As it may sound superficial, but appearances can be everything to some people. To be honest, they do affect first impressions by far, and for some of us, first impressions could define a person. Sometimes it is not enough to be successful, you need to also look successful and confident. Moreover, research suggests that those who display more confidence than competence are more admired, awarded a higher social status, and have more influence. So, worry no more, just apply the following steps to make your looks reflect your success and confidence;
1. Dress well
Have you ever seen someone and was impressed just by the way they were dressed?! Dressing well with simplicity and neatness can say a lot about you. Fitted garments are a sign of attention to details, taste, and elegance. Make sure you opt out for styles that are simple, trendy, appropriate for the occasion, and suit your body type. You can always surf the internet for ideas, but make sure to try them out to see whether they are right for you.
2. Go for a nice watch
Your watch does much more than just telling the time. It tells the world and people around you what you are about. It’s a reflection of your personality and if there’s one thing all successful men have in common, it’s that they all wear quality watches. Instead of buying a collection of low-priced watches, invest in one high-quality business-suitable watch.
3. Be Neat
Make an effort to be clean and tidy. That means shaving, washing, and combing your hair, taking care of your dental hygiene, trimming your facial hair, and taking necessary precautions to avoid unpleasant body odor, for instance, if you sweat a lot, make sure to always have a perfume or a deodorant on you.
4. Speak well
The way you speak (the speed, the tone, ..etc.), is immediately noticeable. If you are expressive and well-spoken, that is at least half the battle of appearing successful. The second you open your mouth you should come off as an intelligent person. Make sure you speak clearly and purposefully.
5. Shake hands like you mean it
Reach out to initiate the handshake. A firm handshake shows your interest and focus. It’s a great way of welcoming people and reflects how eager you are to hear what they have to say.
6. Pay attention
It is crucial especially when you are meeting people from your business network. It shows how keen, focused, and reliable you are. Moreover, it wins you other’s respect, trust, and admiration.
7. Help others
Helping others can be inspiring and massively beneficial. It not only reflects how dependable you are but also gets you involved in different tasks, lets you earn other’s trust, improves your leadership skills, and makes you popular.
8. Be aware of the details
The key to success lies in your awareness of the little things. Paying attention to the details opens your eyes to various possibilities and makes the overall picture look even more brilliant. It will contribute to your success extensively as well as it will reflect your character as the successful brilliant person you are. To be extra unique, make sure you find the balance between giving attention to details and not missing out on the accomplishment of the overall vision.
9. Network, network, network
Networking is one of the key elements to being successful as well as looking successful. The more connections you have the more opportunities you get to grow your business or develop in your career. Once established a connection, try to keep a channel of communication open.