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In the vast and grand-looking auditorium which I was told could sit up to 2000, I welcomed 50+ participants from United Engineers Limited. Perhaps best known for its UE Square building along River Valley Road, United Engineers Limited is more than just involved in construction. It is also involved in property, retail management, facility management, hospitality and environmental engineering. 
 
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It's a good mixture of both genders as normally, men will steer clear of a grooming talk or workshop. But today, judging from the number of males in the room, it does make sense to say that more men have now come to realise the importance of grooming themselves. The trend is becoming increasingly clear but the message has yet to sink in with 100% of the male population.

Men too should look and feel good, both for themselves as well as for their special other half. Imagine if the lady counterpart is well groomed, but the male is not, it only brings down the image of the couple. In essence, grooming no longer is confined only to the reaches of the ladies. In a sea of audience where almost everyone is dressed in his or her finest (perhaps they knew I was coming?), it was refreshing to see different hues of colours. Yes, although black is still perceived by many to be the classic colour that never goes out of style, there are many more colours out there than just black.  I liked it best when there were many life examples for me to choose from the audience especially when it came to creating a wardrobe suitable for one's body shape and the work environment. From tops that had frills, appliques to details, the audience were treated to an eye-opener as I helped to comment on what some of their colleagues wore and whether it flattered their body shape or otherwise.

Turning to wave to their colleagues like a political candidate does, I'm sure the "selected samples" from the audience basked in the moment of glory, albeit a very short one. In life, it's always best we learn from examples and role models so we know what to emulate and what to avoid. Just look around us and let us learn from them :)

 

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Election fever is raging on now as Singaporeans head to the ballet boxes on 7th May 2011 to vote for the political parties and candidates they feel best represent their interest in parliament.

And in the midst of all the campaigning and rallies, a friend of mine wrote on my Facebook page in good-natured humour that he could not imagine me making an election rally speech.

This was what he wrote…

“Vote for me and you get 1 year free supply of skin care products!
Vote for me and I teach you how to stand properly!”


When I first saw this, I laughed.


In life, we should always do what we do best as that’s where our talents lie. The universe has bestowed different talents to different people and only when we harness them to the full potential, can we add beauty to other people’s lives.


I have no political ambitions. I’m just happy being able to be help others transform themselves through a variety of ways to be a better person, both inside out and outside in. Whatever transformations one makes, one makes with sheer determination and conviction that it can be done. This does have similar parallels to a political candidate’s aspirations as the one voted into parliament should also make the effort to help enhance the lives of the electorate.

However, if the day should ever come for me to make my maiden election rally speech, of course I would still speak on topics which are close to my heart. I’m someone who wears my heart on my sleeve. Just like how some political candidates speak up on issues such as the rising costs of living, influx of foreigners, lack of political apathy among others; I’ll choose to speak on the need to project a professional image.

As I watch the introduction videos of some of the political candidates, I can’t help but come up with my five tips. Here they are.


1. Do not appear as if you are reading from the script.

2. Display a range of emotions on your face.

3. Finish your sentences and be mindful of your consonants.

4. Smile.

5. Leave your contact details at the end of the video.



Perhaps some political party may want to consider hiring me to groom their candidates too…Lol…

And this is my first personal publicity video. Remember, wanting to look good is more than the dress, the talk and the walk. It’s about how well you know yourself.

Pls support me
:)

 
My First Personal Publicity Video on Grooming
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hdxowqnZCI)
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