Inside Out Blog

What does your face say about you?

What Does Your Face Say About You?

On Monday we had Ireland’s Leading Facial Profiler in the studio with John to share his FBI & CIA adopted skills in profiling to discuss the images submitted to us from our Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook followers.

Pro Foto 2019

Pro Foto 2019

Pro Foto Ireland 2019

Pro Foto Ireland 2019

We are delighted to announce John will be speaking at this years Pro Foto Ireland event.

John will be giving his “Substance Over Superficial” talk with tips on High End Portrait Photography at 12:30 in the seminar room.

You can get your free tickets here.

Becky Bristow

Becky Bristow Appointed CEO of Dogs Trust

Becky Bristow : Dogs Trust CEO

Becky Bristow : Dogs Trust CEO

Huge congratulations to Becky Bristow and to Dogs Trust on the appointing of Becky as the CEO.

Feisol Europe

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Welcome Feisol Europe

John Murray Headshot is delighted to announce our new partnership with Feisol Europe as an official Feisol Brand Ambassador.

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Over the past 5 years, we have used the Feisol CT-3472LV tripod for it’s portability, light weight and intuitive design. The tripod has a self levelling centre column and at full extension is over 6ft almost 2 meters in height. With a tripod head this tripod stands at over 6ft 5inches high.

Dublin City FM Interview

My 103.2 Dublin City FM interview this morning with Bronwyn Clinton.

https://m.soundcloud.com/dcfm-1032/gmd-interview-with-john-murray-21st-may-2019?in=dcfm-1032/sets/good-morning-dublin-2019

Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2019

2018 has been a ride!

We have worked with everyone, from individuals and teams of two, all the way to multi-nationals like Linkedin, Google, Salesforce and created exciting new horizons with many more.

We have spread the good word of wellness with PepTalk Workplace Wellness Platform as a PepPartner. Had book launches, tears of joy and plenty of big laughs along the way.

To you all, from my home to yours, where ever it may be. Thank you for following along and I wish you a wealth of health, happiness and fun in 2019.

Remember, How you walk in the skin you wear is your decision. Why not embrace it? What other choice do you have?

John

2019 International Workshops

2019 International Workshops

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2019 is coming up fast.
Time to start putting plans in place.

We will be bringing our positive self image message and headshots to a city near you in 2019. Presently we have plans for Saudi and United States, Great Britain and Singapore underway.

We will be running Image wellness workshops, speaking on social anxiety, personal brand, and positive image psychology and teaching people to love their faces.

If you would like to see us in your city, comment below or get in touch.

Linkedin Local Dublin / LocalX

LocalX Dublin 17/10/18

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I am delighted to be co-hosting another Local X in Dublin with Jannetje Van Leeuwen

this time in The Church Bar, Restaurant & Venue.

You Can Get Your Tickets Here

After the roaring successes of our last events we are delighted to be back in the historic St. Annes Church on Wolfe Tone Street and Jervis Street in Dublin to host the event.

The 7th #linkedinlocal Dublin in The Church.

We invite you to join us on 17th October for our 7th meetup since we started back in January this year.

We will revisit the beautiful venue The Church where we will sit and share tapas together. After food, we'll mix it up a little to allow for more mingling - this space will allow for that better!

As always, we will keep this gathering as intimate as possible and keep it to maximum 40 people. The price is 25 EUR ( to cover food and one drink). 

Come and genuinely connect with the humans behind the LinkedIn profiles to inspire, motivate and grow one another, and build relationships with those who really care.

LinkedIn Local

#LinkedInLocal was started by Anna McAfeeErik EklundAlexandra Galvizand Manu Goswami to meet their LinkedIn connections offline on a personal level. 

They founded the concept on authenticity, respect and collaboration, and it’s today being hosted all around the world.

No Agenda - No Labels

We believe authentic relationships are created unplanned. Leave the job titles and business cards at home.

Quality Over Quantity

Size really matters, the most interactive and personal meetups have 40 or fewer attendees. Due to the nature of this intimate event and seating restrictions in the venue, we have limited the number of tickets to 40 this event.

No Selling - No Pitches

Speak with the people, not to the people, and master your sales and marketing pitches in other events.

Will we see you on October 17th ?

Your Linkedin Profile and How to Make it Work for You

Your Linkedin Profile and How to Make it Work for You

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I am delighted to have been asked by JCI Dublin to teach a workshop on making your LinkedIn Profile work for you.

Get Your Tickets Here

Are you getting the very best from your Linkedin profile?

Does your profile photograph show the very best of you?

What do people read, hear and feel when they browse through your profile?

We all want the best from our online presence. Sharing our best photographs on Instagram, our ups and downs with friends on Facebook and attempting to be interview ready at all times on Linkedin. 

John will take you through the finer points of making the most of your Linkedin profile.

With:

- Profile Image tips and diagnostics

- Strengthening your profile

- Developing a Linkedin "Brand You"

- Making the right connections.

and Analytical hacks

Smiling: 3 Exercises To Change Your Day

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Smiling!

My hashtag#WednesdayWisdom post this week is about something that makes us feel great. Something I tell clients all the time is that when we see an old friend or win something, our arms go out and up. Our faces and bodies posture in the same way.

Thats why a smile goes out and up! Smiling causes a release of endorphins, happy hormones, so with that in mind.

I have some homework for you all.

1. Hold a pen in your teeth for 60 seconds. This creates the same facial posture and will cause that same endorphin release!

2. Smile at a stranger. Make brief eye contact with somebody you pass today and smile. Smiles are universal in language and give a little bit of kindness and warmth to you and the people you smile at!

3. Smile in the mirror. This one is vital and takes a little more time to feel benefit from long term. We spend our time in the mirror doing tasks and checking stuff. Brushing teeth, cursing or squeezing spots. So smile at yourself. Know what you look like smiling and walk away while still smiling. This will better your relationship with your own self image.

Did any of these work for you?

 

Friendly Business Awards 2018

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I am absolutely delighted to be nominated for a Junior Chamber International (Ireland) Friendly Business Award. 

We have been nominated in the category for Digital Experience. 

Thank you to whoever did nominate us and thank you to JCI Dublin for the nod. 

The awards are in Dublin's Mansion House on September 5th. 

More news and photographs to follow. 

Where do you come from?

Where do you come from?

Where is it you come from?
Does geography have anything to do with that place within ourselves that creates what we put out to the world?

I have shot headshots with Eric Lalor a few times now and am always struck by his openness, his willingness to leave it all on the table and show who he is and that place within himself that he comes from.

Maybe, being a standup comic has given him the freedom to open those doors, desensitisation and an openness to self deprecation. 

Maybe as an actor he has learned skills to search within himself to find that place in order to portray the harsher side of Cathal Spillane in the RTE soap Fair City. 

We all need to take a leap of faith like Eric did over 7 years ago to follow his dream without regret. 

You can see Erics interview with Online Youth Mental Health Service ReachOut below. 

You can follow Eric on Social Media. On Twitter  his articles on Joe.ie

How you walk in the skin you wear is your decision.
Why not embrace it?
What other choice do you have?

Linkedin Local 31st July 2018

As many of you know, I co host Linkedin Local Dublin with Jannetje van Leeuwen 

Following the success of the first four events, we have organised the fifth #linkedinlocal Dublin with a twist!

To facilitate connection in a different way we thought we'd mix it up a little and do a sit-down - share good food and great conversation. 

Not your typical networking event! Please read below For some more information :)

LinkedIn Local meetups have been popping up all across the globe, and the purpose is to get to know your connections on a personal level, and genuinely connect with the humans behind the LinkedIn profiles. For more information check out linkedlocally.com

Meet your LinkedIn connections offline!
That is what LinkedIn Local is all about. No pitches, no speakers.

#LinkedInLocal was started by Anna McAfee, below you find the values she and the other early adopters set out for successful meetings. It is all about "connecting humans".

The concept is founded on authenticity, respect and collaboration.

You are empowered to meet people in an intimate setting to connect on a personal level.

No Agenda - No Labels

Leave the job titles and business cards at home. We believe authentic relationships are created unplanned.

Quality Over Quantity

Size really matters, the most interactive and personal meetups have 40 or fewer attendees. Due to the nature of this intimate event and seating restrictions in the venue, we have limited the number of tickets to 30 this event.

No Selling - No Audience
Speak with the people, not to the people, and master your sales and marketing pitches in other events.

 

To book your tickets https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/linkedin-local-dublin-thai-tapas-saba-3107-tickets-47902923935

1% Better Podcast

My Interview with Rob of the Green

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Hey guys, I was delighted to be interviewed by @Rob O'Donohue for his The 1% Better Podcast. 

We spoke about #SelfAcceptance #PositiveSelfImage #Wellness #Mindfulness and my work with PepTalk Wellbeing amongst lots of other things. 

So if you want to know how to look better in photographs, or understand what you look like to the rest of the world. Have a listen. 
#ApplePodcast - https://lnkd.in/dDxeakG
#GooglePodcasts - https://lnkd.in/d-6nVm6 #robofthegreen
site - https://lnkd.in/dXrVZg4
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Spreaker: https://lnkd.in/dgDwh92

Your Body Language: It speaks so you don't have to!

Your Body Language: It speaks so you don't have to!

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How well do you know what you are saying to others?

Over 70% of our communication is non verbal and we communicate with our bodies and our faces faster than we can create the words to describe how we feel. 

We have three brains. The Walnut is the human thinking brain, the clever bit. The lemon hidden inside is the emotional centre of the brain, and the bit at the end that connects it to our body is the reptilian brain, providing us with danger responses and balance. 

So what are you really saying, as you sit there adjusting your posture because you are now aware of it. 

Did you know it was being controlled from a different part of the brain than the words you are thinking now?

Like in the image above, we posture. Based on our environment, we release hormones and send signals to the brain stem telling us how to stand, how to hold ourselves and what to do with the muscles. Automatic responses to the world and people around us. All while thinking about something completely different. 

 

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Think about when you are scared. We become smaller, we close off our posture, roll our shoulders forward and try protect ourselves. Our facial posture changes too. We pull with ligaments and tendons to make the mouth smaller, bring the eyebrows down and to the centre. 

When we are happy, we become bigger, happy to be seen, when we meet an old friend. We throw our arms out and up. The same as the shape of our brightest smile. All this without ever assigning active thought or words to the sensation we feel. 

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Our bodies, and our minds work in tandem. Like a spiders web. When a fly gets stuck in the web, no matter where on the web the spider is, it feels the vibrations from the struggling fly and is alerted to it's presence. 

Our minds and bodies are the same. Once one is altered, by proxy so is the other. So maybe it is time you started to listen to what your body says. It doesn't have the facility to be wrong. 

How you walk in the skin you wear is your decision. Why not embrace it? What other choice do you have?

"That film is nothing like the book"

Have you ever seen a film and thought "That is nothing like the book" Is the issue the movie, or you?

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Have you ever seen a film and thought "That is nothing like the book" Is the issue the movie, or you?

I constantly tell people, "When you see yourself in the mirror, you think you look like that, but you don't.
You are the only person who sees that image.

So when you see a photograph, your brain wants to know why it looks different. So you search for imperfections" So you read Harry Potter, or Fifty Shades of Grey.

When you read it, your mind creates a visualisation of the story, the characters and the scenes. You pre-visualise the story and gain senses. 
If your sister or brother read the same book. Their visualisations would be completely different, just like everyone else who has ever read the books. 

So when you see the movie, you are seeing it through the eyes of somebody else entirely. 

Is it just movies we do this with? 

Do we become judgemental of other peoples view of the world because we expect they see the same?

Have you ever been judgemental or had wildly inaccurate expectations?

How to stay young fit and beautiful

How to stay young fit and beautiful

We live in a culture of convenience, every person obsessed with staying young, thin and beautiful no matter the cost. 

Adverts screaming Get Fit Fast, Lost 10LBS in 24hrs and Lose weight feel great. 

Magic pills for everything, Aloe Vera and Vinegars. Sold with the promise we will look younger, be thinner and never have to exercise again. 

Meet Ernestine Shepherd. 80 Years of age, exercising daily, drinking water and looking after her body so that it can look after her. 

As humans we were born to work for food. To walk to a water source, to walk and run and climb to forage for fruits and vegetables. To burn thousands of calories per day just to eat, and now? We turn on a tap, open a fridge or set a microwave. We don't even have to go that far. Food is in abundance, exercise not so much. 

We have an obsession with being skinny or super thin over being fit an healthy. 

If you want to stay young, fit and healthy. Exercise, drink water, don't smoke and lay off the junk food and alcohol. 

Fillers, Botox and tummy tucks don't add to your life expectancy. They don't make you fit enough to play with your kids longer. Taking care of yourself does. 
 

How you walk in the skin you wear is your decision.
Why not embrace it?
What other choice do you have?