Updated by on Jun 12, 2014 in Blog Post | 0 comments

“A Picture Tells a Thousand Words”.
Does your business profile picture tell the thousand words you want it to?

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 5th ‘Tip to Profile Picture Perfection’ :-

5.  Is Your Profile Picture ‘Just You’?

No matter how tempting it is, you can’t cut yourself out of group photos.

It just looks bad, especially if part of the other person is still in the picture; some stray hair off to the left, half an arm or a cheek close to yours, but the other person is missing? … and often these sorts of photos are taken at parties, so your attire may not be entirely appropriate either for a business profile picture.

I couldn’t help but use this photo of me to demonstrate the 5th Tip from my article for two reasons … The first is I really like it of me (best reason to use any image as a profile picture I think!!) and the second is to show how distracting and unprofessional it looks; to see a bit of cheek on the left. Surely anyone searching me on LinkedIn would wonder who I had cut out?

This photo of Gary and I was taken by a dear friend and photographer, Alan Moyle, Photobat. This shoot was to capture the end of an era for our family. Our son was getting ready to head off to university in Queensland and we were in the process of selling our home. We used the photoshoot to record memories of our young teenage and adult children and also the home they had grown up in. The amazing garden Gary had designed and put so much work into … a very special place in our hearts.

This image was then used by the Australian Medical Association to highlight an article on Gary (who also happens to be an orthopaedic surgeon in Launceston) after he wrote the book Inversion – One Man’s Answer for World Peace and Global Health. A soundbite that challenges the ideologies of life, science, politics, religion and global health and was just a prelude to bigger and even more challenging projects to come!

Gary launched his website www.NoFructose.com last year and followed it up with his Facebook page Gary Fettke NoFructose shortly after.  He believes polyunsaturated oils are a major contributor to most of the common western diseases and the high fructose intake in our diet via sugar. The high portions of carbohydrates consumed, together with low fat in our diet adds to this problem.

Therefore cutting down on polyunsaturated oils, carbs and sugar in our diet and increasing fat, will influence health outcomes. 

He has theorised and written the Nutritional Model of Modern Disease and is currently campaigning to improve the menus in public hospitals.

He has taken his fight to the local politicians because the CEO of the Launceston General Hospital refuses to meet with him to discus his concerns.

Gary’s latest blogpost:

Hospital food guidelines recommend 2 desserts per day!” is the headline in our local Examiner newspaper today and gets the blanket response from the CEO on hospital food.

‘The LGH follows national guidelines … modelled on the nutritional standards for adult patients in New South Wales hospitals. The LGH offers broad menu choices for patients including LOW-FAT healthy heart options.’

Herein lays the problem. Those guidelines recommend 2 servings of dessert per day for patients. I am not joking! This is the problem that I am facing.

This is an across the board recommendation and there is no reference to dietary options for diabetic patients.

Those dessert and sugar laden options are then displayed on the menu and most patients just start ticking away for a variety of reasons – free food, try this and get extra in case they don’t like a portion of the food. It happens every single day.

I cannot find any reason for any person to have 2 desserts per day, let alone in Diabetic patients.

The 2 dessert recommendation is only one of many flaws in the NSW guidelines. Sugary snacks, biscuits, flavoured milks, fruit juices and margarine are all on the daily recommended list as well as significant carbohydrate loads.

I understand that changing the whole system will take a long time but I should be able to request options for patients that are not sugar and carbohydrate laden, and particularly for diabetic patients.

Who do these bureaucrats think they are? The ability to make medicaI decisions has been taken away from clinicians and this is restrictive and obstructive. Ultimately this is causing patient harm.

I am responsible for determining operation choices, surgical implants, medication and overall care. The inability to recommend food options based on current literature and World Health Organisation recommendations remains inexcusable.

For that reason alone this awareness needs to continue.

PS. Still no reply to my request for a meeting!”

What a clever and passionate man I am married to! Why on earth would I crop him out of my photo? 0812fettke101a

 Your profile picture significantly enhances your on-line business presence. Make sure it is Just You and the best it can be.