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!
This is an excerpt from Kevin Nations training on how to develop a killer sales presentation for Professional Services. This step is Setting the Agenda
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This is an interview with Karen Laryea of Korkoi on her workshop Fitness, Health and Wealth.
The whole workshop can be watched on YouTube.
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I’ve been quiet the last few days, busy preparing for the next stage of development in business. I went to an event the other night called ‘How to Barack Obama your Business’ by Rod Sloane, which was excellent and he explained about how to be different in your marketing. On friday I will post a few notes that I took from the seminar.
One thing that really stood out for me was a gentleman called Theo, who is a magician. As you can see from the video, he markets himself quite well! Now, I know that maybe in your business wearing a bunny covered blue suit might not be relevant… but just give it some thought.. how can you stand out and be different in your industry?!
Thoroughly recommend this event… http://obamayourbusiness.eventbrite.com/
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Thank you for popping by, I’m just about to move house, so not 100% sure that I will be blogging next week, so I’d like to leave you with a great story I read on the internet.. see you soon! 🙂
Joel Armstrong is no duck connoisseur. The 43-year-old banker and father of two learned everything he knows about ducks through Google. But this Saturday, none of that mattered as he helped rescue a new family of ducklings.
For the past 35 days, Armstrong watched as a mother duck nested on a ledge outside his office window…two blocks from the Spokane River in Washington state. On Saturday morning, Armstrong arrived in town for the annual Lilac Festival parade.
Seeing the newly hatched ducklings nervously pacing back and forth on the ledge, he knew they were stuck. Their mother stood waiting below, but the jump off the ledge was too far for the ducklings. Armstrong hasn’t played baseball since grade school, but he stepped up to the plate ready to help. Standing below the ledge, he caught each duckling as they leapt into his waiting hands below.
By the time it was over, a crowd had gathered for the parade. To the sound of cheers and applause, the mother duck led her ducklings to water.
To watch the gorgeous video and have a great laugh, go here.