In March of last year, I attended the birthday celebration of my friend Belinda Uy. While there, I got to meet her former collegue from URC, Jane Porcincula. A few days after the party, Jane messaged me with an invitation to speak in front of the women of their church.
She felt that my advocacy at Radiance Image Consultancy is aligned with theirs at Shepherd to the Nations Outreach Church. We both believe that, as Christ’s ambassadors, it is important to project an image that inspires. Because of this, she thought it would be ideal for me to deliver the keynote speech at their Women’s Month Event. Without giving it a second thought, I graciously accepted.
The talk took place on a Sunday. After worship at CCF Alabang, my husband and I took the kids home then headed to the venue in Cainta, Rizal. I was more than glad to travel all the way from Cavite to Cainta to do my calling and fulfill my purpose!
Let me tell you a little about Shepherd to the Nations Outreach Church. Made up of individuals who have accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, the institution’s mission is to win people for Christ. It also aims to disciple, train and equip its members to fulfill their God-given calling.
As for the their Women’s Month Event, the affair was entitled HOW TO BE YOU? The True Value of Beauty Inside and Out on Women of Word and Worship. The primary objective of the event was to impart to all women that, as Christ’s ambassadors, we have to bring forward our best, both in looks and personality, while sharing God’s word.
I wanted to show our attendees that we can achieve this by how we dress, through choosing the best color based on skin tone for example, without sacrificing comfort.
During my session, we talked about the colors that would suit each of the participants. I told them about the impact that wearing both right and wrong colors has on their appearance, overall image, and the first impressions that they make.
I also taught them how to choose the proper outfits to wear for different body shapes, and how to pick the right style and the best colors. I wanted them to understand why we should consistently strive to be well-groomed and beautiful, whether at home or in other places.
Beyond the physical, I also stressed the value of being an inspiration rather than an irritation. One very important message I left them with is that the true essense of beauty is inspired by this verse, 1 Peter 3:3-4:
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment,
such as elaborate hairstyles and the
wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.
Rather, it should be that of your inner self,
the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
I am happy to share with you some the feedback given by the participants that day.
“I am very satisfied with the way Ms. Toni facilitated this event. She is knowledgeable and professional. Her topics and lessons are very useful, and helps me look and feel better. I’ve learned how to handle myself based on my personality. They event was very pleasurable, interesting and entertaining.”
– Rosario Ibale
“I am very satisfied with Ms. Toni Miranda of Radiance Image Consultancy. She’s skilled enough. Very useful in choosing the right color of clothes, makeup and accessories that are good for my skin tone. I learned to dress to impress and not to put too many accessories. Very interesting and informative.”
– Janet & Nitz
The participants informed me that their individual potential for career visibility increased after my time with them. They are now able to communicate well, with a clear awareness of their organization’s brand mission. The talk helped them develop confidence and self-esteem in the workplace, and delivered higher levels of productivity.
Here’s a peek into my day with Shepherd to the Nations Outreach Church.
If you need the members of your organization to confidently connect with other people, and be effective role models through the way they look, speak and behave, visit us at Radiance Image Consultancy to learn more about our programs, and the various topics for our speaking engagement services.