Sunday, July 24, 2016

4 Key Elements Necessary for a Killer Twitter Bio

Making a great bio on Twitter is easy and if you're on Twitter you should know how to do it. If you're not on Twitter you should be and the first thing you should be prepared to do is create a bio.  When you do, remember these four elements:

1) Use a headshot that features "your" face. Not the face of you and your beau or your baby or your puppy.  Not your face among many. Just your face.

2) Use your name. Twitter is about real people connecting with real people.

3) Use identifiable hashtags.  Hashtags are the language of social media. Show you're in the know and speak the language that will help you connect to others who share your interests and ideas. Read why here

4) Link to where folks can go to find out more. This could be your website, blog, or LinkedIn profile. Give folks a place to go if they want to know more about you and your ideas.   

Here's what mine looks like:
Do you have any additional certifications or credentials? Add em to your bio like the host of the killer #NYCSchoolsTwitter chat, @Eileen_Lennon did below. Here's how she did it.
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What do you think? Are some of these elements you might incorporate into your bio? Anything missing that you have found helpful?


  1. @eileen_lennon. I've got all of that thanks to you! I even earned bonus points for having certification badges in my profile photo.

  2. You are welcome and thank you for the reminder about the certification badges. I added your sample to the post.