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10 Photo Secrets for Bestselling Authors

How to Establish Credibility and Build Your Brand. A 45-minute video presentation.

"A picture is worth a thousand words" so what does your "Author Photo" say about you? Are you a professional? Do you have credibility? It may seem easy to snap a photo in your back yard or in the park, but will it present the right image to your potential readers?

Find out some simple tricks from an expert in the field in this audio with slides webinar originally presented as part of the Bestseller Society with Thomas Umstattd as the host. All content from the Society is now integrated into The Christian Writers Institute.

See examples of what to do when posing, what to wear, and other vital tips for the right author image.


Your Teacher


Jean Lefebvre
Jean Lefebvre

Jean LeFebvre is an image professional who has spent more than 25 years helping her clients dress to their best advantage for every type of professional and social situation. Panache Images, founded in 2009, provides private consultations, seminars and workshops that deliver practical knowledge on personal image and wardrobe in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

A native of Beaumont, Texas, Jean learned the basics of style and fashion from her mother who was an expert seamstress and her father who was a haberdasher. She practiced as an interior designer in Houston for many years and turned that education and experience to the study and enhancement of the architecture of the face and body. She trained with image consultant Robert Pante, makeup artist Roberto Huerta and with Color Me Beautiful.

Jean is affiliated with the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) and is a graduate of the Leadership Austin Essentials Class of 2013. Professional and social memberships include the Metropolitan Breakfast Club of Austin, the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas, the Austin Opera Guild and the American History Club of Austin. Jean and her husband, architect Paul Schoenfield, enjoy traveling in France and Italy and discovering the fine food and wines of the Texas Hill Country.

Visit her web site at PanacheImages.com.


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