Whether you’re a professional actor, a budding model or your background is in business, it’s essential to have the correct headshot.
One which lets your personality shine through, but can also be used across multiple platforms.
It is important to have your headshot done by the right photographer, who can not only produce a technically well taken image, but also has the know-how to be able to bring your personality out through the photograph.
So now you have that perfect headshot, it’s time to find out how to use your professional headshot to its full potential:
1. Social media profiles
This is perhaps the most obvious, but also one of the most overlooked places to use your headshot.
If you’re promoting your business or brand via your social media channels, then it’s good to show your customers or potential clients who they are dealing with.
Presenting a professional look is paramount to creating that lasting first impression. That overstyled selfie or shot from a recent night out may be ok for your personal Facebook account, but for presenting yourself in a business capacity it just won’t cut the mustard!
2. Networking clubs
Networking clubs and events can be a great way to do business, but it’s important that the contacts that you make can continue to put a name to a face, long after the event.
A good headshot not only gives that great first impression, but also keeps you in their mind for that potential sale.
3. Business cards
Returning from such networking events, many of us find ourselves with a handful of business cards but struggle to remember who was who.
Adding a professional headshot to your business card keeps you at the forefront of prospective clients’ consciousness.
4. Your company website
Images on your website can help drive your SEO traffic through the roof.
A good headshot can help boost this further. Allowing your potential clients to see you and your staff before that initial meeting makes for a great icebreaker and adds a personal touch to a corporate website.
5. Press releases
One of the best ways of getting your business in front of as many people as possible is by distributing regular press releases to local, national and trade publications. Having your headshot accompany the contact details will ensure they won’t forget you in a hurry.
With close to a decade of experience in commercial photography, Jak Spedding has the ability to bring out the best in you, in order to produce a headshot which you will be proud to show to everybody that you meet.