UdefineU's founder, Lourdes M. Figueroa was just like us. She lacked self-confidence because of weight issues and decided that a weight loss and fitness program would do the trick. She succeeded with her task of losing weight and looked great, but she still felt like even though her thighs were thinner she didn't feel as great as she looked. Then she realized that looking great isn't something that is defined solely on your physical shape. In order to look beautiful, you need to feel beautiful and let it reflect out of yourself. Her own personal experience led her to create UdefineU. She set out to help other women just like herself.
The next step is for voice and speech. They cover common speech problems and why women have them, the effect you give on others and how to correct them, vocal exercises, speech delivery tips, practicing articulation, proper sound release of key letters, practicing speech, and commonly mispronounced words. Taught to you by nationally renowned voice, speech, and dialect coach Joyce Sarandon. She lends her intellect on perfect enunciation and delivery to you for this quick lesson on how to sound like a controlled individual with full-expressive speech.
The third step of the series is etiquette. Patricia Stephenson of Patricia Stephenson & Associates steers you through this showcase of guest etiquette, table comportment, the instruments of dining, proper table settings, napkin-use, social comportment and more. This step focuses mainly on the perception of you from others. The key is to view yourself the way you'd like others to view you. If you see yourself being confident and pleasant than the end result will be for others to see that, too.
The final step in the process is the fundamentals of style. Renowned fashion designer Victoria Lopez-Castro leads you to having a more established wardrobe by coaching you on how to organize your closet, giving you the six basic pieces you should have and how to shop for them, what they should look and feel like, how they should fit, how these pieces are combined in order to create multiple outfits for various occasions, and what essential accessories you need. Showing off how you feel through an aesthetically pleasurable wardrobe is an important step in the process to becoming more self-assured and polished.
The transition from normal to elegant isn't necessarily a huge physical change as it is more a state of mind. The over-exaggerated perfection throughout the series definitely seems unattainable, but actually has subconscious benefits. The perfectly poised tutors give off a Stepford-like quality and at times can send a chill down your spine because of their flawlessness, but the faltered egos they are hoping to improve can indeed find ways to develop into an elegant debutante or a prima ballerina by listening to their breathtaking diction.
UdefineU is surprisingly a good quality foundation for you to learn how to exude confidence and portray elegance with every step you take. They are specific, informative, and as visual as a child's education video. The concept of spectacular articulation and catchy music still works. If you're brave enough to purchase a semi-embarrassing product, your results are guaranteed. Don't be fooled by all of the sugar coat, you might educate yourself more than you bargained for with UdefineU.