I'm excited to announce The Headshot Marathon on January 10 in Northern Virginia. The headshot marathon is luxury event designed for the busy professional. Experience a full branding makeover for your business. In today's social media market, brand management starts with YOU.
Last week, I began the discussion of Executive Portraits (also known as Headshots) and What Does Your LinkedIn Profile Portrait say about you. I'm asked often about updating Executive Portraits and what's the best way to upload and display them on LinkedIn. I thought it would be helpful to create a list of the worst mistakes people make when choosing an image:
No Picture: By far, the biggest mistake is not having a profile image loaded. This gives the impression you are not trustworthy, extremely private, or not looking to connect and interact with people. When someone visits your profile and notices there isn’t a profile image, most visitors will move to the next profile when they see this. It’s always a joke people say, “What do they have to hide?”
The new year is upon us and many may be in need of an updated Executive Portrait. What does your current LinkedIn profile picture say about you? Has it been more than 3 to 5 years since your last portrait? Is your profile picture a picture of you with another person cropped out? Or worse, do you have the dreaded anonymous profile picture? When you're introduced to people do you hear, I didn't recognize you or I didn't know that was you? GEESH! Perhaps it may be time to have an updated Executive Portrait taken.
Did you know every time you update your profile image LinkedIn, your contacts are notified? This can be extremely helpful and benefial to remind potential clients and people in position of hiring of you and your fresh look. This is a helpful reminder to keep your information fresh and up-to-date as well.
Tamieka Smith Photography would love to help you get the most flattering and updated Executive Portrait. Contact the studio at (571) 250-5073 for more information.