Category Archives for "Dress & Image"

Mar 14

Tips to Update Your Brand

By Joanne Blake | Dress & Image

Style for Success - Before and after photo of a personal brand and image update with tips and advice

Does your image need an overhaul?

A few years ago, an engineering client gave us some good image advice. He said you need to update your brand, your website doesn’t represent how good you actually are. (Terry was a bit hurt because he designed our first website but we realized the client was right.) Our site was part of our brand and it didn’t create a great first impression of us. So we hired a professional to update our site.

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Aug 07

Casual Friday – Dressing Down Tips for Summer

By Joanne Blake | Dress & Image

Tips & Advice for Casual Office Wear

“Summertime and the living is easy”

Casual Friday and the living is easy

To paraphrase Ella Fitzgerald and George Gershwin

“Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high.
You want to look rich and good looking.
So focus on your brand & you won’t cry.”

Ok, not as good as the original (click here to see Ella belt it out.)

But here are some tips and advice to keep your summertime and casual Friday office wear consistant with your brand.Continue reading

Jun 28

How to Look Smooth When Dining Out

By Joanne Blake | Dining , Dress & Image , Etiquette & Manners

Tips to hold your knife and fork
without looking awkward

Brought up in a barn?


Ever heard someone say “Were you born in a barn?” While it’s safe to say that very few of us were barn babies, that doesn’t mean that we were brought up with good table manners.

Handsome is, as handsome does

Nowadays the majority of people don’t know all the dining etiquette rules (and even fewer know the rules of business dining). Most people will not notice when you make a table manners faux pas.
BUT one thing almost everybody knows is what awkward looks like.Continue reading

Jun 20

Tips For Giving Feedback

By Joanne Blake | Dress & Image , Etiquette & Manners

Should You Sugar-coat Feedback?Tips and advice on giving feedback or criticism

Managers and team leaders often shy away from giving feedback, especially when it comes to clothing or behaviour. They don’t want to jeopardize working relationships.

They may not feel skilled in giving constructive criticism. They also know that honest feedback, no matter how well-intentioned, often feels personal. So it’s becoming common practice to hire image consultants, etiquette experts, and performance coaches to address problems or situations that were previously handled by managers.Continue reading

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