We’ve been getting a few questions about the signature vsnap, so I figured I’d give y’all a quick rundown of the whats, wheres, and hows:
What is a signature vsnap?
It’s our take on the standard profile pic. A video gives life to the usual headshot that people post, and it’s a better way of identifying the person because you can hear their voice and maybe even catch some of their hand gestures.
Where does my signature vsnap live?
Your signature vsnap lives on your profile page and it’s your only public facing vsnap (unless you share one of your vsnaps via social media/the web). An example of a signature profile link is: http://www.vsnap.com/profile/trish Your profile link, like all Vsnap links, is case-sensitive, so for example, http://www.vsnap.com/profile/Trish wouldn’t work since my username is “trish”.
How do I create my signature vsnap?
Currently, creating and setting your signature vsnap is web-only.
You can access your signature vsnap on your feed page. If your browser window is maximized and you haven’t set a signature yet, you’ll see an “Update your profile” link to the right of your feed that’ll lead you to your “Profile” page.
You can also create your signature, by clicking on your name in the top right corner of the window (again, if it’s maximized) and then clicking “Profile”. From the “Profile” page, you can record or remove your signature vsnap (although it’ll still live in your feed) as well as write in a little description about yourself.
Lastly, you can take an existing vsnap and make it your signature by clicking on the “Signature” button in the left-hand corner of any vsnap that you’ve created.
Where is my signature vsnap linked?
It’s linked to your username, which appears on every vsnap you create.
Why make a signature vsnap?
- When you record a signature vsnap, that vsnap’s thumbnail appears in the notification for each vsnap you send via email. Seeing your lovely face increases the likelihood of people clicking on the link and watching your video.
- I also like to link my signature vsnap in my email signature too. It helps people get to know me better and it’s been a great icebreaker for when I’ve met up with users, clients and partners for the first time.
What should I say in my signature vsnap?
It really depends on how you’re using it. Sometimes it’s more of a video business card where I talk about what I do and how to contact me. Sometimes I’ll talk about what events I’ll be speaking at or a project I’m working on. Sometimes I’ll take folks on a little tour of the co-working space. Change it up!