How To Write A Bio: An Exercise in Flirting & Dating

Michael’s been thinking about creative ways of discussing this personal storytelling stuff, like the language of dating. While “crafting” your personal brand persona might feel awkward, it’s a business requirement in the age of social media.

Your personal worth, value, and compensation is directly linked to your personal story. And as the narrator of your own life story, it’s the game we’re all here to play.

When you’re dating you learn to show up and reveal more of who you are. That’s the way we connect with each other. If you don’t, you won’t be going on many second dates, will you? So think of your personal bio story as an exercise in flirting. Flirting has a distinct energy. It’s playful, it’s curious, and it’s engaging. It’s creates an attraction factor and resonance that draws people in.

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  • Jesse Neidt

    You are a genius!  Thanks for the article and the video.  It couldn’t have come at a better time for me.  I’m finally coming out of my shell and telling the full story about who I am, with my customers and with myself.  My favorite part of your vid was encouraging us to share the things we “geek out” on.  Love it.  Thanks Michael. 

    • http://www.getstoried.com/ Michael Margolis

      Hey Jesse – Thanks for the kind note. You’ve got all sorts of mojo and bigger story to tell. Grateful the video is encouraging you to step out more open kimono. ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/JesseNeidt Jesse Neidt

    You are a genius!  Thanks for the article and the video.  It couldn’t have come at a better time for me.  I’m finally coming out of my shell and telling the full story about who I am, with my customers and with myself.  My favorite part of your vid was encouraging us to share the things we “geek out” on.  Love it.  Thanks Michael.

  • http://twitter.com/JesseNeidt Jesse Neidt

    You are a genius!  Thanks for the article and the video.  It couldn’t have come at a better time for me.  I’m finally coming out of my shell and telling the full story about who I am, with my customers and with myself.  My favorite part of your vid was encouraging us to share the things we “geek out” on.  Love it.  Thanks Michael.

  • http://kirktaylor.com Kirk Taylor

    I did it, I rewrote my “About Me” Bio page and I’m pleased with the results. It’s no longer just about me, it’s about us!

    Thx

    • http://www.getstoried.com/ Michael Margolis

      Grateful to hear the feedback Kirk! That’s awesome. You totally get it.

  • http://rickwolff.com Rick Wolff

    But I AM angry and cynical! Am I not supposed to be transparent? Should I lie?

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  • http://teotrainer.com/ Coach del Bienestar

    Hi Michael,
    Glad to say hi. Ive seen many times a bit of an error when it comes to posting /embedding videos in a private blog or site by self employed Internet Marketers. Hope this helps…
    When you copy the code from Youtube, you should Go - Share, -Then Insert and the you MUST uncheck – Show related videos when video ends. This way no other related videos will show up after your ends. Otherwise people at your site will go otherplaces, youtube site or to visit other peoples site instead of staying at your place / website/blog…
    See my point.
    cheers from ARgentina