Does Your Dress, Appearance and Image match your
One Minute Elevator Speech?
- Dick Lerner, Bel Air Fashions
You spent hours crafting the perfect pitch, did you do the same for your dress, appearance and image? If you have a strong message, do you look it? Elevator speeches may go a minute, you have 10 to 15 seconds to make a first impression.
Never put your ability over your image, they both work in harmony, together. People often think the words they speak are the most important. Your clothing should never detract from your image. Your dress and appearance should make a compelling statement about you.
You want people to be comfortable with and engaged with your message. If your message is powerful, so should your dress and appearance. Image defines you, clothing is your signature.
Crafting a professional image takes time. The statement you make needs to be consistent. If your elevator speech is that important, so should your dress, appearance and image. If not you may be stopped dead in your tracks.
Your clothing should not be the center of attention. It should be understated and classic and defines you as the professional you wish your audience to see you. Your message will be received so much easier.
Don’t make a common mistake thinking your message is more important. If your dress and appearance doesn’t match up to your message, you will be done before you get started.
Fabrics you pick should hold their shape and not wrinkle. Select garments that compliment your body. Clothing should drape and not cling. Most important what ever you put on is altered properly and fits you well.
Creating a powerful personal statement will go far and be enduring. Have a powerful elevator speech, don’t forget about what you wear. Your dress, appearance and image may be the edge you are looking for to make your elevator speech a success.
If you need further help, please call Bel Air Fashions at 402-493-5160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.