Yesterday was a very busy day in our Social media activities, so today we need to introduce ourselves in each of the social networking sites. This is called writing a bio. You want your bio to highlight the good things about yourself but you don’t want to come across to high on yourself. Writing a good professional bio is a skill and there is articles written to explain how to achieve this goal.
An example of this: How to write a professional bio for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+
The second aspect of a profile which is necessary is a profile image.
A personal sidebar
I ran a silly little informal study and poll to find out what people liked better as a profile image. I have everything from me in a tux, to me in a silly hat, my child’s image, my company logo. The one that gets the most positive feedback is a picture of me smiling from the shoulders up smiling with a solid color background. In a cyber-school in Canada they explain the process on a webpage…see the url below…Smiling eyes open, friendly, approachable has always come up in any polls as what is the best profile image.
People use all sorts of other things, important people in their lives, the company they work for, the quote of the day as their image and depending on the response you are trying to achieve there is nothing wrong with it…but in all the polls and surveys I have done, your face is the best.
In Project Management terminology:
Building a Foundation for a Social Media Network.
Deliverable (is the noun):
Write a bio and picture for each of the sites in which you are register.
Tasks (is a verb):
Read the website about writing a bio and create a good one you can use on most social media sites
Take a picture on a solid color background and smile…read why it is important to add your face. Search in Google under social media engagement.