch with the patch . . .
    M*

  4. Vicky Nolet says:

    I was asked to write a personal history biography for property management I like more information on how to do this.

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