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9 Tips for Writing a Personal Biography – Tip #9 Don’t use too much of a good thing

Tip #9 - Don’t use too much of a good thing

Avoid going overboard with your use of font styling and fancy writing techniques. While using exclamation points or font styles such as italics, bold or underlining are a great way to emphasize a point, they should be used sparingly. When overused, they can have the opposite effect and distract the reader. Using a professional font with standard font sizes is also important; don’t try to reinvent the wheel by using non-traditional fonts or colors, or you risk exhausting your reader’s eyes.

Bonus Tip - Avoid buzzwords or filler descriptions

These words are so overused that they have ceased to mean anything to most people, and they're too general to convey real meaning. Anyone can call themselves an expert – go farther than this and explain why you’re an expert, by including your profession, experience or accolades.

Example of words to avoid:
• expert
• creative
• guru
• ninja
• innovative
• outside the box
• go-getter
• bring to the table
• streamline
• best-in-class
• deep dive
• at the end of the day
• game-changer
• leverage

While the process of writing a bio about yourself can be strange at first, these 9 tips will help you to write a great introduction to who you are. Take advantage of them and you won’t be disappointed with the results!

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