| Interviewer: It is said “We choose what we have faced”, does this have any life relationship with you?|
Sima Babani: Quite a Relationship, at 50 now, played multiple roles in my life span, where lots of hurdles I dealt with & today I proudly stand by this statement “I AM MY CELEBRATION”. As a soft skill trainer, I say, whatever we face in life, we got to face it smartly and wisely! Of course, everyone has their own strengths, ability, intellect etc. to deal with it. With the help of softs skills, one can brilliantly come out courageously & confidently, whether one chooses to face or has been chosen to.
Interviewer: Why image appearance is so important?
Sima: It takes only 3 seconds to create the first impression. Whenever we step out of the house, & into the society, we get judged. Our appearance strongly influences other people’s perception of our: Personality / Values /Financial Success /Authority / Trustworthiness /Intelligence /Suitability for hire or promotion. Hence it is very important that you make your image & not let it break. It has become quite mandatory to refashion your looks, transform your personality and revolutionize your confidence.
Fortunately, “IMAGE IS AN ILLUSION”, we can Style it by dressing up as per the culture, society & occasion therefore elevating your impression to commute to the world confidently, as cloths also do speak, and create positive powerful impact. So, if you want to be judged as Capable / professional / successful / wealthy / intelligent, you need to manage your image right and if opinion of others matters for achievement of your goals then managing your image is essential. If not-go ahead and ignore it, very simple.
Interviewer: Is it true that hurdles motivate you?
Sima: Yes! Hurdles can motivate you, if you handle them rightly. Without hurdles there is no life, the essence of life is in dealing with these hurdles in a skill full manner with the help of soft skills. Just like, for fire we have water, for dark there is light, for hurdlers in life we have soft skills. If you believe that the difficulties you face in life, do not come to destroy you, instead they come to show you exactly what you are made up of and just how strong you really are, your life gets smooth.
Interviewer: I read somewhere you mentioned that “Your clothes should be tight enough to show you are a Woman and loose enough to show you are a Lady.” Please throw some light on this phrase.
Sima: Yes, by Marilyn Monroe. I just love this, I see this as, when you say “a Woman”, she’s God made, but a Lady“, image consultant made, because being a lady is a matter of choice. A Lady is well groomed, perfect dressed, perfect poise & the message passed is: dignified, graceful, trustworthy etc. Her skills are sharpened & therefore setting an example. The word “lady”, is associated with Lady Diana, Princess of Wales. A perfect example of a lady in terms of image appearance is Perfect dress, perfect grooming, and perfect poise etc, an Icon. To make it more understandable; clothes is not what you wear, but how you wear.
Interviewer: What is your suggestion for the Startup entrepreneurs to carry themselves keeping in mind that they are representing different domains?
Sima: Startup entrepreneurs have to work bit harder, need to work on their self-image, self-confidence, capability, and credibility, as they have to get their idea across to someone else to influence opinion or action for their success of their respected domains. Intelligence, knowledge, ability, initiative, and effort are vital to success of any kind and ongoing Image management can give the personal or professional presence that one needs, as Image management is not universal , each individual has their own authentic style , & the image they carry need to match their profession & life stage.
Personal presentation (communication skills and appearance) influence people’s behavior toward you, including: Trusting you with information, hiring you or purchasing your product, complying with your request, giving you access to decision makers, paying you a certain salary or fee for contracted business. These perceptions and behavior leave a persistent, long term impression among observers. Your image can have a significant impact on your happiness by affecting the development of personal relationships. It is therefore essential to be able to create a positive first impression, both on personal and professional fronts, by managing your image.
Interviewer: How can one create an impactful first impression?
Sima: I, as an image consultant, work with the ABC of the science of first impressions to get a perfect combination of Appearance, Behavior and Communication that suits your lifestyle & budget, Where holistically transformation is done of an individual.
Interviewer: Who needs these services?
Sima: Most of the people can avail, who want to style up their quality of life, It would be Working professional /HR heads /Mommy to be /Brides & grooms to be / Housewife /Club members /Social groups / Friends/relatives /Kitty parties /Cloth retails store /Business owners, & Companies too can have the following benefits by creating a positive image: Larger market share/Ability to charge a premium /Ability to pull through tough times /Greater attraction to Talent / Higher retention and productivity of people/ Better and favorable media coverage/Higher returns for investors and resulting lower company expenditure. If a company’s image is not as good as it could be, the company may lose out on all of these benefits.
Interviewer: Would you share one of your secret, you work with?
Sima: Well, there is 3 points I like to share, which I do with my clients,
1. 16pieces of clothing = 256 possible unique combination, which is taking care of your 8 month stock & pocket friendly
2. Timeless style = F(fit) x F(function) x F(fabric) If your cloths in your wardrobe are FxFxF, its then a functional wardrobe.
3. I work with 4As – Appropriate/ Authentic/Attractive/Affordable. Putting all these together, a powerful image is form. I, strongly believe
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