I offer the following 9 tips for ‘profile picture perfection’. http://bphotography.net.au/?p=3453 These tips are not intended to offend anyone, but rather to encourage you to sit back and ‘take a look at yourself’ objectively. To see yourself as others may see you and make sure it is exactly what you want.
This article discusses my 3rd ‘Tip to Profile Picture Perfection’ :-
3. Do You Appear Motivated?
Motivation would have to be one of the most important reasons for having a business profile on Social Media in the first place. Think of it as your CV. You want your profile picture to show your ability to engage with current and potential customers, clients, employers and employees and to establish your credentials. Remember first impressions leave lasting impressions …
Using an industry appropriate, up to date and seemingly motivated profile picture will enhance you written bio tenfold.
On the other hand, using a profile picture of yourself fishing, sky-diving or laid back on the sand at some amazing beach you are holidaying at, suggests that maybe you are the sort of person who can’t wait for Fridays and would in fact, rather be anywhere else than at work!
Christine Hepburn presents the perfect example of a highly motivated business woman in her profile picture on her LinkedIn page. Christine’s image demands attention. Her smile is at once warm and welcoming. Her positioning within the frame makes her comes across as approachable. The colour tones of the image are engaging. Dressed appropriately, she appears confident, motivated and business orientated.
I can tell she is motivated and is passionate about her work simply by looking at her profile picture and the thousand words it tells.
In fact, when I asked her about using her profile picture as an example for my article, every thousand words that her picture conjured up in my mind were realised. She replied promptly and expressed an eagerness to assist me in the area of personal brand imaging, that she is also very passionate about promoting.
Christine’s motto is “live your brand from the inside out”. Such a powerful message and one that transpires from her profile picture into the reality of her business as a Customer Experience Strategist, Corporate Trainer, Professional Facilitator, Consultant and Professional Speaker.
Christine is the director and principal trainer of The Defining Edge, a specialist consultancy for leading organisations and high performance professionals. She has run mentoring services for small businesses in Tasmania for over 15 years and has just begun her 2nd 3 year term as deputy chairperson of the Tasmanian Women’s Council.
Christine is a highly motivated business woman that I am very much looking forward to networking with in the future. Combining our passion for personal branding with Christine’s expertise in defining the spirit and excellence within, developing these elements and delivering them to enhance business success and my expertise in capturing the essence of someone through portraiture to create personal brand image could be a powerful blend.
Watch this space!