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Usha Uthup sings – Image Banani Hai

Usha Uthup sings – Image Banani Hai

Projecting the right image is an important factor in reaching your goals in life. This is a fact recognized by all. Trouble is that this recognition is at a sub-conscious level and hence, although each of us constantly projects an image at any given point in time, we are not conscious of the kind of image we project. It has become an instinctive phenomenon and...

Image Management for VOW Jewellery Designers

Image Management for VOW Jewellery Designers

Not a day goes by without the importance of image management being evident in a small or big way. One such telling event is the training in image management that we at the Image Consulting Business Institute (ICBI) are imparting to the trainee jewellery designers at VOW (Very Own Wish). An undertaking by Varuna D.Jani, the VOW initiative is aimed at offering...

Services provided by Image Consultants

Image Consulting is the profession of helping people manage their image to have a more rewarding personal, professional, and social life. It deals with guiding clients on optimum utilization of their personal resources like wardrobe, grooming practices, behavioural skills, and communication in order to achieve their goals in every role that they play in life....

REMMY Awards

REMMY Awards

ICBI proudly announces an Associate Partner status with REMMY Awards. The REMMY (Recruitment Marketing) Awards, is an initiative by The Times Group to honour the best in recruitment communication across Indian print media. ‘A company is only as good as its people it keeps’, a quote by Mary Kay Ash, very well summarises the need for a company to be...

ET Retail Awards

ET Retail Awards

Image Consulting Business Institute is proud to be an associate sponsor for Economic Times Retail Awards, 2011 to be held on January, 2012 at Mumbai. This is organized in association with Retail Association of India. All retail big wigs will be present and there are several award categories. One of the awards for excellence in Customer Service is named after...

How to set up an image consulting business

How to set up an image consulting business

Image consulting is the industry of the future in India and the sub-continent. The need to manage one’s image in a professional and better manner is increasing with each passing day and this gives rise to a great business opportunity to set up an image consulting business. The path to setting up an image consulting business can be divided under the following...

ET500

ET500

Image Consulting Business Institute is proud to be the presenting sponsor of ET 500, the magazine with the official ranking of top 500 companies in India. An annual event this magazine is almost like a bible for the corporate and management institutes. As the ET 500 list of companies gets unveiled, it’s time to look back and reflect upon the things we...

23rd April, 2011-‘Image Advantage’ at Conselle’s Learning Centre

23rd April, 2011-‘Image Advantage’ at Conselle’s Learning Centre

Excerpts of the International Segment- from Nicola’s Diary 9:30am Normally a class with Judith would begin at sharp 8:30am but we were the chosen few so special privilege to start at 9:30am. It was our first sight of the snow clad mountains and they were magnificent. No matter which direction you peeked from, they were there…. towering, daunting, after a while...

Judith Rasband, the first lady in Image Management

Judith Rasband, the first lady in Image Management

Judith Rasband, the first lady in Image Management. She came, she saw and she conquered. Judith Rasband, the first lady in Image Management. She was in India just about a month ago to meet, greet and teach the students of the ICBI. She came, she saw and she conquered. Her enthusiasm, effusiveness, vibrancy and energy can put many others half her age to shame....

Image Management Tips by Suman Agarwal

Image Management and its future in India

Image Management and its future in India

  According to Judith Rasband- the first lady of image management, the first Image Consultants were mothers themselves. They were responsible for grooming the child, for coaching their sons on their visual communication or the image they wanted to project. From then on it moved to teachers in schools, clerks/ salesmen in the clothing stores and so on. In...

25th April 2011: Fashion Styling

25th April 2011: Fashion Styling

Excerpts of the International Segment- from Nicola’s Diary Breakfast done we shuttle ourselves to the Conselle Learning Centre. A brief session on art in everyday dress from the guru herself and then we plunge into Fashion Styling. Kicking off with an introduction, very soon we find ourselves moving tables and hauling racks and racks of clothing pieces....

24th April 2011 : The Tabernacle Choir, Exotic Brunch at Little America & a drive into the snowy mountains … A very happy Easter indeed!

24th April 2011 : The Tabernacle Choir, Exotic Brunch at Little America & a drive into the snowy mountains … A very happy Easter indeed!

Excerpts of the International Segment- from Nicola’s Diary 8:00am Easter morning drive to Salt Lake City. Today is scheduled to be a fun day. We caught a live broadcast of the Tabernacle Choir. Soul stirring! Post the service, we strolled around the temple premises clicking pictures and learning about the Mormons and their version of the life of Jesus Christ....

Excerpts of the International Segment- from Nicola’s Diary

Excerpts of the International Segment- from Nicola’s Diary

22nd April, 2011 Day 2 Boarded the shuttle and right on time for a 9am Breakfast at the Champagne French Bakery. The smell of hot freshly baked bread can be a sensory feast in itself. Stuffed to capacity, we were literally rolled over and loaded into the shuttle which drives into DISNEYLAND. When I thought ‘fun day’ before going to bed…. Disney was not what I...

Introduction to the International Segment

Hi friends!! From today we will be sharing a daily update about the wonderful experience of our international trip and also a firsthand account of our workshops with Judith. Hoping sincerely that you will find this as an exciting and insightful as we did… 20th April 2011 After 19 hours of sleeping, sitting, waiting ….& sleeping, sitting, waiting, we...

All that glitters is gold

All that glitters is gold

“All that glitters is not gold”. This may be true, but when it comes to humans, almost everyone feels that somehow no one sees the “gold” inside. Well there could be a good reason for that. Research has proven that a person makes up his or her mind about someone in 3 seconds. So even before you become aware that someone is looking at you or has noticed you,...

First Impressions last forever

You project an image based on which people form a first impression about you. It just takes a few seconds for the first impression to get formed. This first impression then works like filter on the eyes of people and they see you through this filter always. People decide about your personality, values, success, authority and your intelligence based on this...

Image Management- Resource Utilization

Managing one’s image is the key to success in any walk of life. It is easy to confuse image management with a makeover, or attending a motivational or grooming workshop or getting a new hairstyle or buying new clothes. Image Management is much more than that and it involves ongoing evaluation and better utilization of personal resources. To better understand...

Image Consulting loosely compared with Interior Designing

Image Consulting loosely compared with Interior Designing

Image Consulting can be best understood by relating it to the profession of an Interior Designer. An interior designer brings the elements of Carpentry, Electricals, Plumbing, Masonry, Painting, Furniture, Fittings and Furnishings together in a harmonized fashion to give a complete look to a house or an office. Now, most of these elements have existed long...

Job opportunities for an Image Consultant

With increased awareness of the need to manage one’s image to have a better personal, professional and social life, the demand of image consultants is increasing. Just like individuals, companies need to manage their image. For corporations and other organizations, image can affect the financial bottom line. Fortune magazine’s annual ranking of most admired...

Sunglasses- Make a choice according to your face shape

Sunglasses- Make a choice according to your face shape

Trend setters have always made their presence felt in a unique fashion, some have followed the classics while others have been contemporary stylish……… Sunglasses have been in trend for quite some time, they have become much more than just a need during sunny summers. They have largely contributed in applauding the fashion scenario and have...

Empower through Image Management

Women have long recognized the value of time management, money management, business management, home and family management, and maybe meal management. Another “branch” of management generally overlooked is image management—including wardrobe management. To some, the word “image” means superficial gloss, frivolity, and vanity. Nonsense. Image is an essential...

It pays to be an image consultant

The time is right to become an image consultant “It is a certified hot topic all over the world− people from all walks of life are trying to get the nearest image consultant to change the way they look and feel,” writes Emmanuel Anbuforo, in an article titled, “Choosing Your Image Consulting Training”. In India the need for image consulting is looming large and...

Companies Cannot Afford High Turnover Rate

Employees are a company’s greatest resource. If a company can’t create satisfied employees, the employees will find a company that can. “I’m out of here!” fumes Joe Blow, dissatisfied with the lack of recognition from both management and staff. The cost of employee turnover is very high considering re-recruitment and training. The cost may be higher for small...

Image meltdown with casualization

Long back while studying at Boston University, one of my professors, Rahbar sir, narrated this incident. He said that once he entered a store and a sales girl wearing torn low hanging jeans, several ear rings and hair with many colours came to him and asked ‘May I help you?’ he looked at her for a couple of seconds and told “I think that you need help.” This is...

Why is it important to manage your image?

Image management is the ongoing process of evaluating and controlling the impact of your appearance and the resulting response on you and others. The concept of image management applies to anyone who has ever needed to improve self image, self confidence, capability, and credibility. It applies to anyone who has ever wanted to get an idea cross to someone else...

Fashion and beauty professionals have an edge in image consulting profession

Although anyone with a strong desire and commitment to help change people’s lives can become an image consultant with the right education, training, and mentoring, Fashion and beauty professionals have an edge in moving towards fulfilling their personal, professional, and financial goals in the career of image consulting. The reasons for the same are as follows...

Recruitment and HR professionals have an edge in image consulting profession

Although anyone with a strong desire and commitment to help change people’s lives can become an image consultant with the right education, training, and mentoring, Recruitment and HR professionals have an edge in moving towards fulfilling their personal, professional, and financial goals in the career of image consulting. The reasons for the same are as...

Psychologists and counsellors have an edge in image consulting profession

Although anyone with a strong desire and commitment to help change people’s lives can become an image consultant with the right education, training, and mentoring, Psychologists and counsellors have an edge in moving towards fulfilling their personal, professional, and financial goals in the career of image consulting. The reasons for the same are as follows:-...

Personality development and grooming trainers have an edge in image consulting profession

Although anyone with a strong desire and commitment to help change people’s lives can become an image consultant with the right education, training, and mentoring, Personality development and grooming trainers, have an edge in moving towards fulfilling their personal, professional, and financial goals in the career of image consulting. The reasons for the same...