We’ve all read the stats telling us that 80 – 90% of communication is nonverbal. Appearing confident, willing and able connotes strength in many situations, even to folks you don’t know, and even when your verbal or written message isn’t delivered the way you intend. As you’re thinking about your goals for the rest of 2017, consider our Visual Brand 3 Cs as the secret to leadership success!
Courtesy of Showtime/Billions
Your Visual Brand 3 Cs: The Secret of Leadership
Clarity – Is your visual brand clear? Think about what you do: Position, title, and responsibility…. Does it match your business card? If not – change it! Being clear with your 1-sentence intro of yourself when someone asks, “what do you do,” is imperative.
Connection – Does your image match your industry, service, and your lifestyle? If not – think about the way your style might be updated to increase opportunities for yourself and your company.
Confidence – Are you confident in your look? Are you comfortable with your style (dressing)? If not, hold your shoulders back, greet people with a smile, and you’ll start to feel strongly very quickly.
If you need more help with this – don’t delay, hire an image consultant today!
Image consultants can help you with everything from posture, speaking tips, wardrobe, and styling, to the way you carry yourself, shake hands, and handle etiquette in various professional situations. We are here to help. www.nycimageconsultantacademy.com
Dressing is not just an everyday routine – it’s an intellectual game. In the professional world, “properly dressed” is one of your duties, and have to take it seriously. It is essential to look prepared and put-together at all times. For those entering the workforce or for those moving into a different industry, it’s important to do a little research and figure out what’s most appropriate. In some industries, what’s sexy or edgy can be downright offensive in others. The space between these extremes is where creative thinkers and dressers can play.
We encourage our clientele to think of dressing for work just like they would any other game. First you get a little competitive; then you try to find the best looks for the best price, all the while making a positive statement and always looking polished.
Here are a few Don’ts for any professional workplace:
Torn or broken
- Avoid a plunging neckline or overt cleavage
- Do not allow more than 3 inches above the knee with bare legs
- Do not wear sheer or see-through fabrics with no foundation
- Don’t show your undergarments (bra, underwear)
- Do not wear clothing that is overly tight and formfitting
- Do not show a visible midriff or open back
- Avoid the “super low-rise.”
- Avoid flip flops or slippers
- Avoid “dramatic” or “cocktail hour” make-up
- Avoid dramatic hairstyles
- Do not wear anything torn or broken
Do you agree? Have we missed anything? Tell us in the comments below, or via your social feeds.
For more image tips or info at www.nycimageconsultantacademy.com