Enough about you….let’s talk about.me

Recently, I saw on a friend’s twitter profile, a link to his about.me account. Since I had never heard of about.me, I decided to follow the link and see what it was all about. About.me is a personalized website, think of it as a digital calling card. Their tag line is “About.me is the best way for people to find your content and learn about you.”  So I decided to give it a whirl…it was really easy to set up a free account and get started. I uploaded a background image and added some information about….you guessed it…ME! You can add links to your Twitter site, Facebook, Flickr, WordPress blog, etc. My about.me page can be found here

They even offer to make you 50 business cards based on your about.me page for free (you just pay a nominal shipping charge). As I started to think about it more, it is a great central point of contact for your friends or business associates. I have even started using my about.me address in my signature of my email and twitter profiles. I am going to imprint my about.me address and QR code on stickers and add them to the back of my business cards and on any literature or flyers I had out while out in the territory. I think it can be useful for salespeople when making “cold calls” on dental offices, where you just have a few moments to introduce yourself and your products to the prospective clients. With your about.me information on your card, the doctor and staff can learn more about the salesperson and company later, at their leisure.

As for dentists, I think it can be a great way for patients to get to know the doctor a bit better. They can see what hobbies and interests the doctor has and any other personal information they want to share. They can also have “Patient Referral Cards” with their about.me information that current patients can share with their friends that are quite possibly looking for a dentist.  Take a few moments and check out about.me and if you sign up and start using it, please leave a comment below with your about.me address, I would like to see how you will use it.

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2 comments so far

  1. Ross on

    Great article, thanks for sharing. Very entertaining blog post!
    Ross@ Park Ridge Dental

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