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Impression Management Final For Voice Over


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Impression Management Final For Voice Over

  1. 1. Impression Management Limited Use Agreement Unauthorized reproduction, sale, or publication of any part of this presentation without the prior express written permission of Hiring for Hope Inc. is strictly prohibited.
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>A high percentage of what we communicate is done non verbally </li></ul><ul><li>Skills, education, and experience are critical </li></ul><ul><li>Overall appearance and verbal communication style are also important </li></ul>
  3. 3. Workshop Overview <ul><li>Definition of impression management </li></ul><ul><li>Company and interviewer considerations </li></ul><ul><li>General attire basics </li></ul><ul><li>Gender specific interview attire guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Body language/nonverbal communication </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Impression Management? <ul><li>Being conscious of and managing: </li></ul><ul><li>What you say </li></ul><ul><li>How you say it (tone) </li></ul><ul><li>Your body language/ nonverbal communication </li></ul><ul><li>How you dress and groom yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Your actions and reactions </li></ul>
  5. 5. Do Appearances Matter?
  6. 6. <ul><li>You will command respect and create your desired impression and outcome by dressing, acting, and speaking appropriately for your surroundings </li></ul><ul><li>Every company and industry is unique </li></ul><ul><li>Every interview and interviewer is unique </li></ul><ul><li>Information is power </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that the impression you are trying to make is the right impression </li></ul> Company and Interviewer Considerations
  7. 7. <ul><li>Do your due diligence </li></ul><ul><li>Consider and jot down what you may already know </li></ul><ul><li>Research the company and the interviewers before you call a company representative </li></ul><ul><li>Contact a company representative if you still can’t find the answers to your question(s) </li></ul> Company and Interviewer Considerations
  8. 8. General Attire Basics <ul><li>“ Dressing for success” does not have to be expensive </li></ul><ul><li>What you wear and how you wear it are critical </li></ul><ul><li>We are all unique individuals with different body types </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting the right attire will boost your self confidence and your overall presentation. </li></ul>
  9. 9. General Attire Basics <ul><li>Interview Attire: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should not distract the interviewer from being able to focus on you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should play an “ancillary and “complimentary” role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is better to overdress than under dress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rehearse your attire a few days before the interview. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Right before the interview perform a full mirror check of the front, back, and side views </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. General Attire Basics <ul><li>Interview Attire: </li></ul><ul><li>Should be simple, conservative, and professional </li></ul><ul><li>Should be consistent with the brand and image that you have created </li></ul><ul><li>Should be neat, clean, ironed/pressed, stain- free and in good condition. </li></ul><ul><li>Should communicate that you are mature, organized, and a suitable representative for the company </li></ul>
  11. 11. What does your current attire say about you? <ul><li>Dressing professionally for an interview will boost your self- confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Increased self-confidence will help you present yourself well and leave a favorable impression </li></ul><ul><li>Does your interview attire portray the image that the company is looking for? </li></ul>
  12. 12. General Attire Basics - Price/Quality <ul><li>Do some window shopping and make sure that your interview attire is the right color, style, and fit for your body type </li></ul><ul><li>Price and quality go hand in hand </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need to spend a fortune to look great </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in a good tailor </li></ul>
  13. 13. General Attire Basics – Color/Pattern Authority Power Drama Purity Chastity Cleanliness Tranquility Trust Loyalty Credibility Stability Neutrality Calming Stress Reducing Passive Neutrality Sophistication Confidence
  14. 14. General Attire Basics – Color/Pattern Danger Power Passion Emotion Strength Strong Personality Cheer Caution Jealousy Success Wealth Security Royalty Power Sensitivity Fun Calm Low Energy
  15. 15. General Basics – Fabric/Style for Suits <ul><li>Don’t mix and match pieces from different suit sets </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid fashion trends </li></ul><ul><li>Always button your suit </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptable fabric types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wool blends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural/synthetic blends that mimic wool </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. General Basics – Fabric/Style <ul><li>Style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shoulder pads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pleats/darts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low rise pants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lines/pinstripes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single vs. double breasted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How many buttons? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pants vs. skirt suit for women </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. General Basics – Fit <ul><li>A well tailored suit looks expensive, and makes you feel more confident </li></ul><ul><li>A good tailor is knowledgeable about professional fit guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid cuts that are too snug or short </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid clothing that is too revealing </li></ul><ul><li>Skirts – hemline should be no more than three inches above the knee </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Pants/jacket/shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Blouse </li></ul><ul><li>Hair/makeup </li></ul> Interview Attire - Women
  19. 19. <ul><li>Accessories </li></ul><ul><li>Underwear </li></ul><ul><li>Personal hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Foot/leg wear </li></ul> Interview Attire - Women
  20. 20. <ul><li>Pants/jacket </li></ul><ul><li>Shirts </li></ul><ul><li>Hair </li></ul> Interview Attire - Men
  21. 21. <ul><li>Accessories </li></ul><ul><li>Personal hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Foot/leg wear </li></ul> Interview Attire - Men
  22. 22. Body Language/Nonverbal Communication Body Language/Nonverbal Communication
  23. 23. <ul><li>85% of what we communicate is through nonverbal means </li></ul><ul><li>Effective communicators master the fine art of listening with their eyes and ears </li></ul><ul><li>Listen and observe your interviewer for both verbal and nonverbal signals </li></ul><ul><li>Use your body language to strike a balance between too formal and too casual </li></ul> Body Language/Nonverbal Communication tips
  24. 24. <ul><li>Hand shake </li></ul><ul><li>Facial signals </li></ul><ul><li>Walk </li></ul><ul><li>Seating </li></ul> Body Language/Non-Verbal Communication tips
  25. 25. <ul><li>Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Hands/arms </li></ul><ul><li>Legs </li></ul><ul><li>Personal space </li></ul><ul><li>Reactions </li></ul> Body Language/Non-Verbal Communication tips
  26. 26. <ul><li>Listen with your eyes and ears </li></ul><ul><li>React to verbal and nonverbal communication </li></ul><ul><li>Observe your interviewer’s nonverbal signals </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t appear distracted </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t read more into your interviewer’s nonverbal signals than is really there </li></ul> Interviewers Message
  27. 27. <ul><li>The true success of any interview begins the second you enter the employer’s property </li></ul><ul><li>A high percentage of what we communicate is done nonverbally </li></ul><ul><li>Each company, industry, geographic area of the country, and interviewer has its own unique personality, style, preferences, culture, and environment. </li></ul><ul><li>As a result, no two interview situations that you encounter should ever be treated exactly the same </li></ul> Summary
  28. 28. <ul><li>Do your due diligence before you arrive for your interview </li></ul><ul><li>Price and quality go hand in hand but you don’t need to drop a small fortune to look professional </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in a good tailor </li></ul><ul><li>The color, fabric/style, and fit of your attire is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Your ability to effectively manage your body language and react to the nonverbal signals given by your interviewer says more than what you say </li></ul> Summary
  29. 29. <ul><li>True or False ? It is ok to be rude to the valet and the front desk receptionist. The impression that you leave with them doesn’t matter. </li></ul><ul><li>True or False ? The color, style/fabric, and fit of your interview suit are the only things that matter about your appearance? </li></ul><ul><li>True or False ? The only nonverbal skill you need to master is having the ability to manage your own body language? </li></ul><ul><li>True or False? 85% of what we communicate during an interview is done via the nonverbal signals we send our interviewer? </li></ul><ul><li>True or False ? Observing and reacting appropriately to your interviewer’s nonverbal signals is not important. </li></ul> Test Your Knowledge
  30. 30. <ul><li>What Colors To Wear To A Job Interview By Moshin Manji </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Tech Career Services Website - </li></ul><ul><li>Listen With Your Eyes: Tips for Understanding Nonverbal Communication - By Susan M. Heathfield </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Body Language that Sends the Right Message – www. </li></ul><ul><li>Hartley, Gregory and Kovinch, Maryann. I Can Read you Like a Book. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Guide for Interview Dress Etiquette. Revision 3.1 (November 2005). Created by </li></ul> Source Page