Build Your "You Are 'Da Bomb!" Bio Minicourse
Everything you need to know about writing a stand-out Artist's Bio for every occasion
Your biography - it's often the first point of contact for people wanting to get to know more about you. You'll need them for websites, programs, interviews, grant-writing, for producers and publicists. Having a great bio is one of the very basic things you need as a professional artist. And so I've created a comprehensive course called Build Your "You Are ‘Da Bomb!" Bio Minicourse to help you learn this valuable skill.
Truth be told, writing your bio isn’t something you do once and then you’re done forever. It’s a skill you’re going to need for the rest of your life because you aren’t going to want the same bio for website as what you’ll need for a program. Or for writing a grant. . . or for a press release. Bio’s depending on who is reading them and need to be different lengths and include different things. I explain all of that in this Minicourse and give you the tools to continue writing effective great bios for the rest of your life so that audiences can understand who you are and why they should care in just the first few sentences.
What You'll Get:
- Basic understanding of what a bio is and how to write one
- Tips and Industry Standards for What you Should and should not Include
- 8 Secrets for How to Write a Stand Out from the Crowd Bio
- Mistakes to Avoid
- Step By Step Guide for Creating Your Own
- Sentence by Sentence Template for Building Your Own Bio
- Examples of Real Life Bios and Why They Work
ADDED BONUS! Special Lecture on The Art of the Vulnerable Share - or how to tell your more intimate stories with your audiences in ways that draw them in and bring them closer without leaving you with the feeling of an "oversharing hangover"!
Learn how you can share vulnerably and leave your dignity intact!
How You'll Get It:
- 5 Course Sections and Lectures where you'll be guided throughout the entire process
- 3 Videos where Holly explains everything you need to know about writing a bio
- Downloadable Worksheets and Templates so You Can Create Your Own Bio Easily Again and Again
- Examples of Great Bios
- Quizzes included in each section to solidify your knowledge
- Checklist to ensure you've got the best finished bio when you're done
- Downloadable Worksheets, Templates, and Checklist
This Is for You If:
- You're an artist who performs or presents your work
- You feel stuck or blocked in trying to write your artist's bio
- You're unsure where to begin writing it and what to say
Do you find it easy to write about yourself and your accomplishments?
Not many artists do!
BIG surprise, I know;)
And so that's why I've created this Build Your "You Are 'Da Bomb!" Bio Minicourse that includes a Step-By-Step Sentence By Sentence Guide to coming up with exactly what you should include and even what order to put it all in!
Holly Shaw got her first agent when she was twelve years old and has spent a lifetime in film, T.V. and on professional stages all over the world as an actor, dancer, choreographer and director. Now she shares her passion as a Creativity Coach and a Certified Hypnotherapist and has helped hundreds of artists, from Emmy Award winning composers to world class choreographers, to overcome their performance anxiety, impostor syndrome, and creative blocks so that they can create original work and totally kill it onstage again and again. Her recently published book, The Creative Formula: Compose, Choreograph, and Capture Your Masterpiece has become an Amazon bestseller. Currently she hosts the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast on the VoiceAmerica Network.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Note from Holly Shaw
I have written and edited dozens and dozens. . . maybe even over a hundred artists' bios. Since founding my non-profit, The Eve's Elixir project, I've spent many years producing showcase types of shows as well as interviewing artists for my Performers & Creators Lab podcast. And the thing I find across the board is that most artists hate writing their bio. I know, because as a producer I ask for it several times before finally giving up, going to their website to grab what they have and inevitably re-writing their bio for them.
Don't be one of those artists that doesn't deliver your bio!
People want to promote you, but they need the tools to do it. That's why writing your bio is so important.
Your bio is often the first point of contact someone has for you. Even if they see a video or a performance first, you bio is still that first point where they get to find out "where did this incredible artist come from??!!" So, your biography is as vitally important as a handshake - you want it to be strong, yet warm. Genuine, but impressive.
Too many artists use their biographies as a record of history. They bombard the reader with a documentation of every single achievement and training. Or they use their biography as an awkward advertisement – touting large and unspecified accomplishments. The artist's bio, for whatever audience, exists for one purpose only and that is to position the artist and make them seem like “'Da Bomb” (ie. someone you want to follow) using only carefully chosen facts and specifics.
So enroll now to start crafting your own "You Are 'Da Bomb!" Bio because I know that you are. You are "the bomb!" Whether you are just starting out or have been doing this a long time, there is a way to put together the facts of your accomplishments to make you sound great, I promise you. And in this course, I'll show you how.
This course is a one-time investment that will help guide you to write appropriate and outstanding bios for every occasion for the rest of your career!