Profile Picture - Says What you Want?

Last Update: January 14, 2017

Hey Associates,

I have been ‘off air’ for several weeks. I missed all 3 of the latest live training sessions. I spent 3 days traveling on the train, 2 days hospitalized and 2 more visiting physicians. I am in an area without wifi available except via my phone hot-spot. I am hoping to catch up next week.

Thank you for your patience if you have written to me and I have not answered.

Today I am catching up with emails and posts on the WA site. I just cannot watch videos. A friend of mine posted this and I thought it was so good I wanted to share with you all.

I hope for great success for each of you and look forward to following your growing career.


Does my social photo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, YouTube or… help or hinder my personal brand?

With so many fake profiles popping up on social, making sure your picture best represents your brand is critical and shows you mean business!

My friend received it from his friend Donna Surdula

The quiz will help you determine if your profile picture needs professional help! Start with your LinkedIn profile, look at your profile picture, and then answer the following questions:

LinkedIn Profile Picture Quiz!

Is your profile picture over 2 years old?
___ Yes ___ No

Was your profile picture snapped at a wedding or family gathering?
___ Yes ___ No

Does your profile picture contain another person other than just you?
___ Yes ___ No

Are there remnants of another person cropped out of your profile picture?
___ Yes ___ No

Are there animals in your profile picture?
___ Yes ___ No

Are you wearing a hat or sunglasses in your profile picture?
___ Yes ___ No

Is your profile picture of a cartoon character, business logo, symbol or artistic representation?
___ Yes ___ No

Can you easily discern the background of your profile photo?
___ Yes ___ No

Are you looking up or down or away from the viewer? Are you not making eye contact?
___ Yes ___ No

Is the quality of the image grainy or dark?
___ Yes ___ No

Are you not smiling? Do you look menacing, unfriendly, bored, or dull?
___ Yes ___ No

Are you wearing a t-shirt, bathing suit, or shorts in your profile picture?
___ Yes ___ No

Can you see your elbows or knees in your profile picture? (There is an exception to this rule – see my article below)
___ Yes ___ No

Did you have someone other than a professional photographer take your profile photo?
___ Yes ___ No

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, YOU NEED A NEW PROFILE PHOTO. Even if you answered no to all the questions above, you still may need a new profile photo.

No worries – I have an article that will help guide you. And seriously—worst case scenario, take 70 bucks and go to the local mall and get your photo done. Then submit it to PhotoFeeler.com to see what people think of your options. Read more about PhotoFeeler along with the practical suggestions to help your brand in this article titled – "A Buyer-Centric LinkedIn Profile Builds Trust - Article 1 of 3".

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JeanBrickley Premium
Is it wrong to have different ones for each place? Thanks for the info. :)
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lynnsam61 Premium
I already knew I needed a new profile photo and this makes it even clearer. I like my photo but it,s too old. Thanks for sharing and glad you are feeling better Patricia.
Erica
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KeithMaki Premium
Thanks for the information Patricia!
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Gerlinde Premium
Thanks for this, Patricia...
Yes, I definitely would need a new Profile image.. :)))
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MKearns Premium
It's good to have a few in reserve some times Patricia!
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