It is often said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, but there are currently millions of people who are self-sabotaging their first impression. Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic we have all been using video conferencing so much – myself included. However, I have been shocked at just how unprofessional many people look on-screen, even though I know them to be highly professional people and they present as such when I have met them in person. While it doesn’t really fall within the role of a trans ambassador, I decided I can help these people as I have the background experience to do so.
Having been a photographer and filmmaker for over 30 Years, still being ranked 2nd out of over 1,600 UK photographers on Free Index (stats correct on 19/04/2020) with my photography and video business called Martin Neeves Photography & Film and having been commissioned twice to photograph the Queen inside Buckingham Palace, I know how to make YOU look and sound fabulous.
(stats correct on 19/04/2020)
Also, being an openly transgender woman, I know a thing or two about image projection, so not only can I help you with lighting, sound, camera positioning and backgrounds, I can advise on styling too.
I’m offering a personal one-to-one virtual consultation of up to an hour, for just £72.00 (GPB) to make YOUR on-screen image look as professional as you.
FREE Optional Extras
For every consultation booked, I am now offering all the following FREE optional extras:
- 15 minute follow-up consultation to help set-up any lighting or accessories purchased after the initial consultation.
- 15 minute FREE consultation with international actor Buckso Dhillon-Woolley (of Coronation Street, Silent Witness Last Tango in Halifax fame) on how you may create confident communication to camera, to make sure that that first impression REALLY does count.
- 40 minute skin advice consultation (via Zoom) with a senior aesthetic and advanced skin care practitioner (from a separate company), to ensure that your skin has that Hollywood glow.
Please CONTACT ME to book your consultation now and to avoid disappointment. Let me release your hidden Marilyn Munroe. Don’t let your competitors get there first!
Ruth Malloy, Ruth Malloy Interiors
“I had a very successful consultation with Katie to help with my video conferencing image. We are all using this method of communication more & I knew I needed some help but wasn’t sure where to go. As soon as I saw Katie’s offer I jumped at the chance & I am very pleased with the results. It will enable me to look more professional, be more confident, with my clients, when doing video consultations & help me to be seen rather than a shadow in the background. Katie also gave me some great tips on lighting, at different times of the day, and how to achieve a better sound. ” – Ruth Malloy, Ruth Malloy Interiors
Dr Dani Hilliard, University Lecturer
Andrea Yorston, Interior Designer
“With so many of us working from home & video conferencing becoming a necessity how many of you worry about keeping up your professional appearance with your audience, let’s face it there’s a lot of competition out there! Katie Neeves is an award winning photographer and she knows how to make you look good. For just £50 (short term offer) get Katie to help you look more professional even at home with advice on lighting, sound, camera position & backdrop. It could be the difference from your competitors in terms getting hired.” – Andrea Yorston
Suzanne Suthers, Stylist
“When Katie posted on LinkedIn that she was offering a consultation to help with the way we look on Zoom, I jumped at the opportunity. As a Personal Stylist I wanted to look my best on screen but didn’t know where to start with the technicalities like lighting. Within an hour, Katie had moved my seating position slightly, lifted my laptop and advised me on how to add lighting and improve the sound with the purchase of a couple of small items. I now look and feel professional for meetings and would highly recommend a consultation with Katie! For a small investment you’ll look more visible and business like on-line!” – Suzanne Suthers, Suzanne Suthers Styling
Karen Cureton, Cureton Consulting
“I met Katie about 18 months ago but only yesterday had the pleasure of accessing her expertise. Katie is currently offering a thirty minute consultation to improve your online presence. I knew some areas I needed to work on but half an hour later I was in no doubt about the skills she has, we talked, lighting, location and sound – all of which needed her expert eye. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her skills!” – Karen Cureton, Cureton Consulting
Susan Wilmot Rowe, Equity Release Specialist
“Katie was amazing today helping with my on line image. I have learned so much about how to portray a professional image and would recommend a session with Katie.. Thank you Katie for your time and patience in getting the right room, position and background.” – Susan Wilmot Rowe, Premier Equity Release Club
Annabel Ward, Fancy Entertainment
“I can’t believe the difference! Thank you so much Katie Neeves. Your help was fantastic. I didn’t know you could do so much in such a short space of time!” – Annabel Ward, Fancy Entertainment
Claire Roche, Counsellor
“Katie gave a very professional consultation and helped me to set up my home for 1:1 and group work during the corona virus pandemic. Great work and invaluable advise during difficult times.” – Claire Roche, Counsellor, Infinity Healing
Sarah Naylor – Empowerment Coach
“Katie really knows her stuff that’s for sure! I have very recently started to use zoom to conduct inspiring career change success stories / interviews for YouTube and thought that what I’d recorded looked great from a lighting / lack of clutter perspective. However, as someone who loved to learn more when I spotted Katie offering an online tutorial, I grabbed it with both hands knowing just how much industry experience she has under her belt. And I am SO pleased that I did! We had a fab session where she helped me to located the right location within my house and then go about setting up my laptop and getting the lighting as perfect as we could do given the home environment and lack of professional lighting kit to hand. Wow what a difference which I am keen to share with everyone just a soon as I can move an item of furniture from my studio aka lounge that is there on a temporary basis due to an ongoing insurance claim. That aside though I am truly delighted with the results. Katie is a genius. I would recommend her services to anyone who is recording video content for their business to get in touch and greatly improve their results with just an hour’s online consultation. Thank you again Katie.” – Sarah Naylor, Naylor George Recruitment Ltd
Please CONTACT ME to book your consultation so that I can help YOU look like a film star on Zoom!
Can’t find a thing to wear for your Zoom meeting?
If so, I highly recommend having a virtual meeting with personal stylist Suzanne Suthers as she can help you put together your on-screen wardrobe to give you the variety of clothes and accessories you need for regular appearances, in the colours and styles that suit you. Suzanne helped me with my styling and I can’t recommend her highly enough. CLICK HERE to find out how Suzanne can help you.
I am a woman on a mission! But not just any woman and not just any mission…
Being an openly transgender woman and a trans ambassador, I am on a mission to not only show that it’s OK to be trans, but it’s actually cool to be trans too!
Through my media appearances, public speaking engagements, blog, vlog, social media, trans awareness training courses and via support groups, my aim is to reach out to trans people who may be struggling with their gender identity, to reassure them and to lead by example. I want to help educate the general public too. The more people who are educated about trans issues, the greater the acceptance and the easier it will be for trans people to live their lives in peace. Most bigotry and prejudice comes from ignorance and fear of the unknown. Education can and does save lives.