Forum: Lady Entrepreneurs Wing (LEW) Forum
Speaker: Ms Shraddha Agarwal Internationally Certified Image Management Professional
Lady Entrepreneur’s Wing of Vidarbha Industries Association organised session on “Power of Personal Appearance” at VIA, Nagpur.
It is a tough competition in our personal as well as professional life in these days of globalization. Self-presentation, self-promotion and professional presence have become very important for success said Ms Shraddha Agarwal, a Soft Skills Trainer. She narrated the importance of creating an authentic, appropriate, attractive and affordable personal or professional image, which increases the individuals confidence, credibility, capacity and productively while contributing to continuous success.
Ms Agrawal said that image is all the non-verbal communication that you do on a daily basis, VIA LEW give a message to its member to enhance their image by various methods to succeed in their enterprises. Image becomes our identity, we are assessed, evaluated judged based on the image we project and reflect. Hence, effective personal image management is a way to influence others and aids in achieving personal and professional success.
She stressed and more focus on Appearance, Behavior and Communication, Image Impact, Business Dress Code, Body Language, Social and Professional Etiquette, Effective Communication, Dining Etiquette and Interview Skills, which was followed by Q&I. Everyone agrees to the value of time management, money management, health management but not many of us value clothing and image management. Work towards creating your own image, a brand called you! If you want to get noticed.. be different.
Make effective and impactful impressions by learning the new ABC of appearance, behaviour and communication to upgrade and update your social, personal and professional life. Self investment is the best investment, she advised. Be beautiful inside, reflect outside…
In recent times personal skills have shown its presence and importance in corporate world, be it for introductions, meetings, conferences, events, business deals or even at the socials. It has shown how to work, learn and live better.
For the benefits of lady entrepreneurs present in a large number and elements of image or appearance were discussed which largely include clothing, grooming, body language withetiquette. The concept of image proved to be of much benefit to all the ladies as it explained the way they should look, care and carry themselves for their personal style and presence.
Earlier Ms Shachi Mallick, Chairperson – VIA LEW welcomed the guest speaker with floral bouquet and in her welcome address said now personal appearance shows your personality visually and it will add more value, if your communication or soft skills is better. As a token of love a memento was presented to the guest speaker by Advisor – LEW, Ms Prafullata Rode. The program was concluded by Ms Manish Bawankar. Past Chairperson – VIA LEW Ms Vandana Sharma summed up the discussion and proposed a formal vote of thanks. Prominently present were Past Chairpersons of LEW – Ms Anita Rao, Ms Y Ramani, Ms Chitra Parate. Executive Members – Ms Poonam Lala, Ms Mitali Rafique, Ms Indu Kshirsagar were present. Program was largely attended.
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