What are you “saying” before you speak a word?

Is looking stressed and unprofessional taking away your personal power and positive professional impact?  Appearing rumpled or haggard downgrades your professional image.

Portraying a harried image – regardless of how well you do your job or how smart you are, places you at risk of damaging your professional reputation, of hitting a wall in your career, of not making the most of your pitch to potential clients. Continue reading

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Is your image holding you back?

A lack of confidence is holding back women in their careers according to a new survey. Almost 50% of women believe they would be further in their career if they had more self-belief.

In a survey of 2,000 British women – carried out by Head & Shoulders – 92% of respondents admitted to having hang ups, with the most frequent obstacle being anxiety about their appearance.

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DRESS LIKE YOU MEAN BUSINESS!

In today’s image-obsessed society, there’s a lot more pressure on people to look the part, whether they are pitching to a new client, representing the corporate brand  or going for a job interview. To survive and thrive in the corporate world, it’s important to project a winning image of confidence, ability and style.  

As an employee, you have to think about your messaging – what is your appearance saying about you? Is it saying ‘I take pride in how I dress when going to work and I look impressive?’  Or,  ‘I couldn’t really be bothered dressing for work and I don’t look as if I have made any effort?’

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