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How to build a strong personal brand

How to build a strong personal brand

If you are a single entrepreneur then your face is your brand. You might have a company name and a logo, but you do business face-to-face with people, and how you present yourself is crucial. I know this because that's exactly my situation. My company is DreamLight...

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Why do you retouch the photos? Am I not good enough?

Why do you retouch the photos? Am I not good enough?

Retouching has become a hot topic lately, with a slew of articles about this or that celebrity demanding that their photos are not photoshopped. Why can't we just appear as we are, in our natural state? Aren't we good enough? The role of retouching I don't change how...

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LinkedIn Local is in Charleston, SC

LinkedIn Local is in Charleston, SC

Tomorrow, May 10th, 2018 we will make history by starting the first LinkedIn Local event in Charleston, SC. The 50 seats reserved for this gathering sold out in less than 48 hours. This fact alone should tell to everybody how important LinkedIn is becoming for...

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Do You Want To Stand Out From Your Competition?

Do You Want To Stand Out From Your Competition?

Then you need to develop your brand. The number of realtors in Charleston has doubled in the past 3 years, I've been told. That's a lot of competition in a short time.To succeed in business you need to have a winner's image and branding is a key component of that....

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Why Portraits Are Important

I hear sometimes people saying to me: "Why would I have portraits of me? Isn't that vain?" Far from it. I am 55 now and 3 decades have gone in which I had great changes in my life and I don't have professional photos of me done. It's so typical (Doctor, cure yourself)...

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Is Your Profile Photo Working Against You?

Is Your Profile Photo Working Against You?

Are you on LinkedIn? Do you love your headshot? When is the last time that you looked at your headshot or you updated it? It's a fact that most people who are on LinkedIn have a poor headshot, and that can work against you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The power of...

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Build a treasure of portraits today

Build a treasure of portraits today

Look at this picture of Cameron Diaz by photographer Jeff Dunas: Copyright by Jeff Dunas. I can't imagine a better way of showing why portraits are important. This is what Cameron Diaz said about it: "What a privilege to have this image that my dear friend @jeffdunas...

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Headshots With Impact

Headshots With Impact

If you look at my headshots, they are all shot in landscape mode, or with the camera horizontal, instead of vertically oriented. If you read the guidelines of casting agencies for actors and models, they always suggest using vertical, or portrait mode, framing. So,...

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Is Your Headshot A Good Reflection Of Your Brand?

Is Your Headshot A Good Reflection Of Your Brand?

The #1 failure with most LinkedIn profiles is a poor headshot. And that can reflect poorly on your brand. If you are a solo entrepreneur then your face is your brand. Think about it. You are doing business on a personal level. You meet clients, suppliers,...

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What is a Contemporary Glamour Portrait?

What is a Contemporary Glamour Portrait?

Why would you have a glamour portrait of yourself? What if I told you that this could be the experience of a lifetime? Denise, who you can see in the photos below, booked her photoshoot to celebrate her new image. You see, Denise worked hard in the past months to lose...

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