Giving out the ideal first impression has a huge impact on the success you experience in your personal and professional life.
Today, I want to give you some simple, actionable tips on how to project a first impression that is approachable, credible and trustworthy. These tips will assist you to project a magnetic image that not only, truly reflects you but is a stepping stone for your success.
Morning routine: each morning spend 5 mins doing something positive. It may be affirmations, a gratitude journal or taking a short walk. The key here is doing something that is positive but also completely for you and no one else.
Smile: this is such a powerful technique but we often forget to do it in the rush of our busy lives. So, take a moment the next time you approach someone to just smile and make eye contact. This is something that can be especially noticeable at places like the grocery store, try it out and see the difference in the service you get.
Power Pose: here is a great one to use right before you head into that important event or presentation. Amy Cuddy explains it best in this TED talk:
Be grateful: gratitude is such an important thing to practice, it is also a way to change our mindset in the long term. If you need a quick pick me up at any time of the day writing down 5 things you are grateful for, can help.
Be prepared: if you know you have an important day coming up spend some time the night before preparing what you are going to wear. This saves you rushing about in the morning and just choosing something that is ok rather than the perfect outfit that could make a difference to your whole day.
Add some accessories: this is one of my tips that I know will have a definite impact on your confidence. Find yourself an accessory that you love and that makes you feel beautiful and put it on. Take notice of the difference it makes to how you feel about your appearance.
These tips may seem simple and they are meant to be, portraying the right image doesn’t have to be difficult. It takes a consistent approach but you can do a lot of little things each day that will guide you in the right direction.
Are you Ready to Create a Magnetic Image?
The next Image workshop is on Saturday, March 10th 9 am -12 pm
Join me for a super fun and insightful morning where you will learn how to be more confident standing out and looking the part.
You will walk away inspired and full of ideas you can implement straight away. You will learn in simple steps how to refresh your look, your wardrobe and the impressions you are creating!
Alba Gomez is an image and personal brand coach, keynote speaker, first impressions specialist and professional image consultant.
Born in Colombia and based in Australia, she travels nationally and internationally for speaking, executive coaching, consulting and training.
Alba works with individuals and small groups right through to large corporations. She brings her client’s image into line with their personal and professional roles, giving them the clarity and confidence to look and feel their best. Alba uses a unique, results-orientated approach, drawing on her 14 years of experience with systems and processes as an engineer.