On Monday, I was the guest speaker for one of my networking groups, Moms In Business, (M.I.B.) at the Hotdog Stop in Windsor, NJ. My topic was about the importance of professional branding photography and headshots. Thanks to Maureen of Moms In Business for taking the cell phone shots of me!
I used a slideshow using Apple’s Keynote on my Macbook Pro, that I had hooked up to a monitor. The space was unusual, and the only place to put my monitor was on top of the garbage container. I made sure to emphasize saying THANK YOU and using that as a prop to get my point across. Everyone was really great and accommodating for our group.
Overall it was a success, they tried to record it and do a Facebook Live Video, but there was a technical problem, so there’s no video. It’s too bad, because I ROCKED it! LOL
This wasn’t my first time as a guest speaker, I’ve spoken before on this topic before but in a different way. Trying to get the point across to the masses just how important it is to invest in yourself and in your business with professional photography. By not doing this, you’re truly doing a huge disservice to your business and brand.
-9 out of 10 people will research you on social media before deciding to hire or work with you. (The Muse)
-1 in 5 people will ONLY look at your profile picture and nothing else on your LinkedIn Page! (HSN Beauty)
-Your are 14x more likely to be taken seriously if you have a professional headshot on your social media profiles. (LinkedIn)
Also, if you think that by using stock photos are helping, truly they’re not. Are they who you are? Are the people in those photos the ones behind the name of your business? Did you know that other websites use those same images as well? Do you want to be like them or stand apart with a customized library of photographs?
Thank you ladies and everyone on Hotdog Stop!
Now that I’ve given you some things to think about, click on the red button that says Chat Now, and let’s start a conversation about what what you want to do for your business or company that you work for.