INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Diplomacy

Self-Motivation

Assertiveness, Self-Confidence 

Personal Leadership

Customer Service

Understanding of Human Behavior

Verbal & Non-verbal Communication

​Genuine Curiosity


2Take continuing education courses with IRCNY and others such as those offered by FIT.AttendAICIeducational conferences and meetings and look for online learning opportunities.


IMAGE CONSULTING SKILLS

Color Analysis & Coordination

Body & Line Analysis

Wardrobe Planning

Assessment Methodology

Accessories & Finishing Touches

Fashion Resources

Public Speaking


Is it for me?


Personal Image Consultants

Personal Image consultants work with individuals with respect to color, wardrobe, closet clearing, make-up, etiquette, body language, and business manners.  Some specialize in only personal shopping for instance, or niche consulting (special sizes, industries); others are generalists addressing all aspects of image.


What do I need to be a successful Image Professional?

Show Up!

Be Sociable

Engage in personal networking.

Write articles, newsletters or e-zines

Join an active leads Club networking exchange

Reach out to people in your Relationship Inventory

Give public seminar discussions and offer community services.


Sell your services and products on theinternet, and through ​

Website, partnered relationshipssuch as health clubs and beauty salons.


​​Promote yourself through interviews, radio, newspapers, blogs, e-zines and magazine.

​​How do I market myself as an independent consultant?

How do I acquire skills and training?

​​​Image Consultants  are first and foremost members of a service industry.  As Image Consultants, we empower individuals to have self confidence, and project their truest selves.  We have a positive impact on our corporate client's bottom-line by educating their employees to align their behavior with their goals.​​


TARGET MARKET   •   RESOURCES   •   CONTACTS   •   MISSION STATEMENT   •   LIST OF SERVICES   •   MARKETING PLAN   •   PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS



THE MAJORITY OF IMAGE CONSULTANTS ARE ENTREPRENEURS MANAGING AND MARKETING SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS



1.  To be current, you must be on the pulse of lifestyle and business trends that affect our clients such as business casual programs dressing in the workplace. Know your target clients' image needs and life goals.


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  • Take training programs which support your professional goals and provide you with consulting tools relevant to your practice.


  • Multiple programs and approaches will give you a broad and richer foundation.


  • Hire a coach or intern with a seasoned consultant.


  • Read as much as you can, and attend the AICI International Annual Educational Conference.

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3. Join professional organizations such as AICI. Check out your local Chamber of Commerceand other business organizations which may also provide programs on a wide range of topics. Go to our Training area for other helpful information.

LET US KNOW
How we can help you solve your image and communication challenges.  Contact us to set up your image communicationand/or image business development chat.

What do professional Image Consultants do?

A smaller number of Image Consultants work on retainer to a company where they coach executives and/or teach groups

In addition, many consultants carry and sell products (for example: clothing, cosmetics and accessories) directly to their clients as a way to generate consistent revenues.​​

BUSINESS SKILLS

Entrepreneurial Management

Marketing & Promotions

Financial-Money IN/Money OUT

Computer & Technology

Time Management

​Sales

CONTACT US


212.268.9778

info@ircny.com



​To go into business, you need a clearly defined target market, resources such as investment capital, time, and networking contacts, a personal mission statement, a defined list of business services (for example: personal shopping, corporate communications, wardrobe consulting, etiquette), a marketing plan of action and membership in professional associations such asAICI.  In addition, you need to balance your business and personal time with your sources of revenue and skills. 


​​​​​  IMAGE CONSULTING AS A CAREER

How do I maintain my professionalism and skills?

What skills will I need?

Corporate Image Trainers

Corporate Image Trainers provide workshops and seminars to corporate groups on presentation skills, dress for success, business casual, etiquette and protocol, communications, and customer service.  Some consultants provide executive coaching on image and professional development.



THE QUALITIES OF SUCCESSFUL IMAGE CONSULTANTS INCLUDE:


  • An entrepreneurial quality - self-starters, hard workers, not afraid to take risks
  • Able to persevere when the going gets tough
  • Drive, energy and focus are key
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Genuinely care about client's well-being, be non judgmental
  • Active listening (listen 80%, talk 20%)
  • Communicate ideas well
  • A flair for color, line and design
  • A commitment to continued professional growth throughout the career 
  • Have a strong curiosity to continue to grow, explore and seek out solutions

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