Image Bradford College May 2009

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Presentation given to college students on the value of personal branding and image. Focus was on finding an authentic voice. Sorry I don\'t have the audio to go with this!

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Image Bradford College May 2009

  1. 1. Crucial Reflections for Administrative Professionals Prepared by Tiffany Odutoye for Bradford College info@virtualpartner.biz 1
  2. 2. Agenda • Introduction / Background • Projecting the right Image – Questions/thoughts from the group… – How to move our thinking beyond the way we dress? – What about our image and Social Media? • Wrap-Up – Best Practices – Where is the Admin profession heading info@virtualpartner.biz 2
  3. 3. Projecting the right IMAGE Moving our thinking beyond the way we dress! Crucial Reflections for Administrative Professionals prepared by Tiffany Odutoye for Bradford College info@virtualpartner.biz 3
  4. 4. What is a Professional Image? • Mental picture that you project or the perception that is left with your audience. • How do they get this picture: – Communication styles (verbal / non-verbal) – Dress & Etiquette – Astuteness It’s more… info@virtualpartner.biz 4
  5. 5. Projecting the right Image… People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ????? info@virtualpartner.biz 5
  6. 6. Projecting the right Image…from the INSIDE out • Generous • Flexible • Integrous • Willing • Loving • Resourceful • Compassionate • Inter developmental • Balanced • Initiating • Articulate • Light-hearted • Respectful • Creative • Positive • Forthright • Secure • Collaborative • Aware • Genuine info@virtualpartner.biz 6
  7. 7. Projecting the right Image… Become more attractive. Being attractive is: The state of being in which integrity with high standards and high values naturally and effortlessly draws others toward you. Irresistible Attraction happens when you focus on making yourself attractive to the best of life so that happiness and joy result. Attraction happens naturally. info@virtualpartner.biz 7
  8. 8. Projecting the right Image… My interpretation of some attraction principles: • People before profit • Collaborative partnerships • Personal integrity • Balance • Community connections info@virtualpartner.biz 8
  9. 9. Projecting the right Image… Resources for Principles of Attraction: • Attraction U - www.attractionu.com • Talane Miedaner - www.talane.com • The Portable Coach: • 28 Surefire Strategies for Business and Personal Success by Thomas J. Leonard, Byron Laursen info@virtualpartner.biz 9
  10. 10. Projecting the right Image… RECAP - STATISTICS How first and lasting impressions are made: – 55% - body language – 38% - tone of voice – 7% - actual words spoken • We tend to prejudge and listen only if we like what we see. – Dress – Selecting the right stationery for your resume and cover letters – Display proper etiquette • Non-verbal communication Posture – Smile – Mirror, gestures – Eye contact • 30-Second rule! … that’s not it…don’t forget… info@virtualpartner.biz 10
  11. 11. Projecting the right Image… RECAP Become more attractive by developing Attraction principles … (everything else will happen naturally) info@virtualpartner.biz 11
  12. 12. Projecting the right Image… with Social Media Who's in your network? http://www.virtualpartner.biz
  13. 13. 7 things you need to know … 1. Web 2.0 and Social Media – What is it all about • Web is the Platform 2. The power of the collaborative thinking • Harness collective Intelligence 3. Have a strategy / Action Plan 4. You are your brand 5. Be engaging – giver not a taker • Open networks for a reason ...Users add Value 6. Be consistent 7. Resources to support activity http://www.virtualpartner.biz
  14. 14. Wrap Up • Where is the Administrative Profession heading? • Best Practices will prepare you… • My gift to you…. info@virtualpartner.biz 14
  15. 15. My gift to you! SNEAK PREVIEW: New book Pre-Release eBook version 1.1 Look for an email containing your FREE download!

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