Looks Speak Blog


HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!!!

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Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!! How fitting that LOOKS SPEAK has launched this time of year. I say “fitting”, (no pun intended) because to me Independence came in the form of fashion and style and continues to do so. Through fashion I was always able to express my creativity and demonstrate my individuality. Also through fashion I maintain excellent health via nutrition and physical activity. Because, when we are in clothes that speak to who we are it boosts confidence and your actions follow suit.

The WSJ had a column last Sunday that asked six individuals to discuss Independence. Ironically, and also “fitting”, one of the six was a hero of mine, Diane Von Furstenberg. I urge everyone to read the WSJ piece and in particular, Diane Von Furstenberg’s take. Von Furstenberg’s mother was in the Nazi concentration camps. “Independence is the most important thing in my life”, Von Furstenberg writes. She goes on to say, “ I found my independence through the business of fashion, and through my wrap dress I was able to share that independence and confidence with a lot of women.” This is exactly what I do as an image consultant. It is what The Capitol Image Counsel specializes in and this LOOKS SPEAK blog is aimed to help women and men find and express their voice! I love to help others look good, maximize their potential, and achieve their desired results!

Appearance, looking good the way I envision it is not about vanity and obsession. To me fashion is also not about what is “in”. When we feel good, when we know are value we look good we feel good. I see fashion as an exquisite tool to help us accomplish goals and to feel great! How we feel about ourselves is a cue to others, what we project is how others in turn perceive us. By being mindful, it allows us to define ourselves rather than letting others define us! And that is independence!

Happy 4th of July!!!!!!



Welcome to the launch of The Capitol Image Counsel (CIC) blog!!

What is Image?  Why is it important? This blog will be speaking to those questions and answers. Whether you are an individual or an organization, identifying your goals, establishing an authentic image congruent with those goals, then building and maintaining your image is critical for achieving your desired outcomes. We will dig deep on this and more!!!

CIC, a public image and strategy firm for both individuals and organizations, addresses verbal and nonverbal communication. The verbal side of the house is usually more apparent to folks, especially professionals.  CIC provides marketing and media for organizations. This blog aims to shed light on some of the less obvious forms of communication, the non -verbal, which CIC also specializes in.  In fact, the combination of traditional and non-verbal communication is in part what makes CIC unique and effective.

Washington’s professional understands the value of communicating the right message. CIC helps organizations and individuals develop these tools. But not everyone realizes they are communicating a message before saying a word. CIC understands. No one would walk into a presentation without a perfected pitch and well polished materials. So whether you are an organization or an individual, do not detract from all you offer with a look that doesn’t fit. We must pay attention to our appearance, we must make sure our appearance is communicating what we want to convey: a statement of confidence, authenticity and success. As we progress with this blog we well concentrate on this non-verbal piece of communication. We have named this blog “LooksSpeak”.

 Your LOOKS SPEAK.  Do they SPEAK your intended message?

In studies, only 7% of what you say makes the impression and 38% is determined by how you sound. Therefore over half, 55% of your impression is how you look.  LOOKS SPEAK!

So read us often, send comments, call for more information on how CIC provides personal image coaching.

Thank you for reading this blog!!!

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