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First Impression….it is not what it used to be.
Today, with the dynamics of our cyber society, everybody and anybody can see you long before you make your grand entrance. Whether it is a job interview, a first date, a meeting with a prospective new customer, a new patient, new client, new boss or new employee…..they can, and will, “check you out” on the internet before you arrive.
When I see what first impressions many professionals are making on social media, LinkedIn, professional and business sites and even their own business web sites……..well, this is where a picture is worth a thousand words. Like the dentist I won’t consider using because his internet photo looks like a mug shot taken by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Or, the tax accountant I won’t consider because she thought it would be ok to have her profile picture be from that time last winter when she put her tongue on a flagpole. And the worst, the “Our People” section of a web site where they have published all the snapshots taken by HR for your ID badge. Ugh!
Ok, those are extreme, but I am surprised how unflattering so many professional images are on the internet. They are not good first impressions. In the world of professional photography they are called headshots. While, in many cases appropriate, it is not a very glamorous name for such an important image.
When I take professional portraits (headshots) I try to focus on making them as personal, professional and impressive as I can….knowing how important this one image can be. With all that said, still, the hardest and most rewarding thing for me to accomplish is to have my client say “Wow that is a really good picture of me”!
Here are some of those accomplishments:
Thanks for your time, Lisa