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Jennifer Gardella
Social Media Consultant, Professor, Single Mom, PhD
Social Media Consultant, Professor, Single Mom, PhD
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A great headshot on your Social Media profiles and also on your website will bring a level of professionalism to the "look" of your profiles. Many people consider your Website and/or LinkedIn profile your "digital business card."
In the Doylestown, PA area, you have many options when attempting to finding a photographer to work with on your headshot. Look for a photographer with the experience working with professionals. 
In a recent blog post, Claire Boyles does a nice job of summarizing why it is important to have a professional head shot versus attempting to take a picture of your self. My favorite statement in her article is: "A good professional photographer is worth their weight in gold, and even if you're not in business, if you're on the job market, it can make a massive difference to whether people pick up the phone to talk to you, or send you that email that could mean a very lucrative opportunity for you."

My Doylestown studio is often aflutter with professionals coming in for headshots. They each share in Claire's thoughts, that a good headshot truly will empower you, and help open the doors of opportunity and success.

The fact of the matter is that in many professions people are experiencing their first introduction on-line. If in person first impressions are important, you can imagine how important your headshot is to make a good first impression on-line. When people see you for the first time on-line, or maybe don't see you because you have a gray head for your avatar, they can only go by looks to determine if they want to pursue a business relationship with you, take a risk at interviewing you, or recommending you.

There is no "second chance" if meeting on-line. You won’t be able to charm the viewer with your personality. Therefore, as I always say, you want to represent yourself in the best possible light to avoid missing out on that once in a life-time opportunity.

A good professional photographer will know who to use light, whether natural or in-studio, to capture your essence and to highlight your best features. Posing, angles, lighting, attire, and even backdrops can make a significant difference in the success of a headshot.

Don’t delay, call to schedule your headshot today!


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Dancing with myself

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Plan your marketing and #socialmedia with an editorial calendar.

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How and why should you Long Post publish on LinkedIn?

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Wondering if you can create your own wordpress website?  Well it isn't all that hard.  I showed my daughter a few basic steps and now she is off and running.  She had some funny thoughts during the process and shared them...right on her blog of course.  

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Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? How about making your mom feel loved all year long. Send your mom a subscription to Pink Paper Package and every month she will receive a special something in the mail.

I received one of these boxes and it made my day. 

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The 10,000 character limit increase on Twitter - will it kill it? 
Twitter Increasing Character Limit To 10,000: Insanity or Genius?

Twitter is reportedly considering boosting their character limit from 140 to 10,000. My first impression here is that they are completely bonkers to even consider doing this. While Journalists, Bloggers, and Celebrities may not sustain Twitter by themselves, the 140-character limit is a big part of the reason these groups favor it.

At the same time, turning up their character limit seems to invite unfavorable comparison to Facebook while undermining essentially every established argument for using the network. Evangelists of the network will be lost without much to say as to why anyone should use it after such a move.

They could use this move to enable their users to organize, share, and filter Tweets by topic... but then they just invite unfavorable comparisons to Google+ ironically.

This sounds like a frankly terrible idea. While they may in fact limit the visible characters of the Tweet to 140 followed by ellipses or some such thing to 'See More', the existence of a longer character limit will inevitably change how people use the network, undermining its Real Time advantage. This could even make Google less interested in indexing them, since Real Time is the advantage Twitter has that Google needs.

There just seems to be no good payoff here to do this, apart perhaps from being easier for people to cross-post to from other networks, but I rather doubt that this is a consolation prize worth winning.

What do you think about this?

#Twitter #SocialMedia

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So G+ changed a bit, what else is new - are you are using the new interface to your advantage? 
+Google+ / plus.google.com/about
. New Google+ > support.google.com/plus
. G+ Help Community > goo.gl/ZoV3y9
. G+ updates on all platforms > goo.gl/tlpA99
. YouTube > goo.gl/aBZGpi
. Branding Guidelines > goo.gl/PVUgpN
. Google+ For Work > goo.gl/j7Rpkf
. Google+ Growth: 2.7 BILLION accounts > goo.gl/xm6SNk
. Policies for Google+, Hangouts & Photos > goo.gl/QmckkW

Google+ Collections (How To)
. How to create a Collection: goo.gl/oKVWP2 
. How to customize your Collection: goo.gl/Rs9SRv
. How to create a post in a Collection: goo.gl/ATHP5d

More:
. The Future Of Google+ -> goo.gl/96JjGO
. Video Guide To The New Google+ > goo.gl/SJEVFV
. The New Google+: Tutorial > goo.gl/C2xscC
. Google+ keyboard shortcuts > goo.gl/JZ65uY
. The New Google+ - Part 1 > goo.gl/lpDCwA
. The New Google+ - Part 2 > goo.gl/vmtULW
. What Marketers Need To Know > goo.gl/tB4hsV
. Build Your Business With G+ Communities > goo.gl/YY6FdM

Any Requests? Ask Here -> goo.gl/8DfMbP

#Googlepedia #GooglePlus #NewGooglePlus                               
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