Why Your Image Matters

Why Your Image Matters - Image Consulting Advice

Why Your Image Matters – Image Consulting Advice


Why Your Image Matters?


Your personal image is the perception that people have about you. It affects your success in every aspect of your life. When a person meets you for the first time, their brain makes several snap decisions about you. The process takes just 7 seconds. These judgements include the following elements about you:

  • age
  • status
  • social class
  • likeability
  • competitiveness
  • education level
  • wealth
  • health

Learn to make the most of them and take your personal brand on a next level that exudes confidence and professionalism.

learn to make a great first impression

Learn to make a great first impression © I on Image 2016


People are programmed to make a quick opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language, your gravitas and your style. We still tend to trust our first impression, even if we learn more about the person. It’s because we are programmed to make snap judgements about people. It’s good to know that we are all born to think this way -and that there is a solid reason for that.


Trust vs. Respect

According to Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy in Business Insider these rapid decisions that people make within seconds from seeing you for the first time come down to two boiling questions:

  1. Can I trust this person?
  2. Can I respect this person?

From evolutionary point of view it was crucial for survival to be able to judge a situation or a person in a split second. Life was very much about risk evaluation and to this day we carry those traits inside of us. They are just used in a more sophisticated manner.


Science behind first impressions

Science behind first impressions © I on Image 2016



Are You Being Judged Accurately?

Make sure people are judging you accurately and not being confused or distracted about your image. Part of your process is simplifying things. Be more powerful with less. People want see the real you. It doesn’t mean spilling all your secrets out there. You are in control of what you are giving away -and what you are keeping to yourself.

Center for Talent and Innovation (CTI) declared in their 2013 report “Executive Presence” about personal image:

“How you look, how you speak, and how you act turn out to be critical to your success, our report concludes, at every step in your career journey.”

Be mindful about your personal image. It’s crucial to your success and, in a competitive situation against as talented and experienced people as yourself, it may be all you really have.

Claim the ownership of your image

Claim the ownership of your image © I on Image 2016


Gain Control Of Your Image

Remember to always remain as authentic as possible. Your personal image should be intentional and a reflection of who you really are.

Your personal image is one of the few aspects of your life that you have a full control of and I am delighted to help you to invest in yourself. I am passionate about business wear, first impressions (live and on social medial) and I want to help you to be at your very best in the current competitive business environment.

Let me worry about the looks, it saves you your valuable time and helps you to focus on the very essential: your fantastic skills and amazing knowledge.

Need more convincing? I got you covered. Read my blog 3 Reasons to Hire Me


Gain control of your image

Gain control of your image © I on Image 2016


Learn in blog: How to Make a Great First impression?


Elements Of A Successful Personal Image

  • Inspiring: Create enthusiasm and make people feel empowered.
  • Memorable: Stand out from the crowd for the right reasons.
  • Approachable: Be open, communicate clearly and make people feel comfortable around you.
  • Genuine: Remember to be the unique charming you.
  • Engaging: Create lasting relationships and allow people to commit to you.


Elements of a successful personal image

Elements of a successful personal image © I on Image 2016


I am looking forward to help you enhance your personal image and personal brand!

Make a good first impression

Make a good first impression © I on Image 2016


READ MORE about the impact of your personal image in I on Image’s 3-part blog series “Your Personal Image Is Everything”


Let me know how I can help you enhance your image. I would love to hear from you!


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8 thoughts on “Why Your Image Matters

  1. I on Image says:

    Great to have you here Madi! Indeed authenticity is the difficult part because we are so influenced by all things happening around us that many of us have no idea who they really are. I am super conscious about this and still end up losing track from time to time.

  2. madidearsonladylike says:

    This is so true – first impressions are so important, like it or not, people make snap judgments. I love your ending lines about how our image should be authentic and true to who we really are. I think that this is the tricky part – not to get swept by trends but to stick with our own personality.

  3. Briony Croft says:

    Thanks for pointing out that an why image matters. One thing which have that first impresion is the last impression. People judge you in one eye. Your dressing sensing will tell you each and everything very clearly.With the hard work the fashion also play a tremendous role in life.

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