Here’s an interesting controversial thought: People judge you and pre-determine how you’re going to be by the way you look.
Don’t agree? Watch this video as proof (love her or hate her, you cant dispute that this was true in her case.)
So, if people judge you by the way you look, or at least make an initial judgement, then if you are representing your business.. how does this translate?
Well, if you show up to networking events with dirty hair, un-ironed clothes and slouched shoulders, then think of how people will see you. Yes, you can never judge a book by it’s cover, however, the reality is that we do form an impression of someone by the way they look. This possibly comes from the time of the caveman and is linked to a survival instinct; you had to know whether someone was friend or foe instantly!
It doesn’t matter how great your product is or how spectacular you are at providing the service that you do, if you are not dressed to reflect what you do, then people will make a pre-judgment on what you provide as a business.
Comments and/or experiences welcome!