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Dress For Success

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Dress For Success

  1. 1. Dress For Success Appearance and Nonverbal Communication
  2. 2. Dress for Success <ul><li>“ You never have a second chance to make a first impression” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Unknown </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>“ The apparel often proclaims the man” </li></ul><ul><li> William Shakespeare </li></ul>
  3. 3. First Impressions Count <ul><li>It takes less than 5 </li></ul><ul><li>seconds to form </li></ul><ul><li>a first impression. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Status </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Education level </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Ambition </li></ul>
  4. 4. Personal Image Is the tip of the iceberg… only a fraction shows Your image has the power to attract or repel others Take advantage of your personal image make it a walking advertisement!
  5. 5. First Impression… How are you judged? <ul><li>Appearance and body language = 55% </li></ul><ul><li>How you talk = 38% intonation, pacing and inflection </li></ul><ul><li>What you say = 7% verbal content </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Studies show it can take 21 repeated good experiences with a person to make up for a bad first impression. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Handshake <ul><li>Introduce yourself, smile, and maintain eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Extend hand first </li></ul><ul><li>Firm grip </li></ul><ul><li>Be the last to let go </li></ul>
  8. 8. Smile and maintain eye contact <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Positive </li></ul>
  9. 9. Smile <ul><li>“ Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Theresa </li></ul><ul><li>“ Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.” Janet Lane </li></ul>
  10. 10. Women <ul><li>Do wear: </li></ul><ul><li>Dark colored jackets with matching skirt or slacks </li></ul><ul><li>Closed toe dress shoes with a 2 to 3 inch heel </li></ul><ul><li>Plain hose </li></ul><ul><li>Well groomed hair and nails </li></ul>
  11. 11. Women <ul><li>Don’t wear: </li></ul><ul><li>short skirts </li></ul><ul><li>lingerie-style blouses under suits </li></ul><ul><li>mule shoes </li></ul><ul><li>ponytails or braids </li></ul><ul><li>gaudy or flashy jewelry </li></ul>
  12. 12. Women <ul><li>Do wear some </li></ul><ul><li>make-up </li></ul>Before After
  13. 13. Why wear make-up? <ul><li>Tasteful make-up shows attention to detail </li></ul><ul><li>Studies show women who wear make-up earn 20 to 30 percent more money </li></ul>
  14. 14. Would make-up help this woman get a job?
  15. 15. Supermodel Kate Moss
  16. 16. <ul><li>Don’t wear too much make-up </li></ul>Women
  17. 17. Men <ul><li>Do wear: </li></ul><ul><li>pants that fit at the waist </li></ul><ul><li>loafers with dress pants or khakis </li></ul><ul><li>Matching belt and shoes </li></ul>
  18. 18. Men <ul><li>tailored shirts for trim bodies </li></ul><ul><li>full-cut shirts for larger physiques </li></ul>
  19. 19. Men <ul><li>For a power look: a dark-colored suit, white shirt, tie, lace-up dress shoes </li></ul><ul><li>For a stylish look: blazer, crew-neck sweater, dress pants, loafers </li></ul>
  20. 20. Dress For the Job <ul><li>Ask what the dress code is in advance </li></ul><ul><li>It’s better to overdress for an interview </li></ul><ul><li>How To Dress For a Job Interview </li></ul>
  21. 21. Men <ul><li>Don’t wear: </li></ul><ul><li>trendy clothing </li></ul><ul><li>unusual styles </li></ul>
  22. 22. Men and women <ul><li>Don’t wear heavy perfume or cologne </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t smoke or drink alcohol before the interview </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t chew gum </li></ul>
  23. 23. Men and women <ul><li>Turn off cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Email address </li></ul><ul><li>(Is it appropriate for business?) </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive on Time! </li></ul>
  24. 24. Clothing resources <ul><li>Dress for Success Dallas (P.O. Box 702107) Dallas, TX  75307 Phone: 972-509-9018 Fax: 972-423-4512 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Dress for Success </li></ul>
  25. 25. Local resources <ul><li>thrift stores </li></ul><ul><li>churches </li></ul><ul><li>consignment shops </li></ul>
  26. 26. Library Books
  27. 27. Make your 30 seconds count!
  28. 28. Do Not Wear …
  29. 29. Trendy, revealing, casual, or wrinkled clothing
  30. 30. Clothing that is ripped or torn
  31. 31. Unusual or strange hairstyles or colors
  32. 32. Tongue piercings that cause speech impediments
  33. 33. Tattoos in locations that can’t be covered with clothing
  34. 34. Low rise pants

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