CMI ‘Dress for success’ event. Speaker Joanna Gaudoin explains how appearance can
impact your professional success.
Have you ever thought about how much your appearance, body language and voice impact your
professional success? When you meet someone for the first time, you only have a few seconds to
make a good impression. This means that, someone’s initial opinion is formulated even before you
speak and depends mainly on how you dress and communicate.
During a thought-provoking presentation, our speaker, Joanna Gaudoin, image expert and owner
of Inside Out, looked at how image is instrumental in creating a strong profile both within and
outside your organisation as well as to create rapport with a colleague, your future boss or a client.
Thanks to her experience working with clients across different sectors including accountancy,
banking, recruitment and management consultancy, Joanna focused her talk on appearance and
discussed the ‘best practices’ when it comes to dressing appropriately for different professional
situations. Dressing in a suitable manner and feeling confortable with your image also impacts your
personal confidence and, as result, your performance. In today’s competitive market more than
ever before, dressing for success is key to stand out from the crowd and get off to a good start.
Joanna Gaudoin runs Inside Out, helping professional individuals and companies build better
business relationships for professional success. She covers all areas of image and impact and
works with people via private sessions, workshops and events. Her clients are from a range of
sectors but many are from the legal, accountancy, banking, recruitment and management
consultancy sectors. Prior to establishing Inside Out, Joanna spent almost 10 years in marketing