I came across this quote from Jay Danzie which really pressed my buttons..
I am always smiling.. just ask anyone..
at the end of every post, email or anything I write
I end with a :-)
is it professional?
maybe not in some people’s eyes,
but too bad..
I am who I am..
It made me think about the significance of a smile in our business world..
Smiles are often forgotten — business is after all… serious..
especially on professional platforms like LinkedIn!
How often have you received an invite to connect on LinkedIn..
glanced at someone’s photo & based on that
instantly made a choice whether to connect..
What if they don’t have a photo at all…
OMG do you connect with them — they could be fake!
I receive invitations from people that have a poor quality photo or worse, no photo at all!
What do I do..
I connect with them!
I figure most don’t know the importance of a good photo or good profile
But not everyone shares my view…
that’s too bad…
I haven’t suffered any ill effects from it!
So many forget that even in business a smile goes a long way
it builds the foundation of trust..
So if your personality is your business card
be bold & reflect it in all aspects of your online presence.
Amazing opportunities are created through simply doing business with a smile & showing your true personality..
how many opportunities are missed by forgetting these simple things?
A smile is free….
Your personality is unique to you…
What is its’ true value?