Gone is the era where corporate headshots are solely for CEOs and executives of multinational corporations.
With the rapidly increasing use of social media platforms, especially for business, a corporate headshot is now more important than ever before. It’s best to think of a corporate or executive headshot as a sort of virtual handshake. Why? Because before you even shake a person’s hand, you can guarantee that they’ve seen your picture on your LinkedIn profile. Your profile picture is now your first impression.
A carefully chosen headshot is a key part of publicly representing yourself and your brand. As with all first impressions, your headshot should set the tone for who you are and what you’re about. It’s important that the image looks and feels like you, not how you think people want to see you. Luckily, the days of staged and stuffy yearbook-like headshots are over. Polished, genuine, and more relaxed headshots are in.
LinkedIn’s popularity is increasing exponentially – the professional social media platform has more than 350 million users and gains 2 new users every second. This means that others really are looking at your profile – they’re researching you before they meet you, and sometimes before they even contact you. And what’s at the very top of your profile? Hopefully, a professional headshot and not the ever-popular duck face selfie drenched in a Valencia filter.
Essentially, your corporate headshot can determine whether or not you are contacted for a business or job opportunity, so why not make a great first impression?
Here at Key West Video, we specialize in corporate and executive headshots. We’ve got our own studio if you’d like to drop by and spruce up your LinkedIn profile… or we can come to you. We’ll set up a photo studio in your office and you can have headshots done for your entire staff!