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  • Good morning everybody! It is an honor to be invited in this seminar dubbed as Personality Enhancement and Communication Effectiveness. In behalf of the management team of SM Department Store, we would like to congratulate your group for coming up with an activity that aims to develop the competencies of the members. My task here is to share something about Personality Development. As professionals, and of course, with all the books that you come face to face with everyday, I know that you have already mastered the essentials of Personality Development. So what we will discuss is just a recap of what you know. In the process, I know that all of us will learn from each other. So I encourage to keep your inputs coming too, so this meeting will be more productive for both of us. With our expertise, we will impart necessary points on Personality Development, its importance to all of us. We will discuss some guidelines on power dressing, while we are having a make-over session.
  • But before we start, I would like you to share some facts regarding your profession. I will flash some statements, and I want you to help me by confirming whether the statement is true of false. Indeed they are your external customers and it is a fact that everyday you, assist people coming from different groups.
  • Right after helping somebody who is in dire need for a research material, do you feel satisfied at the end of the day? But what do you feel if that customer gets so irritating, maybe they want to beat their deadline. How do you handle them?
  • In films and in some Nickelodeon series, librarians are being stereotyped. Why is that?
  • But with the advanced electronic resources, the concept of libraries are being changed too. Librarians are not just confined with books, but you are getting techno – savvy too. Even titles are being changed too. We now call you information professionals. Your traditional tasks are being combined with tasks involving quickly changing technology too. So as we adapt with the fast paced technology, it is important to continuously develop our image and personality too.
  • With this, there is no escape, we are always relaying information about us. We communicate, we tell something about us, even if we are not saying a word. And the world responds according to the manner which you think, feel and behave. If for example, at the library, you treat your external customer well, what will they do (keep coming back). What will you do if you see an unkempt man in the street, with disheveled hair, and he is trying to sell something to you, will you buy from him? Going back to the library, if there are some noisy kids, and instead of just asking them to keep quiet, you humiliated them..? What will they do (walk out of the library and worse, laugh at you and call you names). What we do, how we look, what we say and how we say it… we are talking about one’s personality.
  • Personality can be inherited, it can be acquired, it defines your way of thinking. It dictates how you will face different situations. According to modern management concept, it is the brand image of an individual. Like a product, you consider the packaging, the presentation, the selling attributes, the price = the Brand Character or Personality. The core potential… Whatever you sow, you will reap.
  • Why is there a need to develop one’s personality? In every performance appraisal, your boss would always consider aspects of your personality. You will have a chance for promotion. You will get a lot of commendations. You will have more friends. Your external customers will be fond of you and you will be happier. When you change your personality, your attitude.. The attitude of the society towards you changes too.
  • That’s the good news, personality can be developed, but as we know, it cannot be changed overnight, since there are a lot of considerations.
  • But let us focus to the factor that can easily be noticed. How can you leave a favorable first impression? (External Appearance / speech / Mannerisms) Research shows that lasting first impressions are formed is as little as 4 minutes or less, If you fail t make a good impression, it becomes more difficult to sell, persuade and to influence people to your way of thinking.
  • A question that you can answer within you.
  • The Self image * your calling card, your opinion of what you are The Projected image * The type of person I want others to immediately see and respect Combination of personality and appearance * Inner and outer qualities * Total Packaing Poor packaging of products result to poor sales While exciting and colorful packaging returns high sales.
  • First thing is assessment. Visualization is important, in which you see in your mind, the person that you want to be. Affirmation is a repetition of the statement.
  • Be Charming – be gracious, warm and sincere Smile – Remember, action and reaction. 1 st impressions – Everything you say and do counts on the 1 st introduction. It will determine the reception that you will get next time. Look like a star – It is important to acquire a flair for dressing. When you are well dressed, you become confident. It is worth the investment. If it means that your clothes will give you pride in how you look. It is not always a question of money, it is a question of good judgment and taste.
  • Is this you brand image? This print ad has been shown in magazines, in which Honda, was compared to a librarian.
  • Now, let us talk about Power Dressing at Work.
  • Here are essentials of power dressing. On the screen are the acceptable business casual attire, though, it is important to note that it still depends on the culture of your university or company.
  • While these are the no-no!
  • For men, here are some fashion tricks.
  • Fashion Tricks for girls
  • What can you say about the picture?
  • Remember, exquisite dressing style is only a compliment to professional competence. And if you use it to your advantage, it can help you get ahead in corporate culture.
  • Personality development for librarians

    1. 1. Personality Development: Personality Enhancement and Communication Effectiveness
    2. 2. True or False Librarians work with specific groups, such as children, young adults, adults, etc. .
    3. 3. True or False Assisting users in obtaining information or books for their jobs, homework, or recreational reading can be challenging and satisfying, but working with users under deadlines can be demanding and stressful.
    4. 4. True or False The traditional image of a librarian……
    5. 5. True or False The traditional concept of a library is being redefined from a place to access paper records or books to one that also houses the most advanced electronic resources, including the Internet, digital libraries, and remote access to a wide range of information sources.
    6. 6. According to Dale Carnegie... <ul><li>&quot;There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. </li></ul><ul><li>We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT WE DO, </li></ul><ul><li>HOW WE LOOK, </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT WE SAY, and </li></ul><ul><li>HOW WE SAY IT.&quot; </li></ul>
    7. 7. What is Personality <ul><li>Personality is the sum total of all physical, mental and emotional attitudes, values, interests and motivational factors. </li></ul><ul><li>Personality is the BRAND IMAGE of an individual. </li></ul><ul><li>Personality is the core potential that determines one's success in life and career. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Importance of Personality Development <ul><li>Ensure excellence in one’s chosen field </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to individual and national development </li></ul><ul><li>An improvement in your personality can improve </li></ul><ul><li>your chances for success in </li></ul><ul><li>any undertakings </li></ul>
    9. 9. Requirements towards the development of a fine personality <ul><li>Clarity of goals and purpose in life </li></ul><ul><li>Doing beyond expectation </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from failures </li></ul><ul><li>Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Character and personality </li></ul><ul><li>Self discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Positive mental attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Managing </li></ul><ul><li>Sound physical and mental health </li></ul><ul><li>Team work </li></ul><ul><li>Hard work </li></ul><ul><li>Growing in one’s knowledge and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Desiring pleasure and excitement </li></ul>
    10. 10. Personality development <ul><li>Is it just developing </li></ul><ul><li>Mere external appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Mannerisms </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior in accordance of expectation of </li></ul><ul><li>a group </li></ul>
    11. 11. What is your Brand Character?
    12. 12. TWO TYPES OF SELF-IMAGE 1. THE SELF-IMAGE - The Person I think I AM. 2. THE PROJECTED IMAGE - The Type of Person I Want Others to See and Respect. - The Personality and Appearance others see and judge you on.
    13. 13. - I need to change my bad manners. - I need to change my dull personality. - I need to change my poor physical appearance. - I need to change my sloppy dress. - I need to change my too animated facial gestures. - I need to change my exaggerated gestures. HOW TO GAIN AN EFFECTIVE PROJECTED IMAGE?
    14. 14. 1. Be charming and you'll be liked. 2. A smile is the best calling card. 3. Go for that favorable first impressions. 4. If you want to look like a star, dress like a star. THAT ELUSIVE STAR QUALITY: HOW TO ATTAIN IT?
    15. 15. &quot;The automotive equivalent of a really hot librarian. Good-looking, yet intelligent. Fun, yet sophisticated. All in a very eye-catching, 200-horsepower package. The Accord V-6 Coupe .&quot;
    16. 16. Power Dressing at Work - Looking your professional best in the workplace can give you a competitive advantage - It simply means dressing in a way that projects an image of the sophisticated, successful working individual you are or would like to become.
    17. 19. 1.Always match your belt with your shoes Stay with traditional colors (black,dark brown or rich tan)‏ 2.Matching ties and shirt: Ties should be tied in whatever style most strikes your fancy. Clip on ties is a NO! NO! 3. Socks: Should match with the color of your pants Leave the white socks for the gym!!! 4. Watches: The single most important accessory a man can own. If you own different watches, black band with black shoes and black belt, brown with brown 5. Eyeglasses: Should compliment your color, shape of face. Men's Checklist: Power Dressing for Success
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    23. 40. Exquisite dressing style is only a compliment to professional competence and a strong work ethic rather than a substitute, power dressing at work can be a great tool to help you get ahead in corporate culture.
    24. 41. Make-over Session
    25. 43. Thank You!
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