Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.
- Bios are often written in the third person, especially for conferences, events and books. Social media bios can be less formal and in the first person.
- Use your full name in the first sentence and refer to an accomplishment to help people remember who you are. (Julie Wong is a leading researcher … / Best-selling author Terrie Sharp … / Ahmed Modine started his first business at age 14 …)
- Keep it short and interesting so people get all the key information before they stop reading.
- If the bio is for an event like a conference, only include the details that are relevant to this particular audience. For a general bio, for example on your website, you can provide links for readers to find out more.
- One or two personal details (e.g. Julie lives with her family in a smart home she designed herself ... / She learned how to open car doors with a knife. / ... he lost his house and car once) help create interest and a connection with the reader.