Dress For Success

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Dress For Success

  1. 2. <ul><li>First impressions are made by others within the first three minutes of meeting you </li></ul><ul><li>The better you are dressed, the more confidence you will feel and exude </li></ul><ul><li>How you’re dressed sets the tone of the meeting/interaction with colleagues etc </li></ul>
  2. 5. <ul><li>Apparent level of sophistication </li></ul><ul><li>Color of tie, shoes, dress </li></ul><ul><li>Well-groomed appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Overall attractiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Non-verbal signals </li></ul><ul><li>Apparent level of self-confidence </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>Your appearance plays a supporting role in any meeting/conference/workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Your appearance can convey strong feelings of trust to your colleagues and boss </li></ul><ul><li>Your appearance can convey a sense of self-confidence, dependability and professionalism. </li></ul><ul><li>Your appearance can determine how people you meet will react to you. </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>Dark to medium range blues </li></ul><ul><li>Navy Blue – respected by all socio-economic levels </li></ul><ul><li>Gray </li></ul><ul><li>Camel/Beige </li></ul><ul><li>Pastel shades </li></ul><ul><li>Dark Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Rust </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>Neatly ironed Shirt and Trousers for men/Suits in winters or at official engagements. </li></ul><ul><li>Salwar Kameez/Saree/Trousers and shirts for women. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal jewelry, cologne and makeup </li></ul><ul><li>Leather shoes for men; closed-toe sandals for women </li></ul><ul><li>Even if it is a Friday dressing environment, be smart </li></ul><ul><li>Be fully buttoned (some people leave one more button undone) </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>Hair – clean and neat </li></ul><ul><li>Details – no missing buttons, lint or tags </li></ul><ul><li>Hands – clean fingernails </li></ul><ul><li>Cloth Fit – clean, pressed and proper fit </li></ul><ul><li>Smell – little or no cologne; no cigarette odor </li></ul><ul><li>Breath – fresh, clean breath; use a breath mint, if needed, before a meeting and after official lunch/dinners. </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Shoes – never lighter than the hem of your trousers/dress. </li></ul><ul><li>Belts – quality leather, which can hold the cloth in place. </li></ul><ul><li>Bags – Smart Leather bags/haversacks </li></ul><ul><li>Jewelry – minimal; business watch, nothing flashy </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Do’s </li></ul><ul><li>Make frequent eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Smile </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes </li></ul><ul><li>Smile </li></ul><ul><li>Nod frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Smile </li></ul><ul><li>Keep you hands out of your pocket </li></ul><ul><li>Don’ts </li></ul><ul><li>Slouch </li></ul><ul><li>Cross you arms </li></ul><ul><li>Tap your feet </li></ul><ul><li>Clear your throat repeatedly </li></ul><ul><li>Bite your lips or nails </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Don’t be overdressed. See the workplace culture and dress appropriately. </li></ul><ul><li>Dress appropriately for official engagements and meetings. You convey respect to the person you are meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Define your audience – clients, senior management, colleagues etc </li></ul>

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