“Power dressing is a combat gear for the trip to the top”- Valerie Steele.
This quote captures the real essence of this book that you are about to experience.
Business is war and everyone one is in business, whether you sell a product or offer your talent to solve problems.
The real product is YOU!... and you must project your best self.
If you must get to the top and stay there for a long time, you have to carve an image that is compelling, and the easiest tool to wield is great looks. But it’s not just about wearing the most expensive outfit; it has more to do with skill and knowledge to communicate your value effectively, and that is what SUCCEEDING WITH APPEARANCE IN BUSINESS AND CAREER gives you.
It was written to make dressing for impact a piece of cake; with sufficient descriptive images, charts and tables. It conforms to the International Soft Skills Standards and Testing (IITTI) organization’s curriculum for professional appearance.
Nail that corporate look all the time. Look good, feel great… achieve more!
“Boye Falonipe's book on Appearance and Personal Etiquette is full of updated and detailed information covering all aspects of professional image from formal to casual. Ever since casual wear and casual manners took over in many industries, it is imperative that directors, managers and employees have correct standards and guidelines to follow when the occasion demands. This book will fill many gaps for many people and should be required reading for professionals.”
I have had a cursory read of this simple but impactful book on Succeeding with Appearance in Business and Career. Given my career start off point as a sales and marketing professional, I fully agree with the issues raised in this book. Appearance and presentation are keys to getting attention in a competitive market place. I completely endorse this book for all those who have to interact with their customers and clients - and that's about all of us!
The essence of how to present oneself professionally is captured in this carefully crafted book and will be great help to both men and women. The information is extensive, yet clearly presented and easy to understand. I recommend this book to anyone who is serious about presenting him or herself appropriately in the business world. Following the guidelines in this book will help assure you are taken seriously as a true professional.
I read many books on professional image and rarely find one so complete and concise. Succeeding with Appearance in Business & Career is a must read for every motivated professional. Boye Falonipe provides a practical, thorough, and easy-to-read guide on how to brand yourself for success in today's global marketplace. It is an outstanding addition to our recommended reading list at Final Touch Finishing School, Inc.
Boye Falonipe has generously shared "all you need to know" about this elite field, he did not skip a detail to guide us towards being part of "the culture of looking good". Always focusing on the topic of Business etiquette, I never really had the chance to read extensively on Professional Image enhancement as such. I was amazed by the details; the Charts, tables and images just make getting dressed perfectly in the morning a piece of cake. This very detailed book will definitely be an easy to follow, easy to understand source of information for both trainers in the field of Image Consulting, and professionals and ordinary people aspiring to achieve that polished professional image that would take them to a next level in their career.
Wonderful and very informative book! It is so very comprehensive on all that it takes to show the best of you that is possible at all times. I am sure that it will teach even the most jaded reader lessons for a better life in and out of the workplace.
BOYE FALONIPE is the Principal Consultant at NOIR ENHANCEMENT LTD, Lagos Nigeria.
He is a certified Personal Performance Coach by the world's most prestigious coach-training institute, The Coaching Academy UK. He guides individuals and teams in setting and attaining impactful goals, and projecting a compelling image.
Boye is Africa’s first Associate of the International Soft Skills Standards and Testing body, IITTI, and a pioneer member of African Society of Image Experts International. He is a certified Image Consultant and a member of International Association of Professional Image Consultants (IAPC). Boye is a conference speaker, seminar facilitator, and astute administrator. He is a good governance advocate and community leader. Boye holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria.