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Ambitious Entrepreneur

Ambitious Entrepreneur – Making a Good First Impression with a Professional Image

Annemarie Cross interviews Helen Robinett from Image Quest, an image consultant who has seen many ambitious entrepreneurs (like you?) sabotage their professional image by the choices they make with their clothing and accessories.  Don’t let this happen to you!  With only one chance to make a good first impression, it’s important that your image sends the right message–especially where potential clients are concerned!  Tune in as Annemarie and Helen share their best tips on making money while looking great!

Helen is obsessive about helping people feel confident in how they look by supporting them in choosing the right style and color so that they can maximize look and feel of their individual personality.  In this informative interview, she shares the most common traps people fall into with their choice of fashion; the importance of selecting the right fit, style, and color; as well as some great tips on how to build rapport to make the right impression when meeting your prospect for the very first time.

“We hate to think that people are destroying their professionalism and their image by not taking the time to figure out what to wear and what not to wear,” Annemarie says, pointing out that so many of us judge professionals simply by what they are wearing.  “Human beings are highly visual…our mind believes that the eye sees,” explains Helen.  Annemarie and Helen discuss the importance of staying up-to-date with your career wardrobe, explaining the difference between fashion pieces that are “dated” and pieces that are “classic.”  “Anything that is highly noticeable is generally a fashion fad,” says Helen, going on to explain an array of “timeless” items that every career woman should have in their closets.

What’s the time limit on trendy clothes?  How long can you keep an item around before it becomes passe?  What length of skirt is appropriate for your body?  What part of your body should always be the focal point of your business image?  Find out the answers to all these questions and many more!