People often ask me if they should include personal information in their bio. My answer: yes, at least a sentence or two. As humans -- moms, dads, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins... we like to know about other people, and what their life is like. I often find the personal information in a bio to be the most revealing, always in a good way.
This week I reviewed a bio and read this personal statement: "My wife and I have raised seven children between us, and been involved in raising four other young adults." I don't know about you, but that's a man I'd like to have coffee with.
Jill Townsend is the author of "How to Write a Great Bio", an e-book with tips on writing a good bio fast, and with confidence.