The Little Things That Make A Difference
- In a meeting, nod your head every once in a while to show you’re listening and engaged.
- Wear your eye colour when you want to appear credible and trustworthy.
- To appear more powerful, wear darker colours and smooth fabrics. To be more approachable, wear lighter colours and softer fabrics.
- To make it easy for people to read (and remember) your name, wear a name tag on your right side, up towards your shoulder.
- If you’re going to a business function, keep a supply of business cards in your jacket pocket or nametag holder so you can easily hand your card to that important contact or potential client.
- Initiating the handshake when introducing yourself or being introduced shows confidence and professionalism.
- A smile is one of the quickest ways to connect with someone. It also gives you confidence and wins you respect from others.
- Making a presentation? Keep colours simple so you’re remembered for what you said, not the patterns and colours in your clothes.
- Colourful shirts and ties extend your wardrobe. You’ll give that dark suit a totally new look and it’s a great way to set yourself apart from all the other suits.
- Think about styles that suit you instead of the latest fashion, e.g. wider pant legs vs. narrow.
- Never underestimate the power of the handwritten note.