How you dress, both in everyday life and in sales, has a lot to do with your personality.
People often don’t realise just how important the way you’re dressed is on the way people treat you. Knowing and understanding your environment is extremely important, because professionalism and selling yourself is such a huge part of your first impression.
When you’re getting ready for your next meeting, think about how you want to be perceived. Ok, so if you don’t have any meetings… The next time you get ready to go to the grocery store, imagine what would happen if you ran into someone you found attractive. How would you want them to see you? A messy bun and pyjama pants probably aren’t going to do the trick!
Dress for your audience, folks! It doesn’t mean you have to be in a suit and tie 24/7. That would be silly! Once again, consider your audience. A suit and tie might be appropriate for a board room meeting, but not for meeting someone at a coffee shop to discuss insurance options. Always be presentable, and dressed in a way that you can be most confident.
“Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality”
For example, Nick has an irrational phobia of wrinkles in his clothing. If he finds a wrinkle in his shirt, he not only loses his marbles but is completely thrown off and isn’t nearly as confident. As much enjoyment as his vulnerable moments bring me, an unsure meeting is not something I’d wish on anyone.
Find what makes you feel confident and roll with it. For instance, on days where I go above the bare essentials for makeup are days when I feel most confident. To this day, Nick has never seen me without lipstick (although, there was a close call and I addressed it quickly and discretely). As you can see, our personalities play a major role into what makes us comfortable with others. What’s your thing?
Tomorrow, we’ll be discussing influencers and how they can be your best friends.
Who do your leads look to for advice? Certain people in their life influence their decisions. Building relationships with the right people can expand your network in a hurry.
During the GROE 100, we’ll be giving daily tips to change the way you attract and interact with customers!