Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Fall, Already?
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Hi Friends!

Can you believe we are already thinking about fall clothing?  It is amazing how quickly time flies.  I have selected some of fall's most incredible statement bags for the ladies, as well as a few accessories for the gents that I have enjoyed showing my clients.  I recently hosted an event at the ever magnificent Neiman Marcus, and have decided to showcase their merchandise for this newsletter.  If you want to order any of the items you see, please email us for more information.  MODA has an very special relationship with Neiman Marcus, and we are happy to arrange any purchases for you with great ease!

My focus is always on helping to define and communicate a Personal and Professional Brand for my individual and corporate clients.  Everything you wear (or carry), represents you and is speaking for you even when you are silent.  From your glasses down to your shoes, your image reflects who you are, how you feel about yourself, defines key words such as intelligent or trustworthy and tells the world how to view you. 

Invest in fewer pieces that are quality.  Knowing your Personal Brand will help to ensure you purchase items that not only reflect who you are, but to create an image that is working FOR you - not AGAINST you.  Individual Brand, or as I call the term "Personal Branding," is something every person has.  Sadly, most do not understand how to shape their Personal Brand, or how to communicate it with the awaiting world.  So the result is a world of confusion, where people think they are sending one message and in reality the world is receiving something completely different.

Fall is quickly approaching, and we would love to help you with your image - whether you are looking for an assessment, update or overhaul, we are here to help you succeed.  Consultations are always complimentary.

Warmest Regards,

Mila
President, MODA Image Consulting


Fendi Barra Watersnake ShopperFendi Cut-Velvet Pattern Leather Tote
Jason Wu Jourdan Crossbody BagBurberry Dual-Compartment Satchel
FOR THE GENTS!

 

Tom Ford Gusset Flap BriefcaseTom Ford Credit Card Case

 

Abas Classic Leather Tech CasesGucci Metal Logo Aviator Sunglasses, Black


TWO BLOGS YOU CAN'T MISS!

1. Looking for leadership: A good PERSONAL BRAND is developed and groomed.  It takes into consideration the faith and personality of the person, it reflects the character of the individual and in most cases, highlights their greatest assets and capabilities.  The great PERSONAL BRANDS invite people in, lead to expressive leadership qualities and a legacy for family and peers.  Strong people who have a clear understanding of their "Personal and Professional Brands" are leaders in the community.  This does not necessarily mean they are CEO's or corporate officers, but rather they are people who bring added value to the world they live in and their community in particular.  CONTINUE READING HERE

2. Training Better Keep Up With Technology: That said, PLEASE heed my advice, and understand that "Brand is everything."  You have to train your people to deal with the visual world we now live in and understand how technology and the World Wide Web can be a tool for success or a hole for failure.  Train your company employees and the Executive Suite on the need for an understanding of Professional and Personal Brand." CONTINUE READING HERE

To put it simply…If you don't know your Personal Brand and aren't sure of the Brand of the company you either work for or own then how do you represent it?


Image | Brand | Fashion
info@modaimageconsulting.com | www.ModaImageConsulting.com
Direct: (615) 218.6831 | Office: (615) 567.6969

Consultations are always complimentary!

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Posted on 07/31/2012 12:00 AM by Mila Grigg, CEO
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Tuesday, 31 July 2012
TRAINING BETTER KEEP UP WITH TECHNOLOGY
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When it comes to transacting business; the WORLD IS A STAGE.  There are a variety of roles in business.  There is the gatekeeper, the decision maker, the doer, the pretender - plus many more nefarious or infamous characters.  We have a variety of backdrops too.  Big offices with even larger desks; see through offices surrounded by glass, power offices and the standard brick and mortar office with open ceilings for the hip and creative types.  Companies are spending so much money creating a stage for their brands and products to be presented, while also hiring a cadre of individuals who make up the "players or actors on the global stage."  Then they roll the dice and hope all goes well.

Well, the stage is now global and the audience is the world; however, the "actors and players" have not grown as fast as the markets and the stages.  It is true that technology is changing every 12 -18 months, and products can become a reality in weeks or months verses years - yet the training for the "business person" is still eons behind.

I am amazed at the pace of technology, but even more so at the slow pace of training staff and executives on how the technology can hurt their business more than it can help it.  Every executive and professional is just a picture away from being misinterpreted into a meaning that is false.  The court of public opinion is not on the "Side of Right" as much as it is judgmental and looking for a reason to tear someone down.  

That said, PLEASE heed my advice, and understand that "Brand is everything."  You have to train your people to deal with the visual world we now live in and understand how technology and the World Wide Web can be a tool for success or a hole for failure.  Train your company employees and the Executive Suite on the need for an understanding of Professional and Personal Brand."

To put it simply…If you don't know your Personal Brand and aren't sure of the Brand of the company you either work for or own then how do you represent it?

Please let us know how we can serve you.  Call or email for a complimentary consultation.

Warmest Regards,
Mila
President, MODA Image Consulting

Photo Source: www.istockphoto.com


Image | Brand | Fashion
Mila@modaimageconsulting.com | www.ModaImageConsulting.com
Direct: (615) 218.6831 | Office: (615) 567.6969


Consultations are always complimentary!

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Posted on 07/31/2012 9:36 AM by Mila Grigg, President
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Monday, 30 July 2012
LOOKING FOR LEADERSHIP
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I have enjoyed speaking with and training executives from every industry in America on the concepts of "Personal and Professional Branding."  I must say I used to be surprised at how so many companies and their employees have such a vague understanding of "Brand" and even less understanding of their own "Company Brand."  I hear words that are more related to advertising or some particular commercial, or I am shown a corporate mission statement or a company logo.  Most companies have spent millions of dollars on advertising and marketing materials, but they have failed to communicate their Company Brand.

A classic example happening now is the challenge faced by retailer J.C. PENNEY.  The company seeks to find an identity that the public can understand and also draw the buyer into the store.  Millions and millions of dollars spent on executive paychecks, poor commercials and the wrong sponsorship; yet they still do not have a clear vision in sight.  They need to understand what their BRAND is, communicate that Brand to their employees, make the necessary adjustments in training and products and then re-launch the company with the BRAND driving the rest of the company.  Price awareness and a consistent price program is NOT BRANDING.

Individual Brand, or as I call the term "Personal Branding," is something every person has.  Sadly, most do not understand how to shape their Personal Brand, or how to communicate it with the awaiting world.  So the result is a world of confusion, where people think they are sending one message and in reality the world is receiving something completely different.  In the case of the lazy and slothful individual, they say that they do not care what THEIR PERSONAL BRAND says about them, but in reality they do.  Their brand says exactly what they are.  It communicates a person who does not understand how valuable they are, how amazing they can be and one who does not take into concern the emotions or feelings of others. Typically, these people are self-centered, selfish and actually more in love with themselves than they want people to know.

A good PERSONAL BRAND is developed and groomed.  It takes into consideration the faith and personality of the person, it reflects the character of the individual and in most cases, highlights their greatest assets and capabilities.  The great PERSONAL BRANDS invite people in, lead to expressive leadership qualities and a legacy for family and peers.  Strong people who have a clear understanding of their "Personal and Professional Brands" are leaders in the community.  This does not necessarily mean they are CEO's or corporate officers, but rather they are people who bring added value to the world they live in and their community in particular.  

It is also true that GREAT CORPORATE leaders have a thorough understanding of their PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL BRAND.  This is how I know what my job is when I work with a client.  MODA Image Consulting helps companies and individuals understand their Brand, communicate that Brand and develop leaders in the business community as well as your neighborhood.  

Please let me know how I can better serve you and your goals, and yes, J.C Penney - I would be happy to help you as well.

Most importantly, do not let this world shape you or determine your value.  God created you for a purpose and if you can align yourself with the will of the one who created you, you will never go wrong and you will be the best leader that anyone could ever decide to be led by.

Warmest Regards,
Mila
President, MODA Image Consulting

Photo Source: www.istockphoto.com


Image | Brand | Fashion
Mila@modaimageconsulting.com | www.ModaImageConsulting.com
Direct: (615) 218.6831 | Office: (615) 567.6969


Consultations are always complimentary!

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Posted on 07/30/2012 2:03 PM by Mila Grigg
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