Right now, workplace fashion is a moot point. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still put focus into your professional style and demeanor. There are still ways to impress your superiors. Whether it’s on Zoom meetings, or planning for future appointments or office visits. Showing your superiors that you take pride in your work in both your appearance and your actions by using the tips below will draw their attention to you and the work you do for the company.
Here are a few ways to impress your superiors:
1. Dress Well
People notice appearances before anything else. If your outfit says that you are the type of person who is well put together and will get work done efficiently, then the people around you will naturally assume that about you. This is the most costly tip on the list, but if you have a few different options for tops and bottoms that all work together, you can mix and match your small wardrobe to have dozens of different combinations. There are both mens and womens clothing websites all over the internet with thousands of styles to choose from.
2. Be Punctual
There is nothing that will make your superiors discredit you faster than arriving late to a meeting or event. That is why you should always leave ten to fifteen minutes sooner than necessary. That way, if an unforeseen circumstance puts you a few minutes behind, you have plenty of time to catch up and arrive on-time or early. Arriving also gives you time to calm your nerves and diffuse the tension by breaking the ice with other early arrivals before the business begins.
3. Speak Deliberately
The way you speak can tell listeners a lot about you. Using crutch words such as “um” or “like” can make it seem as though you are uneducated or unprepared to speak about a particular topic. Preparing things to say before the meeting can go a long way, but if you do not have time to prepare beforehand, speaking slowly and clearly will give you more time to think about what you are going to say next. A person who speaks deliberately and without error exudes confidence in a way that many others do not.
Pay attention to the way your superior dress, act and speak. What is it that has made them so successful? Can you emulate their behaviors? Reading people and mirroring them can give you a huge advantage in impressing the right people. By building the confidence to do that you can find success in more ways than one.