Tip: Why a good bio is personal

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.

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