Research says a first impression is formed in 3 to 30 seconds of meeting a person. What exactly do we see in these few seconds – We see his/ her Appearance which involves how he looks, how he acts and how he interacts.
And Appearance is the other word for “Image”
Image is all that an individual projects consciously or unconsciously—the way you look, and carry yourself, your personal style, poise, and presence. It’s part of who you are.
The elements of Image or Appearance include clothing, grooming, and body language including etiquette. They function as visual, non-verbal communicators. They are constantly sending out messages to the others and therefore the onus and the responsibility rests on our shoulders how to utilize these elements effectively to project a powerful, confident image.