What Is Your Image Saying About Your Business & Career?

By on February 1, 2012

By Scarlett De Bease –

Do you have a good presence? What does your image say about your career and personal success?

There is more to having the right image for personal and business success than just wearing a great fitting pair of pants or handing out an impressive business card. Although you should never underestimate the importance of donning the fit, colors and style that flatter you the most, remember also that presence is required; def: the impressive manner or appearance of a person.

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Your personal and business appearance are affected by, but not limited to:

  • The clothes you wear
  • Your body language
  • The tone and speed of your speech
  • Your social media presence
  • Your business’s printed materials

All of the above make up the message that you are sending to your clients, superior, coworkers, family, and friends. The way you are perceived is key to how one finds success and happiness in all aspects of life.

Here is the truth:

  • Others judge us within 20 seconds of meeting us.
  • In a job interview, 90% of the decision whether or not to hire is made within the first three minutes.
  • A study by Clairol found that companies projected salaries up to 20% higher based on a job applicant’s appearance.
  • How you say something is as important as what you say.
  • Power and status are established very early in any relationship.
  • People judge us based upon their perception of us.
  • Perception of us is based upon the image we project (how we look, act and sound) which is directly related to our nonverbal behaviors.
  • When we are perceived as being highly competent as well as highly likable, we maximize our ability to persuade, influence and lead.

Presenting your best image includes many aspects, such as how you dress, smile, shake hands, stand, and speak, eye contact and even your table manners. In other words, it takes the whole package to get the respect, job, salary, and interest of those you are trying to get to pay attention to you and the message you are sending out.

Your presence reflects who you are, and in business the image you project is your virtual resume and business card.

So how can you be sure that you are putting your best self forward?

Begin by dressing in clothes that work for your personality, lifestyle and body shape. Notice how when you are dressed in flattering and well- fitting clothes that you start to not only look but also feel more confident. You will then find yourself standing straighter, smiling brighter, speaking with a more confident voice, and sending out a very positive and welcoming message

Just by changing your wardrobe choices and posture, you can transform your current presence from just okay to impressive.

If you want to attract business and personal success, then consider making some needed improvements and enjoy the compliments and positive attention you will definitely receive.

So, What Is Your Image Saying About Your Business & Career?

As an Image Consultant, it is my job and mission to show my clients how they can improve how they look, and stop wasting money on clothes that do not fit and flatter them. Nothing   makes me happier than when I see how people’s eyes brighten when they love what they see in their mirror and get the success they deserve.


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Scarlett De Bease is a Professional, Image Consultant, and Wardrobe Stylist and is a member of the Association of Image Consultants International. She will show you What to Wear, so you will always know What Not to Wear! Scarlett specializes in showing women how to save time and money by giving them the skills and confidence to look and feel beautiful every day. You can find her at: www.scarlettnewyork.com

About Scarlett De Bease

Scarlett is a professional Image Consultant and the founder of The always Know What To Wear System. For over 6 years, she has successfully changed the lives of many women, by showing them the correct clothes, colors, styles and accessories that will flatter them the most. If you keep buying clothes and still have nothing to wear, Scarlett will make it possible for you to always know what to wear. You can find her atwww.ScarlettImage.com.

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What Is Your Image Saying About Your Business & Career?