Professional Appearance

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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE

Prepared by:

Marcos

November 12 2010

Table of Contents

Executive Summary…………………………………………….1

Introduction…………………………….……………………….2

Item 1 –Clothing................................................................….......2

The business suit…………………….…………………….3

Business casual…………………………………………….3

A historical timeline of business wear….…………..…….4

Item 2 – Physical Appearance………………………………….6

Grooming………….……………………………………….6

Exercise……….…………………………………………....7

Diet…………….………………………………………,…...7

Item 3 – Social Interaction……………………………………...7

Networking………………………………………………...8

Personal interaction………...……………………………..8

Closing………………………………..…………………………..9

Sources/ Bibliography…………………………………………..10

Executive Summary

This report informs the reader of the importance of having a good Professional Appearance and give recommendations for improvement.

The three components of Professional Appearance

I have divided this topic into the following three subtopics; Clothing – What today’s modern business people are wearing. How not to spend a fortune on suits. I give a brief history on the last century of business wear, and discuss the modern day suit as well as the rising popularity of business casual. Physical appearance – Eating right and taking care of yourself directly affects the mind and body. Thoughts and ideas regarding personal grooming, getting enough exercise, and eating habits, all in an effort to keep the body in top physical form. Social interaction – Interacting with people around you as well as reaching out to expand horizons. I discuss networking and personal communication. As well as give tips on how to network, and be more social with the people you already know.

Introduction –
Professional Appearance is the way one presents him or herself in a Business setting. If you set an example for the people around you, the chances of you getting noticed are better. There is no question that we are judged on our appearance. Weather it right or wrong. A good (or bad) Professional Appearance can be the difference in getting hired or promoted. It could change the way that people see you. We all would like to be viewed as competent. We would also like to feel valued. By taking the time to make a good impression you’ll accomplish a few things. You’ll get noticed, recognized and can have a positive influence on others You’ll feel much better about yourself, improving your attitude while gaining confidence.

I feel that Professional appearance is more than a shirt and tie. So I have broken this report into three main ideas; Clothing, physical appearance, and social interaction.
The purpose of this report is to inform the reader of the importance, and benefits of having good PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE. As well as give recommendations for appropriateness and examples of unacceptable attire.

Clothing –
What we wear in business depends on where we work. So I’m going to break up business wear into two categories. First is the business suit, which is what you would typically see at a bank, or law firm. Business casual would be a more laid-back, comfortable look. The casual dressed businesses are more often seen in companies that do not physically interact with customers, such as computer programming.

The Business Suit
According to men’s fashion magazines and websites such as GQ and Men’s Health; today’s fashionable business suit is more about the way the suit fits the individual than other factors such as brand, price, or color schemes. An alternative to a high priced tailored suit is to have a lower priced, off the rack, suit tailored to you. Some things to look for in a well fit suit are; • The shoulders should fit close and have a natural look. • You should be able to button up the jacket without it being too snug around the chest. A fist’s...
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