Ms. Abby is on a mission: the former beauty queen finds fulfillment in empowering Pinoys and guide them toward professional success.
I learned a lot from Ms. Abbygale Arenas-de Leon, when she gave a talk about The Winning Image of a professional. I was eagerly taking down notes. These are the 5 brief seemingly simple, maybe quite difficult for some but actually not far from being attainable success tips:
1.) A SMILE is a curve that sets everything straight.
and they even say: "It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown" so the more pouts the more 'ouch.
2.) Make your POSTURE perfect.
3.) Avoid NEGATIVE BODY LANGUAGE
e.g. playing with hair, picking, scratching, yawning (can be but in apropos) etc.
4.) LISTEN actively.
and what struck me most is the fifth:
5.) Be AWARE of YOUR STYLE
The way you dress directly influences how others perceive you.
This is a reality you cannot afford to ignore.
Five things to check to look presentable:
1. CLOTHES! 2. Accessories 3. Hair Style 4. Face 5. Hygiene (breath, nails, armpit odor)
She added, to achieve a corporate look (what is recently trending is the smart casual look), LESS SKIN EXPOSURE (i.e., no sleeveless, no cleavage-leaking, no micro-minis/shorts
and dressing up should be occasion-appropriate.
I felt a bit dismayed with how some professionals carried themselves, by the way they dress-up, I took a picture and this is how some presented themselves for the convention.