People always ask me – if there’s one thing you can change about this world, what is it? My answer is always “I can help others build more meaning lives so that become confident, happy and successful.”
My mission to build more meaning lives continued today when I welcomed the ladies from ST Logistics Pte Ltd for a one day ladies grooming workshop.
It always fills me with a sense of excitement whether I am conducting a corporate grooming workshop or personal grooming workshop. For today, I think the ladies had the best of both worlds. They came, they learnt, they let their hair down and they had fun. That’s my training mantra – my participants learn while having fun. When you have fun, learning becomes a joy.
A very jovial class of ladies, they were a blessing to train. As everyone knew everyone else, camadaerie was already there. Plus I was casually dressed as well, so I bet that helped put everyone at ease. Talking about dressing – some overdress and by doing so, overkill that crucial first impression. Had I worn a suit today, I could have come across as overwhelming, overpowering and unapproachable.
We seek many matches in life. One such perfect (or close to perfect) match would be to match someone’s dressing. Dress codes are important as they govern what to wear, how to behave and what to say in a particular social setting. You dress to impress, not dress to kill.
Whether it was group discussion time or activities time, the ladies played full on. And that was really the beautiful spirit of it all. Everyone ensured her colleague and friend was on the same level playing field. Each lady looked after the member in her team and they completed all the activities together as a team. Bravo!
The three biggest tips I would give any lady attending my grooming workshop would be this.
Tip #1: Your clothes should not be too tight
People come in different shapes and sizes. So if you are slightly on the heavier side or have bigger hips, ensure your clothes do not constrict your movements. Instead, go for a lighter fabric and looser cut. You want to wear your clothes with style, and not get suffocated by the fabric.
Tip #2: Your necklines should not be plunging
As much as some men want their ladies to show more skin and reveal more, remember this rule. Less is more. Sometimes, learning to cover up is one hundred times more classy than revealing all. What more, a plunging neckline. Plunging necklines are a strict no-no for the corporate world. Note that your role in the office is to work and raise productivity. Keep your plunging necklines for your loved ones behind closed doors.
Tip #3: Your hair and nails should be neat and well kept
Nothing irks me more than unkempt hair and dirty nails. It speaks volumes of your personal hygiene as a person. If your personal hygiene is in question, I will also indirectly question your ability to perform and deliver results. One thing always leads to another. That’s how an impression is formed. Getting the right cut for your hair (according to your face shape) and appropriate hair care (apply hair conditioner only to the tips of your hair) are just some simple tips for you.
Upon completing the workshop, I told the ladies that I strongly believed that the bonds among them would be strengthened as I can envision some of them going shopping together and organising clothes swop days…
Thank you the female angels from ST Logistics…You really made my day… 🙂