Knowing your style direction creates a confidence and an inner knowing that you've got it nailed once and for all.
From my experience, many professionals are really great at what they do. They know their strengths and skillset and perform very well at work. What they often struggle with is the stuff they have not been trained in. Styling and image management is one of them. Personal brand and social media presence is another.
People do business with people they like and trust and how we look and feel about ourselves is powerful. Check out this TED Talk to prove it. In a matter of seconds we can change how others see us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM4Xe6Dlp0Y
Many of my clients know their body and they know what they feel good in. They just don’t know why and they actually love to understand the science behind how it all works so they can be empowered to decide for themselves. When you know how to match aspects of your character, personality and intelligence to how you present in the world, this is what we call nailing your style direction.
It explains why you choose the fabrics, shapes and colours that you do. We get to see how brave you are when it comes to taking a risk and taking a chance on yourself to allow people to see who you really are. It forms the basis of how we manage perceptions for you in business and on line. So many clever professionals neglect to get this one thing handled and wonder what the bugger is going on for them. Women striving for board roles are commonly in this space. Looking dated does not help you when the board is seeking innovation. They will believe what you show them to be true about you.
Allowing your style direction to play out in full is not for the faint of heart. It takes something to play in this space. Allowing your personality to come out to play may be seen in a shoe or a bag or a piece of jewellery if you are playing it safe and trying to respect the organisation you work in.
So if people do business with people they like and trust, who, exactly are you?
And how do I know when I check out your LinkedIn profile or meet you for the first time?
Perceptions are powerful. Give yourself a head start. Book in for a complimentary image audit here: http://bit.ly/Image-Audit
Let’s get this handled and close the door on that conversation for good.