How to present yourself as a leader

Man in a business suit adjusting his tie

According to Sarah Johnston, Coach and Executive Resume Expert, it takes 7 seconds for someone to decide if you are "leadership worthy"​. This Cornerstone piece links you to her interview with international style expert and keynote speaker, Sylvie di Giusto. Sylvie believes that it is better to craft the way others may perceive you, rather than sit back and hope that their perception is going to be great. In this article, they discuss practical and applicable image advice for all professionals.

What can you do?

  1. If you are after some tips on how to choose clothing that is right for your brand and image, check out our Cornerstone video, Dressing for Success. You will find tips and ideas here that help people who are blind and low vision navigate through their choices in styling.
  2. Vision Australia staff are qualified practitioners who can help you with ideas that may address specific around presenting and dressing. You can see options on how you can connect with us through our webpage or by calling 1300 84 74 66.
  3. Have you thought about getting a coach or a mentor? This is a great way to connect with others who may be able to help shape your thinking about your brand and the perception that you are trying to create. Contact the Service Design team at servicedesign@visionaustralia.org to find out more about our Mentoring Program. We can help you connect with someone that could help you in your vocational journey.