When you are trying to make an impression you have to look like you can do the job. If you want to be a health and fitness instructor it helps to look healthy and fit. If you say you are the world’s best hairstylist having beautiful bouncing and behaving hair can help get you new clients. The way you dress is part of your presentation. You may know the right words to say but we are judged in the first five seconds we meet someone and that is usually before we have had a chance to even say hello.
People want to do business with and hang around sharp people. Put on the costume for the part you want to play in life. Doctors wear scrubs, lawyers wear suits and construction contractors wear hard hats. What uniform should you wear to make you look more official? If you want to play the role you have to fit the costume.
Become the character you want to be by acting and dressing the part first. Get use to the wardrobe and wear it well. If your job calls for a cheerful smile wear one every day. If you should be relaxed than create that mood for your clients. Add the elements you need to give an experience that says you are who you say you are. The mission is to grab them the minute they walk in your door or you walk into their door. Even if you are not there yet get dressed and be ready. When you dress the part you get the part.
Great first impressions…Now That’s Presidential!
- 10 New Ways to Wear a Little Black Dress (fabsugar.com)
- How to dress for office wear on a budget (frugallivingadvice.com)