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When was the last time you updated your professional portrait? If it’s been more than two years you need to have a new one taken. Seriously. Styles change quickly – do you really want potential clients to think you’re not up with the latest trends? I know that sounds a bit ridiculous but most people want to know that the professional they choose for any service is current and relevant in their industry. People are visual. If you look outdated – then maybe you aren’t that innovative person they are looking to hire.
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When I look around I see art everywhere – at the grocery store, in a lock on a door or a broken window. Art is there and waiting for us to discover it and share it.
I typically start my new art projects at the beginning of each year but honestly, I was a bit uninspired this year. Thanks to the polar vortex, trying to keep warm was my main priority. Even though I’m still a bit chilled, an idea popped into my head as I was making coffee this morning. I was looking down into my glass as I poured coffee over the ice and I saw art. The ice melted into odd shapes and the light hit the edges causing this golden halo that was nothing short of beautiful. Yes, yes – I think coffee is the most beautiful thing on the planet but there was more to it today.
I have a confession to make. Every now and then I spend some time on LinkedIn making connections with local business people. I think there’s no surprise in that I have worked with quite a few of the people I’ve received invitations from. However, (here comes the confession) – most of the people I send invitations to are those that need some help with their profile photos. I do try to take a closer look at these individuals and for the most part – they are totally on top of their game professionally. Which is why it always surprises me that they would use a vacation snapshot as their professional image.
As I roamed around LinkedIn today I came across this article. I’m sharing it with all of you because I think it contains some really important information about business and the power of the internet and using social media sites like LinkedIn.
I’m also going to include this link – just in case you want to get a little more information about how I can help you put your most professional face forward.
Why do I need to update my professional business portrait?
The answer is simple: Do you want to begin every new business relationship with a lie?
Yes, this sounds a bit over dramatic but it’s true. We have become a nation/world of highly visual people. Potential customers are using the internet to seek out professionals and companies for all of their needs. When they find you is the image you are using really who you are or who you were 10 years ago? When they walk into your business to meet you for the first time will they recognize you? What do you think that says to your new client?
Business portraits need to be updated every two years – minimum. Call us today so we can help you put your best face forward!