Your headshots sucks and so do you. Simple really, if your headshot looks bad then so will you, which means there’s only one thing to do – get rid of it.
How you get rid of it is up to you but just get rid of it. Delete or replace, do whatever just make sure it’s never seen again. Not having a headshot is better than a bad headshot. What a bad headshot says about you is that you don’t care about your appearance.
There’s no point getting distracted by the concept of personal branding but what is important is that you at least think about your appearance and how to make a good first impression. So immediately after reading this have a look at the picture you’re currently using for your LinkedIn profile, speaker’s headshot, author’s portrait or on your company website. Be objective and ask yourself what it really looks like and if it’s bad, get rid of it.
If it is a photograph that you use for professional purposes, you should ask yourself, ‘does this actually make me look professional?’. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a ‘professional photograph’ (although that obviously helps), in a nutshell, you should ask yourself, ‘would I turn up to meet people looking like that picture?’, and if the answer is no, ditch it quick.
I’ve seen some really bad headshot and here are a few things that I’ve seen that you should get rid of.
The list could have been longer but you get the point. Other things to avoid are dark pictures, out of focus shots, you know, just badly taken pictures.
Anyway, have a look at your headshot and if it needs changing do something about it. Quick delete or replace it NOW. You don’t want to end up looking like Susan below.
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