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  • You have less than 2 minutes to make a GOOD first impression No Second Chances!
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  • Packaging Makes a Difference Would you buy a product with a torn or dirty wrapper? Then why would you expect to be hired by a prospective client if you are unkempt or inappropriately dressed?
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  • What is professional Presence? Someone who is: well-groomed and dressed appropriately for their role who conducts themselves with assurance has professional presence. Your Most Important Presentation: Yourself
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  • Good manners include how we look and how we carry ourselves. We have between 60 and 120 seconds to make a first impression. An appropriate appearance demonstrates respect for yourself and others. Your Most Important Presentation: Yourself
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  • Society has established rules regarding appropriate attire and proper presentation for various situations. Failure to heed these guidelines is an etiquette gaffe. Socially inappropriate attire may cause people to feel uneasy. Your Most Important Presentation: Yourself
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  • 55% of impression is based on looks Before you speak a word, your clothes have already spoken volumes. You want clothes that communicate, I belong, I am professional, I have judgment and taste. Decide what your professional image is going to be and stick to it.
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  • Packaging does make a difference-would you buy a product with a torn or dirty wrapper? Being well-groomed is more important than being well dressed in the business world. In fact, a well-groomed appearance can make up for an error in judgment in what you are wearing. Appearance Counts: It Pays To Pay Attention
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  • The effect of an elegant, perfectly fitted outfit can be completely negated by poor grooming. People assume that the quality of your work isnt any better than the quality of your appearance. Appearance Counts: It Pays To Pay Attention
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  • The person who is registering the fact that your fingernails are dirty or chipped probably isnt even listening to what you are saying. Conforming to professional appearance standards is essential. Appearance Counts: It Pays To Pay Attention
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  • If clothing or mannerisms are outlandish, it will affect your professional life. Always ask yourself: What Message Does Your Appearance Send? 55% of the impression you make is based on visuals, which include Body Language, Grooming, and Clothing. Appearance Counts: It Pays To Pay Attention
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  • Body language is how you carry yourself. Does your demeanor really make a difference? Always think: Does my body communicate the message I want it to convey? Body Language That Speaks Well of You
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  • When Standing DoStand up straight Keep your feet still Keep shoulders relaxed Keep arms at your side Keep head and chin up Dont Slouch Shift feet Sway Cross arms Hang head The dos and donts of body language :
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  • When Seated DoSit up straight Cross legs at ankles Lean forward slightly DontSlouch or fidget Sit with knees crossed or spread Tap feet The dos and donts of body language :
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  • Proper Introductions Always rise when meeting someone Always shake the hand extended in friendship In the business world introductions are based on a persons rank and position in a company Never let someone stand around unacknowledged Introduce yourself
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  • Proper Introductions When Introducing Younger Person to Older Person Peer in your firm to outsider Nonofficial to official Junior Executive to Senior Executive Company Executive to Customer or Client Name to Say First Older Persons Outsiders Officials Senior executives Clients
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  • Proper Introductions Im Deborah, not Debbie People believe what they see What image do you portray?
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  • Proper Introductions Consideration and respect Put people at ease Remember, manners are always more important than etiquette.
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  • What message does my appearance send? Is this what I want to say? Before you leave the house ask yourself: Branding Yourself
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  • Best Styles and Colors for Workplace Attire For Men
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  • Shoes Best you can afford Quality leather Clean & polished Black with gray, navy or black Brown with tan
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  • Belts Leather or reptile Black, brown or cordovan Match shoes Discreet buckle
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  • Jewelry No necklaces, bracelets or earrings Good watch One ring per hand Quality cufflinks
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  • Socks Fit over calf Nylon or thin cotton Black, brown & navy Match or blend with trousers Avoid bright colors & large patterns
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  • Briefcase/Wallet Colors - brown, black & burgundy Wallet front inside pocket in suit jacket
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  • Best Styles and Colors for Workplace Attire For Women
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  • Shoes Black Brown Tan Navy
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  • Jewelry Watch - best you can afford Earrings - gold, silver or pearl Rings one per hand Accent pieces
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  • Like it or not, looks matter Heres why they should matter to you!
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  • Like it or not, looks matter Heres why they should matter to you!
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  • 55% of impression is based on looks
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  • Your attire affects the external perception of: Your expectations Your credibility and reputation Accountability of your own career
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  • Rowenta (2002) 1.Jeans 2.Tight/Revealing Clothing 3.Unkempt/Dirty Clothing Top 3 Inappropriate Items Worn To Work or Interviews
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  • Remember You will be judged by your personal appearance Dont pick clothing that reveals too much or leaves too little to the imagination Keep accessories to a tasteful minimum
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  • Remember The firm/company should make it clear exactly what business casual attire means in your workplace. Be very specific. There are boundaries between your career and your social life. You should dress one way for play and another way when you mean business.
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  • Networking Etiquette Host Organization Preview Guest List Current Events Business Cards Handbags
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  • Networking Etiquette Name Badges Dress Appropriately Smile Arrive On Time
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  • Networking Etiquette I Dont Know Anyone! Im Starving Avoid Messy Foods
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  • Networking Etiquette Be Brave The Handshake Be Effective I cant remember his name
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  • Networking Etiquette Dont stalk the CEO Impressionable power play 80/20 Never leave someone standing alone
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  • Networking Etiquette Glass Equals Class Drink Limit Clammy Hands
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  • Networking Etiquette Business cards Jot down notes Oh, no, Im stuck!
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  • Checking Your Phone Text Messages Follow Through Stand Out Networking Etiquette
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  • Your appearance speaks volumes before you say a word. It reflects your status, your personality, your character, and your success. Microsoft 1978 Bill Gates now
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  • Life Looks Better When You Do! deborah@successfulimage.biz www.successfulimage.biz