Informative Speech on How to Dress

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“A Professional Outlook”|
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Date: February 8, 2012Name: Rasheedah M. Hasan|
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Thesis: Appropriate dressing in a professional setting can determine the attitude an employer may develop when first meeting you.

As you can see, I have two people standing here in both business attire, and formal wear. You’re probably thinking to yourself why are they dressed so differently? As people, it takes the average person seven seconds to judge an individual based off their appearance. Most times, we are constantly placed in setting were we are judged based off look, age, gender or race. When you meet someone face-to-face, 93% of how you are judged is based on non-verbal data - your appearance and your body language. Appearance alone won't lead to success, but it plays a major contributing role. Appropriate dressing in a professional setting can determine the attitude an employer may develop when they first meet you. For two years now, I’ve watch how a certain appearance can grab the attention of a person, especially in a business environment. Following the tip I will soon share has better prepared me for what to expect in the business world. In this speech, I will explain:

* the importance of first impressions
* Why you should dress for success
* Ways you can properly dress in a work environment
First I will explain the importance of first impressions. In today’s society it’s hard to find jobs, especially in our age range. We tend to forget that people we least expect are watching our every moves the most. Sounds scary, in fact it is! When meeting someone important we feel that our personality can overpower anything, and that’s where we as young adults go wrong. How you appear can either intimidate a person, or make a person feel welcomed. First Impressions are very important because it’s like you are selling yourself to reassure an employer that you can uphold the professional appearance,...
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