Articles for the Month of November 2013

Your “Look” and How You Present Yourself Matters in the Business Environment

shutterstock_183507821How you present yourself says a lot about you. Its nonverbal communication telling the world who you are. And weather you believe it or not we live in a visually oriented world, and people think what they see is what they get. Especially when it comes to the business world. It contributes to making a good first impression.

I want you to think about this, when the boss or client sees you, you want him thinking that you are a person who has it together. That you take pride in how you look and make an effort to do so.

Putting in a little effort in what you wear makes you look more confident and professional, and that might give you an edge over any competition that might have comparable experience.  Think about a time when you may have been shopping around to hire a service or someone. If you had two people with the exact same background and service, and they also offered similar prices. What would be a deciding factor for you? Would it not come down to their personality and how they portrayed or represented themselves? Would you not think…well who would I rather work with and have representing me?

A well put together individual demands respect. It shows not only that you respect yourself and are deserving of respect, but that you also respect the company. It does not matter if you are a sole proprietor or part of a major corporation. You want to show that you respect it enough to care about the image you portray when you are representing a company or your personal business.

 

Is Matching Still Important?

Is Matching Still Considered Important? Shoes, Handbags, Accessories, Nail Polish: Should they all match?

Ok, here is the thing when it comes to the whole matching thing. It’s dated. It’s not about making sure that your shoes and handbag or accessories are a set, it’s about these pieces being complementary. Maybe they are two variations of the same color. Or two colors and or fabrication that look great together. Accessories are about making a statement. They are that extra pop that pulls that whole look together.