Dress For Success
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Grooming and attire at workplace.
Transcript of Dress For Success
- First impressions are made by others within the firstthree minutesof meeting you
- The better you are dressed, the more confidence you will feel and exude
- How youre dressed sets the tone of the meeting/interaction with colleagues etc
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- Apparent level of sophistication
- Color of tie, shoes, dress
- Well-groomed appearance
- Overall attractiveness
- Non-verbal signals
- Apparent level of self-confidence
- Your appearance plays a supporting role in any meeting/conference/workplace
- Your appearance can convey strong feelings of trust to your colleagues and boss
- Your appearance can convey a sense of self-confidence, dependability and professionalism.
- Your appearance can determine how people you meet will react to you.
- Dark to medium range blues
- Navy Blue respected by all socio-economic levels
- Pastel shades
- Dark Brown
- Neatly ironed Shirt and Trousers for men/Suits in winters or at official engagements.
- Salwar Kameez/Saree/Trousers and shirts for women.
- Minimal jewelry, cologne and makeup
- Leather shoes for men; closed-toe sandals for women
- Even if it is a Friday dressing environment, be smart
- Be fully buttoned (some people leave one more button undone)
- Hair clean and neat
- Details no missing buttons, lint or tags
- Hands clean fingernails
- Cloth Fit clean, pressed and proper fit
- Smell little or no cologne; no cigarette odor
- Breath fresh, clean breath; use a breath mint, if needed, before a meeting and after official lunch/dinners.
- Shoes never lighter than the hem of your trousers/dress.
- Belts quality leather, which can hold the cloth in place.
- Bags Smart Leather bags/haversacks
- Jewelry minimal; business watch, nothing flashy
- Make frequent eye contact
- Take notes
- Nod frequently
- Keep you hands out of your pocket
- Cross you arms
- Tap your feet
- Clear your throat repeatedly
- Bite your lips or nails
- Dont be overdressed. See the workplace culture and dress appropriately.
- Dress appropriately for official engagements and meetings.You convey respect to the person you are meeting.
- Define your audience clients, senior management, colleagues etc