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What is Image Consultancy?

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July 11, 2011
Image consultancy is the art of assisting individuals on the techniques of self-presentation, through appearance management, communication skills, etiquette and social graces. It is based on perception management. The right image will allow individuals to create a powerful first and last impression, empowering them to function with more confidence and personal credibility, enhancing their likelihood of future success.

Today students are finding that they need more than their academic skills to successfully enter the business world. It is an extremely competitive world, and good manners can make the difference between getting ahead in life or getting left behind. The right etiquette skills will train students on how to conduct themselves in social settings, and stand out with confidence and class.

What are the keys skills under image consultancy for students?

Appearance Management: Dressing for success

Communication Skills: Body language and verbal communication

Public Speaking Skills: Presentation skills

Etiquette and Grooming: Social graces and personal grooming

When advanced soft skill training is coupled with image management and etiquette training, it results in an over-all powerful personality.

Can you define soft skills?

Soft skills are behavioural skills and greatly enhance the personality development of students. These include all inter-personal skills and self-management skills that may be required by individuals to successfully conduct themselves in different circumstances and work/ social settings. In today's job market, both soft skills and personal presentation are considered important, and in some cases more important than occupational skills. A significant number of HR managers today believe that if employees come with the right set of soft skills, technical skills can be easily learnt. Good soft skill understanding can further help students meet the challenges of changing environment and growth.

What are the key soft skills for students?

Stress Management: Handling academic and social pressure

Time Management: Goal-setting, art of prioritising, self-motivation

Behavioural Management: Anger management and decision-making skills, Mental fatigue and concentration, Attitude, Relationship management with peers, teachers and family, and Career counseling and interview skills
 
Source: educationtimes.com/educationTimes