LinkedIn Headshots, The Most Important 400 Pixels You Have
Alright let’s chat about your LinkedIn profile. You probably spent several hours writing your bio, getting your experience all put in order, you’ve filled in all your expertise and gotten tons of recommendations. You look like an expert in your field. except you don’t if your profile photo looks like this;
If this is what your profile photo looks like, or even worse, you’ve taken an iphone selfie in a bathroom, you’re leaving clients behind and that equals income.
There are 660 million users in 200 countries now. There are 90 million senior-level influencers and 63 million decision makers.
According to Linkedin, profiles with professional headshots get 21 times more profile views and 9 times more connection requests. That 400 pixel circle can be the difference for bringing in clients.
In todays digital world your first impression is being made right on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and your own website. Your profile photo is the first time people will see you and make a decision whether or not to click and view your profile. If you look angry, miserable, or unlikable in these images you could be losing clients and therefor, income.
Your wardrobe and expression is the most important part of this photo. Whether it’s in a studio or outside are also important things and both of those will help show the vibe of your brand. But, where ever you shoot your photos, if your expression isn’t spot on showing strong confidence and approachability at the same time, you’re missing out. I coach every on client on these aspects. Everyone is photogenic, yes, even you! I have several tricks and methods up my sleeve that help my clients relax, have a good time and walk out with killer headshots they’re excited to show their co-workers. Many of the concepts I coach in the studio you can take home with you and look amazing in every photo you take.
So, lets take your Linkedin profile and level that sucker up! Let’s get it looking more like this;