Personal Image and Personal Brand

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in How You Look, News, Personal Branding | 0 comments

Package it. Wrap it in a bow. If  you were to present a gift inside an elegant blue box and another in a common brown box and asked the recipient to choose, which do you think it would be? Savvy marketers understand that you will perceive the value of the contents as more desirable if they present the product with the promise of packaging. That is the image or the promise of value of their product. Each of us have a personal image. Your image is not your personal brand, but it is an extension of it. Your image is a composite of your hairstyle, your clothing, your physical characteristics and...

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Be Who You Are

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in News, Personal Branding | 0 comments

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” ~Judy Garland If getting to know yourself was a simple as those quizzes on Facebook that tell you life-changing things like what word in the dictionary sums you up best, what colour your soul is and what kind of mind you have, the real- world hard work of getting to know yourself would seem less daunting and take a lot less time, introspection and energy. In defining and developing your personal brand, understanding your essence and what makes you tick is the first step toward creating a...

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Preparing for Your Photo Shoot

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in How You Look, News | 0 comments

We’ve all had a good giggle at some of the hilarious and weird business photo’s on cards, brochures, bus benches and web-sites that are out there. Just about every part of marketing relies on visual content and it’s the visuals that capture the most attention. If you want  order to effectively promote Brand YOU and attract potential clients, stand out from the crown and step ahead of the competition a good head shot is vital. If you don’t already have a great up-to-date portrait book a photo-shoot as soon as you can. It’s true. A picture really is worth a...

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The Message of You

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in News, Personal Branding | 0 comments

Everyone loves a story. Story is how we learn from one another and share our experiences. YOUR story is your brand and the message of you is the over-riding theme of your life. What are you all about? How do people feel when your name is mentioned? What are your gifts? How do you touch their lives? The foundation of your personal brand is authenticity and consistency. There is likely no story more powerful than your Eulogy. Imagine yours. What would others say about you when you are gone? Would your co-workers and clients have the same thing to say about you as your family and friends? Would...

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Business Introductions

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in How You Act | Comments Off on Business Introductions

We make introductions each and every day, yet in a business meet and greet they can be tricky to navigate. Get these basic rules right and your confidence will soar in every situation. Today in most business situations in the western world people relate to each other on a first name basis. However each company has its own unique corporate culture and so you should never assume you can call someone by first and last name automatically. When in doubt a cautious approach is always better than showing disrespect by being carelessly casual. If the C-suite executives or managers are known as...

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Face Value

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in How You Look | 0 comments

Lets face it. We all have a resting face that we show the world when we are not paying attention. What do people see on your face when you are not trying? Grumpy, Happy, Dopey, Sleepy or maybe even Bashful? You have approximately 90 muscles and 14 bones in your face. Rarely do your muscles work independently, they work together in groups to communicate emotion. Our expressions come naturally to us; they are instinctive.  Long before an infant can utter their first words they have mastered the ability to communicate how they are feeling through their facial expressions. As adults, we have the...

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