Last Thursday we released our newest app, Intro, which allows you to take your about.me page and easily turn it into a sharable digital business card that actually communicates your identity.
Normal business cards just give the basic facts of who you are, your name, where you work, but they don’t tell others who you are. So to find out more about you, your new contacts will likely turn to Google and land on whatever page they find first. It could be your Twitter, Facebook or some other social media page, but none of those show the full picture of who you are. If you’re trying to put your best foot forward, sharing your about.me page is the best way to showcase who you are, on your own terms.
With the new Intro app, it’s easier than ever to do, especially since Intro displays your bio directly in the app, as in the picture below. Even if you’re emailing your page or handing someone one of your physical about.me business cards, your bio is key.
There are a couple things to keep in mind when writing your bio. First of all, less is more. The optimal length is between 4-6 sentences. If you feel compelled to write more about yourself, do it! However, the best way to engage readers to read more is if your first few sentences are really stellar.
Second, we recommend writing about both your personal side and about who you are professionally. This gives a nice, rounded view of who you are as a whole.
A good bio is important, especially in Intro. Take the time to define yourself in a few key sentences, because when you do send that Intro to a potential employer or business partner, you’ll be presenting yourself the way you’d like to be seen.