I have a little quiz for you. It might be a revealing way to determine whether or not you need to upgrade your wardrobe for business. Ready? OK. Answer this question and if your answer is “yes” then you need a clothing intervention.
Did you spend more time picking out the skin for your iPhone, iPad or Android than you did picking out what you wore to your last business meeting?
Don’t get the wrong impression; I appreciate the appearance of a sharply dressed smart phone just as much as the next person. But unless you intend to hold your phone or tablet in front of you all day, it is not likely going to be the first thing people will see. It also has very little to do with the first impression you make on a client.
How you present yourself at work should be given as much thought as how you would present yourself if everyone you will encounter today were to be rounded up and sat in an auditorium to hear a presentation from – YOU!
I know what some of you are thinking. You want to point out that we are not supposed to judge people by what they wear. You are absolutely correct.
Meanwhile the rest of humanity will continue to judge you; if you do not pass the standards they are looking for, you will be passed over for someone who does.
Do not judge others, but do not be shocked that others are judging you. It’s going to happen.
Do you suppose you will have any luck transforming the world from being judgmental by dressing in a manner that is too casual or “original” when you go to work?
Choose Wisely . . .
Only you can make the right decisions and improve your personal presentation, and the presentation of your iPad case.