How important are good portraits for Linked In profiles?
Linked-In Business Networking, not as big as Facebook, but VERY powerful for professionals
Every day I connect with people on Linked-in, one of the most powerful social networking online opportunities for business people. Linked-In is not about sharing what you did with the kids this week. It’s about sharing valuable information about making business better for individuals and companies by making connections with other business people.
What does your Linked-In Profile say about you?
I participate in quite a few face-to-face business networking events. When I go from these events, many times I will look the people I met up on Linked-In so that I can connect with them there as well. Every day I see profile pictures that do nothing for the people who use them. My feeling is that your profile image needs to say professional, but it also needs to say something about your personality. It should not be stiff and uncomfortable, but light and relaxed.
Don’t just crop a snapshot for your business profile image
Today I shot a business portrait for someone who needed an upgrade of their Linked-In profile image. She said that it was just not something she thought about much so she had been using pictures of her with other people, only she cropped out the other person. As we looked for places to take her portraits near her home (I came to her), I learned a little about they type of work she enjoyed and how it fit into various sectors of the economy.
In 30-45 minutes you can have profile portraits that will help you connect
For professional portraits for business I charge a session fee and then a low additional fee for a commercial license for each image chosen. Unlike other portraits, these can be used for business cards, resume’s, news releases and things like Linked-In or a business Facebook page. If you need Linked-In images that communicate good things about you, give me a call and we can figure a time and a place to take your portraits. Peter DeMott 937-478-6222