The business world is a lot like show business. You need to always ben on your game, you need to impress the right people, and, perhaps most importantly, you need a lot of money. Fortunately, the success rate is a lot higher in the business world and you can still get famous, just ask Elon Musk. And because the business world is so similar to Hollywood, every good entrepreneurs needs to have a solid headshot.
We asked three entrepreneurs what their number one tip for taking a professional headshot that can be used for years to come. Check out what they had to say and make sure you don't have any spinach in your teeth.
Think About Your Personal Brand
“Have you ever noticed how some professionals will wear the same clothes during their presentations? They have a certain look that represents their personal brand. What's your personal brand? More importantly, do you have the data and experience to create one? I remember when I shaved my beard and a few of my clients celebrated. I understand my personal brand far more today then I did then.”
– Ryan Meghdies of Tastic Marketing
“Ideally choose a place with good lighting, a solid background and avoid wearing all black, white or red. Then, take a moment to find your mindset where you are most comfortable and content. You will project those thoughts and feeling subconsciously. Of the photos, best ones are those that project confidence yet gives off a feeling of being relaxed and natural.”
– Jessica Baker of Aligned Signs
Understand That You Get What You Pay For
“Simply put, once you’ve figured out the sort of mood and personality you want your headshot to convey, set aside some funds to hire a professional photographer. No matter how skilled you think you are with a camera, it’s always better to bring in a pro. They’ll be able to capture you far better than you would capture yourself, and at the end of the day, it will be money well spent.”
– Steven Buchwald of Buchwald & Associates
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