Speaker Power Bio – Common Mistakes the Speakers Make When Using a Speaker Introduction
I’m going to take a moment to talk to you about power bios as a speaker – why you need them, what are the common mistakes that people make, and I want to also tell you how to ensure that you shine when using your power bio.
One of the common mistakes that people make is that they don’t have a speaker bio that showcases them as a speaker.
Most people have it so it sounds more like a resume – where was their education, what they did to become this person, but it doesn’t tell about them as a speaker.
I like to use words like ‘contagious’ and ‘enthusiasm’ because that’s what I’ve got! I have ‘intuitive insights’ as something that’s on my speaker bio, because it talks about who I am as a person, as well as a speaker!
You want to make sure that there is a little personal touch to it. I’m not talking about you having two cats and one dog, but tell them about your personality as a speaker. What makes you shine when you’re presenting. So make sure that you showcase those elements in your speaker bio.
The next thing you want to do is make sure that you have a speaker bio that you could bring to your presentation. The reason being is that when you are introduced by somebody else they can say whatever they want! And I’ve seen it all:
“Joe the best guy in the world! He’s awesome! We love Joe! You’re gonna love Joe’s presentation! He’s awesome, he’s totally awesome!”
Does that sound like an introduction that you will ever want to have? No!
That powerful speaker bio that you have, which is probably about 250 words, not really long, you want to hand that to them. You want to make sure that when you go to present that you have it on a printout. So that printout is something that they literally can read.
Know what, I’m speaking tomorrow, so I’ll make sure that they have a copy of my printout of my presentation. I want to make sure that I don’t let them do whatever they think they should do for my presentation.
So make sure you have that printout. I use a big font like Verdana 16. Because I, sometimes, need glasses, and you never know when the person introducing you needs something that’s easy to read.
So stay away from the tiny little fonts. Give them a big printout, verdana 16 or 14, on a one sheet of paper. And that’s exactly what I do when I’m presenting!
You want to make sure that you shine every single time someone introduces you!
So make sure you have a powerful speaker bio.
Avoid the common mistake of not showcasing yourself as a speaker.
And also, give that person that introduction to read. Hand it off to somebody, whoever is introducing you, and say ‘would you mind reading this?’
I’ll give you one final tip: I always add at the end of my speaker bio “Let’s give AmondaRose one of your most enthusiastic welcomes! Help me welcome AmondaRose!” I’m even giving them the last words to say. I want them to excite the audience about my presentation!
Stay blessed, and I look forward to staying connected with you!
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