Heads turn when you walk in the room? How is your personal presence?

Personal presence is often talked about, usually in the context of whether someone has it or not! What does it really mean and how important is it for professional success? Heads turning is a bit extreme and could be slightly unnerving but it is often considered an important aspect of building professional relationships. From when I was a child, I remember going [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:41+00:00August 19th, 2014|Professional Image|0 Comments

BBC News presenters – the impact of colour & style choices

People tend to think I am always analysing how people present themselves - after all it is my job to help people work on their personal image. However, if I did, I'd truly go mad! It is simply the case that I notice if someone presents themselves particularly well, or less well let's say. This morning though, seeing one of the [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:41+00:00July 21st, 2014|BBC Presenters, Professional Image|1 Comment

Dressing for work in Summer

With the warmer sunny days but also with the unpredictability of British weather, dressing for work in Summer can be a challenge.  A challenge for us as individuals with different temperatures to think about and more after work events but also for business owners and team leaders as standards tend to slide in summer. However, maintaining our personal image is still [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:41+00:00July 19th, 2014|Appearance, Professional Image, Seasonal|0 Comments

Wearing colour to work

This month Anna Lundberg, a digital marketing consultant writes about her observations of London work dress, specifically wearing colour to work. She asked me for my perspective. (Wo)Men in black: Bringing colour to a world of John Majors I work in a fairly relaxed professional environment: marketing, and digital marketing in particular, are known for being quite creative and down to [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:41+00:00May 19th, 2014|Appearance, Professional Image|0 Comments

Dressing for success by Mara Thorne

It’s funny how ideas about dress code in the workplace ebb and flow. While “dress down Fridays” have been gathering momentum in workplaces across the UK, a recent survey by Debenhams appears to show that dressing “up” and taking your lead from the business attire of your boss is more likely to help you get ahead. More than half of the [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:41+00:00April 23rd, 2014|Professional Image, Seasonal|0 Comments

Healthy body for a good canvass and positive image

Every day there is something in the media about health, diet, weight loss, exercise...There's no doubt that keeping well and at a sensible weight is important for how you feel and remaining in good health for a longer, happier life. However, the state of your health has a massive effect on your image and other people's reaction when they meet you. [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:42+00:00October 19th, 2013|Personal Impact, Professional Image, Seasonal|4 Comments

Dressing expectations – Are expectations of how to dress higher for women in the work place?

What’s your reaction to this question? Have you ever thought about 'dressing expectations' in this way before? If you’re a woman, perhaps you feel a bit indignant, if a man perhaps puzzlement… I have been asked this question several times in the last few weeks, in different scenarios and by different types of people- during a radio interview, at a speaking [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:42+00:00July 19th, 2013|Professional Image|0 Comments
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