As serious, earth-shaking, life-or-death issues go, this problem is pretty low on the list. But it bugs me all the same.
Does the picture of the presenter in your conference program ever look like this?
But in person, look like this?
To conference presenters everywhere, please update your professional photo every ten years. We were all pretty cute 20 years ago.
Now I have a different problem. I have a high-maintenance apperance:
and a low-maintenance look for easy summer living on the lake, on bike rides, and when the airlines ban hair gel and shaving cream in carry-on luggage:
I am thinking of asking that conference organizers put a disclaimer by my photo, "This presenter may have gotten sick and tired of shaving and combing his hair and might just be appearing in his low maintenance mode. You've been warned."
With spring teasing Minnesota with its presence, my whiskers are starting to grow back...