Executive Impact Seminar Successfuly Teaches "The Total Package"

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An image consultant and communications coach successfully integrate style and substance in their innovative Executive Impact Seminar for managers and professionals who want to make it to the top. New East Coast dates added.

An image consultant and a communications coach - it was certainly a different approach. Some said it was too different, too risky. But it was an idea that image consultant, Michelle Sterling, and communications coach, LeeAundra Temescu knew would strike a chord.

Growing increasingly frustrated with the battle of “style” versus “substance” in executive presence training, Michelle, the image consultant, and LeeAundra, the communications coach, decided to create a program that addressed both. As opposed to most seminars, books and coaching that concentrated exclusively on image consulting or conversely, only taught communication skills, they wanted to highlight the essential integration of style and substance in today’s successful executive. Their “Executive Impact” seminar, which debuted in September 2004, combined training in image consulting with essential communication skills. Working together in a novel “tag-team” approach, they imparted the essential skills to become the total package, a polished, professional and articulate executive who is on their way to the top.

It worked. The integrated approach was especially effective in helping the participants learn from national recognized experts in two different fields that executive presence is a combination of the right image and the right message. More important, they learned that executive impact is the understanding that what you wear and how and what you say are fundamentally dependant on each other and must be consistent with each other to be truly effective. Matt Bryant, an executive at a leading mortgage company in Southern California who traveled to San Francisco to attend the January 2005 seminar, was especially impressed with the dual approach. Temescu and Sterling were “both wonderful and equipped with so much insight.” He added “I’m definitely going to recommend this seminar to everybody.”

Temescu is relieved at the seminar’s success but not surprised. “Michelle and I just knew this was the right way to teach executive presence and impact. It isn’t the easiest way – what with coordinating our schedules and all but the finished product truly validated our experiences and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”

In response to the success of this seminar, Sterling and Temescu have announced new dates for the Executive Impact Seminar, this time on the East Coast. Executives and executive wannabes can attend the seminar in New York City on April 21-22nd, 2005. Details and on-line registration can be accessed at http://www.globalimagegrp.com/newsletter/executive_impact_program.html

The Contrary Public Speaker is an executive communications coaching firm based in Los Angeles. Founded by national award winning public speaker, author and commentator, LeeAundra Temescu, it provides high-level presentation skills, in-the-moment training and executive presence for senior level managers and professionals. For more information, please visit http://www.thecontrarypublicspeaker.com

Image Consultant Michelle T. Sterling and Global Image Group's services are designed to ensure that men and women perfect an authentic image by developing a strong first impression and professional presence through wardrobe, image development and etiquette, communication and protocol skills. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Houston, London, and Hong Kong, Global Image Group is strategically located to serve clients worldwide. Their comprehensive image, etiquette, and communication consulting services are offered in person, via internet video conferencing or telephone. For more information on Image Consultant Michelle T. Sterling, AICI and Global Image Group, please visit http://www.globalimagegrp.com.


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