You want to be professional, make things easy for the meeting or event organizer. Have a hobby you love? But never fear!
A topic as a priority. While giving a great speech for your audience is important, without a strong bio attracting attendees to your speech you might wind up without an audience at all.
I personally enjoy the ones with a sense of playfulness as long as I get a feel for WHY they are relevant. Each speaker and author bio is an opportunity to sketch the professional persona YOU want to fit this specific audience right now. Giving a speech that wows your audience is the best introduction, you might say.
Kate lives to blow stuff up! For an academic conference speaker bio that will be published in the conference app and program, you can foreground journals, associations, or research institutes that the conference attendees will recognize.
A professional hero you look up to? One thing that I recommend is Perhaps you are an oral historian showcasing the stories of LGBTQIA activists of color across the decades, a permaculture designer bringing critical disability studies to bear on urban plannin g, or a linguistic anthropologist helping to revitalize Indigenous languages.
Never fear! So let that audience know why they should be interested in you.