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How to Write a Good Twitter Bio

The biggest challenge in writing a good Twitter bio is that Twitter allows you only 160 characters. That means your bio must capture the attention of a potential follower in about 20 words. Writing 20 words shouldn’t be tough, but it’s actually harder to write succinctly than it is to write at length. Here are […]

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Speaker Bio: How to Write a Speaker Bio that Thrills Your Audience

A speaker bio is a brief summary of your education, work history and experience that is relevant to your speaking topic (the focus is on brief and relevant). The organization requesting your speaker’s bio may specify a format and length. If they don’t, follow these speaker bio guidelines: Keep your speaker biography brief—no more than […]

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Music Bio Advice: 8 Tips for Writing a Musician Bio that Wows Your Audience

How to Write a Music Bio The purpose of your music artist bio is to introduce you and your music to the world. Your bio needs to be informative as well as creative if it is going to make an impact on those you wish to impress. Impress? Yes, you want your musician bio to […]

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Military Bio Format – 7 Tips for Writing a Military Bio

The military bio format is much like the bio format used in civilian life, although there are a few key differences that you should be aware of. Regardless of whether your military service is in the army, navy, airforce or coast guard, your military bio is designed to do one thing: provide a brief but […]

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How to Write an Author Bio – About the Author Box

You’ve finished writing your article and are ready to send it off, but there’s one last task: writing an author bio. It’s hard to know exactly how to write an author bio, even if you’re a writer. So many things to say and so few words allowed in the author box! How do you decide […]

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Actor Bio: How to Write

An actor bio is a brief summary of your education, work history and experience that is relevant to the acting profession (the focus is on brief and relevant). The theatre or agency requesting your actor bio may specify a format and length. If they don’t, follow these actor bio guidelines: Keep your actor biography brief—about […]

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Bio vs. Resume: What’s the Difference?

A professional bio (biography) tells a story about you, whereas a resume gives a summary of your complete work history. Both describe your background but the level of detail and presentation are different. Between the two, a bio is less formal and easier to read than a resume. A bio is: basically used as promotional […]

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Write a Short Bio

When writing a short bio, first ask yourself who will be reading it. Will it be visitors to your website? Someone introducing you as a speaker? Potential investors in your business venture? The reason why this is important is because what you include in a short bio will vary depending on the target audience. Think about […]

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Free Fill-In-The-Blank Bio Templates for Writing a Personal or Professional Bio

Writing a personal or professional biography is one of those tasks that most of us dread. What to write without sounding cheesy? What to include, what to leave out? Often it seems easier just to ignore the task until another day. But at the same time, we all know that a great work bio is […]

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Writing a Bio: When Should You Use First-Person Rather than Third-Person?

The standard advice for writing a bio is to write in the third person (as though someone else is writing about you). However, there are a few exceptions to the “third person rule”. Here are four situations when you should write your bio in first person instead of third-person: 1) when you are writing a […]

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