You Could Go The Traditional Route
It is no secret that a speaker should have a strong presence on stage. The better you look, the more likely you are to impress your audience and win them over. However, it can be difficult for speakers to stand out from the crowd when they look similar to everyone else. This is why some individuals choose to display brand photos of themselves with their event emcee or professionals they have collaborated with in order to make themselves appear more memorable and professional.
There are many ways to display a speaker photo, but the traditional route is to have a headshot, a picture of yourself speaking, and a picture of yourself with your logo.
Choose Whether to Display Your Photo or With Someone Else
You may choose to display images of yourself with your event emcee or professionals you have collaborated with. If this is the case, you can get a photo taken with your event emcee or other professionals during preparation for the conference, at an event function, at dinner after the conference, etc. You may also want to get brand photos of yourself speaking on stage.
Your Speaking Photo with Your Logo
For example, you may have an image of yourself speaking on stage and another of yourself standing in front of your logo. Use these two brand photos as the first and last brand photos in your speaker bio.
If you don’t have a logo or profile photo, that’s okay! You can still use this strategy by placing an image of one of our speakers next to your headshot.
Others Choose For Their Photo With Celebrities or Network Partners
This is a great way to show you have influence, and the more famous the person is, the better. You can use your connections to get them to promote you as well.
Certain speakers feel it best to present images from the past, while others prefer a more contemporary approach. How you choose to display your images will depend on a number of factors. For example, if your topic is heavily focused on history, then it may make sense to use images that reflect this fact. Alternatively, if your brand has a distinct style and aesthetic (such as Disney or Apple), then an image that resonates with these values can help you stand out from the crowd.
You Can Fulfill Your Visual Needs at Affordable Costs
There are a lot of options available online that can help you get the right results at affordable rates. If you are looking for an alternative way to display your speaker brand photos, consider hiring a professional photographer. A good image can help you stand out from the crowd, which is important when you’re competing against other speakers trying to land a gig.
It’s also important to consider the cost of photography services before hiring a photographer. If your budget is limited, there are many professional photographers who offer affordable rates and excellent service.
I hope these tips have been helpful to you! The point of all of this—and the point of any speaker photo—is to show that you are a real human being with real experiences. As I said earlier, my biggest advice is that you should always use your own photo and never use a stock image. Otherwise, it just looks fake. But if you’re looking for other ideas on how to make your speaker brand photos stand out from the crowd (or if you want some inspiration before making your own), then I hope these alternatives will help!
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