Tips on poise and polish for young execs

Tips on poise and polish for young execs

SINGAPORE - Just as they take on their work with fire in their bellies, the 16 finalists of My Paper Executive 2013 are doing the same when it comes to the competition.

The grand finale is set for Friday, and, going by a recent catwalk class, the execs are raring to go.

Held at DanceSport Studio and conducted by grooming instructor Rizal Ahyar, the class was part of a series of grooming sessions and workshops aimed at prepping the finalists for Friday.

The execs learnt how to work the stage and picked up the intricacies of presenting themselves with poise and making a stellar impression.

For instance, how one stands can speak volumes about one's character. Standing straight makes a huge difference.

Lawyer Deryne Sim, 27, admits that she tends to slouch when she walks.

But she got tips on how to work on her posture - standing straight, pulling back her shoulders and keeping her stomach in.

These are things that will go far beyond the contest, and will help her project a more polished image in corporate settings, she said.

Urging the finalists to be dynamic in their poses, Mr Rizal also told them to remember one thing: "Exude confidence."

That's key in making impressions, onstage or offstage.

"It's all about your poise and how you carry yourself," he said, adding that the execs should always visualise the way they want to come across to others, and work to project that image through body language.

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