How Does The World See You?
While 'Build A Better Image' week is generally geared towards businesses and their branding, it can also be a really good time to take stock of yourself and consider how you present yourself to the world.
Whether you're a stay at home mom or a corporate maven, sometimes you have to stop and look at your self-presentation. A couple tips I found.....
1. Dress - I know those ripped jeans are the most comfortable things ever, but they are probably not appropriate for the C-suite. If you've got an office job, make sure you've got at least 1 good looking, well fitting business outfit for those customer meetings. If you're more creative or a soloprenuer, make sure you have an appropriate, well fitting outfit for client meetings. I tend to suggest erring more towards overdressed than under. Be a representative of your business - whether a business or your kids.
2. Emails - I don't know how many emails I get at my day job that have typos, aren't capitalized, poor grammar, etc. I don't proclaim to perfect in the English dept but take a second glance over your emails - especially if they are going to people 'higher up' than you. Present yourself professionally and skip acronyms and lingo. Like lol. Same goes for personal emails, it seriously take a few extra seconds to write like an adult.
3. Self-confidence - this is a hard one but it can be very noticeable to other people when you're lacking confidence. Here's something I want you to try....for 1 day (ONE!) as you cross paths with people, look at their face, look them in the eye and say hi. At the very lease look at them and smile. It's a little unnerving at first (believe me, I constantly look down!) but it gets easier, I promise. Throw those should back and strut yourself! Fake it till ya make it. It's crazy how something so small can make you feel so much more badass.