Helen Kendall-Tobias

Location: Maidstone, Kent
About her...

Illustrated talks for schools, groups and clubs. My talks last approximately 45-50 minutes, with additional time for questions and discussion. Some talks include a handout or complimentary brochure for the audience. I’m based near Maidstone in Kent – and travel across the county to the outskirts of London. For some of my demonstrations I just need a large table. When other equipment is needed, I bring it all along myself – including a projection screen for my on-screen presentations.

About her talks and demonstrations...

In addition to my  one-to-one work with personal clients as the owner of IMAGINATION Image Consultancy, I have developed a number of talks and demonstrations which I present to larger groups, e.g. ladies’ sections at golf clubs, women’s groups and social clubs, charity fundraising groups etc.

Fee:

My fee is normally £60 plus expenses for a 45 minute talk and questions.
For charity groups and smaller groups, this fee may be negotiable. Many of my talks include a complimentary brochure for the audience.

My Contact Details:
Phone:

07725 57 64 72

COLOUR AND FASHION

Queen Elizabeth II

A whistle stop tour of how colour has played a part in fashion since 1850. This talk includes a look at the colours chosen and worn by people in the public eye such as the Queen, Mrs Thatcher, Hilary Clinton and Michelle Obama. It also brings us right up to date with the current colour trends.

PEARLS AND PRINCESSES

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How to tell a real one from a fake? What’s the best way of caring for pearls? Are cultured pearls as good as the “real” thing? Discover the world of the “Queen of Gems” Pearls come into fashion and they go out of fashion – but  they have been worn throughout history by the very wealthy and by royalty. Famous pearl wearers include Queen Elizabeth I and Jacqueline Kennedy. Cartier bought his famous 5th Avenue store in New York with two pearl necklaces.

PACKING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

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When you go on holiday do you struggle to close your suitcase? Do you have to take extra bags to carry the overflow? Do you struggle to carry your luggage because it is so heavy?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes then you will find this talk essential. In just 45 minutes you will learn the fundamentals of the holiday capsule wardrobe so you never again go on holiday over-laden with unsuitable clothes. You’ll be shown lots of tips and tricks to help you pack like a professional and Helen will let you in on some of her own packing disasters!

THE CAPSULE WARDROBE

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With a bit of know-how and planning it’s easy to create a workable wardrobe with outfits suitable for every occasion, even on the tightest of budgets. Discover the secrets to planning a Capsule Wardrobe and the 10 essential garments to complete every woman’s’ wardrobe.

THE MAKING OF A STYLE ICON

Jackie Kennedy & Princess Dianai

Just what made Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Princess Diana into style icons? Was it just down to the clothes they wore or did they have something extra? What can we learn from them?

An illustrated talk, stepping back into the glamour days of the Cinema, and the recent past, and looking at today’s icons such as Lady Gaga and Michelle Obamah. Includes the top 10 items that are ‘style icons’ in our own wardrobes.

DIET AND NUTRITION TOPICS

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Gillian McKeith may have been responsible for making this phrase fashionable in recent years, but it’s been around since 1826. In this tour around the world, looking at foods eaten by different cultures, Helen examines just what the phrase means to people in different parts of the world.

WHY DIETS DON'T WORK

illustrated with slides

YOUNG AT HEART

Preventing heart disease and diabetes as we get older

illustrated with slides