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Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?Views: 1557
Nov 08, 2005 9:45 amTime for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Scott Allen
I was thinking it was time for me to get a new headshot... whaddya think? I have some more formal ones, which I can post, but I thought I'd try this first and get reactions.

Y'all be honest... I can take it.


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Nov 08, 2005 2:33 pmre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Lawrence McDowell
Scott,
I searched and searched, but I could not find the bullet hole!
Are you sure you were shot in the head or was it the foot?
:)

Looks kind of relaxed to me, Scott. It all depends on what image you want to emminate from your photo.
Regards,
Lawrence McDowell
http://www.sunshinelectronics.com
http://eot-network.ryze.com
[As you lay your bed so shall you lie]


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Nov 08, 2005 3:15 pmre: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Tracy Collins, Web Designer
Scott,

I think it does look relaxed but I think it looks like someone who believes in himself but is easy to talk to. Just my .02.

Tracy Collins
Collins' Administrative Services
http://va.vanetworking.com/collinsadministrativeservices


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Nov 08, 2005 3:46 pmre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Terri Higgins 707.998.9657 "WowYourBody"
Hi Scott! I like the picture. I think you appear
friendly, kind, relaxed with the situation, and I get
from the picture that you want to talk with someone.
You could go with formal...but sometimes they appear
frigid, stiff and hard to approach. This one makes me
feel like talking with you, and that I could talk
with you easily.

Hope this helps you. My 5 cents today!

CTTTWY….Terri Higgins
707-998-9657
"I safely cleansed 23 lbs. and
40 inches away in 33 days." "How?"
http://www.isaterri.com

"And my product is now paid for!"


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Nov 08, 2005 10:06 pmre: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Dean H.
Hmmm...nice photo. I must admit it will take some getting used to. The other photo of you gave a sort of scruffy look. This is more of a natural look. Was this professionaly done because your head is tilted in a way that looks like it may have been a professional who did it. Plus the resolution looks high.

You look younger and have a cleaner look to it. You definitely don't look like you are approaching the big 4-0. Let me see your other pics and I'll give you my expert opinion :) I'm into digital photography.

I just recently changed my main photo to what you see now. Not that I'm trying to hijack Scott's thread but what do others think of my photo? It was time for a change.

Dean


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Nov 09, 2005 2:32 pmre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think? - Scott and Dean!#

Terry Green
I think both of the new photos are great. Scott's is very natural and "welcoming," and I like Dean's in black and White.

Warmest regards,

Terry L. Green, MVA, GVA
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Nov 09, 2005 3:45 pmre: re: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Terri Higgins 707.998.9657 "WowYourBody"
Hi Dean! I think the black and white is great.
I'm not sure about the wall holding you up, and
your arms being crossed. Doesn't crossed arms
indicate closed communication? Something I read
several years ago on body language. I believe
a park setting would be great!

My 2 cents worth.....

CTTTWY….Terri Higgins
707-998-9657
"I safely cleansed 23 lbs. and
40 inches away in 33 days." "How?"
http://www.isaterri.com

"And my product is now paid for!"


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Nov 09, 2005 3:52 pmre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Rob & Heidi Whitaker

I think this one is great Scott!


Heidi Whitaker
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Nov 09, 2005 6:28 pmre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Denise O'Berry
Scott --

In a word -- perfect. I like the more casual, approachable look. It's more "entrepreneurish." Your long standing pix had a corporate look and feel.

Best regards,

Denise O'Berry


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Nov 09, 2005 6:34 pmH. Dean... re: re: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Victor S. James
H. Dean,

As to your picture.. the B&W looks a bit drab.. your smile looks rather "pensive".. (If not sure what that is, ask "Mr. Webster")

The one where you are laying down on the grass, in color, with the promo behind your head looks better..

BTW (is that proper format?).. What does "H" stand for.. Wouldn't imagine it as being "Harry"... (Why don't they have emoticons on here?.. The "LOL" has been beaten lifeless)

VSJ


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Nov 09, 2005 6:46 pmre: re: re: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Dean H.
Terri:

re: closed arms.

I think you might be reading much into a photo :) I'm just striking a pose.

I also like Terry G.'s new photo as well- very professional.

Victor:

re: smile and pensive.

True. But where is your smile and photo :)

I like the color photo too, but I got tired of it. I've had it on for more than a year. Perhaps, I'll show people what my b/w version looks like with color. I had this current image greyscaled.

D.


Private Reply to Dean H.

Nov 09, 2005 6:52 pmre: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Lawrence McDowell
Terri,
That is correct about the crossed arms.
Some interpret it as being in a defensive mode.
The black&white is not bad But I think it needs more shades of grey.
The pic portrays the attitude "I know i am right! and you can't change my mind!"
Best Regards,
Lawrence McDowell
http://www.sunshinelectronics.com
http://eot-network.ryze.com
[As you lay your bed so shall you lie]


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Nov 09, 2005 9:27 pmre: re: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Terri Higgins 707.998.9657 "WowYourBody"
Hi Lawrence! Your discription, "defensive mode"
fits real well. I don't like Dean's pose here.
I see a lot of the teens and young
tough types using that one. I think it needs more
for the background also. I'm thinking that
body language means a lot in our everyday lives
business or otherwise. And again many others
may like it, so who knows? My 2 cents worth.....


CTTTWY….Terri Higgins
707-998-9657
"I safely cleansed 23 lbs. and
40 inches away in 33 days." "How?"
http://www.isaterri.com

"And my product is now paid for!"


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Nov 09, 2005 11:14 pmre: re: re: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

DR Rawson
Scott,
I like the picture. It's good that we change these from time to time if for no other reason than to create visual interest.

DR


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Nov 10, 2005 5:35 amre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Christina Daly
Scott,

This pose is so different that the other, that it causes me to see you in an entirely different light. I love it. You look younger, more approachable, friendly..and well, it just looks like you're reaching across cyberspace and saying hi...pull up a chair and let's chat.' Not a pose one would see in a corporate annual report; but definitely one which is appealing and invokes trust. Much less 'oooga, ooooga' testosterone!!!!

Christina Daly


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Nov 10, 2005 6:17 amre: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Sue "Coach" Koch
Hi Scott,

I like your new photo too. Seems more "networky" for online. I just had mine re-done in a less formal pose as well and have had some great feedback. In this one, you look curious about who might be looking back at you and what they might have to say. I like that.

Sue Koch
Designing Exit Strategies for Corporate Rats
http://www.corporaterats.com


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Nov 10, 2005 9:43 amre: re: re: re: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Marilyn Jenett


First, Scott...like the new photo very much. It looks real and down to earth. The others here have described it well.
Not much more to say because it really hits the spot.

Dean, your photo...

I wouldn't pay heed to that item about crossed arms representing "closed" or "defensive".

Someone mentioned that about my own photo awhile ago in a discussion. In my opinion, I think this is one of those "acquired" ideas that are picked up somewhere but that in fact have no real foundation.

My comments about this:

There are some pretty famous, confident, successful people photographed on covers of magazines and articles with their arms folded and believe me, they have image consultants guiding them every step of the way.

Now, I just ask everyone to think about it. Wouldn't Dean look silly in that pose with his arms dangling by his side?
Or a hand on a hip or whatever. It looks very awkward for most people to stand with their arms doing nothing or in contrived positions. I supposed he could have both hands in his pockets. Folded arms are a natural, relaxed and comfortable position when one is standing or leaning. Personally, I see shades of a young Marlon Brando here (heh heh).

In my own photos, I feel confident when my arms are folded. I feel self conscious if they are doing nothing or doing something "cutesy" (the 'ol hand on the hip - I have one of those on my home page). So I vote for folded arms. And I think my Indian friend looks quite confident - I in fact was mimicking him.

What I don't like, Dean, about your photo, is so much wall. I think it's out of balance. Not that the photo should be centered - I like the lack of symmetry. I just think there is too much wall. If you delete between a third to a half of the empty wall, I believe you will find that YOU stand out much more and there is still enough empty wall to keep it artistic.

I LOVE black and white photos and will be showing some of my own shortly (some real surprises). One of my favorite photographers of all time is the legendary George Hurrell. If any of you have not had exposure to this extraordinary talent of the century, please go here. http://www.hurrellphotos.com/hurrell_home.asp?ID=2

You will even find some folded arms :-)

Marilyn

Feel Free to Prosper
http://www.FeelFreetoProsper.com


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Nov 10, 2005 11:00 amre: re: re: re: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Marilyn Jenett


DR,

I am glad you have a new photo also. You look so much younger in this one (as you did in person).

Marilyn


Private Reply to Marilyn Jenett

Nov 10, 2005 5:12 pm re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Lynne Cogan
About folded arms and communication . . .

I live in Utah where about 50% of the population is Mormon. The majority of Mormons (LDS) pray with their arms folded. They seem to communicate exceedingly well with the Highest Power of all.

Lynne


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Nov 11, 2005 12:42 pmre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Sue
I like it :) Then again Look at mine :)

I'm all for the relaxed, hello you can talk to me pictures... This says, to me, Hi! I'm Scott pleased to meet you...What would you like to talk about?



Sue Tosto
Life and Relationship Coach

Confidence is Silent. It doesn't defend itself.
It simply exists inside of you.

Moderator of Comfortable in Your Own Shell !
http://selfexpressiondsi-network.ryze.com/


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Nov 13, 2005 11:08 pmre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Victor S. James
Hi Scott,

This is a little bit out of my league, though I thought that I would share these comments anyway..


You look very relaxed.. much more informal than in the other one. Your expression is somewhat quizzical, if not slightly puzzled, with your head cocked somewhat to one side. The cocking of the head reminds me very much of the very old RCA commercial of that little dog looking into the horn of a xylophone, with intense curiosity and his head tilted way to one side.

Your beard seems to look red and your hair looks dark brown, and a completely different texture as well.. Your hair is thick, and your beard looks rather thin.. That's rather interesting... I've seen other guys with different hair texture and hair color. The brief times that I have grown a full beard, mine was exactly the same texture and color as my hair, except that my beard did have some salt and pepper in it. I wonder what genetics causes some guys to be exactly the same and others to be different.. Not that it matters.

Whomever took the picture evidently had the aperture setting rather wide, purposely blurring the background to give it depth. Very nice touch. I used to do that frequently in some of of my pictures. I used to be a semi-pro photographer years ago.. Haven't done it for quite a while, and the technology has changed dramatically since then. However the basics are the same, whether film or digital. Am I supposed to say something like "my two cents"... now?

VSJ


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Nov 15, 2005 3:56 amre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Susan Perkins
As I was reading through this thread, several thoughts came to my mind...

Firstly, I believe a person has to be pretty confident in themselves to open their new pic for discussion on a board!! :-) I mentally put myself into this situation and found it somewhat...unsettling...

Secondly, is it just me or have some of you found that when a person you have been networking with for awhile posts the latest pic of themselves...that at times there is a measure of disappointment because the two images are so completely different it is almost as if you feel you have been building a relationship with an imposter??

I think there could be an element of risk to post an updated pic...

Thoughts??

Warmest, Susan


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Nov 15, 2005 2:42 pm Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Paul Finkelstein FIERCE LEGACY ENTREPRENEURS


nice pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


real genuine photo! :)


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Nov 15, 2005 3:05 pmre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Ron Cesek
You look great compared to me, I can't get my hair to stay down . .


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Nov 15, 2005 4:19 pmre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Scott Allen

ROTFLOL, Ron! I'd have spewed my Coke if I'd been drinking one. I'm still chuckling as I type this. Well done.


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Nov 16, 2005 1:06 amre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Susan Perkins
Ahhhh - Hahhhhh!!! It is the COKE! Not good for the ole waistband or the pituitary Gland....just ask Ron Hunter...

Stay happy and Well dear Gary!

Warmest, Susan aka "The DC Connector & health enthusiast"


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Nov 16, 2005 1:52 amre: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Dean H.
>>>Firstly, I believe a person has to be pretty confident in themselves to open their new pic for discussion on a board!! :-)

Yup, pretty much. Some of us are more thick skinned than others are.

>>>that at times there is a measure of disappointment because the two images are so completely different it is almost as if you feel you have been building a relationship with an imposter??

So what are you saying? That Scott or I are fake or imposters or dissapointed you? Care to explain yourself young lady? :)

D.


Private Reply to Dean H.

Nov 16, 2005 2:24 amre: re: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Ronald Hunter
I like Dean's picture. He looks very relaxed. Even though some of his posts have been full of piss and vinegar lately. LOL
Ron


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Nov 16, 2005 3:11 amre:Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Susan Perkins
I apologize if my meaning came across wrong -

On another network, I posted that I liked Scott's new pic and that he looked more like the gentle man which comes through in his postings. He looks friendlier and looks like himself...just a little more "Mature".

And Dean, I wasn't referring to your updated pic either in my post - you look the same in pic and in person - no imposter there. :-) What you see is what you get with you...never a hidden agenda...I always know where I stand with you Deano...Give me a D...Give me an E...Give me an A....oh never mind.....

I was referring to Ryze in general and how some updated pics are almost startling when you see an updated pic of someone...many times they post a pic that is 10 years old and 50 pounds lighter...and then decide to update it! WHOA - who have I been networking with? I don't know....I guess when I see such a difference than what has been in my mind all along, it shocks me to a certain degree...

Am I the only one who has felt this way? hmmmm.....


Private Reply to Susan Perkins

Nov 16, 2005 10:45 amre: re:Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Marilyn Jenett


Leave it to Susan to bring us to attention :-) Good to see you around again...

Susan wrote...

"I don't know....I guess when I see such a difference than what has been in my mind all along, it shocks me to a certain degree..."


Well, then, young lady :-)

I'm sure it will shake you up a bit when I post some unusual photos soon (probably this week). Hee hee. I love a bit of drama. Time for some drama.

By the way, who's Gary? (in your other post?) No Gary in this thread that I can find. Getting into your son's COKE again? Ha ha.

Marilyn


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Nov 16, 2005 12:24 pmre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Susan Perkins
Oopsee,,,I didn't mean Gary...I meant Scott-ie! :-) (You know, the one who just posted his new pic and talks about blowing coke through his nostrils frequently! :-)

Please notify me when you have the new pics up...to shake things up a bit...

THanks for your kind words and PM - I haven't had much time for Ryze in months and only visit a couple of networks here and there each week as time affords me.

Warmest, Susan


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Nov 16, 2005 4:40 pmre: re: re:Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Dean H.
>>>I'm sure it will shake you up a bit when I post some unusual photos soon (probably this week). Hee hee. I love a bit of drama. Time for some drama.

If it's the photos that I think you are talking about, then you better hope you have a thick skin about it with respect to these forums :)


Private Reply to Dean H.

Nov 16, 2005 8:40 pmre: re: re: re:Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Kevin Barrett
This one is for Susan,

“I was referring to Ryze in general and how some updated pics are almost startling when you see an updated pic of someone...many times they post a pic that is 10 years old and 50 pounds lighter...and then decide to update it! WHOA - who have I been networking with? I don't know....I guess when I see such a difference than what has been in my mind all along, it shocks me to a certain degree...

Am I the only one who has felt this way? hmmmm....”

My normal photo is around a year old… and I am still about the same weight… so… This one was taken 2 months ago… I am 6 kilos lighter now than two months ago… hope this covers any age and weight discrepancies, you may have Susan...

See If you can Find Kevin…… amongst the rest of the Barrett’s (Mother, Aunts & Uncles, Brothers, Sisters, Nieces, Nephews, Sons, Daughters, Cousins and yes even a couple of Grand Children… )

Kevin Barrett
http://www.kjbarrett.com


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Nov 16, 2005 10:38 pmre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Susan Perkins
Oh phooey.....It is too small to pick you out Kevin!!! (How much did you say you lost?? heheheheeeee)

Okay, you have my direct email - please do forward as a jpeg and I will take a gander!!! :-D

But, back to the subject at hand....

Guys, when we network face-to-face, we "size" (couldn't resist that pun...) people up quickly by visual cues...it doesn't mean we judge a book by it's cover, but, hey, we are all human beings and most of us are visual animals....we take in how people are dressed, how they stand, how they smell, smile and shake hands, eye contact, gestures,,,there are huge amounts of visual signals happening!

Thus, when networking online, we rely for the most part on the written word and any pictures that happen to grace our networking pals pages...

How important is this for effective online networking?? Remember, if we have eyes...we want to SEE!!

Am I the only one "brave" enough to mention my dismay when one visual picture of whom I have been networking with for months or years is suddenly changed and then to discover that this person does not even look anything like their previous pic?

It doesn't mean I can't continue the relationship - I'm only saying that it feels like I have to start building a new relationship with a new person in my mind! That is all I'm saying....

Am I crazy?? Hey,,,,don't answer that....


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Nov 17, 2005 1:12 amre: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Kevin Barrett
Susan,

Mi dispiace, ma abbiamo un limita, su Ryze…. I am sorry we have a limit on the size of the photo, on Ryze… I will post you the jpeg…. To see if you can distinguish between the two Kevin’s…..

I will revert back to the original Kevin and await your feed back …..

They say the camera never lie’s

Kevin Barrett
http://www.kjbarrett.com


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Nov 17, 2005 11:32 amre: re: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Marilyn Jenett


I'm confused. The original Kevin. Two Kevin's?

Dean, don't you worry about me. You haven't even seen those photos and anyway, I know you will cover my back.

Girls just wanna have fun.

And Kevin, don't you believe it. The camera can lie.

:-)


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Nov 17, 2005 4:54 pmre: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Sue "Coach" Koch
So, I think we can look different to one another in person too! Here's a cute example. I don't know if Althea remembers this - but I do, because I was embarrassed as heck!

I had met her a couple of times. Each time she was dressed in feminine but somewhat informal attire. She always looks great!

One time we happened to attend the same seminar. I was sitting at lunch with a couple of friends and I looked up to see this woman waving at me. She had her hair up in a very sophisticated "do" and she was dressed to the nines in a gorgeous suit and heels. I didn't have a clue who it was and I kept looking around to see who she was waving at.

It was embarrassing that it she practically had to come over and announce who she was before I recognized that it was Althea! Of course we laughed about it, but it just goes to show that it's not always about the camera.

People who haven't seen me in awhile comment on the fact that I've let my hair grow out. I've worn it short for a really long time and the change is dramatic for people who either haven't known me for long or who haven't seen me recently.

Was my previous Ryze photo a lie? Nope. That's who I was a year ago. My new photo shows who I am now. Maybe next year it will be different again.

I do wonder why people would post a 10-year old photo with the intention of letting people think that's who they are now. I'd really have to pay attention to what's going on with that if I met the person and saw that kind of contrast.

Sue Koch
Designing Exit Strategies for Corporate Rats
http://www.corporaterats.com


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Nov 17, 2005 5:30 pmre: re: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Dean H.
Kevin said;
>>>They say the camera never lies

Bull. I have an interest in digital photography and I can easily make anyone look good here with a few shots. All you have to do is adjust such things as aperture, angle, and lighting and I can make you look like Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt.

I know that I don't necessarily look as good my newest photo makes me look. I had one person say to me privately that I looked hot.

To Susan- No, you are not crazy. However, I wouldn't give it much thought. Besides, if you are brave enough to post a photo of yourself, you may as well look your best anyway. Half of us may never meet each other in person so you may as well look your best in front of the camera.

D.


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Nov 17, 2005 5:50 pmre: re: re: re: Time for a new headshot... whaddya think?#

Kevin Barrett
O.K.

I agree, I agree…

There is something called “Trick Photography”…..

On the serious side though…

What you are talking about Dean is not “Trick Photography”…. You are correct a great photographer has the ability, to use light, aperture and angle to bring out the best in people… often aspects that they may not have seen in themselves for a long time…. Like a mirror…. And when they can say….. YES!!!!…. with conviction then it empowers them…. To do greater things…..

Kevin Barrett
http://www.kjbarrett.com


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