Professional Headshot Tips

New Headshots for Professionals: Move Your Business Forward

As a professional in the world of business, you know that first impressions matter. Whether you are a coach, consultant, finance expert, security consultant, health practitioner, or author, your headshot is often the first point of contact potential clients or partners have with you.

In this post, we’ll explore why getting new headshots can help move your business forward, and how it can benefit professionals like you.

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Why Getting New Headshots is Essential

In today’s digital age, your headshot is often the first impression you make on potential clients or partners. Whether it’s on your LinkedIn profile, your website, or your social media profiles, your headshot is your business card. It’s the first thing people see when they’re searching for someone in your industry, and it’s essential that it makes a strong, positive impression.

A new headshot can also help you stand out from the crowd. If you’re using an outdated photo or a photo that looks unprofessional or low-quality, you’re not doing yourself any favors. A new headshot can help you differentiate yourself from your competitors and show that you take your business seriously.

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New Headshots help your business move forward

Headshots are like pushing a boulder down the hill – really. You start pushing hard, feeling the strain, and then comes the tipping point. That’s kind of like the feeling you get when you’re ready to launch your new business.

If you’re a coach or thought leader, your headshot is even more important. Your potential clients are looking for someone who is professional, approachable, and trustworthy. Your headshot can help you convey all of these qualities.

A new headshot can also help you show off your personality. If you’re using a generic headshot or a photo that doesn’t accurately represent who you are, you’re missing out on an opportunity to connect with potential clients on a personal level.

If you’re in the finance or security industry, your headshot is crucial. You need to convey trust and reliability, and your headshot can help you do that. A new headshot can also help you stand out in a crowded market, where many professionals are using outdated or unprofessional photos.

For health practitioners and authors, your headshot is an essential part of your personal brand. Your potential clients or readers are looking for someone who is knowledgeable, approachable, and professional. A new headshot can help you convey all of these qualities and show that you take your business seriously.

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How to Get the Best New Headshots for Your Business

When it comes to getting new headshots, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure you work with a professional photographer who has experience working with professionals like you. They will know how to capture your personality and convey your professionalism.

Second, make sure you dress appropriately for your industry. If you’re a finance professional, for example, you’ll want to wear a suit or other professional attire. If you’re a health practitioner, you may want to wear a lab coat or other medical attire.

Third, make sure you have a variety of poses and expressions. You want to show potential clients or partners that you’re approachable and friendly, but also professional and trustworthy.

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New headshots help you get ‘unstuck’

You’re not alone in feeling dissatisfied with your current headshots. Maybe you’ve been procrastinating on getting new ones, or perhaps you’re unsure of what you want to convey in your photos. But here’s the thing: those outdated or unflattering headshots could be holding you back in ways you don’t even realize. Maybe you’re not being taken seriously by potential clients or employers, or you’re losing out on opportunities because of a lackluster online presence. It’s time to take action and invest in new headshots today, so you can finally break free from that feeling of being stuck and start making real progress in your career and personal life.

Imagine, you’ve been feeling stuck in your career, unable to land new clients or advance in your field. Your current headshot doesn’t accurately reflect your skills or expertise, and it’s holding you back. You’re tired of being overlooked for opportunities that should be yours. The solution is simple: invest in a new headshot that showcases your unique talents and personality. With a new, professional headshot, you’ll be able to confidently market yourself and attract the attention you deserve, propelling your career forward.

In conclusion, feeling stuck can be a frustrating and demotivating experience, whether you’re struggling to advance in your career or simply looking for ways to be more productive. However, by investing in new headshots, you can take a meaningful step forward and overcome those obstacles that have been holding you back. By presenting yourself in the best possible light, you’ll feel more confident, professional, and ready to tackle whatever challenges come your way. Don’t wait any longer to start working on your next project – get new headshots today and see the difference it can make in your life.

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Feel proud of your new project

Now, you’re so proud to be self-publishing your book, finalizing a website, and applying for your dream job. You’re in the right place to communicate effectively with clients, reach out to new connections, and establish your business values and branding pretty easily because you’re new headshot really showcases what you are about.

But what happens when you are ready to put the finishing touches to your life’s work and can’t see past the one last hurdle? You delay the launch of your website because the bio page is bare, you don’t want to announce your eBooks yet because the dust jacket needs an author page or you’re afraid to miss out on the role because your portfolio lacks an up-to-date headshot.

And that’s when it feels like an insurmountable challenge, like pushing hard against the granite boulder.

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So, why don’t move past this awkwardness?

Quite frankly, in our busy days, there are lots to distract us: social media, homeschooling, and working remotely. It’s a lot easier to tweak your website, proofread another page, and add a further reel to your portfolio rather than find time for your headshot.

Even though we know a professional headshot is the first thing people will look at on LinkedIn we fall back on easier tasks that make us feel busy and productive.

But your business is important. Your project is going to be your new venue source, your new marketing tool, and your new portfolio item, so I’m going to give you a couple of simple tricks.

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Tricks to get your headshot done easily

  1. First of all, break down the broad fear ‘I need a new headshot’ into simple steps:
  • Find a photographer via Google search images
  • Call to see if you like them
  • Book a date and time
  • Pick what to wear using your brand colours
  • Arrive feeling confident and in control

When taking a big project and breaking it down into manageable steps, it will give you clear directions and stop you from worrying about what to do.

  1. Second, ask for help.

If you take the idea, “Look confident in your photo,” what does it even mean? That’s why you procrastinate and put off booking your session. When you see the type of photo you want and ask the photographer to show you what to do, success, you’ve just launched that boulder down the hill. Cheering and clapping!

  1. Plan a date night – with friends, family, or loved ones.

You’ll be surprised to discover that portrait sessions aren’t about getting a photograph. They’re actually about the transformation you feel throughout the session. Just like that boulder rolling down the hill, portrait sessions can seem a little tricky at the start, but once we gain momentum, it becomes a joy and you’ll be surprised at how much you enjoy your session.male looks across garden in blue jumper


Reward yourself

You’ve worked hard to get your project off the ground, and now is the time to reward yourself for all the blood, sweat, and tears you’ve poured into life’s work. Use that excitement at the end of the session and go for a fun night out with friends and family.

So, 3 things, are really simple: break down the fear into tiny steps, ask for help, and plan a reward.

I hope you find these tips useful. Until next time. Remember. Be kind to yourself. Look out for others. And be brave, make life happen!

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