What is a Business Image?
- Attire - all aspects
of your clothing selections, including accessories such as shoes,
jewelry, eye-glasses, etc.
- Hair - style,
color, condition, length
- Grooming - overall
cleanliness, and personal presentation, including fragrances
- Posture - the way you carry yourself, standing and sitting
- Demeanor -
mannerisms, body language, unspoken confidence level and emotional tone
- Business Accessories -such as briefcases, pens, technology tools, etc.
- Communication Skills -
articulation, eye contact, and effective listening
- Etiquette Skills - the right handshake, business protocols, and courtesies
- Industry Knowledge - your expertise / skill set in your field
What is Executive Presence?
powerful business image exudes high-level professionalism in
attire, posture, conduct, and verbal skills as well as displaying
confidence, leadership, and personal power in a businesslike manner.
A powerful business image conveys on the nonverbal level: "I
am intelligent; I have choices; I am resourceful; I can be authoritative,
easily managing and inspiring other people; and I am capable of
handling any business situation in this field, including conflict
and curve balls."