WHAT IS IMAGE?
Image is how you project yourself, for others to perceive, through your dressing, body language, and mannerisms.
People often judge others in the first few seconds of meeting, and based on this first impression, they form an opinion about the person.
It is therefore; extremely important to project an image that creates a powerful first impression in your personal, professional, and social life.
Many people believe that using the services of fashion designers or luxury brands are ideal solutions for a better image. But, only a trained image consultant can help people dress appropriately to project the right image.
An image consultant works with people in the following areas:
- Dressing as per body shape and personal colouring and skin tone.
- Creating a personal style in dressing.
- Shopping smart, to make the most of every item in your wardrobe.
- Etiquette, using body language and manners to your advantage.
While clothing seems like the most important aspect of an image consultant's job, body language is an extremely significant mode of communication. An image consultant advises a client on appropriate body language and etiquette, since they are crucial to creating an image. Correct etiquette while communicating, dining, dressing etc. in business and social situations can boost an individual's image.
Twenty-first century etiquette encompasses much more than knowing which fork and knife to use. The demands placed on today's professionals surpass any experienced in the past. The awareness of correct etiquette gives people an edge and boosts their ability to interact with others socially and professionally in a more sensitive manner. Etiquette teaches compassion and increases self-confidence. It is the most important investment with a lifetime of return.
Remember: To be a man, is a matter of birth.
To be a gentleman, is a matter of choice.
Rakhee Gupta, a trained Image Consultant from India and an International Etiquette Consultant from UK, is a soft spoken, gentle woman with ideas that help groom individuals for a smart personality and a lasting good impression. A graduate from Mumbai University, she practised journalism for five years in the print and television media, before giving it up to be a full time mother.
She now conducts programmes on Corporate Etiquette, Finishing Programmes for adults as well as Etiquette Programmes for teenagers and children. She teaches not just the social graces, but also helps individuals build up their confidence and self-esteem, which helps them in interpersonal interactions. Her programmes concentrate on helping the learners create a positive image through appropriate dressing, social etiquettes, the art of conversation and the art of dining. Once learned properly, good manners become lifelong habits helping shape the personality and assisting in the overall development of the individual.
As a mother she realised that teaching children good manners, as they grow, comes as a challenge to many parents. Keeping these difficulties in mind, her programmes for children and teenagers have been specifically designed to not just teach them manners and moral values but also help them adapt and be more accepting of people outside their comfort zone and cultures. The aim is to prepare them to be responsible and well-behaved members of society.
Learn how to make a mark at the workplace. Today, it does not suffice to be good at your work; you also need to know how to impress others with your personality. The awareness of correct etiquette will help you shine in the professional arena.
At an interview you are not judged simply on the basis of your knowledge. Employers today are looking for people to represent their company to the world. Learn how to impress, and nail that interview.
Prepare yourself to land a place in the University of your choice. If it was only your academic scores that mattered, universities wouldn't need to conduct interviews for the final selection. Learn what it is, that will get you into that prestigious college.
Addressing a group of people is no mean task. It is not just about what you speak, but also how you present yourself, and your speech to others. We guide you through with our tips to be a better and confident speaker.
To be a man, is a matter of birth.
To be a gentleman, is a matter of choice.
So choose to be a gentleman. We help you polish your image and increase your self-confidence. You will leave feeling comfortable, poised and self-assured in every situation.
In today's modern times, a lady is expected to be everything a gentleman is, and more. We guide you through the nuances of dressing, posture, poise, conversation skills, and art of being a hostess among other things. You will learn to conduct yourself gracefully in all situations.
TEEN ETIQUETTE PROGRAMME
No more children and not yet adults, teenagers are the young adults. They need guidance to help them cope with the challenges of education, their peer group, and social expectations. Our goal is to give your teenager the necessary building blocks for a solid future, through poise, confidence, integrity, and leadership.
ETIQUETTE PROGRAMMES FOR CHILDREN
Twenty-first century etiquette encompasses much more than knowing which fork and knife to use. Our programmes help children become more responsible, empathetic, honest, confident individuals while also inculcating leadership qualities. It is the most important investment with a lifetime of return.
One man's food is another man's poison. Similarly what is the norm in one country may be unacceptable in another. It is better to be prepared, when you are visiting another country on holiday or business. So put your best foot forward, and don't let any faux pas lead to an awkward situation.
Dining is no more a simple pleasure to be enjoyed with friends, but an important occasion to conduct business as well. Deals are brokered, and job interviews conducted, over a meal. We teach you to handle the art of dining with finesse. It is not just about using the right cutlery for each course, but also the little signals which will distinguish you from the less-informed.
STAFF TRAINING PROGRAMMES
In any kind of service industry, it is important that the client is made to feel important and welcome, always. After all, a happy client is the one who will return to you repeatedly, and even recommend you to others. We train your employees to interact with your clients, in keeping with your Brand Image.
Bond with your children, while learning etiquette together. This programme is individually designed to suit your specific needs as a family, while enabling parents to learn, and teach their children at the same time.
MARRIAGE GROOMING PROGRAMME
Getting married is a life changing experience. One has to forge new relationships, individually and socially. We help you prepare, to create the perfect impression, enabling you to start on the right foot in this journey.
It was an amazing, very valuable, fun workshop. Rakhee mam you were superb, polite and I really loved you.
The workshop had much more to it than what was expected. It reminded us women to look after ourselves and how with a little effort we can cope with all our different roles in today’s world. This workshop has helped me to understand myself. I thank you for coming and giving your time and sharing your experience. Stay blessed.
The workshop was good learning. Many things are known but never followed. After attending the workshop they will be followed. I loved your way of speaking and sharing information. Thank you for the knowledge.
It was really a nice session done by Rakhee. Learnt a lot in spite of having known so many things will apply many points to my daily routine. Brilliant workshop. Thank you.
I learned to minimise the time on shopping. Will surely try mixing and matching my wardrobe.
It was indeed incredible, as Rakhee stated rightly we all know these basics but were ignorant and never had such insights. This is sheer awareness imparted to deal with the daily routine. Well acknowledged and appreciated, would love to indulge more in-depth.
What did you expect from the workshop? It was a very well planned and executed workshop with no dull moments. Very informative and useful.
The workshop had a lot to learn and take home from. Good dressing sense. The behavioural session helped to be professional & with body language at work.
Finally, I will get my shoes right post your Etiquette workshop. Your tips were fantastic and knowledge shared was really informative. Business etiquette and manners are most important when it comes to interactions with clients, partners, and customers. Your inputs were really valuable. I would recommend your workshop to all for self-improvement and personality development. All the best Rakhee for your future endeavors and keep nurturing entrepreneurs.
The business etiquette workshop you conducted was really amazing. It not only taught me the body language that I should adopt during the business meetings but has is also helped me analyse the behavior of the people I am interacting with during these meetings. During the workshop, I was really impressed with your in-depth knowledge of the subject that you were imparting to us. The session was crisp and to the point. This session of yours has given me tremendous confidence in referring your services in my contact sphere.
It was more than my expectations. Knowledge and Techniques of the trainer were excellent. Very nice. The overall experience was good. I have gained a lot from this workshop. My ability to handle situations will improve. Learning from this workshop was more than expectations.
The workshop was more informative than I expected. It gave me a lot of tips to improve my table manners. I am looking forward to having many more detailed workshops like this time in future. It was a wonderful experience. Very informative and connected to the subject in the first few minutes of the workshop.
- The workshop was very good. It did live up to the expectations. The workshop has made me more confident to go with anyone for a lunch/dinner is a professional setting.
- The workshop was well explained and the practical session only reinforced the explanation / theory which was very helpful.
- The experience has been good. I have unlearned a bit and learned a lot. The experience has made me aware of how to behave in a professional setting. The things that I have to be conscious of while being with others.
- Rakhee was very practical in explaining & making us understand the etiquette.
It was an enlightening and fun filled experience. I realised a lot of small things I was doing earlier unintentionally which are not generally acceptable traits. Overall it was a great learning experience. I feel more confident and ready for my next meal in public.
It taught me many things that should be taken care of and what can be avoided. This experience will help me a lot in a long run, not only in my profession but will help me use good etiquette, everywhere.
I am happy to have attended this workshop. The experience is good. Ms. Rakhee has given us a good training about table manners. She is very polite & a very knowledgeable person. Her presentation was really good.
- The best part of the workshop was the dining experience.
- Even the types of handshake were something new to learn.
- And I am trying my best to sit straight.
- Since last 2 days I have made an extreme effort to lock my legs and sit. But I would still say WORK IN PROGRESS
- Honestly, magic words are helping me but I haven't still mastered the art of smiling gradually I will try that as well.
"Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them" is a quote by Amy Vanderbilt.
It was only when I met Rakhee, post her training in London, that I felt the need and decided that I too needed to exhibit my good manners. I decided to take a course with her. She taught me simple things like how to walk in your stiletto heels or how to have a clear soup v/s a thick soup, body posture...... In a gist, how to carry yourself. She made the whole process fun to learn. Moreover she explained the importance of all the above in a very simple way. All that I have learnt from her till now has benefitted me a lot and I'm hoping to learn more and more from her.
Rakhee's guidance on dressing right has helped me a great deal. Not only I managed to drop 2 sizes with the right clothes, but also learnt the importance of wearing clothes which accentuate the plus points and hide your flaws. She has in-depth knowledge about her subject and a passion for it which comes through. I wish her all the best and am sure she will make a mark in this field for herself.
Ma'am, learnt many many many new things today...it was as if I got myself renovated! Thank you for guiding me and helping me bring a change in me. I really felt I utilized today's day. Today's day was worth it! Henceforth, I will keep these things in mind and promise you to implement them. And I will keep updating you about the gradual change I see in myself...Thank you so much for keeping this workshop. Looking forward to learn much more from you in many more workshops.
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