25 Ways to Improve Your Personal Image
To succeed, you need respect.
Personal impressions are so important in this society that a bad personal impression can hurt your chances of success. People dislike being around you. You make them uncomfortable. They distrust you somehow.
A good personal impression makes your job easier. It opens the door to good relationships. A good personal image helps make people listen to you, believe you, like you. Here are 25 Ways to Improve Your Image.
- Have no smells. Use an effective unscented deodorant. Avoid perfume and cologne.
- Wear clean clothing with no stains. Ensure the clothing fits well and looks professional.
- Females should avoid heavy cosmetics, large jewelry or sexy clothing.
- Ensure your fingernails are clean, smooth and well-shaped.
- Pluck hair that sticks out of your ears or nose, between eyebrows, out of moles or other odd places.
- Give a healthy image: no red eyes, sniffles or coughing.
- Ensure you have clean-smelling breath, non-greasy hair
- Get as much cosmetic dentistry as you need to have clean, attractive teeth.
- Wear nothing extraordinary: psychidelic ties, long fingernails, nose jewelry, tattoos, hats, big rings.
- Stand when first meeting someone, no matter who they are.
- Walk with good posture; stand tall, lift your chin.
- Sit straight.
- Make good eye contact.
- Smile at everyone.
- Shake hands with or pat a shoulder of everyone you meet.
- Use dry, warm hands for handshaking.
- Allow a comfortable amount of space between you and others.
- Laugh easily; it makes people relax and makes your face glow.
- Watch your humor. Avoid jokes about race, disability, sex and so on. Tell jokes about yourself or pass on humorous stories that anyone would enjoy.
- Appear relaxed, yet energized.
- Use good manners. Say "please," "thank you," and "excuse me" to everyone, regardless of who you think they are.
- Use good language. Bad/good examples: "c’mere/come here," "ain’t/isn’t," "yeah/yes," "nah/no."
- Acknowledge everyone; ignore no one.
- Say "goodbye to everyone as they leave.
- Most important of all, show your pride.
"Pride is the primary reason for good appearance." — L. Ron Hubbard. Provided by TipsForSuccess.org as a public service to introduce you to the technology of L. Ron Hubbard.
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