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12 Questions to Help You Write an Engaging Bio for LinkedIn

Are you trying to write your own bio?
If so, you’ve probably discovered how hard it is to give your bio a personal touch—without
making it sound like a personals ad—while still making contacts feel like they’re in good,
competent, professional hands.

You might not realize it, but your LinkedIn summary section is one of the most important
parts of your profile.

Why? Because after the headline, the summary is the first thing visitors read when they
check out your profile on LinkedIn.

Think of your summary as an elevator pitch – you only have a few seconds to present
yourself, so you need to make it count. When done well, it can grab people’s attention and
get them excited about knowing you, learning from you, or working with you.

How many of us compress our lives into 400 words or less in a real-life conversation? Only
the most annoying ones, that’s who. It seems that bio-speak has practically developed into
its own language.

On the other hand, no one wants to read a huge chunk of text. So, break up your LinkedIn
summary by using elements of readability, like short paragraphs, bullet points, and even appropriate emojis.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a bio that sounded like an actual person wrote it—rather than
the Terminator?

The following 12 questions are designed to... Click here to keep reading!


Attending a Networking Event? Here's How to Make the Perfect Follow up!

There is plenty of advice for how to get the best results from networking events, but you
rarely hear details about ‘follow-up after the event’. When is a good time to follow-up?
What method should be used?

According to research by top sales experts, only 2% of sales happen on the first contact.
This stat means that if you’re not following up with your leads, you’re definitely missing out
on a lot of potential business opportunities.

Email is a quick and easy way to continue the conversation with someone you’ve just met.
But crafting an effective follow-up email can be tricky. Here are some tips on how to write
a follow-up email that will make a lasting impression.

First things first... Click here to keep reading!

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