Being respected at work is important to many men. From rocking the smartest suit to being a hit with the lunch crowd, there is usually lots of competition in the office. If you’ve recently started a new job or want to be in line for that big promotion, it’s time to make an impression. Read on for some expert tips from the Dappad man.
The Dappad man at work is always confident on the outside – even if realistically he doesn’t quite know what he’s doing. A confident man is well respected; people above him see him as competent and people below look up to him. Remember though there’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance so walk it carefully.
- Dress to Impress
In many industries, personal appearances matter a lot more than they should. A worker who dresses well makes a good impression on bosses, clients and co-workers and are thought to be more intelligent. So how should a man dress for the office? The main advice is to be individual – how will you stand out in a sea of suits? Make sure your formal wear is expertly tailored and add a personal touch with accessories. Don’t be afraid to use colour within your outfit – black, grey and white is awfully boring, however classic the effect. If you’re struggling to find the perfect work attire, a Dappad personal stylist can help and choose pieces according to your preference.
- Always be Early
Whether it’s a standard day in the office or a crucially important meeting, don’t just arrive on time – be there early. The early bird makes an impression because they give the reflection of a hard worker. They put in extra time for preparation, research etc. Even if you have nothing to do, arriving 10 minutes early will put you in good stead with the people that matter at the top.
- Be Aware of Body Language
Especially with creating first impressions, body language can play a large part of the process. Simple gestures including how you hold yourself and how you shake hands will help people form an immediate view of you. Body language can also tell people how confident or nervous you are, so practice walking and talking in a mirror to see what it appears like to others.
Dress for the occasion and you will win every time. If you’d like help making a memorable impression, get in touch.