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10 places to use your headshot where you may not be

Where to show your face?

1. Social-networking sites like LinkedIn , Facebook, Ziggs, Ziki, Naymz

The above sites, plus all the other Web 2.0 sites you use for building visibility and connecting with others. It’s a core element of your standard profile.

2. Your e-mail signature

This is a great place to make your e-mails more personal. Of course, with your corporate e-mail, you need to comply with company guidelines.

3. Your blog

If you have a b log or traditional Web site, you should post your photo (preferably on the homepage). And if you are an author, public speaker or an expert source for the press, include an area where event planners, clients and reporters can download a variety of photos of you in different sizes.

4. Flickr and other photo-archiving sites

This is a valuable resource for sharing images and a great place for you to store all of your professional photos including your headshot and the photos that you have from real-world networking meetings or that were taken when you were delivering a presentation.

5. Web-bookmarking sites like Digg and StumbleUpon

These tools help you store, archive and rate your favorite content on the web and allow you to upload a profile. As with social -networking sites, they provide an opportunity for you to include your photo.

6. Your comments on other Web sites and blogs .

Blog-commenting software like Disqus (pronounced discuss) allows you to upload a profile and photo . Your profile is automatically included when you post comments on Disqus-enabled b logs.

7. YouTube

Include your photo on your YouTube profile and other video-sharing sites you use.

8. ZoomInfo

This is an aggregator that takes content from all over the Web and creates a Web site for you. If you haven’t claimed your profile, go to zoominfo.com, claim your profile, clean it up (it likely contains content that is not related to you) and post your headshot. 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies research candidates on ZoomInfo.

9. Skype

It’s great for people to connect a face with a voice. Upload your photo on Skype – especially if you don’t have a webcam to make video calls.

10. Twitter

Include your photo on your Twitter profile. You can also customize you Twitter page with any images and backgrounds you choose.

Bonus: Amazon.com. As you build community around the books that relate to your area of expertise and write reviews of books, you will want people to see who is behind all those words of wisdom!