In today’s highly competitive job market, you need an edge to stay in the game. Here are a few ideas for strengthening your image and professional presence.
Avoid too much head nodding. Women nod their heads to indicate they’re listening and understand what’s being said. Men interpret head nodding as agreement with their ideas. Too much head nodding may result in miscommunication and may be perceived as weakness since it creates a subliminal message of submissiveness.
Pay attention to vocal inflection. A rising inflection at the end of a sentence sounds tentative, as if posing a question and may diminish your credibility. Practice bringing your voice down at the end of a sentence.
When I was young I loved the bright dresses, lace socks and white patent leather Mary Janes that I wore to church on Easter Sunday. The annual shopping trip with Mom to choose an Easter dress was a ritual as important as placing cookies and milk out for Santa each Christmas Eve. I’ve always been a tomboy, preferring pants to dresses, but I loved my Easter dress and never felt more girly than when I proudly walked into Church in all my finery. So it’s no surprise that even now that I’m all grown up, I still long for a beautiful spring dress to launch the new season. Read more
Handbags are a great way to add a pop of color to an outfit and an inexpensive way to keep your look modern and current each season. Like your clothes, handbags need to be in balance with the proportions of your body shape and size. And keep in mind the functionality of your bag. If it’s too small you’re not likely to use it often enough to justify the expense. On the other hand, a bag that’s large enough to pack for a weekend trip isn’t a good choice for day to day use. We tend to overfill large bags, increasing the weight so much that it puts unnecessary stress on our shoulders which may lead to chronic back pain over time. Read more
Is your appearance communicating the right message? You have only seconds to make a great impression. Schedule a First Impression Analysis with Julie and discover the message in your appearance.
It’s your body shape, not your weight that matters. Knowing your body shape helps you select clothes to beautifully complement your figure. You’ll feel more confident when the clothes fit perfectly.
The first step to looking younger and feeling energized is to identify the colors that look best on you. A Customized Color Analysis will show you how to put the radiance back into your look.