First impressions last & are not easily reversed or undone & first impressions decide whether you would get a second chance or not. Therefore, they become extremely important for your Personal, Professional & Social success.
Another interesting concept you I would like to share with you today is that Image is inside out. It is an outward projection of your character your:
& the big news is, that it’simpossible to not have an image, we’re always projecting an image … consciously or sub-consciously by the way we look and carry ourselves. So a first impression reflects the real you!
Looking great is not about a perfect body or a perfect face, it’s about packaging & presenting yourself in the best form. The vast majority of first impressions we make are impacted by the visuals i.e
About 40 years ago Image Consulting was not a common concept for the public at large it was a secret weapon of the elite to look good & to dress in style. Only the Celebrities, Models, Politicians & TV Personalities used an Image Consultant to receive an image makeover but overtime it has changed. Today, the competition is fierce & all of us need to put our best foot forward at all times. That’s why Personal Image Management has become imperative for our success.
If you think your technical qualification is enough, Think hard Cause, way too many people share the same & If you want to stand out & move ahead you have to learn to create a good visual impression too. In this highly competitive environment you are consistently “Judged” by what meets the eye. It’s your visual communication that speaks first & Image Management provides the winning edge.
So let me tell you an interesting story that will show you how image management helped someone achieve his goal;
One morning the telephone rang….Hello Mam, do you teach interview skills? Yes I do…. Would this be for you? I asked…
No mam this is for my son…
Sure, what is he studying? Is he in college or applying for a job? No mam, he is 11 years old & needs to prepare for a school interview.
Oh!! I said…are you sure about hiring an Image Consultant for this? Yes mam, he is smart & intelligent but I want to make sure he stands out in every respect, as this is a premium school and the competition is very high….Well, the journey of learning started
& he learnt all the elements of dressing, grooming, body language, etiquette & communication. So did he make it??...
Yes he did!!
& he clearly stood out during his personal interview, group discussion and portfolio presentation…