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6 Tips to Enhance Your Personal Image

How much thought do you give your image?

In the busyness of everyday life, there’s a real shortage of time. Many women tell me that they used to think about it more when they were younger, before the children…:)

Personal image is really important in professional life, it affects if people engage with you and importantly how they engage with you. It can be the difference between getting a promotion or not!

It’s not just the effect on others either. It’s about how we feel about ourselves, when we look and feel good; we have a greater sense of self-worth which shines through. Others respond better which helps us perform better; it is the "cycle of SLAY to Success."

In this short article, I aim to give you 6 tips as some food for thought to enhance your personal image, your confidence included. They are deliberately meant to be tips that don’t take lots of investigation; there may not be time for that!

As a starting point, the three areas that affect your image are appearance, body language, and voice, these tips will touch on all three.

1. Wear clothes and accessories that make you feel good; it will show through on the outside. I often decide on the shoes or necklace I want to wear and build my outfit around that.

2. Include accent color in your outfit (not just black, navy, grey, brown, and white), it will lift you inside and out. Think about the tone too, the last thing you want is to look drained and older than your years.

3. Select the right clothing shape for you. Shapeless is never flattering. I understand sometimes we might feel a bit weightier so select a bigger size or something with less shape, but it really will make you look larger and shapeless.

4. Think about where your eye goes when you look at yourself and consider if you are happy with someone else’s eye going there too!

5. Try to make your body language open, take up space! This will engage people and help you look more confident. At all costs, avoid making yourself look smaller. Think about the position of your feet and arms and your posture of course!

6. Think about the pace and pitch of your voice. Higher voice pitches can sometimes lack the weight of what we're trying to project, so think about lowering your pitch and speaking in a calm and empathetic tone to communicate credibility.

I hope these provide some points to consider and get you thinking about what you communicate to others and how you can feel more confident about your personal image. If you'd like more food for thought, just sign up for my free "Exclusive Fashion Tips for Women Professionals: Stand Out and Shine" short guide by visiting

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you have.

Keep on SLAYin' until you can't SLAY no more!

With admiration and support, Rochelle "SLAY Queen" Hemingway

About The Author:

Rochelle "SLAY Queen" Hemingway is a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant 30-year veteran. Rochelle has a passion for empowering others which led her to pursue further education in strategic leadership and to become a certified image consultant. Rochelle combined her military experience with specialized training that offers a unique perspective and valuable insights to those looking to elevate their personal and professional presence.

Nowadays, people seek out Rochelle for advice about body language, conversation, networking etiquette, and wardrobe. She is a self-published author of 3 books:

1."SLAY To Success",

2."Own Your Power: Building A Memorable Personal Brand To Gain Opportunities for Women 40 & Beyond 

3. "Elevate Your Image: Personal Brand Strategies"

As a professional keynote speaker, she has conducted many presentations and workshops for the United States Air Force, businesses, and corporations. Rochelle helps women and organizations achieve professional success by working with them on their image and impact. She also works with women one-on-one on personal branding coaching, image consulting, virtual presence optimization, and executive presence development. Visit

Rochelle started SLAY To Success, LLC to create a world where women step into their authentic personal brand to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with men as influential leaders, decision-makers, and change agents across all sectors.

The word SLAY means to kill it, to dominate it, and to nail it; to dream and work hard until you own it; to be on point and to impress greatly.

The word SLAY is also an acronym that stands for universal life and leadership philosophies that she implements in her daily life: S-stay ready to be ready, L-lead out loud, A-a sense of family/community, and Y-you are built to last.

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