Let's face the absolute truth:
People judge you in a matter of seconds and based on this first impression they decide everything about you.
Projecting a winning image to create a powerful first impression is the key to success in personal, professional and social life. After all, everyone wants to be successful in life, but the certificate of success is heavily dependent on others. If what you think about yourself is not projected right, it leaves a poor impression on people, thus affecting what they think of you.
People try to enhance their image by going to various solution providers like personality development or grooming programs, fashion designers to buy nice clothes, weight management experts to lose weight, or even something as intrusive as cosmetic surgery. These are not comprehensive solutions. The fact is that a person’s image is a combination of several factors just like an interior is a combination of several factors.
Only an image consultant can help people project a winning image in all aspects.
An image consultant helps people in the following manner:
-Dressing as per roles and goals to create an appropriate clothing communication: An image consultant takes the client through a process of lifestyle evaluation, identifying the roles and goals and then suggesting levels of dressing in different situations to create a communication necessary in terms of authority, stability, trustworthiness approachability, etc.
-Dressing as per your body shape, variations and personal colors: There are eight different body shapes and many variations within them. Most people are not aware of this. An image consultant is equipped to identify your body shape and suggest ways and means to counter negative variations and enhance positive ones to create an attractive image.
-Incorporating personal style in dressing: Very often people find themselves uncomfortable while dressing as per the advice of other related professionals. This happens because their personal style is not incorporated in the clothing solution. Every individual has a personal style which they are not aware of consciously. An image consultant has the knowledge and the tools to identify the personal style of an individual and then suggests a clothing solution which incorporates the same to create an authentic image.
-Buying clothes in cluster and smart shopping: When it comes to clothing, affordability is a big issue and people often buy on impulse and then regret their purchases. Also, many people suffer from the syndrome of buying lots of clothes and yet complaining of not having anything to wear for an important occasion or meeting. An image consultant guides a client on how to build their wardrobe in a cluster to create variety in an affordable manner. After evaluating the client’s wardrobe and creating cluster plan sheets keeping in mind roles, goals, body shape and personal style, an image consultant may also accompany the client to buy clothes.
-Appropriate body language and etiquette: Body language is one of the biggest factors in visual communication and an image consultant advices a client on appropriate body language based on roles and occasions. Etiquette is a big part of creating an image. Correct etiquette in business and social situations goes a long way to create a powerful image. An image consultant takes the client through appropriate etiquette, be it dining, corporate meetings or any other.
While running any business today, whether it be a brick and mortar or online, your personal image can play a major role in the type of opportunities you'll recieve. It could take your business and income to the next level or keep you right where you are. Gentleman, choose wisely.