Power of a First Impression

Do a simple search on making a first impression, and this is what you’ll find: It takes is 1/10 of a second to form an impression of a stranger from their face.

Within the first seven seconds of meeting, people will have a solid impression of who you are.

It takes milliseconds to start determining traits such as trustworthiness.

Have you heard of the Canon video called “The Lab: Decoy – A portrait session with a twist”?

Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-TyPfYMDK8

This lab experiment involved six photographers to shoot a single portrait of the same man. Each photographer was told a different story about the man’s background, from an ex-convict, to a self-made millionaire, to a fisherman, to a psychic. The final photos were dramatically different. The results clearly demonstrated, as Canon puts it: “A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what is in front of it.”

The experiment also demonstrates that our face can change the message we want to send. 

To help you with your first impression in your headshot photo, here’s a few tips for you to consider: (1) be aware of your hair, (2) choose the outfit that brings out your confidence, (3) smile pleasantly to bring out your approachability, (4) stand with assurance, and (5) pick a  professional headshot photographer who is an expert at facial and body coaching, and image styling.

If you’re serious about your profile and business presence, why not take your headshot photo to the next level. 

The simple addition of a professional headshot to your profile makes you 14-times more likely to be found on LinkedIn. 

Hope this post helps you think more about the value that comes from having your headshot photo created by a professional headshot photographer. 

For anyone who takes their looks and first impression seriously, Brenda Boyd Photography gives confidence that you’ll get the perfect headshot look you’ll like and need to get you noticed.