Marion Gellatly is a highly-respected Image Expert, author, trainer and speaker who has an uncommon ability to entertain, illuminate, and inspire her audiences to reach for new levels of professionalism and personal confidence.
Marion brings value, learning, and sensitivity to every event, large or small. She offers conference break-out sessions, company workshops, full-day seminars, and intimate group sessions.
Here are some of the most popular workshops for your business conference, internal meeting, or womans’ group event.
For Business Conferences and Company Workshops
Some of our most requested topics:
Within moments of meeting you, a prospect will decide whether they are going to like you or not like you and trust you or not trust you. Isn't it time you evaluated one of the most important elements of your business, your image? Our image coach will help you explore what your visual appearance is saying about you, and how to develop the right image to attract the type of clients you want. She’ll identify the verbal and non-verbal cues that are exchanged in client meetings to help you close sales. In this session, you’ll also discover the keys to networking effectively and the skills to better engage potential clients in conversations that result in new business.
- Connecting: Do It Right, From the Start
A casually phrased e-mail or an ignored phone message. A less than firm handshake or a forgotten thank you. Monopolizing a meeting or perpetually interrupting. Just one little misstep can halt your rise to the top or squelch a business deal.
The fact is: everything we do is a form of communication and everything we communicate leaves an impression.
This program begins with the four key ways to make a powerful first impression . It includes the essentials of making introductions, how to start and sustain a conversation, how to get on the same wavelength as others, and how to mix and mingle.
This class spells it out: what's ok, what isn't and if you make a mistake, what to do next!
- Image Counts! It's Not Everything, Just What Everyone Notices!
An overview to the question of image: what it is, why it is important, what our image says about us and our professional selves, plus how we can manage our image -- rather than letting it manage us. Just as individuals have an image, so do the companies we work for. How can we -- both management and staff -- represent our company, consistent with its goals? You will be able to identify the basic image factors and learn the universal affects of image in personal and professional life.
- The Look Is Casual; The Style Is Business
Everyone has a different interpretation of business casual. This program will provide answers. What is business casual in one workplace can be a disaster in another. Learn how to select clothes appropriate to your industry and to adapt that style when you visit a client, make a presentation, negotiate a contract or travel. You'll learn to distinguish among the four distinct levels of personal and professional dress, the characteristics and perception of each and the situations for when each is appropriate.
- The Fine Art of Business Entertaining
Business meals are not for eating! And, business entertaining is critical to developing long term relationships. At this fun and informative "hands-on" program, you'll learn that sharing a meal with a client is about establishing and maintaining rapport. You’ll learn what's expected of the host, napkin etiquette, the difference in American and Continental dining styles, paying the bill and much more.
You’ll also learn what it takes to feel comfortable at cocktail parties and how to maneuver hors d’oeurves, a wine glass, and deliver a handshake all at the same time.
All of our workshops can be customized to your needs and target audience
For Womens’ Groups
- You are Woman—Let Your Image Roar!
Most women are excited to have an extra boost of confidence and a competitive edge in business and in their personal lives. Let our image expert share her secret tips and tools to craft a personal image that will get you what you desire. But, it’s more than just about appearance. It also includes critique of your behavior, communication style, treatment of others, and etiquette skills. Learn what the entire package is all about.
Style is communication. It helps us understand each other, it should reflect your current lifestyle, and it can speak to what you want at this time in your life. Contrary to what some think, style can be learned and developed, using the Universal Style System as a guide. Would you like to create a style and develop a wardrobe that suits you, rather than being dictated to by designers and the current season’s runways? Let a certified image master share the concept with you based on the work of colleague and image educator, Alyce Parsons, AICI, CIP.
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun…with their Image
Come laugh and learn about the stupid things women do to mess up their image. This is a fun, entertaining, and interactive session for women to share and explore how to avoid making these mistakes again. You’ll learn about Marion’s Fifteen Fabulous Principles to looking and feeling great about yourself.
As a result of having MARION at your next event, everyone will…
- Be empowered to create a compelling image to meet their professional & personal goals.
- Remain clear, focused and on track to turn their dream into reality.
- Discover and utilize their personal strengths to accomplish their goals.
- Easily identify action items.
- Gain confidence and momentum toward creating breakthrough results.
- Have ongoing access to Marion through one-on-one coaching, quarterly publications, and teleclasses.
Call Marion at 831-625-2000 to explore the possibilities.