Please keep these guidelines in mind when submitting your bio:
Your short 'bio' should not
- your life's story
- an overview of all the jobs you've done
- a summary of all your skills
- about all the amazing things 'your company' does
- that you include your name, current function and employer (if any)
- a length of about 50 to max. 100 words
- some content about what you currently do or recently did
- that you not talk about 'I' but rather he/she
John Doe is the Chief Technology Officer of a company called Acme Solutions based in Zimbabwe.
Apart from researching and concept development based on new technologies,
John participates in various other areas including customer consulting, public speaking and mentoring those who want to know and learn more about the technology of tomorrow.
We like you to look good.
Never underestimate the value of a profile picture.
One of the biggest problem organizers of these (User Group) events face is getting a decent picture of the speakers.
Below are some 'less good' examples, and what's wrong with it, and believe me, we've seen them all :-)
(sorry in advance if we took one of your pictures as an example. We sure don't want to offend you)
|PLEASE, send a decently sized picture.|
Your face (surrounded by a neutral background if possible), should be at least 500 by 500 pixels.
We will do the resizing and cropping!
|Please provide a Color picture, not a B/W|
Don't hide in a group of people, don't cover yourself (even partially).
|Please look straight into the camera.|
|We just want your face.|
If you sent us a 500 by 500 picture, with your head being only 100 by 100 pixels, it's of no use
|This might be a big picture, but if your face is tiny on it, it's of no use.|
|Don't try to be helpful by cropping, resizing, manipulating your image.|
We'll do that for you.
|Often selfies distort your face.|
Ask someone else to take your picture (in front of a neutral background).
|Try a neutral background|
|You are you, not your company!|
|Don't try to be fancy.|
|Don't sent in a blurry picture|
|Don't try to be too funny either :-)|
We hope you get the picture :-)