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The Art of Professionalism

The other day, I read a post from someone who could be an industry professional with decent content. I say "could be" because this person doesn't include a platform attached to the content, and what's written is only on Facebook. Secondly, when you click on the person's image on Facebook, there is no professional headshot.

According to, Professionals are usually highly qualified individuals who have undergone a significant period of education and training. There are various diverse career paths you can enter as a professional and you can make a significant living in many of them. Understanding what a professional is and the types of professional careers available can be helpful when determining the best career path for you.

In other words, as an industry professional I have spent a number of years studying and learning the business of Entertainment. So, if you plan to give professional entertainment business advice be it on Facebook, etc. take the time to learn the business of entertainment. For example, learn how to read over contracts before signing your name to them.

Below are a few tips on how to portray yourself as a professional:

Tip 1: If you provide professional advice in any industry, have a website that people can reference. On your website, include a professional bio and content which demonstrates your expertise in your niche. Doing so will allow you to gain trust within your industry.

Tip 2: I cannot stress this enough: if you want to be viewed as an industry professional, have a professional headshot. Click here for professional headshot photographers.

Example of a Professional Headshot

Image by Headshot Photographer, Tracy Page

Tip 3: Maintain an online presence. Click here for the Importance of Having an Online Presence. Not just an IMDb page but also set up a LinkedIn profile. Provide links to interviews you've participated in, and so on.

Do you have any additional tips on how to maintain professionalism? Feel free to send an email to

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