Investing in a high-quality headshot, professionally taken, is an investment in your brand.
Now that social media plays such a significant role in promoting our professional skills, it is more important than ever to have a headshot that makes an impact.
Since every social media platform needs a profile image, in addition to more conventional uses such as the staff page of your organization’s website and publication of conference or speaking engagement related materials, your headshot will have a far-reaching web presence.
So, are you still asking if you need to invest in a headshot that has been professionally taken? Here are three explanations you should be following:
1-It reflects your professionalism. When you look professional, potential clients, investors, partners, etc. that don’t know you will be more likely to agree to that first meeting personally.
2-Until they meet you a good headshot gives people an idea of your personality. A smile is an expression of approachability. A stern look shows determination. Let your speech fit to your personality. I have decided to look at mine!
3-This tells business contacts who you are when they meet at a meeting or business event in passing. This little cue makes them more likely to consider your invitation to friend request or “follow.”
Proper headshots are no longer just for the top executives. Everyone needs one of these. I urge you to schedule your headshot photo session and cross it out of your “do” list if you don’t already have one. Your expertise and unique personality will come through with a great headshot, opening the doors to new opportunities and new business.