|Miss. S.A semi-finalists workshops|
|It’s that time of the year again – were we are envied by every man-as we get to dress and spend time with the 28 most gorgeous ladies in the land. This time we headed off to the magnificent Sun International Wild Coast Sun Resort. Here are the various mini workshops and exercises we designed for the semi-finalist to test their skills and knowledge: What’s in the Brand Mystery box? the semi-finalists were divided into groups and asked to unveil their mystery box. They were given 15 minutes to use all the tools inside to put together a “brandboard”. These visuals needed to represent the Must-Have’s and the No-No-s that the brand “Miss SA” should represent. The teams that presented were: the A-Team, Vanilla & Spice girls, Impressionistas, the A-Listers. The ladies came up with amazing ideas and concepts-well done girls!|
|The main reason I attended the Destiny Forum was because my spiritual mentor Iyanla Vanzant (whom I’d been watching on Oprah for years) would be inspiring us all. I was honoured to personally speak to her and spend some time in her divine presence. If you are in the Meantime of your Life… you know…waiting for that dream job to come along, expecting to make more money or finding your dream man/woman – you best get to your nearest bookstore and buy her book “In the Meantime” -it got me to the best place in my life! Yesterday I cried, Until today are some other awesome recommendations. Here is a short video clip of her entering the room to the song “Give yourself away,” which brought us to our feet and to tears. Enjoy!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txoz6fl9CRI|
Strategies for Shaping our Destiny
Yesterday I attended one of the most awesome conferences I have been to in SA – the Destiny Magazine Forum hosted by a remarkable and inspiring woman Khanyi Dhlomo. The day was about networking, learning and succeeding. However the reason I went was to be in the same room as my life-long spiritual mentor Dr Iyanla Vanzant but I got so much more…. The forum featured Marcus Buckingham on finding your edge, Thebe Ikalafeng on Brand Africa, Phuti Mahanyele on unlocking the youth talent and Kuben Naidoo on Re-making SA.
(below)New York Times Best Selling author and business consultant Marcus Buckingham spoke on the topic of “How to stand out as a leader”. He suggested you focus on your strengths-don’t waste your time on fixing your weaknesses. Find out what is unique about you and make use of it.
(below)Here I am with Khanyi Dhlomo Khize ,founding editor of Destiny and managing director of Ndalo Media.With me is also Tumi Frazier international author, speaker and life coach with personal and organizational development.
(below)Phuti Mahanyele, businesswoman extraordinaire and CEO of billion dollar blue chip company-the Shanduka group. She spoke about unlocking Africa’s most valuable resource the youth.
(below)Thebe Ikalafeng advised us to think local and act global. He quoted Rapper Tupac Shakur “Don’t change the face-face the change” Did you know that MTN was the first mobile phone company to launch “Pay as you Go”?
(below)Here I am with Carte Blanche’s Devi Govender, who led the Q & A Forum by asking provoking and interesting questions to the different speakers.
Celebrate Your Fabulosity!
When last did you celebrate the phenomenal woman that you are or that you work with? This August celebrate Women’s month by doing something for yourself, your female staff & your clients that will have real, long-term value.
In the last few months I have come across many women who are desperate for a breakthrough in their life…
The “Superwoman Syndrome” might be just what you need to hear. This is an inspirational, fun-filled, interacting, corporate presentation for the woman who is trying to deal with her multi – faceted roles, whilst still maintaining her sanity!
For more information on this and other interesting women’s presentations – click here.
Ideal for Women’s Day, Secretary’s Day, client breakfasts, lunches and team building events.
For video clips of the presentations click here.
Tel: 011 469 1396 or
email: email@example.com www.profimpressions.com
Interview on Talk Radio 702
I was asked to discuss Office Etiquette on the Money Show with Bruce Whitfield on Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape. If you missed it you can still keep up to date with latest etiquette tips. To listen to the audio clip, click here.
Preparing Remona Moodley for Miss World 2012
As 2011 comes to an end
Miss South Africa – Melinda Bam
This weekend we rubbed shoulders with South Africa’s top celebrities at the prestigious Miss SA pageant at Sun City. One of my top favourites through the past few months was breathtaking Melinda Bam – who was crowned the new Miss SA on Sunday evening . Her first princess is Remona Moodley, 22, and second princess Thuli Sangwini, 21. Melinda is a 22-year-old Pretoria University B Comm marketing student-she will represent SA in the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants. I believe she will be the perfect ambassador -as from the word go Melinda epitomised the phrase “beauty from the inside out”.
Her prize package includes a car, a designer diamond watch and a luxury trip to Paris and of course my attention whenever she needs it!
The Miss SA top 12 Finalists
Last week was the official announcement of the top 12 Miss SA Finalists for this years competiton. I took the 16 finalists through a workshop the morning of the announcement and discussed how to be remarkable, what are we saying through our body language, the art of colour and how to build your personal wardrobe.
The ladies were all very nervous because immediately after our workshop they headed into two more judging stages. One was swimwear and the other a question and answer stage on why they should be the next Miss South Africa and what makes them different from the next contestant.
The ladies did a fantastic job and shortly after; were notified (along with press and media) about who had made it into the top 12 selection – Congratulations. Be sure to catch the Miss SA final live this Sunday – 11 December at 17:30pm on Channel 107 Mzansi Magic.
Who do you think will be the next Miss SA?
The Road to Miss SA
Cosmopolitan – October Issue
Be sure to grab the latest Cosmo and have a look in the Career section, I have contributed towards an article on Personal Branding – there are some key tips to take note of.
Are you Packaged for Success?
This particular workshop is our most popular choice (click here for more information regarding this presentation.) It consists of either/both your visual brand or/and your relationship brand which covers image and etiquette topics. Our most recent clients have been Miss South Africa, Nampak, Tarsus and Ernst & Young. If you would like to know more about tis workshop and how it can be tailored for your requirements, get in touch with us here.
Women’s Day Workshops
Over the last two weeks we have been busy with our various women-only workshops ( if you would like to know more about these workshops click here) aimed at empowering and inspiring the woman of today. Some of our clients include Eskom, EOH, Consol Glass, J.P. Morgan and the Airports Company of Port Elizabeth. These companies treated the hardworking women in their offices to one of our presentations. You can view the pictures and comments from the presentations in our events section here.
Women’s Month build-up
With women’s day nearing, we have had a large interest in our women only workshops. this time of the year is one of our busiest and it is always fantastic to know that companies and employers appreciate the women in their lives. Be sure to check out our Women’s events by clicking here and be sure to read our latest newsletter which is all about Superwomen Syndrome.
Ernst & Young graduate programme
Over the last few months we have been working with the new graduates of Ernst & Young. We take the graduates through the “Packaged for Success” course which is set over two days with the first day focusing on etiquette and the second day focusing on image. Over the two days the graduates learn the importance of personal branding, the correct handshake, body language and business card etiquette – to name a few, whilst on the second day we cover areas like what colours suit their skin tone and what the correct work attire is for their particular industry. The course covers a variety of topics and lessons which will benefit them throughout their lives.
Watch Haydee preparing the Miss SA finalists on Sundays at 17h30 on DSTV-Mzanzi Magic – channel 107
Here is some of the feedback from the finalists on Haydee’s course:
Bokang – “Keep doing what you are doing and touching as well as changing the lives of others.”
Anja – The realization to enhance yourself and by doing so you give meaning to other people’s lives. Thank-you for the handful of diamonds you gave me today, to go polish and make them shine.
Dhesha – Well presented, extremely informative and entertaining.
Danicka – This workshop created an awareness of the power of personal image, perceptions and impressions and often we forget how to be the best versions of ourselves, the workshop reminded us of how to do that. Empowering and relevant.
Bianca – I woke up to realize that I am capable of more than I initially thought.
PIAA Conference November 2010
|I am honoured to be the co-founder of the PIAA (Professional Image Association of Africa) together with Minnette Luus. On Dec1 we held our first annual conference. A new legacy in the South African Image Industry has began and I am proud to be part of it.The PIAA strives to combine all the facets of total image into one organization. We want to establish a network of image experts which includes anyone that wants to, or is already involved in the image industry. This association is for any professional in image or image-related fields e.g. fashion designers/buyers, stylists, fashion journalists, beauticians, hair-stylists, make-up artists, dieticians, wellness and fitness instructors, plastic surgeons etc.
If you are in these related fields and wish to become a member visit www.piaa.co.za.
Sincerest thanks once more to our MC-Lorna Potgieter and speakers Marisa Daly & Marija Ruygrok.
Launch of Facebook “Professional Impressions” Group
Did you know that if Facebook was a country–it would be the third largest on earth? With nearly 200 million more inhabitants than the USA. Would you believe that at the last count, the site added 8 new users per second!
Professional Impressions has officially added to that statistic by launching our page. If you want to receive motivational messages, updates and share tips, please click here to join our group.
Have you found a great affordable fashion item or interesting business information website?
Do you have an opinion or question?
Write up on our “Wall”, load up your favourite fashion trend pics and voice your opinion on our “Discussions” page.
Launch of Blog Page
Click here to link to our new blog page – you will access to the latest, exciting practical tips on etiquette and image.
Click here to read the latest free tips.