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Published by on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 3:39:00 PM

Power Dressing - Appearance Matters

Extra care as regards personal habits and general appearance is, as a rule, indicative of a certain alertness of mind, in this fiercely competitive age, when the law of the survival of the fittest acts with seemingly merciless rigour no one can afford to be indifferent ot the smallest detail of dress, or manner or appearance, that will add to his chances of success.

Dressing for success is power dressing, it adds power to your personality and makes way for you to achieve better.

Every thing bout a man bespeaks his character; He puts his personality into everything he does that applies even to his work.

Those who are careful of their own appearance are equally careful of the looks of the work they turnout.

Extra care as regards personal habits and general appearance is , as a rule, indicative of a certain alertness of mind, in this fiercely competitive age, when the law of the survival of the fittest acts with seemingly merciless rigour no one can afford to be indifferent to the smallest detail of dress, or manner or appearance, that will add to his chances of success.

Imagine there are two people in front of you, one in a business suit with hair neatly combed sitting up straight and making proper eye contact and other one dressed casually in slacks and shirt, slouches on the chair and does not make proper eye contact. Let us assume that both are equally knowledgeable and useful information to convey to the audience, as matter of fact you are bound to have more faith in the one who is professionally dressed.

Power DressingMay be the current trend towards casual dress at work has made people more lax about what they wear. In addition, many people work from home where there are no rules regarding dress. When you give a presentation, try to look your professional best, make sure your hair and makeup are neatly done. In other words, dress for success.

Why Appearance Matters

May be it’s unjust to judge a book by its cover, but we all do it. It’s human nature. While the person in jeans may be as competent and as intelligent as the one wearing the formal suit, or more so, we do judge these attributes based on appearance. That’s not to say you an forget about preparing for a presentation, put on a nice suit, and you’ll admire them. All the ingredients – knowledge, preparation, and appearance – are necessary to make a good impression.

When you work at home or in an office where casual attire is the norm, it’s difficult to get out of that role and into the role of the professional in front of the audience or in front of a television camera. But, if you want to make a good impression, it’s worth the effort. Here’s what you need to do.

Dressing your professional best

Should you go out and purchase a suit for the one or two times a year you’ll have to make a presentation? It’s probably a good idea. You should buy something classic. After all, if you’re only going to wear the suit a couple of times a year, you don’t want it to go out of style too quickly. Women can probably get away with a plain-bordered sari, or classic western skirts or trousers along with plain shirts with no frills and glittering buttons, while men can wear dress trousers and a jacket. There’s also nothing wrong with a pantsuit for women. If you’re going to be in front of the camera, some special rules apply. Wear neutral colors. Dark blue or gray are good, don’t wear large or glitzy jewelry, and war a button down shirt or a jacket so they have somewhere to clip a microphone.

Now about your hair: Your hair should be neat and clean, try to keep it out of your face. As for makeup (for you women out there), keep it simple. –Matte is best.

Sit up straight. When you slouch you look bored. If you’re bored, how do you expect our audience to feel? You’ll also look more confident if you’re sitting or standing up straight. Look like you’re happy to be there. Put a smile on your face. Don’t fidget, bite your nails, or play with any jewelry you are wearing. Oh yeah – don’t forget to breathe….

Women can probably get away with a plain-bordered sari, or classic western
skirts or trousers along with plain shirts with no frills and glittering
buttons, while men can wear dress trousers and a jacket. There’s also
nothing wrong with a pantsuit for women. If you’re going to be in front of
the camera, some special rules apply. Wear neutral colors. Dark blue or gray are
good, don’t wear large or glitzy jewelry, and war a button down shirt or a
jacket so they have somewhere to clip a microphone.
Published by IzajAhmed Shaikh.
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I am, Mr. IzajAhmed Shaikh, Computer Professional, and Pro. Blogger, who belongs to Shahabad, Karnataka India. My basic Qualifications are B.Sc., and M.C.M. done from University of Pune, formerly known as, Poona University, also like to write articles based on my personal experiences.

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