We’re excited to bring you our first Tip of the Month! 🎉 Our tips for this month will show you how to enhance a very important part of your profile: the Instructor Bio.
Your Instructor Bio is the perfect way to highlight your expertise, your experience, and your personality. Below are some elements we recommend including in your bio to ensure it is concise and appealing for students:
- Relate your Instructor Bio to your course topics. If you’re teaching programming, emphasize your programming background. If you’re teaching sailing, emphasize your sailing skills. Teaching courses in multiple topics? Write your bio to cover your expertise in all of the topics.
- Provide social signifiers. Include social proof for your potential students to demonstrate that you are a real-world expert. Have you worked with many large, Fortune 500 companies in your career as a consultant? Name them. Have you published articles in magazines? List them out. Real-world examples of your experience provide depth to your Bio.
- Keep it comprehensive, but concise. This isn’t the place for 2,000 words on your childhood. Keep your Bio short, to the point, and relevant to your expertise.
- Include a high-quality image of yourself. Share a non-pixelated, non-animated (no cartoons!) image of yourself to establish more trust with your students. If you are publishing as a company, including a corporate logo is fine.
- Last but not least, have fun. Your unique approach to teaching what you love makes you stand out. Write an introduction that will make students excited about learning, most of all because they get to learn from you.
What are your tips for writing a compelling Bio? Do you have any examples of instructor bios that have caught your attention? Share with us below!