Image Management

What is Image Management

People form an opinion about you within 3 seconds of you meeting them. This opinion is based on their perceived impression of you.

Image Management is the Art and Science of managing one’s image through proper utilization of personal resources like clothing, grooming and body language to achieve one’s Personal, Professional and Social goals in various Life roles.

Image strongly influences other people’s perception of your trustworthiness and intelligence. A major part of communication is visual and what we see we remember and what we hear we forget. For this reason, positive first impressions are very vital to take any personal and professional relationship forward. Eventually, the word image really means the impact of your Appearance (clothes, grooming, body-language including etiquette) on others and on yourself.

What constitutes Image Management?

Unlike personality development seminars or grooming and make-up classes image management does not imply focusing only on the inside or conversely, only on the outside. The real art lies in creating an image based on the Inside and projecting it based on the Outside. It combines the different aspects of a person including the inner self, characteristics as well as the different roles the person takes on and the situations he/she is in.

Why do You need to Manage your Image?

Your image will speak to people, whether you wished for that to happen or not! In such a case, would you like to exercise control about what impression you leave behind or leave it to chance?
Making a conscious effort towards your image will make you link your image to the achievement of your goal. You will be aware of the impact you are having on people and on a situation. And what’s better is that you will be able to change it.