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How to Write a Short Sales Bio


A short sales bio is a great way for sales staff to have a succinct way to summarize their sales experience. It's a promotional tool, a way to keep connected to people with an eye toward making future sales. For example, a short sales bio can be used as a signature in email accounts. It's a method of spreading the word about your sales experience and history and can help to make future sales contacts. A short sales bio is often used also in promotional literature that an employer produces. In this sense, a short sales bio is a way of introducing you to the public and to other organizations.

Take a notebook and pen and write a general essay about yourself and your sales experience. Try to write between 500 and 1000 words. Include your educational background. This is a way to get warmed up with the writing process and will help you to focus on what's important in a short sales bio.

Examine your essay and highlight any information that you believe is the most important. For example, if you were sales person of the year, that would be a highlight. If you've worked 20 years in the field, that would be a highlight, too. Remember, what you want as highlights is how you want to make a first impression with a reader.

Write a first draft of your short sales bio. You'll want your bio to be between 50 and 100 words. This is not a strict limit, though. It's all right to go a bit longer or a bit shorter.

Print out your draft and let it sit for a day without looking at it. Then read it through thoroughly. Check for any grammar errors. Have coworkers or family members read through it and make suggestions for improvement.

Incorporate any edits that you made on your draft into your final version of your short sales bio. Print it and you're finished.

Tip
  • Revisit your sales bio every few months to see if it can be improved.
Warning
  • Don't use words that people would have to find a dictionary to learn their meaning.
About the Author

Doug Hewitt has been writing for over 20 years and has a Master of Arts from University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He authored the book "The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting," which includes health and fitness hints for parents. He and his wife, Robin, are coauthors of the "Free College Resource Book."

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