With a degree in English and journalism, Marlys Arnold worked for three and a half years as a reporter for the Kansas City Star before launching out with her own business.
Since 1991, she has helped hundreds of men, women, and students improve their personal or professional image, either in workshops or private consultations. "I believe that looking good directly relates to our attitudes about ourselves and our careers," she said. Her goal is to help companies develop an authentic image by teaching individuals to look terrific and feel good about themselves. "It really doesn't matter how good the outside looks, if you don't like the inside, you'll never be truly comfortable with yourself." Marlys is also the regional representative for the nationwide Dress Up ThursdayÆ campaign and has received certification in image education from the Conselle Institute of Image Management.
Combining her image expertise with real-world marketing experience, Marlys also teaches how to 'Maximize Your Trade Show Results'. She has not only been a trade show exhibitor, but has also organized several expos and events, including a self-improvement retreat for women. Her unique perspective of the trade show industry from many angles allows her to share new insights with both beginning and experienced exhibitors.
A member of the Meeting Professionals International and the Fashion Group, Marlys has presented for groups including Sprint, the International Association of Exhibition Management, the Home Builders Association of Kansas City, and the Houston Chapter of the Business Marketing Association. She has been featured in both radio and television interviews, as well as included in publications from Kansas City to Australia. In 2002, she authored her first book, Build a Better Trade Show Image. Her second book, Pack Your Bags! debuted in June 2006 as an interactive book on CD-ROM.
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