Taking selfies is a trend on every social network, young or old it doesn’t matter!Have you ever snapped a photo, assuming that your hair and makeup were ‘on point’, only to later find you had flyaways and smeared eyeliner?Of course you can always delete the selfie and take another, but you might as well check yourself out first so you have lots of good selfies to pick from!Here are 5 tips on how to take the perfect selfie:1- Background check: An important element in taking pictures is to pick a good, clear background. We’ve all seen those photo fails where someone has taken a selfie in a dirty bedroom with piles of clothes or in the bathroom while someone’s taking care of business. Ooh, not a good idea!2- Be still: This is especially important when you’re taking a selfie, since you can’t rely on someone else with two steady hands to snap the photo. You’re usually trying to pose, make sure you’re in good lighting and trying to steady a wobbly arm all at the same time. Multi-tasking rules! 3- Edit: When taking pictures, there’s nothing wrong with editing them! Use a filter for a cool vintage feel, crop out some of the photo you don’t like or create a fun collage! Using a filter doesn’t always mean you’re trying to hide something or you’re not being you; it can add a special something to an otherwise plain photo!4- No mirrors: Whenever you take a selfie, you don’t want to have a mirror in the picture or take a selfie when you are staring into a mirror. You can often see the phone you are using and overall, they typically don’t look that great!5- Be confident: Be confident and have fun; it’ll show in the photo and you’ll have tons of fun taking the pictures when you’re being yourself and letting loose!DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterInternational luxury travel agency network Virtuoso kicked off its Virtuoso Travel Week (VTW) in Las Vegas and, while the event itself has been going 28 years strong, this year marks the 30th anniversary of luxury travel’s premier network.VTW – an event akin to Fashion Week where travel buyers seek out the latest in luxury experiences by meeting with thousands of travel purveyors, all network partners – reached new heights this year.With nine per cent growth in attendance, a record-breaking 5257 travel professionals from 98 countries congregated at Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas, where they conducted a staggering number of one-to-one meetings – over 320,000 of them, totalling more than 1.5 million meeting minutes or the equivalent of 2.9 years.The end goal for this global gathering: building relationships that lead to better traveller experiences.A message from Matthew D. UpchurchDuring the event’s Opening Ceremony, Virtuoso Chairman and CEO Matthew D. Upchurch recalled his philosophy that led to the creation of Virtuoso: a firm belief that travel agencies and suppliers need each other to be successful and that Virtuoso’s function is to facilitate this success by creating tools and services that support each side.Ultimately, though, Virtuoso’s role is about fostering human connections. “Thirty years ago I brought together Allied Travel and Percival Tours to create a vibrant, resilient global travel network focused not solely on transactions, but on catalysing rich human experiences,” said Upchurch.Drawing upon the message shared by the event’s keynote speaker, ‘Grit to Great’ author and head of one of the leading advertising agencies in America, Linda Kaplan Thaler, Upchurch spoke about the scenario that is helping propel success for its travel agency members: the desire for authentic human connections in a world plagued with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA).Upchurch continued, “In an exponentially changing environment, we don’t offer a rulebook. We believe in principles, not protocols. And we have four guiding principles we believe will anchor our future: ensure success for our agency members, make it personal for both our partners and their clients, pioneer and innovate, and tell the advisor story again and again.