A headshot is a valuable thing. They can be used everywhere from your website to Linkedin and other social media, they are the tool that puts a face to your name. They also start communicating who you are and what you are like. It is a way for potential clients to make a quick judgment of you. So your headshot creates the first impression.
I see so many selfies and unprofessional photos on Linkedin, social media, and website about & team pages. Photos are taken in bad lighting, badly cropped images, images cropped from group shots, and even photos that are group shots. Professionals and business owners tend to take their careers very seriously. So it is surprising when I see poor images reflecting on professional brands.
The fact is: If you use a bad headshot, you are making your first impression suffer.
You only get one chance at that. Think about who you hire? The professional Lawyer who has a professional headshot, or the lawyer who has a cropped headshot from an outdated family photo?
– Help make the first impressions you want to make.
– Contribute to your personal brand.
– Generate trust within your potential clients.
– Show you are dedicated and serious about your career and profession.