Friday, February 4, 2011

Making a good impression

Most of us are taught not to judge people by their appearance. Many people think about how someone looks when considering potential friends, companions, employees and even doctors and attorneys. It should come as no surprise that the way a man presents himself - such as the clothes he wears - can influence his chances for jobs or promotions.

How one dresses when he's out in public acts as non-verbal communication.  Wearing things you like and look good in can bridge the gap between what you're saying and how you project confidence and satisfaction.

These young men from Rollins College were lunching together and having quite a good time and I could see that their female companion was enjoying their company as well.  People, especially women, enjoy the company of a well dressed man.  You many not have thought of it this way, but women feel safe and protected when they are with a confident well-dressed gentlemen.

In these times we find all sort of fashion around us.  Everything from snoop-droopy-drawers to guys in traditional business kits - all making a statement.  In this case, it's a good statement.

If these men are looking for meaningful work in the business world - how they present themselves means a lot.  Not everything is one's CV.  Good taste and neatness is their calling card.

I hope I see them again on Park Avenue soon.