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Build Your Dream How To: Headshots

By August 11, 2019August 23rd, 2019No Comments
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The first video in a Build Your Dream Network Back To School series is aimed at college-aged students – and the content was created, scripted and filmed by my summer intern, Nika Kindred (who is college-aged and off to college in a week, so this truly content for new grads and college students by one who knows). There is more video coming (and will be posted on my YouTube channel) but you may be asking yourself…

Why start with headshots?

Here’s why: Your image is your first networking impression! When someone stumbles across you or seeks you out, online – boom! – what do they see…the person they want to connect with or work alongside or having in a study group or lead a student organization or… As I share early on in Build Your Dream Network, everyday activities are networking opportunities! Pulling from page 7 of my book to drive this point home (take note of item number 6):

Successful networking requires understanding the immense power of regular daily activities to connect with someone else. These are all networking activities:

  1. Your e-mail signature line
  2. The wording of your out-of-office autoresponder
  3. Your voicemail message
  4. Your profile on a website
  5. An update posted on your LinkedIn profile (or the
    headline you use on LinkedIn)
  6. Your headshot on a social media profile
  7. Your bio as a speaker or award recipient or board
  8. Your invoice
  9. The music that plays when a customer is on hold
  10. Participating in a Twitter chat

ICYMI there is a book giveaway going on right now over on Instagram. Have you entered yet? One winner will be randomly selected!

AND be sure to check out these posts on the BUILD YOUR DREAM blog:

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at