At least 80% of communication between humans is non-verbal. We infer meaning from the style and color of someone’s clothes, their grooming habits, body language and behavior. Do you understand how your non-verbal communication style is impacting your professional success?
Julie Lara, of Lara Executive Image, clarified for us the mental and physical attributes needed for a ‘poised’ professional presence, identify wardrobe and grooming tips for a ‘polished’ appearance and describe the intellectual and social skills required to be ‘prepared’ for most business and social situations.
Julie holds a certification through the Association of Image Consultants (AICI) and served as the President of the South-Central USA Chapter. Through the certification program, Julie learned the ins and outs of first impression management; custom color theory and analysis; body type and style analysis; line and design principles of clothing; fit, fabric and construction of clothing; hair style and make-up analysis; wardrobe evaluation and planning; personal shopping, communication skills and body language. She currently is serving her second year as AWC Austin VP of Professional Development, chairing this year’s Get Smart conference.
The meeting was held at:
Ronald McDonald House
1315 Barbara Jordan Boulevard
Austin, TX 78723
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