When you’re in business for yourself, your personal brand is important. The way you present yourself to the world will be what helps people remember you and want to work with you. Having great images from a headshot session or personal branding session will help build your personal brand confidence, inspire confidence in your clients, and separate yourself from the competition. And it’s not as difficult or time-consuming as you might think!
When you own a business, your personal brand matters.
Your personal brand is your first impression to the world. It’s how you present yourself and how people think of you. Your personal brand is what you stand for, what you do, how you do it, and why you do it.
When people see a picture of you with an outdated, poorly taken photo, it gives them a false impression about who you are as an individual. With a professional headshot, however, potential clients can get a clear picture of who they’re working with—and that makes all the difference when it comes to closing deals or getting hired for jobs!
You’ll look more professional.
By choosing a professional photographer for your headshot or branding session, you’ll look more professional. It’s the first impression people will have of you, so why not make it a good one?
A professional headshot is an image that portrays you as your best self and it should be used in all areas of your career: business cards, LinkedIn profile, website or blog header photo or banner (if applicable), social media profiles/profiles-in-progress…the list goes on! You don’t need to use the exact same image across all platforms. But you’ll need images that make you look good to your clients and potential clients.
You’ll be able to put a face to the name.
Your headshot will be a great way to put a face to the name. You know the saying … a picture is worth 1,000 words, and when people can see you in your LinkedIn profile or on social media, they’re more likely to trust you.
And with an outstanding professional image, you’ll end up standing out from the crowd. Think about this … who would you trust more and feel more comfortable doing business with – someone with an iPhone selfie that may or may not look like a mug shot or someone who cares about their business image and made the decision to invest in a professional headshot?
It will separate you from your competitors.
As an entrepreneur, you’re competing against countless other businesses that are trying to get people’s attention and get them interested in their products or services. And a professional headshot is one way to make sure you stand out from the crowd. It’s an investment in your business, which means that you’ll likely see increased revenue and profits over time.
If you don’t have a professional headshot yet then it’s time to get one! Make the decision to use your images in a way that shows how unique your business is and separates you from the competition. This is a great way to get people’s attention and drive more business your way.
You can get creative with it.
Headshot sessions don’t have to be stale and boring. You can add props, clothing, and different poses that really express yourself and your business. Choosing the right photographer will make a world of difference. Your photographer should know how to pose you, know what outfits will look best, suggest a location that suits your needs best (in-studio or on-location), and be able to create a variety of different images for you and your business (AHEM….inserting a shameless plug here … I help my clients with all these things .. here’s my number 281-804-3148 – CALL ME).
Once you’ve chosen your photographer and location, the next step is to get creative with it.
There are plenty of ways to add interest to your headshot so that it stands out from the rest. You can use props like a guitar, a book, a coffee mug, or even an old camera (HEY THAT’S ME). Anything goes!
You can use it for a variety of things.
- You can use it for your website or blog.
- You can use it in social media accounts, like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram. TIP: You can use different images across all!
- Use it on your business cards. It will make you look more professional and more trustworthy when you hand out business cards with a photo attached to them! Oh, and ask me about the new digital business cards I’m creating!
- Use it as an email signature that represents who you are professionally and what your skills are all about! This helps people remember us better than just our names alone ever could because we give them both visual cues to go with our name so they don’t forget either one quickly after meeting us face-to-face for the first time (or via e-mail).
- Use your images to have the best looking billboard around.
- Wrap your car.
- Use on for your next presentation.
- Use it for your first or next book. You are planning on writing a book, arent you? Come on’ – everybody has a story to tell.
A professional headshot or a personal branding session will help you build your personal brand and show off your personality. A professional headshot or a personal branding session can help you find the right people to work with and position yourself as an expert in your field. Make a lasting first impression! It’s really not just about having a great headshot, but rather an overall look that helps you get noticed and remembered.
So, if you want to make a new impression on someone and want to show your best side, the best thing for you is to get a professional headshot.
Get in touch with me to find out how I can help you and your business. Give me a call at 281-804-3148 or fill out the form below. Also, you can check out my gallery for professional business portraits going to the “Business Portraits” section of my portfolio – here’s the direct link https://sheilahebert.com/business-commercial/