Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

3 Tips to Create a Professional Image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re an entrepreneur, a speaker or business leader a positive professional image is essential to your success. You are your business and your image is making that very important first impression.

Your professional image includes:

Appearance: How you look – attire and grooming

Behaviour: Etiquette and how you present yourself

Communication: How you communicate through what you say and body language

 

To help establish a positive first impression follow these three tips:

  1. Take some time to really think about the type of image you want to present and dress to suit that image – not just for special events but every day. First impressions are made within seven seconds of meeting someone – make your impression a good one.
  2. Always exhibit a respectful attitude – be polite, positive and your authentic self.
  3. Who you are is always speaking though body language. Use positive body language such as, walking with a purposeful stride, making eye contact when offering a handshake, sitting and standing straight and really listening – put your phone away and smile.

Your professional image is not seen only in your business or work life, it’s with you wherever you go and it’s in what you say. Whether in person or on social media pay attention that the messages you are sending are in alignment with a professional image – your professional image.