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Another thing we need to consider...

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Posted by: mfoux at Thu Dec 10 12:04:55 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mfoux ]  
   

...is the image we portray. If the general public sees us as a bunch of weirdos, geeks, rednecks, freaks, etc., this hurts our cause.
For example: I do reptile presentations for local elementary school classes. While preparing a proposal to send to other schools to expand my business, I asked for input from the teachers and staff I already work with. One of the main suggestions they had was to provide a picture of myself so that other teachers could see that I'm not "a weirdo" (their term, not mine). They said there is automatically an image in everyone's minds of what a "snake person" looks like, and it's scary.
Far be it from me to criticize how one wears their hair or what is on their t-shirt or how they speak. But an image of professionalism could go a long way to helping an uninformed public realize that were are normal people.
I hope this message doesn't offend anyone out there. It's just an observation.
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