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Polish Your Profile: Fresh Image, Fresh Bio – Does it matter?

It’s Personal Branding; it’s the part of your online identity that people remember. Like the chrome on a ship at sea, it always needs polishing.

In those first few seconds of opening your profile they have decided a lot about you. From your image they determine the chances of you being likable, how competent you appear, how much influence you might have. This has been found to be so real that services exist to measure images for these particular attributes.

Have you been wondering about yours? Test it at .

As you know, once a mental image is formed it takes a lot of work to change it.

But the Bio can do that, can’t it? This is the meat of your identity. For some it’s the wings with which they soar, for others the last nail, so to speak. Powerful Bios aren’t a tangle of facts. They are crafted words telling the story of your experiences; showcasing you to be perfect for that job or connection. Does yours reflect your uniqueness?

Even when they are good, or great, they can’t be left too long. In this fast-paced social media world, they age quickly. People notice. I have had some social media experts tell me 6 months is the new switch out date to stay looking current. There are many images that are 5 and even 10 years old. It sets up expectation flags, if the photograph and/or profile don’t match, what else may be the same?

We know. This is what we craft. Mark Laurie is the Canadian Photographer of the Year, internationally in demand. Richelle Wiseman has a journalist’s background for telling powerful stories

Did you know that professional headshots get 14 times more profile views? That just adding a headshot to your profile makes it 36 times more likely to receive a message on LinkedIn? That LinkedIn Profiles with photos get 21 times more profile views? Or that LinkedIn profiles with photos get 36 times more messages? From the LinkedIn User Statistics and Demographics report.

Head shots by mark laurie of inner spirit photography

Do you know that your Bio needs to have SEO words threaded into it? That it is your bio or profile that articulates who you are, what you do, and how you do it differently? Your bio reveals not only your uniqueness but also the quality of person you are. That is a lot that a few words have to convey, in less than 2,000 characters. That is why most effective LinkedIn Bios are professionally written.

Are you a little concerned your Profile isn’t as effective as it needs to be? Maybe it doesn’t really exist yet or time for a spring freshen up?

We are here for you. We have a Profile Polish Event June 23. In one place, inside of one hour with just you, it’s done. We guarantee you will find the experience fascinating and enjoyable!

Head shot by mark laurie of Inner Spirit Photography of Richelle Wiseman

Compare the difference between a snapshot and a studio image

We even have bonuses that exceed what your investment will be. We know that’s not the way things are usually done but we don’t do things like everyone else.

You can see the several options and approaches on our Landing Page, Polish Your Profile: Fresh Image – Fresh Bio  Or call us for details at 403.252.2662.

Please leave a comment telling us what you think makes an amazing social media profile shot.

Posted by: Mark Laurie

World-renown photoartist Mark Laurie of Inner Spirit Photography specializes in Female Portraiture: nudes, boudoir, prenatal & fine art. His empowering images of women reveal their heart & soul.