Let’s talk about something so good that it keeps people up all night interacting with strangers from all over the world. It’s Clubhouse, the voice-based social media that’s got people buzzing and burning the midnight oil. The best thing about it for me is that it allows people to express their voice and themselves and I know when I’m talking to someone they are there, listening and responding.
Try that sort of immediacy and intimacy with Facebook messenger! Who else out there felt the frustration of waiting for hours for someone to get back to them, and wondering whether they’re being ghosted? Oh yes. Text-based social media will flare up all those insecurities most of us never got over.
I must admit though, once a writer, always a writer. The only opportunity on Clubhouse to express yourself in writing is your bio. I’ve been reading many Clubhouse bios and giving feedback to inspire people to write and rewrite more. This spirit of experimentation and play is how one finds the perfect way to express themselves – until they transform into the next version of themselves, that is.
The three tips I can offer you for making a good first impression on your Clubhouse bio are:
We are all experts in something. All of us. You might have parenting tips having tried every strategy with your teenagers and found the ones that work for you. There’s a wealth of information there to share. It could be that you wrote and published your first book and can guide others on that journey too. Whatever it is that you do extremely well, that makes you stand out, write your accomplishments associated with that ONE THING.
Some of my friends are polymaths and are good or outstanding at a wide range of things. Well, then that’s your ONE THING. You are that rare person who is excellent at doing a multitude of things and this probably stems from your creativity or that your parents raised you a certain way or you acquired a growth mindset. Tell us more about that.
Don’t be shy, don’t play small, Wow! us in the first three lines of your biography.
Now that we know a little about you and where you excel, share that with us in a way that’s quick and hassle-free for you. If you’re an author, maybe share a chapter of your book or let us try your coaching services with a free consultation.
In your bio, you can pop in a link to a blog article that may be helpful to others or e-books and other information products on your area of expertise to lead people to your website and other digital assets.
Some people use Clubhouse rooms as a place to share their expertise in a niche area. Give others a sample of what it is that you excel at. The more people you share your gift with, the quicker you will grow a community. Whilst it’s great to be seen by so many people, it can get overwhelming too.
This brings me to the next point.
Be very clear about what people should contact you about. I’m always open to discussing how to improve writing and helping others start writing and publishing their books, for example. I’m not open to talking about subjects unrelated to writing or self-expression.
That’s simply because there are too few hours in the day, too few years in the average lifespan, and too many books I want to write.
Over to you…
Feeling stuck and in search of words to describe yourself? Book a free 30-min consultation with me and let’s watch your bio write itself.