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Ms. Susan Bixler

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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (770) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Professional Image Inc
200 Galleria Parkway Suite 1660
Atlanta , Georgia 30339
United States

Company Description: The Professional Image, Inc., established in 1980, is a full-service, corporate consulting firm dedicated to providing comprehensive leadership development. We...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chairwoman of Human Resources Committee
    Atlanta Habitat
  • Advisory Board
    Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Atlanta Member
    TEC Inc
  • Member
    The Clark Howard Society


  • B.A.
    Baldwin-Wallace College
  • B.A. , English , Education and Psychology
  • degrees , English and Education
    Baldwin-Wallace College
  • degrees , English and Education
    Baldwin-Wallace University
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I think it's fine to have books of cartoons, some anthologies of Dilbert and The Far Side, or whatever makes you happy, on hand for a five-minute happy break," says Susan Bixler, president of The Professional Image Inc. in the Linkage article, "A Little Workplace Humor Might Get People Back On Track.
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Image consultant Susan Bixler says you should never underestimate the importance of nonverbal communication in a job interview.
Like it or not, whether you get the job or not could actually hinge on what seem like superficialities, including how you shake the interviewer's hand, whether you make appropriate eye contact, and, yes, where you put your arms, says image consultant Susan Bixler. Even though good body language alone won't land you an offer, it could tip the impression scale in your favor. On the other hand, posture that suggests you're defensive or other nonverbal blunders could take an otherwise strong candidate out the running, Bixler says.
Bixler is president of the Professional Image, an image-consulting firm that specializes in areas including nonverbal communication, wardrobe, social skills, networking and e-etiquette. The Atlanta-based company's clients include Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Deloitte & Touche, Merck, and MetLife. Bixler, the author of five books including the recent 5 Steps to Professional Presence (Adams Media, 2000), founded the firm in 1980, after the idea came to her while she was working as a regional sales director for Bonnie Bell Cosmetics.
"As simple as it sounds, I saw women act differently with makeup on," says Bixler. "And I thought, 'There is a strong relationship between what we do on the outside and how it affects the inside.'"
Bixler recently chatted with BusinessWeek Online reporter Eric Wahlgren on how to use body language in an interview to project a winning presence on the outside and inside.
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Susan Bixler's interview appeared in the April, 2002 issue.
Susan Bixler is the picture of professional cool with perfect hair and makeup, impeccably manicured nails, natty black attire and an engaging smile. She looks like the type of person you'd want on your sales team or at the helm of your Fortune 500 company.
That said, it's little wonder that Bixler has made a living for the past 22 years by teaching other people how to took the part in the workplace. After all, she founded The Professional Image in 1980, a company that specializes in corporate image development for businesses such as The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, American Express, IBM, UPS and The Coca-Cola Company. Bixler got the idea for her company when she worked for Bonne Bell Cosmetics and noticed that women changed their body language, made more eye contact and acted more confident when they put on makeup.
Catalyst Magazine "Everyone's been wounded by their image," says Bixler.
Well, Bixler says, he's a typical teen.
Bixler has franchised her business by training some 200 people to start their own companies so they can teach other people business image do's and don'ts. Two of the most popular issues: business casual and email etiquette.
"Business casual is huge right now," she says.
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Susan Bixler's interview appeared on December 8, 1999.
"When we are face to face, it has become even more important to be extraordinarily professional -- to match the image people have already created in their minds," said Susan Bixler, president of The Professional Image, Inc. and author of The New Professional Image: From Business Casual to the Ultimate Power Look.
"We all want experienced people handling our legal affairs, financial affairs, consulting with us," said Bixler.
"A lot of times you see older people trying to act or dress young, but they just don’t have the body to do it," said Bixler. "...Golf shirts and khakis are great if you’re young and trim, but they don’t do much to camouflage that tummy and all the late meals you’ve been taking in."
For older employees, Bixler recommends a crisper business casual look, such as slacks and a blue blazer.
The bottom line No matter how casual the workplace, it is almost always easier to dress down, than dress up. So if you’ve got a big interview or an important presentation planned, going for the jacket and tie is probably a good idea.
"If you’re overdressed, you can always take off the jacket or push up your sleeves to get down to the appropriate level," said Bixler. "But if you are underdressed, all you can do is apologize."
If you’re interviewing at a new company, try and find out what their dress codes are before you go in for the meeting, so you can get a good sense of what is appropriate and what is not. But remember that the interview may be your only chance to make a statement, so you might not want to be too casual even if the general atmosphere is relaxed.
"At an interview, the employer is thinking: ‘This is the best (the job candidate) is ever going to look,’" said Bixler.
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