What your profile picture says about you

 

What your profile picture says about you

Just like the first impression you give when someone enters your workplace, your social media and web photo speaks volumes about you.

What does your current LinkedIn or web image say?

If you want it to say “professional,” “put together,” “trustworthy,” “creative” and more – dress the part in your image and have it professionally taken. No more blurry selfies of you while holding a cocktail. While those are fun in theory, they don’t really cut the mustard for professional websites.

If your Facebook account is purely for family and close friends, choose the photo you want. If your security settings allow for networking, potential employers or clients, then consider changing that photo to reflect the professional you.

Part of our overall services at M3 Group often include headshots for a new website. We’ll talk to you about your brand, the image you want to portray and what you want your picture to say. The backdrop we use, clothing suggestions and even posing relates to your overall vision and branding.

For example, we updated our staff headshots recently and wanted to showcase our cool space, our creative vibe and our approachable staff. We photographed staff throughout the building in approachable poses in personality-driven clothing, without overdoing it.

Here are some tips for looking your best for your new headshots:

  • Wear crisp clothing like blazers and dress shirts – avoid material that droops, wrinkles and sags.
  • Warm tones and classic darker colors like navy and gray are always flattering. Rich, deep colors pop more. Pale colors tend to wash a subject out.
  • Avoid distracting patterns or colors. Loud prints are also something to avoid, unless they are part of your branding.
  • Avoid reflective, shiny fabrics.
  • Depending on lighting, all white looks can appear blown out. It can also add weight. Consider adding a jacket.
  • Jewelry should remain small, classic and nondistracting, unless your brand is jewelry.
  • Know what color background you are shooting on in advance so that you don’t wear the same color – and turn into a floating head.

Need new branding, marketing, logo, website and headshots? Call M3 Group and ask about our services today.

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