People form opinions about us within seconds, based on what they see. They make almost instantaneous judgments about our competence, our credibility and whether they will trust us.
At Moving Up Unlimited we offer services that will help you understand and convey the important Three C’s — Confidence, Competence and Credibility — that create the foundation for successful business relationships:
First Encounters of the Most Important Kind
You mom was right. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. In business, an initial encounter can support — or sabotage — success. Learn what you can do to ensure that your attire, your grooming and your accessories contribute to a personal brand that makes a positive impact.
All the Right Moves
From the way you enter a room to your handshake, eye contact and gestures, you create a particular impression. From your stance and the way you occupy space to the tone of your voice and your rate of speaking, you’re constantly sending a message about your level of confidence, competence and credibility. Learn to move and interact with style and confidence.
Do the Right Thing
Business meetings and job interviews sometimes are combined with breakfast, lunch or dinner. Your dining etiquette could make or break being hired, being promoted or making a sale. Business etiquette, such as how you handle introductions, your phone and e-mail practices, and how you express thanks, can set you apart from others.
Dressing for Respect in a Business Casual World
Want respect? Earn it with a polished professional demeanor, starting with your appearance. Your overall professional presence can be a major factor in your ability to get hired or be promoted. When you know how to dress and act appropriately, your confidence soars — and it shows.
Own Your Space in the Workplace
Whether you’re making a choice about where to sit during a meeting or at an interview, or you’re determining how close you should stand in a business conversation, the way you occupy space sends signals about your confidence, your message and your power. Learn to convey that you “own” your space by the way you walk, stand and sit.
Networking is much more than cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and informal social chatter. Unless you approach a networking event with a strategy, you’ll likely be wasting your time. Learn the do’s and don’ts of successful networking, including appropriate topics of conversation, how to be a present and attentive listener, and how to graciously disengage when it’s time to move on.
Watch Those Words
Meeting people in person is the fastest way to make a great first impression because you have attire and verbal and nonverbal communication tools working for you. However, if your follow-up thank you notes, resumes and other written communications have grammatical errors, you could lose progress already made. Let us help you look even more credible.
For Women Only
Women face special workplace challenges, from selecting appropriate attire to communicating with authority. Learn to present and conduct yourself in a way that helps overcome barriers in what is still often a male-dominated business culture.
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Confidence, Competence and Credibility — Without Saying a Word.