Does Your LinkedIn Profile Photo Enhance Your Personal Brand?
Does your LinkedIn profile photo enhance your personal brand?
You should look natural, professional and confident in your LinkedIn profile photo.
Your expression should not be forced with dull eyes. Do not use a classic facebook photo with a too big grin (because you just finished your fourth glass of wine at a party!).
When someone looks at your profile photo, they are making assumptions about your character, personality, work ethic and professionalism. Therefore, your photo is a very important part of your personal brand.
It is also apparent to the viewer of your LinkedIn profile photo if it was taken by a professional photographer or simply taken with an iphone by a friend.
The fact that you had it taken by a professional photographer is a very positive statement about your professionalism and commitment to your job.
A professional LinkedIN profile photo says a great deal about your professionalism
The cost of a professional portrait is minimal compared to the damage to your career as a result of a poor photo. I recall seeing a headshot of a Realtor on the website of a large Realty firm that showed him holding a hamster with a big grin on his face. It just totally turned me off and I went on to another Realtors page and gave no further thought to contacting him to show me a house that I was interested in. I felt that he obviously did not take his job seriously if he selected an image of himself with a rodent for his official headshot on the website! Spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a house is a very serious investment to me and I certainly needed my Realtor to view it in a similar way.
My techniques to create GREAT LinkedIn profile photos are unique
When I work with a client in creating a business portrait or headshot, I use a variety of methods to illicit natural expressions and help them to feel relaxed. I coach them during the session to ensure their body language is consistent with their personal brand. Your LinkedIn profile photo should tell everyone that sees it that you are confident, professional, approachable, intelligent and (of course) great looking! It is always my goal to produce the highest quality of headshots for my clients. I absolutely love it when they look at me at the end of a session and say “Wow that is the best photograph I have ever seen of myself!” It makes my heart sing when I hear it!
After photographing thousands of business men and women, I know how uncomfortable they can feel. I know with certainty that I can create a great headshot of anyone! That is why I offer my risk free guarantee with confidence.
For more info about scheduling a LinkedIn profile photo session at one of my 24 portrait studios in CT or Westchester NY and 12 headshot portrait studios in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota Florida. Go to my main website www.cynthiamcintyre.com or CALL 203-364-1592 or 813.369-5545
Cynthia McInytre (AKA the Headshotologist)