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How To Know When NOT To Join A Conversation…..It’s All In The Feet

Did you know our feet talk? Yep, seriously. Tune in where I share the code to follow at those work and social events. No more awkward moments when you unintentionally crash a conversation!    

Ready To Use Your Super Power In 2018?

In light of the New Year, I thought I’d share a heart-warming conversation I recently had with my five-year-old daughter, Olive. We were driving to childcare the week before Christmas and Ollie was wearing her Wonder Woman t-shirt. She told me how she wished she too had super powers, with a sulky pout on her […]

Business Insider: 9 Tips To Getting Great Customer Service This Christmas

Ever experience terrible service from a grumpy person serving you? It sucks, right? And it’s contagious, dragging us down with them. It happens a lot and let’s face it, some testy moments between the customer and shop attendant are inevitable during the Christmas chaos! But is it really the entire fault of the person serving […]

Huffington Post – How To Remember Names And Avoid Awkward Encounters

Ever experience the embarrassment of forgetting someone’s name? They’re chatting to you and while you remember their face, you struggle to recall where and when you met them. All the while, you’re not properly listening to what they’re saying…… For the handy tips, read my article in the Huff Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/nicky-mcmillan/how-to-remember-names-and-avoid-awkward-encounters_a_23059113/

Want To Be Even More Awesome By Nailing Your Communication?

Did you know there’s around one million signals we send in body language alone? You may have noticed my posts on how we communicate. This is what I am passionate about; because awareness of what we’re saying, and that of others help us to be at our best. Studying, researching and being trained by the […]

How To Confidently Dress To Your Body Shape

What are your struggles when it comes to looking and importantly, feeling, confident? Summer can be a particularly challenging time when it comes to any body images we may have. I get it, I’ve been there too. Rather than starting 2018 with pledges to lose weight or whatever to make ourselves feel better, why not […]

How To Avoid Crappy Customer Service

I have a confession. Poor customer service drives me bonkers. I know I’m not alone. But is it really the entire fault of the person serving us? Could we, as customers, help make the experience better? Let me share a couple of examples. McDonalds Worker After what seemed like an eternity watching her slowly move […]

How To Strengthen Your Connection With Others…..And Possibly Fall In Love

“Hi, how are you?” “I’m fine, how are you?” “I’m good.” “Been busy?” “Yes, soooo busy.” …… awkward silence. Resonate? For most of us it would. We dread that awkward silence associated with small talk, yet often struggle to move beyond first base to the next level of connection. And we’re missing the opportunity to […]

At A Networking Event? Let The Feet Do The Talking

You’re at a networking event. Alone and feeling socially awkward, you scan the room for people you know. Jackpot; two acquaintances are talking nearby. The question is, should you join them or not? The trick is to watch and read their feet. Why? Because they’re the most honest part of the body. Body language expert […]

How To Remember Names

Ever experience the embarrassment of forgetting someone’s name? They’re chatting to you and while you remember their face, you struggle to recall where and when you met them. All the while, you’re not properly listening to what they’re saying. Then someone else joins the conversation. They look at you, waiting for an introduction. After an […]

How To Wear Colour, Not Have It Wear You

Did you know the colours that suit us change as we get older? As we age, we start losing pigment in our hair (making it go grey), skin (softening the complexion) and eyes (losing and/or changing colour). Loss of estrogen through menopause can also change our natural colouring (…well for the women). So those bright […]

Worry You May Talk Too Much? Follow This Tip……

Ever noticed a person get restless while you’re talking? If you think back to the last time it happened, could you have potentially been talking too much? Hate to break it to you……you’re up against some serious challenges. Research has found: Our brain wanders 47 per cent of the time we’re awake We have about […]

How To Add Style With Scarves

Feeling drab in your dark winter colours? Want to look more stylish without buying a new wardrobe? Want to add interest to, or change your look? The solution? Wear scarves. When working with clients, the question on how to wear scarves is frequently raised. I show them how scarves are a simple, affordable yet effective […]

Let’s Ditch The Small Talk And Aim For BIG Talk

JANE meets Miranda at a corporate function. Establishing rapport and dialogue with distractions and noise is going to be tough. Jane tries a variety of techniques with some success. She then asks: “What personal passion project are you working on lately?” Miranda’s eyes light up and she enthusiastically shares her passion to instil leadership skills […]

How I Won The Battle Of The Zombie And Lizard Brain

I’m going to begin with a little Sleep 101. While we sleep, our brain is at work recharging and sorting through the day’s memories, either discarding or filing them away. You know those mornings when you wake up before the alarm clock, feeling refreshed and clear headed? That’s when your brain has done its job. […]

Why Wearing The Right Colours Matter

Earlier this week I posted a colour challenge for you all on the What’s My Style Facebook page. I asked which blue-tone dress looked better on Julia Roberts. Most of you responded the dress on the right, which is correct. Well done! Here’s why. Julia Roberts’ natural skin colour has a warm undertone. The dress […]

The Psychology Behind Colour And How To Use It To Your Advantage

Ever had someone ask if you’re feeling okay? Or comment how well you look? Chances are the colours you’re wearing are influencing people’s reaction to, or impression of you. Colour is widely used in marketing and advertising to communicate a company’s message. We do it too. Intentionally by those who know the power of colour […]

How To Tame Your Lizard Brain And Be Your Best

“I’m not good enough”, “I’m not smart enough”, “I’m not qualified enough”…… Ever think this? If so, it’s time to tame your Lizard brain and take charge. The ‘Lizard brain’ is the oldest part of the brain responsible for primitive survival instincts. Anatomically known as the Amygdala, it’s responsible for our fight or flight response. […]

How To Ensure Accessory Trends Flatter You

With chokers, neckerchiefs and statement jewellery among the popular accessory trends this spring/summer, it’s helpful knowing how to wear them in a way that flatter you. Starting with knowing your neck length. Do how do you determine your neck length? Place your hand against your neck with your index, middle, ring and pinky fingers together. If the […]

How To Choose Glass Frames That Suit Your Face

Ever get confused about what style of glass frames suit your face? Here’s a guide to help make your decision easier. The Fit: Ensure the frame size is in scale with your face size. Does the frame sit comfortably and stay in place? Is the pupil position just in from the centre of the lens? […]

Where To Wear Necklines, Necklaces And Other Detail To Flatter You

Ever wondered why your outfit doesn’t looked quite right? It could be that your neckline or accessories are out of sync with your body proportions. I am sharing with you a simple yet effective style tip on Balance Points. Balance Points help to determine where to wear your necklines, jewellery and other details. Given much of […]

How To Handle Small Talk

Do you dread small talk at networking events or functions? Do you struggle with what to talk about to someone you’ve just met? Do you find yourself talking too much to avoid those awkward silences? First of all, take a few deep breaths and exhale slowly to help relax yourself. Then listen. With the intention […]

Why Dress To Your Body Scale

Ever worn a garment or an accessory and it never looked or felt quite right? I recall this experience a few times myself, before learning to dress to your body scale be it a small, medium or large frame. That is, the size and volume of a garment, prints and detail, as well as jewellery, bags and other accessories. […]

How To Mix Prints

Bored with your wardrobe? Have you thought about mixing prints to add some colour and interest? How you mix prints will depend on your personality. Wearing bold, clashing prints reflect the more creative or dramatic personality styles. If you are more conservative, you’re likely to prefer smaller, softer or neutral prints like stripes. Also consider your colour contrast […]

Are The Colours You’re Wearing Flattering You?

You know when people comment on a garment you’re wearing but maybe not you? Or ask if you’re feeling alright, suggest you look tired or thought you were older? Then there are those times when people comment how well, relaxed you look.  There’s a strong chance the colours you’re wearing are influencing those impressions of […]

How To Wear Horizontal Stripes

You know when you put on a striped garment and you feel and look wider than what you really are? Horizontal stripes can be tricky and more noticeable – and unforgiving – than vertical lines. They make the eye travel from side to side, giving the illusion of width instead of height. The wider apart […]

Why Glasses Are Expensive

Ever wondered why the frames of your glasses are more expensive than the lenses themselves? Ever thought it seemed odd given it’s the lenses that improve your eye sight? Quality glasses are made from cellulose acetate which is derived from cotton and wood pulp. It goes through many production steps, is usually aged, and then […]

How Your Body Language Can Influence First Impressions

Given 93 percent of first impressions is unrelated to what we say, body language is a powerful thing. If you make a bad impression, it can take 21 more encounters with that person to reverse it. No pressure! Am sharing an interesting and informative article on body language by Bustle.com – http://bit.ly/1UZ71xJ Much of it […]

How To Flatter Your Neckline

Hello! Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought something about your outfit is not right but you can’t figure out why? There’s a chance it’s related to the outfit being out of balance with your body proportions. If it’s on the upper part of your body – or your portrait area – then […]

Stylish On Any Budget

Hello! Do you ever get bored with your wardrobe? Do you feel your choice is restricted due to a tight budget? Through a country styling shoot, I wanted to demonstrate that you can afford to look and be stylish if you know where and how to look for the right pieces. The models wore a mix of garments […]

Do Your Jeans Flatter You?

Finding yourself wearing jeans during the cooler weather? Jeans are a versatile wardrobe essential but it can sometimes be tricky to find a pair that flatters your body shape and derrière. The placement of the back pockets can complement or ruin your look http://abt.cm/22vrhte. As can jeans exposing your underwear because the rise is too low. […]

How To Beat Bloat and Look And Feel Stylish

You know those days when you feel bloated and horrible? No matter what size we are, many of us would experience the dreaded `bloat day’ be it triggered by a period, poor diet or other causes. The result? Our clothes feel tight and uncomfortable, nothing seems to look good on, and our confidence plummets as […]

How To Wear Colour To Your Advantage

Although we try hard to embrace ourselves, many women, and even men, worry about certain parts of their body, notably the tummy and mid region, the hips, bottom and thighs. So here are a couple of simple style tips involving a `column of colour’ to cover those areas and make you look and feel fabulous. […]