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Blackman Mansfield Breakfast ‘Creating Your Personal Brand’

Last Friday, Joanne and I had the pleasure of hosting a breakfast on the topic of ‘Creating Your Personal Brand’. It was a great morning, and a really nice way to end our breakfast series for the year.

We had two fantastic speakers – Simone Douglas from Social Media AOK, who spoke about how we should be using Linked In to build our personal brand (and it certainly wasn’t how most of us have been using it!). We all took away some great tips from Simone’s presentation and I’m sure many of us have plans to overhaul our Linked In accounts asap!

Our second speaker was local fashion and lifestyle blogger Sonia Bavistock, who provided some (much needed!) advice on corporate wear. Sonia gave us some excellent tips on what we can do to bring our work wardrobe into 2017 – if you’re like me, and are 35-40+ you’ll notice things have really changed in the corporate world and it’s no longer the mandatory Cue suit, stockings and closed toe shoes, so it was great to be brought up to speed. Sonia also made sure our male attendees didn’t miss out with some excellent fashion tips for them as well (although I’m not entirely sold on the floral shirt suggestion!).

In the week prior to the breakfast, Joanne and I were lucky enough to spend a morning at Mint Boutique with Sonia where she selected some ‘up-to-date’ corporate outfits for us and we got to try our hand at modelling.. For two people who really don’t like having their photo taken I must say it wasn’t the worst way to spend a morning! Sonia shared some of these pics in her presentation, and Mint Boutique were also kind enough to dress Sonia, Joanne and I for the breakfast so everyone got to see Sonia’s picks first hand! Keep an eye on http://www.soniastyling.com/ for Sonia’s upcoming blog piece on the topic of corporate workwear, and to check out the outfits she selected for us.

We had an excellent turn-out to the breakfast, attendees came from a range of local businesses including; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, ARTC, Accolade Wines, Time Education, Scope Global, Badge Constructions, SKYCITY Adelaide, Beerenberg, Mayne Pharma and MIGA. Two of our attendees were also lucky enough to win a $50 voucher from Mint Boutique – we’re sure they’ll enjoy spending it (or in Julian’s case, his wife will!). So, it was a really fun and informative morning and a great way to end the year.

Joanne and I are already planning our next breakfast series for 2018 so watch this space!

Mel