26 Nov 500+ Connections And No Photo!
Imagine this not-so-imaginary situation–this person has plenty of connections, a good position, is active in the community and business, but is missing one of the most important elements: a good portrait. Its absence is one of the first things anybody notices. Is ‘Pat’ a woman or a man? Can’t tell. Is Pat too bashful or shy? Never quite got around to it? Doesn’t think it important? No way to tell for sure about those questions. People have an insatiable appetite for what other people look like. Many corporate and business people use LinkedIn to do their research before meeting other people, contacting them, and doing business with them. A good headshot of yourself makes a statement about how seriously you take yourself and your profession. With the right practitioner, excellent results are not a 50/50 proposition––good outcomes are the only outcomes. This is what I say, ‘An online profile without a photo is like a photographer without a lens!’