Jun 23, 2011

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How to Make a Great First Impression

I don’t want to be a downer but most people judge a book by its cover.  If the cover is unappealing,  our first impression is that the book is too. So before you put that on … KNOW that you will be judged!the style jury 150x150 How to Make a Great First Impression


So, if we agree that first impressions matter, then you can understand why I’m always amazed when someone says “I don’t want to be judged by what I wear,”  — uh, WTF, who does?

But in real life, just because you don’t want to, doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.

Having been on “bended knee” working with some very successful men, I can tell you, a lot of successful men dressed the part long before they had it. They knew the importance of first impressions and went out of their way to make one. And, more often than not , they had some help. Someone, somewhere gave them some tips on style.

Power brokers know that every time they appear in public, they need to be dressed for success because their image is part of their reputation and personal brand.

Now what does this have to do with you?   Everything, because anyone who is resourceful and looking for an edge, can create a powerful first impression starting with wearing the right clothes!

So before you put that on, here are a few questions you need to ask yourself so that you make a great first impression by being dressed for success … ask yourself:

1)      Do I look better than my competitors?

2)      Do I look successful at what I do?

3)      Do I look credible, competent and charismatic?

4)      Do I look like I believe in myself enough to invest in myself?

5)      Do I look like I pay attention to detail?

If you answer “no” to any of these questions, here’s a style tip … change your clothes  because your clothes are your cover and the first impression of your content!

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