Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Image & Social Media

Like it or not, your staff are representing you on social media. People who complete their profiles—on Face Book, Linked In, Twitter, or any other social media platform—typically include the name of their employer. That means when investors or clients or potential employees search for the name of your company or your industry, your employees’ profiles are bound to show up in the results.

Take the opportunity to help define your employees’ profiles by giving them the tools to maintain a professional image online. After all, their photos and messages affect your business image! Consider making the investment in organizing a professional head shot day. This can help with growth opportunities for your employees will help you to extend your company and their professional image online. Have a photographer come in and set-up a mini studio that includes studio backdrop and lighting, professional hairstyling and makeup, and a schedule that accommodates personalized service. Your staff will be so delighted with the photos, they’ll want to use them on all their social media sites!
Your Web searches such as google will now show polished professionals eager to serve. This is a sure fire way to take your social media profile to a higher level and make a great  first impression!

Contact Doyle Designed Salon at 708-799-5758, or fill out our contact form at doyledesigned.com to get more information on the schedule of our Social Media Success Shots opportunity!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Impact's of Fashion!

Success is measured not only by our accomplishments, but also by our image. Respect the value of your first impression, and appeal to senses of others. People judge you within the first few minutes of meeting you. They make assumptions about who you are based on your looks and your clothing. Projecting a professional image is crucial to attaining success. People will take you more seriously if your look is polished and pulled together. Others  are constantly observing your behavior and forming theories about your competence, character, and commitment. Try modifying your clothing, accessories, makeup and hair color to align with the season. For example go for lighter (in color and weight) clothing, hair and makeup in the spring and summer. In the fall and winter, gravitate toward darker and warmer colors of clothes, hair and makeup

Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve. Try not to let your emotions affect your appearance. Avoid dark colors when you are in a foul mood. Instead, choose bright and cheerful clothing and accessories to elevate your mood. If possible, try to keep a new clothing item or accessory in your closet for those times when you need a lift. It doesn’t have to be anything major; a new blouse, a new bracelet or a new pair of shoes will do. Do not cut the tag off until you are ready to wear the item; this will allow you to approach the day with a fresh outlook! There are plenty of books telling you how to "dress for success" and control your body language.
But keeping on top of your personal traits is only part of the story of managing your professional image.
Continuing to refine your skills in wahtever it is you are doing will "Seal the Deal"!

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