7 Key Tips to Making Your Virtual First Impression

First ImplessionStudies have shown that a first impression is built within the first 7 seconds of being seen. We tend to begin business relationships with people we have not met yet in this age of technology and digital profiles. With that being said, you do not have the luxury of missing an opportunity to make a good impression. This is where the power of a strong profile and portrait comes into play.

An amazing headshot will ensure that your audience receives your virtual handshake warmly and generates a positive impression. Below are 7 tips to ensure you make a great impression online to your prospective clients.

  1. Smile!

Your facial expression is one of the first things that people notice about you. You want your smile to warm and inviting, professional and approachable.

  1. Shake Their Hand

To make a good first impression, your headshot has to be able to virtually “shake their hand”. In order to do that, have a headshot portrait that is simple and says “nice to meet you”.

  1. Introduce Yourself

Online you have a small paragraph and a few words in your biography section. Here is where it is important to make every word and your headshot count.

  1. Speak Clearly

When introducing yourself in person, you speak with confidence. You want your online presence to do the same. Your portrait should be simple and your facial expression should speak for itself.

  1. Maintain Eye Contact

Your headshot portrait should make the viewer feel as though you are looking at them and they have your undivided attention.

  1. Look Smart

Looking smart, means dressing the part! Remember that your headshot will be viewed by executives or clients, so you want to be dressed exactly the same if you were meeting them in person.

  1. Sit Down When Invited To Do So

When meeting someone for the first time in person, we sit down after invited to do so. Well the same is similar when creating your online biography and profile portrait. This section is not to sell your product or service. This section is to show yourself as a professional and genuine person they want to do business with.


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