Category Archives: Professional

Hair: What A Difference A Part Makes!

Hair: What A Difference A Part Makes!

TV (and video) is a visual medium, so how you look has even more impact than in real life. Viewers engage with their eyes first, then their ears. If there’s ANYTHING distracting about how a person looks on TV, viewers won’t pay attention to what they say.

Jonah Goldberg, Senior Editor of The National Review, appears regularly as a broadcast expert. He has a unique hairline, dipping down into his forehead.

The characteristics of his hairline create some challenges. When Goldberg wears his hair slicked back or parted in the middle, his hairline is prominent and creates the illusion that his hair is thin. When his hair looks thin, his beard looks thin too.  This is very distracting when he appears on TV. It’s  hard to hear what he says about a topic when his hair attracts so much attention.

Recently, Goldberg changed his hair styling and parted it on the side. This was a brilliant move. When his hair is parted on the side, his bangs merge with his hairline and make an even frame for his face. With a side part, his hair looks full. He has more TV presence with a side part because his hair doesn’t pull attention away from his words.

You don’t have to have a perfect face, figure or physique to appear on TV. There is a solution to every TV “problem.”

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What To Wear: Dressing For An Interview

What To Wear: Dressing For An Interview

This post was originally published on JenningsWire.com  Mothers may advise wearing a standard navy suit to an interview, but times have changed and that old-fashioned statement may get you eliminated faster than you can blink an eye. These days, appropriate business attire is much more personal and difficult to define. What is appropriate for one… Continue Reading

“Dress For Success” is BS

“Dress For Success” is BS

How many times have your employees been told what to wear to the office? I’d guess it’s a lot. If employees still aren’t “getting it,” it’s not them. It’s the way they are being told.

Most presentations and discussions about professional dress focus on “dress code” and “dress for success” advice. This advice is seldom useful and rarely leads to lasting change in employee attire. Here’s why “Dress For Success” doesn’t work. Continue Reading

TV Segment: Power Of Color – Effect Of Color On The 2012 Presidential Debates

TV Segment: Power Of Color – Effect Of Color On The 2012 Presidential Debates

The colors you wear activate different emotions and behaviours in yourself and others. The right colors can support your confidence and verbal message and the wrong colors can undermine them. Here is a summary of the effect of color on the Presidential debates. Continue Reading

What To Wear To An Interview

What To Wear To An Interview

The landscape of business attire is changing. Your mother may advise you to wear a standard navy suit to your interview, but times have changed. That old-fashioned statement may get you eliminated faster than you can blink an eye. Here’s how to navigate the new business dress codes and what to consider when dressing for an interview today. Continue Reading

Do Your Clothes Harass Your Coworkers?

Do Your Clothes Harass Your Coworkers?

During a recent image seminar to a corporate audience. I was struck by how seriously men take sexual harassment and how hard they work to avoid inappropriate behavior and any unintentional behavior that could even be construed as inappropriate. During the seminar Q&A session, several men expressed their discomfort with formfitting sheath dresses and pencil skirts.… Continue Reading