There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to Personal Image. So What Is Personal Image? Everything you say and do, don’t say and don’t do creates an image about you in the minds of those around you, what people say about you when you are not in the room. Your personal image has a number of elements. The way you dress, the colors you choose, the way you talk and the way you relate to others are some of the more important ones in determining your success in your career and in life.
We make judgments about everything in a matter of seconds. There are other times when our judgment is important to safeguard ourselves. You may be walking down the block in the neighborhood near school and you see ten boys dressed like gang members walking toward me. I could keep walking without fear and risk a problem or cross the street. We have to make decisions quickly based on what we perceive about individuals. Similarly, in a job interview, performance reviews, business meeting or networking situation, others judge you first based on how you present yourself. Have you ever wondered why one of your coworker who doesn’t work harder and better than you but he keeps obtaining promotion? There is a widespread belief that if you do your best at work someone will notice. In many cases, unfortunately, that is not enough. Perhaps it’s because he sends a clear, consistent message about who he is and what he has offered.
“You are either standing out or blending in”
With the right skills, you can strengthen your personal image and be able to offer more valuable. Personal image will help you turn prospects into paying clients. It will help you separate yourself from the crowd, land your dream job, it can even help you in your relationships. You will have a higher impact on others which will cause you to hold a very high place in the minds of your prospects and clients. Which means, you can make more money. How awesome would that be?!
YOU are your image. Which means you can take ownership over your personal brand and get rid of the bad stuff and add the right skills to increase the value you express and provide.
To see how you can build and highlight your personal image, why don’t you join us at “Your Image, Your Future” workshop this Sunday morning, from 08:30 AM – 12:00 AM at The Workshop Coffee (27 Ngo Duc Ke St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Hochiminh City)? Entrance fee: 100,000 VND. For registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more infomations, please click here.