Your 10 point positive personal image checklist

We can’t help but have an image, it’s impossible to not have one. You will always hear me refer to the A, B, C as the key areas to think about – Appearance, Body Language & Communication skills (voice). These are the areas that impact the first impression we make on others and the perception they form of us. These areas [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:39+00:00February 22nd, 2015|Personal Impact, Professional Image|0 Comments

How important is fashion?

How wealthy I could be If I had £1 for every time someone has made a comment when talking to me along the lines of “you must know lots about fashion”, I’d be extremely wealthy. It’s the natural assumption I suppose and to an extent not factually incorrect as yes I do tend to know what is on-trend. However, would I [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:39+00:00February 17th, 2015|Appearance, Professional Image|1 Comment

From the minute you walk in, you are 'on stage'

The last month has been a really busy one, lots of great meetings, and different types of events that I have run and spoken at for exciting clients in different sectors. However, it is fascinating how questions recur, even in these very different scenarios with very different people. For those that have heard me speak on the importance of image and [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:39+00:00February 11th, 2015|Personal Impact, Professional Image|0 Comments

Critique of women's work wear and appearance

An article I wrote a year or so ago was about women being judged more harshly on their appearance at work than men. Generally, people agreed that this is unfortunately how it works, largely because men are more judgemental of women than of their own sex and women always notice things! Click here to read that article. So just what aspects [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:40+00:00November 18th, 2014|Appearance, Professional Image|0 Comments

How to wear colour to work

Image consultants such as me are always expected to advise people not to wear black. It is true that black is not ideal for most Caucasian skin, hair and eye colourings. However, it’s more than that, it’s about getting people to wear more interesting colour tones i.e. not just the neutrals – black, grey, navy, white etc. This can seem challenging [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:40+00:00November 18th, 2014|Appearance, Professional Image|0 Comments

FT article: Dress down workplace

Great article in the Financial Times on 20th October, worth a read no matter what your industry Publication: Financial Times (UK); Date: Oct 20, 2014; Section: Business Life; Page: 12 Tailoring a smart look for a dress-down workplace culture RHYMER RIGBY Most days at London advertising agency St Luke’s, Andrew Allen is the only person wearing a jacket and tie. Like many creative workplaces, St [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:41+00:00October 21st, 2014|Professional Image, Seasonal|0 Comments

Presenting yourself to communicate authority

To communicate authority is not always necessary, in fact less and less in today's corporate world. However, when we do need to it's important to think about how we should present ourselves to do so. Here are some key tips to consider if you have a situation where you need to communicate authority: Posture - standing/sitting up straight is essential, your [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:41+00:00October 6th, 2014|Professional Image|0 Comments
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