Know Your Boundaries Our sense of personal space is central to our perception of security. Each of us has a ‘territory bubble’ of which we do not want others to invade unless invited. Psychologists agree that there are 4 personal territory zones that operate in Western culture. INTIMATE ZONE This is between touching and 45cms…

Thin Slicing and Why It’s Important To Your Professional Image Thin slicing is a psychological phenomenon which was first coined by Nalini Ambady and Robert Rosenthal in 1992.  Their research demonstrated how only after a narrow period of time (less than 5 mins) participants were able to accurately and in some cases more accurately judge…

What’s Etiquette Got To Do With Clothes? Etiquette is the art of putting people at ease and demonstrating respect and consideration toward others. The way we dress is an important part of that process which is too often overlooked. From the way, we dress for work to how we turn up for a funeral, family…

How to Select the Right Colored Dress Shirt Have you ever considered that there is a hierarchy/level of formality between color hues? There is and knowing it makes shopping for the dress shirts (solid coloured and patterned) that will best support your role/image a whole lot easier. HUE Highest in the hierarchy is achromatic white followed…

What Your Handwriting Reveals About You Do you know the study of handwriting is called Graphology and it stems back as far as 1575? It’s amazing how much an individual’s handwriting can reveal about their personality traits, level of self-esteem and even behaviors such as if they are lying.   All this from noticing characteristics such…

HOW TO RESPOND TO CRITICISM Everyone receives criticism at some point in time and absolutely nobody enjoys the experience. However, those who respond in a positive way demonstrate that not only are they willing to improve it also shows they have the ego strength to do so – both are qualities of leaders.  Here are…

What Your Ponytail Says About You There was a time when women would not be seen out of their boudoir with a style as informal as the ponytail. You may be just pulling your hair back to get your hair out of the way however, your ponytail can change your image dramatically. THE ON TOP OF…

The Power of Blue Blue has been a predominant color in men’s wardrobes for centuries and there is a great reason for it. Blue has a long history with male authority and power from as far back as 1738 when it was first adopted by the British navy. ICE BLUE The most formal blue for…

What Is A Personal Brand We know about the importance of company and product brands but what about YOUR BRAND? What are the perceptions others have of you?  Your brand. Everyone has one whether they realize it or not.  Think about the people you know… the ones who: are always late, talk big but delivers…

Be a Flamingo Who gets noticed?  The flamingo of course because she stands out in a great way. If you’ve ever thought twice about strutting your stuff because you were afraid people will notice then here are some reason why you should: You’ll Get Your Message Across Dress the message you want to convey. People…