Tips for a Skype / Video Interview Part II

By: Meredith Astles | 27 Jul 2017

Part II in our series of Skype/video communications continues with suggestions on being mindful of gestures behind the camera, your appearance, and finally tone and communication. Let’s get started! GESTURES In face- to-face interactions, gestures at mid chest or lower are always visible, however on video you must lift your hands to appear in the frame but not to cover your face. Your gestures need to enhance your message and should illustrate what you…

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Tips for a Skype / Video Interview Part I

By: Meredith Astles | 20 Jun 2017

A few weeks ago, we were watching Professor Kelly on international BBC TV speak earnestly about the Korean presidential impeachment when suddenly there was a disturbance to one side of the screen and in ran his little children pursued seconds later by a distraught mother who dragged the little ones away. Nobody heard a thing he said during the few minutes’ interruption and of course the…

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The Secret Code of Men’s Business Casual

By: Meredith Astles | 30 May 2017

Your company has now adopted casual wear for their everyday dress code. According to many men there are subtle unwritten do’s and don’ts in their culture and a few minefields to avoid if you want to get ahead. When in doubt, copy the executive, invest in quality casual items (on sale) and never forget good grooming. NOT ALL JEANS ARE CREATED EQUAL Dark premium denim or black jeans are a must for the professional world when jeans are allowed. However trendy…

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The Language of Civility: Words from Lynne Marks

By: Meredith Astles | 14 Mar 2017

Civility is a frame of mind, a context from which we could choose to live. In a perfect world, the home, places of worship, work and education, the media and all public addresses should inform, empower or inspire, but in recent times these attributes have been sadly lacking. Permeating the very fabric of society like nerve gas, language loaded with rudeness, fabrications and unkindness has become the new norm.   What’s worse, people…

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2017 Makeup Trends

By: Meredith Astles | 1 Mar 2017

  Every year, new makeup trends emerge or step back into the spotlight. As an image consultant, it is your responsibility to study these trends and determine if they are ideal for your client’s image or not. Take a look at these makeup trends for 2017 – do they fit with the image you’ve crafted for your clients? Healthy Skin with Bold Eyes or Lips Say goodbye to time spent contouring or blotting out imperfections. This year’s…

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2017 Makeup Trends Image Consultants Should Consider

By: Meredith Astles | 31 Jan 2017

Every year, new makeup trends emerge or step back into the spotlight. As an image consultant, it is your responsibility to study these trends and determine if they are ideal for your client’s image or not. Take a look at these makeup trends for 2017 – do they fit with the image you’ve crafted for your clients? Healthy Skin with Bold Eyes or Lips Say goodbye to time spent contouring or…

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New Year, New You – Start Your Image Consulting Career in 2017!

By: Meredith Astles | 22 Dec 2016

We’ve all heard the saying “New Year, New You!” Why not make 2017 a year to remember by chasing that dream career you’ve always wanted. Becoming an image consultant isn’t as complicated as you may think. Jumpstarting your way into a new career to help professionals with their image starts with enrolling in one of the many…

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7 Holiday Party Etiquette Tips to Use This Season

By: Meredith Astles | 23 Nov 2016

When winter arrives, we all know what that means – holiday parties are in full swing. Whether it’s the corporate office party, the get together with family, or the fancy dinner party annually hosted by your friends, your schedule is booked for the season. However, bad holiday party etiquette can quickly dwindle down the amount of invitations you receive. Instead of being a party pooper, use these 7 quick tips to be the perfect guest or host!

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