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How to Make a Lasting Impression

January 29, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

$25 PRSA/WWPR Members
$35 Non-members
$15 Students

$5 additional at the door (space permitting)

Hager Sharp
1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC  20005

Metro: McPherson Square/Farragut North

Event Sponsor                       Host Sponsor


Are you a young working professional seeking interview help? Ready to revamp your wardrobe from school days to career days?

Join the Public Relations Society of America-National Capital Chapter PRONet committee, location host Hager Sharp and event sponsor PRofessional Solutions, LLC, public relations staffing agency, to learn about communicating competence with style in job seeking. This event will show you how to talk the talk and dress the part in the work place.

Our panel of speakers will include:

  • Robin Fisher, CEO of Polished, the Image and Style Consultants (@PolishedImage)
  • Denise Graveline, communications consultant and speaker trainer
  • Kate Perrin, CEO of PRofessional Solutions LLC

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Job searching
  • What you should and should not say during a job interview
  • Tips to enhance speaking skills including face-to-face discussions and speeches
  • Perfect apparel for interviews and work and much more!

Bring a friend or colleague and come dress the part to this exciting, interactive event!


About the Speakers:

Robin Fisher, a fashion industry veteran and the image consultant for today's complex, modern working woman. Robin has loved fashion and image her entire life, and in 2008 left the corporate fashion world and put her passion behind a new labor of love: Polished Image and Style, a full service personal styling and image consulting agency based in the Washington DC Metro Area.  Robin's experience in the fashion industry has spanned fifteen years and included roles ranging from buyer for a major retail department store to international production manager for private labels. A certified image consultant who received intensive training in London, Robin's clients have included Senior VPs for Fortune 500 corporations, diplomats, and business-minded moms.  When she isn't crafting new images for her clients, Robin serves as Managing Editor for Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine-the premier magazine for eco-friendly wedding style.  

Kate Perrin, CEO, founded PRofessional Solutions, LLC in 1994 after working for 20 years in public relations and marketing communications for area associations and educational institutions. Kate is active with all the major communications organizations in Washington, DC, including the Public Relations Society of America, the International Association of Business Communicators, Washington Women in Public Relations, and the Association for Women in Communications. Her leadership roles with Washington Women in Public Relations include serving as the organization’s president and on the board, and chairing the first Washington PR Woman of the Year Award.  She also served on the board of the International Association of Business Communicators (DC chapter).  Kate is a frequent speaker at professional development events for these organizations. Kate received the 1998 Volunteer of the Year award from International Association of Business Communicators (IABC-DC) and was honored with the Matrix Award from the DC chapter of the Association for Women in Communications in 2009.

Denise Graveline is a communications consultant and speaker trainer based in Washington, DC. She has coached speakers for the TEDMED conference and executives in corporations, government agencies, nonprofits and more for speaking situations that range from congressional testimony to major keynotes. Named 2002 Washington PR Woman of the Year by Washington Women in Public Relations, Graveline has directed media relations or communications for a major private foundation and several nonprofits, and served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for communications, education and public affairs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She blogs about women and public speaking on The Eloquent Woman blog,, and on social media and communications at