professional corporate headshots
A professional quality headshot photo is the first and most important step in marketing yourself.
"As the headshot has escalated in importance, special attention ought to be paid to the selection of your pose, wardrobe and facial expression. A thoughtful, pleasing portrait instantaneously enhances you, pulls people in and motivates them to learn more about you. A poorly composed, pixilated or unflattering photo will quickly deflate visitors to your page. No image whatsoever is a deal-breaker. (As has become my mantra: People don’t do business with ghosts.)" - NBC Chicago
"It's very important to use a professional picture in your LinkedIn profile. First impressions are very important and people will judge you within a few seconds when they see your LinkedIn profile. Save your casual pictures for Facebook and Twitter. I recommend a headshot focusing on your smiling face. And never use your company logo as your profile picture. First, it's not engaging and doesn't give people a chance to get to know you. Second, it's a violation of the LinkedIn end user license agreement." - Entrepreneur.com