Nori’s place is in the lush Daintree near Port Douglas. It’s secluded and the kind of place where the air is heavy and damp but clean and sweet. On her property, you would find peacocks, horse, geese, dogs, lizards, and a myriad of other native animals. Nori spends much of her time in her studio where she makes beautiful and practical ceramics which she sells through a high end boutique as well as taking them to the local market once per week.Continue reading “Nori’s Story”
Images strike faster than text. You have probably already written a few thousand words. Now it’s time to supplement those with a few pictures.
Pictures set the mood and lower the barrier to contacting you; they make you a human instead of a web page. They are your opportunity to create a great first impression.Continue reading “Choosing pictures”
Now that you’ve introduced yourself (haven’t yet? Check out this mini-course we put together.), there is one more section you’ll have to put together to complete your profile and give service seekers the peace of mind they need to buy from you.
If you want people to buy from you, they need to believe in you first.Continue reading “Establish credibility (credentials)”
We’re almost there! The next part is the easy part. Today, you’re going to run your draft through a series of questions and edit it until it feels right.
SHOW DON’T TELL
Are your statements unique? Or could they be plucked from any corporate mission statement?Continue reading “Introducing Yourself Part 5”
Today, we’re going to draft it. Editing is for later. Put your phone on do not disturb, close every other computer-window and give yourself the option of writing or just sitting there. (You’ll thank me later).Continue reading “Introducing Yourself Part 4”
With all of this writing about you, I feel like you might know all of the elements of your story. It’s like having a fully stocked pantry at home. You might be able to craft a meal with it, but if you put a 14 year old with no cooking experience in there, she might not end up with something edible.Continue reading “Introducing Yourself Part 3”
Humans do business with humans. You are not just your service: you are multi-dimensional. You might not find you interesting but the things that are everyday to you are novel to someone else. Today it’s time to tell a story.
ACTIVITY TWO: TELL A STORY
You will need:Continue reading “Introducing Yourself Part 2”
Writing an about section can be difficult. Just look at all of the blank or auto-generated bios on LinkedIn!
From now on, we’ll stop referring to it as an About section. This section is about introducing yourself. Have you ever been put on the spot with a microphone in front of you and the words “introduce yourself” trailing off into the recent past? Perhaps 1% of the population is naturally inclined towards being able to give a charming and accurate answer. The rest of us ramble on, including our name, job title, company, and maybe a half-baked explanation of what we do.Continue reading “Introducing Yourself Part 1”
If you’re setting up your profile for the first time, go through all of the posts below.
Not just for first-timers! Want to improve your profile or just see if there’s something you can learn? Cherry pick an article (or an exercise within an article) and see if you can’t make a game-changing improvement to your profile!Continue reading “Telling your Story”
I’ve recently been reflecting on the things that I have wished for in my life (big and small). Some of those things have happened and some haven’t. Perhaps in the back of my mind, I had a perspective that miraculously, if I simply wished for something, or wished for it hard enough, it would happen. I’ve often got hung up on putting emotional energy into the wishes that haven’t come true and were never likely to and here’s where my logical mind says remember “the late great Stephen Covey and his Circle of Influence” – I can’t control everything in my life.