What Makes aGood ProfilePicture?A Resonance FTQ(Frequently TweetedQuestion)
“I never know whichpicture to use for myprofile — help!”@resonancecont
Public image: yesterday and todayThen:	  •  Celebri,es	  •  Poli,cians	  •  Top	  business	  leaders	  
Public image: yesterday and todayThen:	  •  Celebri,es	  •  Poli,cians	  •  Top	  business	  leaders	  Now:	  •  Business	...
So, what’s the big deal with my profilepicture?•  It	  is	  your	  first	  impression	  on	  the	  social	  Web.	  •  It	  ...
Profile Picture Hall of Shame“The	  No-­‐Picture	  Picture”	  “The	  Glamour	  Shot”	  “The	  Party	  Animal”	  “The	  Sel...
For a Perfect Profile Pic …Do’s:	  •  Hire	  a	  professional	  if	  at	  all	  possible.	  •  Show	  some	  personality.	...
For a Perfect Profile Pic …Don’ts:	  •  No	  losing	  your	  face.	  •  No	  party	  shots.	  •  “The	  B&B	  Rule”:	  No	...
Can I have different profile pictures fordifferent sites?Yes!	  •  LinkedIn:	  Keep	  it	  professional	  •  Facebook:	  C...
To Sum Up …	  •  We’re all in the public image business!•  Your profile picture is a key component to youronline brand, so...
Got a questionfor our nextFTQ?Hit me up at@resonancecont
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What Makes a Good Profile Picture?

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Continuing our Frequently Tweeted Question (FTQ) series with a discussion of the do's and don'ts behind a good profile picture for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social sites.

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  1. 1. What Makes aGood ProfilePicture?A Resonance FTQ(Frequently TweetedQuestion)
  2. 2. “I never know whichpicture to use for myprofile — help!”@resonancecont
  3. 3. Public image: yesterday and todayThen:  •  Celebri,es  •  Poli,cians  •  Top  business  leaders  
  4. 4. Public image: yesterday and todayThen:  •  Celebri,es  •  Poli,cians  •  Top  business  leaders  Now:  •  Business  owners  •  Job  seekers  •  Everybody  else  
  5. 5. So, what’s the big deal with my profilepicture?•  It  is  your  first  impression  on  the  social  Web.  •  It  comes  up  next  to  every  post.  •  It’s  visible  to  people  who  aren’t  connected  with  you.  @resonancecont
  6. 6. Profile Picture Hall of Shame“The  No-­‐Picture  Picture”  “The  Glamour  Shot”  “The  Party  Animal”  “The  Selfie”  
  7. 7. For a Perfect Profile Pic …Do’s:  •  Hire  a  professional  if  at  all  possible.  •  Show  some  personality.  •  Smile!  
  8. 8. For a Perfect Profile Pic …Don’ts:  •  No  losing  your  face.  •  No  party  shots.  •  “The  B&B  Rule”:  No  bathrooms,  no  bikinis.  
  9. 9. Can I have different profile pictures fordifferent sites?Yes!  •  LinkedIn:  Keep  it  professional  •  Facebook:  Can  be  more  casual,  just  make  sure  it’s  appropriate  •  Twi0er:  Depends  how  you  use  it  
  10. 10. To Sum Up …  •  We’re all in the public image business!•  Your profile picture is a key component to youronline brand, so choose it wisely.•  Go pro if you can.•  Show your personality.•  It’s fine to have different pictures for differentsites; just make sure they’re appropriate.@resonancecont
  11. 11. Got a questionfor our nextFTQ?Hit me up at@resonancecont

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