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 owners • Job seekers • Everybody else
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
Profile Picture Hall of Shame“The No-‐Picture Picture” “The Glamour Shot” “The Party Animal” “The Selﬁe”
For a Perfect Profile Pic …Do’s: • Hire a professional if at all possible. • Show some personality. • Smile!
For a Perfect Profile Pic …Don’ts: • No losing your face. • No party shots. • “The B&B Rule”: No bathrooms, no bikinis.
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
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
Got a questionfor our nextFTQ?Hit me up at@resonancecont