Written on the 10 October 2007 by Rachel Quilty of Jump the Q.
Psychologists have determined that colour is the first thing noticed about a person. Its impact is immediate and lasting.
What you wear has a direct effect on the way you think, feel and behave.
Social psychologist say our first impression is made up of
7% the words we us.
Within 6 seconds a person has formed an opinion of us and we have made a irreversible impression. Everyone judges by the visual image presented to them.
You have all heard the phrase you have only one opportunity to make a first impression.
Rely on your dress, grooming and body language as a resource to design your image to sell yourself. After all they say, 'An ounce of image is worth a ton of performance.'
Improving your image is an investment in building your personal profile, reputation and the results you will achieve.
Statistics show that people who are bright, verbal and attractive make more money and are more successful than those who aren’t. A smile is 60 per cent of your image. It’s as much about image, colour and manner as it is about beauty.
Coco Chanel believed“ If a woman is poorly dressed you notice the clothes. If she is impeccably dressed you notice the women.”
The human eye responds positively to harmony and balance. It is pleasing when colours are related to each other in some orderly way.
In a sense we can say image is destiny, and by controlling your image you have taken a big step in controlling your destiny.
Colour can be used to create vertical design lines, which always make a figure appear taller and thus slimmer. The closer the vertical lines are the slimmer you look.
The most powerful vertical design line is the one that runs up the centre of the body as it virtually divides the body in two equal halves.
Eyes follow design lines in the direction of the accompanying feature. A v neck is more slimming than a round neck, as the eye travels upward and makes the wearer appear taller.
Colour can also play a roll in design bright or light colours move forward and dark colours move backward. Bright colour on a jumper on your waist jumps out while a darker colour is slimmer.
Focal points are anything on or added to your outfit that attracts attention. It is good to use a light colour under a jacket that attracts the attention towards the face, making them appear taller and slimmer.
Colour affects mood, apparent body shape, apparent age, your outlook to life and the overall impression you make on others. Wearing your best range of colours will make you look younger, healthier, vibrant and energetic. While wearing unflattering colours can make you look older, ill, exhausted or dull.
These facts make the discovery of the colours that work best for you an essential component in an image management program. Our Colour Consultants can help you discover the best colours that work for you.
Flow Colour Analysis recognises:
* You are not just one colour season but a blend of two.
* Every flow colour season requires colours to be combined in a particular contrast level to achieve the best results.
* Personal colouring changes with age, altered hair colour and coloured contact lenses.
Jump the Q has a number of services available to assist you discover your true colours.
You’ve heard about it. You’ve talked about it. You’ve promised to do something about it!
Well the time has arrived.
Jump the Q® is offering a very special New Year - New You! treat. We extend our family and friends offer to everyone, during November & December for Brisbane clients. January & February for Sydney and Melbourne clients. This is a fabulous gift! Please take advantage today and ph: 1300 655 755 to schedule your New You! Consultation.
When you have your colours determined you receive your personal style portfolio for free (valued at $295). The cost is $295.00 for a comprehensive colour consultation. For more info...
This is a great starting place – it really guides you on the most flattering and youth colours you should be wearing and as pieces and colours come up you quickly know what is right for you and can buy them without any hesitation. The products you receive are fabulous and the knowledge is tremendous.
Personal and Group Colour Consultation
A Flow Colour Analysis can be obtained by personal consultation (90 mins), or goup consultation (2-6 people, 2-3 hours) with one of our professionally trained image consultants.
Online Consultations are also available. We simply ask you to complete a questionnaire and you email or post us a picture of yourself. A trained image consultant analyses your responses and picture and determines your colouring.
You will receive:
A high quality colour swatch and a personalised 60 page colour booklet containing information delivered during a consultation.
Let Jump the Q organise your wardrobe with a personal colour and style consultation or one of our personal development courses. For more information go to: www.jumptheq.com.au.
Brand Yourself! And Jump the Q! Your personal brand should reflect your abilities and potential. Rachel Quilty, Personal Brand Strategist, known as ‘the Authority’ on personal branding and author of must- have book ‘Brand Yourself’. Go to http://www.JumptheQ.com.au for FREE strategic branding tips. Rachel encourages Jump the Q clients to think strategically when developing a personal brand to get that job offer, gain that promotion or win that client.
Jump the Q assists you to strategically and systematically leverage your professional profile and build your personal brand to become the authority in your industry. Get your free personal branding tactics and tips at http://www.brandyourselfblueprint.com
We assist you to develop your Personal Brand Strategy by:
- Discovering your purpose.
- Designing your best personal brand.
- Devising a personal marketing plan.
- Developing your Signature Brand.
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