Certificate Program in Personal Image Management and Executive Presence (Optional)
The most comprehensive program covering the full spectrum of Personality Development, Grooming, Communication & Behavioural Skills and Executive Presence
Image Management- What, Why and for Whom
What is Image Management
Image Management is the art and science of managing one’s appearance to create powerful first impressions to get more opportunities in life and acquiring necessary soft skills to perform when these opportunities present themselves. It covers the complete spectrum of appearance, behaviour, communication and digital foot print.
Why Image Management
Image Management is the most essential skill in today’s competitive world where one needs to stand out just to survive. Gone are the days wherein academic education and technical knowledge were enough to be successful. These elements are possessed by many people today and Image Management provides the winning edge.
Who needs it
While everyone needs to manage their Image to become more successful, it becomes critical in threshold situations in life. Each threshold situation marks the beginning of a new role and with that there is a change in goals as well as typical occasions in one’s life. Projecting an Image appropriate to roles and goals is essential.
Clothing, grooming, body language and etiquette are part of appearance. One communicates a lot with these visual elements and this is our first communication with others. People take decisions about us in their mind based on this communication and these decisions heavily influence their behaviour towards us.
Behavioural skills are noticed after the visual part of the communication. Not only that these skills need to be appropriate but they must also align with impressions created through visual communication. Also known as people skills they are most essential in today’s world as effective dealing with people is the key to success.
Vocal and verbal communication skills complete the full spectrum of Image Management. There is an old saying that as light travels faster than sound most people seem brighter till they open their mouth. Also since in today’s world major part of our communication is through digital medium, one’s digital footprint is of equal importance.