Is Your Reputation Hurting You Behind Your Back?

A great opportunity could be passing you by. To determine if it is, answer these three questions:

  1. Will you send an email today?
  2. Will you meet someone new this week?
  3. Will you use social media this week?

If your answer to any of these is yes, this post is for you. These questions all revolve around your personal brand. Your personal brand is essentially your reputation. What people say about you. We want to ensure that they’re saying great things.

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Make Every Email Count

On average, a single person receives 121 emails per day.*

Think about your inbox for a second. How many of your emails are left unread and unanswered each day? Why do you respond to some emails and not to others?

At about.me we want to help you get smarter about the emails you send. Your emails should always get clicked on and should inspire people to check out your page.

Whether you’re introducing two friends, scheduling an informal meetup or coffee date, promoting your music, or sending a weekly newsletter, you want the person you’re writing to remember you. This can be a challenge when you don’t have a ton of space to work with. An email signature, though, makes great use of a valuable piece of digital real estate that’s 100% yours.

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5 Secrets For Writing Your Best Bio

Aim to add value, impress and be relatable.

A great bio shares new and exciting information that focuses on what’s unique about your experience and how you can add value to other people’s lives.

We searched our community for awesome bios that reveal 5 secrets for bio-writing success. From making your bio actionable to kicking off your story with an intriguing first sentence, these secrets will help you grow your network and will encourage people to connect with you.

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Meetup Tips That’ll Have You Networking Like an Expert

The average American spends about 15,000 hours at school…learningThen it becomes time to start your career, and you suddenly realize it’s not what you know, but who you know. It’s called networking.

It’s an incredibly important life-skill, but very few people actually do it. In fact, NPR reported, “At least 70 percent, if not 80 percent, of jobs are not published. And yet most people – they are spending 70 or 80 percent of their time surfing the net versus getting out there, talking to employers, taking some chances [and] realizing that the vast majority of hiring are friends and acquaintances hiring other trusted friends and acquaintances.”

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How One Author Helps People Punch Worry In The Face

Mitch Matthews likes to say that he has the best job on the planet. His job description: help people “dream, think and do.”

An internationally recognized speaker, author and podcaster, Mitch is the rare combination of storyteller, coach and strategist. Whether he’s speaking to an audience of thousands or interviewing a guest for a podcast, Mitch connects with people young, old and everywhere in between.

We sat down with the Des Moines-based author to learn more about his book, podcast, brain science and how he helps people “punch worry in the face.”

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Expand Beyond Your Pins

Link Pinterest followers directly to your about.me page to connect them to your full story. 

Pinterest allows you to keep track of new ideas, projects, and inspiration by saving them on shareable boards. The interactive nature of Pinterest allows people to discover your pins by searching for similar interests.

Your Pinterest page may receive many views by people who don’t necessarily know a lot about you, but share your interests. Linking your about.me page to your Pinterest bio not only gives people a deeper glance into the pinner behind your boards, but also gives like-minded people the opportunity to connect with you.

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Introducing: Intro For Windows

Intro is now available for all major smartphone platforms.

With over 65,000 downloads to date, Intro is gaining momentum and we’re excited to offer it to the Windows community. Our free Intro app is now available to download on iOS, Android, Windows and Apple Watch devices.

Intro converts your about.me page into a digital business card that’s easily shareable with your new contacts. Intro is a highly visual tool, with an elegant design that allows you to make a great impression on people you meet.

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