Episode 39: How To Dress For Success with Caz Little of Dashing Hounds

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You want them to remember you as “That person was well dressed, well groomed. They look like they’ve got control over their life.” It will make them more likely to trust you.

I’m very excited to be bringing you this very special bonus episode.

I know I talk a lot about communicating yourself verbally and through body language – but I haven’t addressed the topic of attire – and how you communicate yourself through your appearance.

To help me, I’m bringing professional men’s stylist and personal shopper Caz Little (@dashing_hounds) on the show. A former men’s fashion designer for brands including Lee Jeans and Elwood Denim, Caz is passionate about helping men look good. Bless her! You can find her online at DashingHounds.com.au.

In this episode, we talk about dressing to make a great first impression, whether it’s for a job interview, important meeting or a first date. And if fashion’s not your thing, don’t worry! Caz shares simple tips and tricks that anyone can implement – and you don’t even need to buy a new wardrobe!
 

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Episode 34: Want a Job in a Small Business? How to Get Your Foot in The Door with Museum Hack Founder Nick Gray

“The thing with small businesses is…the job you want possibly doesn’t even EXIST yet.”

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Nick Gray is the energetic and straight-talking founder of Museum Hack, a New York-based company that runs renegade tours of museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History. Their aim? Make museums fun for people who don’t like museums! I love it!

I took one of their tours at the Met, and was so impressed I just had to reach out to Nick (via video, of course! Scroll down to watch)

In this episode we’re chatting about how to get a job at a small company. Nick started Museum Hack just over a year ago, and now has around 12 employees. As the owner of a young, fun and innovative company, he receives a LOT of requests from people looking for jobs. I was keen to pick his brain about what it would take to get HIS attention and stand out from the hoards of other job seekers. [Read more…]

Episode 29: How To Blitz Your Job Interview – Secrets of Executive Speech Coach Diane DiResta

[In the workplace] CONFIDENCE trumps COMPETENCE. That’s why if…you see someone who you know has less skill than you and they get promoted, I’ll bet you anything they have the confidence and ability to sell themselves.

dianne-middleSo you’ve landed that all-important job interview. Now all you need to do is rock up with your portfolio, let them see how how good you are at 3D modeling, and tell them that your only weakness is ‘perfectionism’. Right?

Wrong.

According to a study by the University of Michigan, when it comes to hiring managers, most decisions are based on 40% skill and 60% chemistry!

So what does this mean for you? Yep, if you can communicate well, you are much more likely to succeed at winning jobs!

This is just one of the many things revealed by my amazing guest this week – Diane DiResta.

Diane is a licensed speech pathologist, highly sought-after speaker and communication coach. She is the founder of DiResta Communications, a company that helps high profile people like top executives, politicians, celebrities and sport stars to speak the language of confidence and communicate effectively.

I was very excited to speak to Diane about how to be successful in job interviews and in the workplace. So if you are job hunting or want to move up in your workplace, this episode is a must-listen! I can’t stress enough how important this stuff is. [Read more…]

Episode 26: Creativity Is Not Just For Your Work! Why You Should Get Creative With Your Communication And How To Do It

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.      –  Steve Jobs

 

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Another way to get noticed – make signs!

As a designer, you’ve already got a lot of creativity in your bones. But have you ever thought about getting creative in the way you communicate?

This is not something I see many people doing, which is a shame, because I truly believe that is it one of the best ways to not only deliver a great and memorable presentation, but to also stand out from the crowd and GET NOTICED.

And I know it works, because I’ve been testing it out at networking events, in my presentations and when asking people to be interview guests on the podcast. And the results I’ve been getting are amazing!

And the good news? It’s not difficult to do. Like Steve Jobs says: the solution will become obvious to you once you start making connections.

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