Personal Impact Quick Tips

Today is Tuesday, so this post is on positive personal impact.

Recently, I came across the website of a company called Personal Impact International  The “quick tips” button on their website yielded some great information.  Take a look…

Personal Impact Quick Tips from Personal Impact International

When in doubt dress up
In business, it’s better to be over dressed than under dressed.

Dress to Impress
Impress your boss – Dress at the same level or one level down. Impress your client – Dress at the same level or one level up.

Impress with Less for Less
Buy quality, timeless styles. The best you can afford. Colors and styles that mix and match create Wardrobe Capsules that save you money.

Play it Safe all Year Round
Choose seasonless fabrics such as lightweight wools, fine cottons, and silks. Natural fibers look and feel more expensive.

Gotta Love It
Don’t buy anything on sale you wouldn’t have paid full price for.

Think in Three’s
Less is better when in comes to color. Wear no more than three colors at once including accessories. Patterns count as one color.

Plan Ahead for Professional Polish
It’s the little things that count. Grooming really does make a difference. You… and your clothing should be in tip-top condition.

Add a Little Pizzazz
Take it easy on the Accessories. Accessories can create the look that says ‘me’. Accessories are the extras that can give you individual style. But remember, in business less is more.

Make a Statement in Shades
A dark or muted jacket worn with a light or contrasting top highlights the face adding authority and presence.

Dress Down with Style
Even on casual days, be prepared. Keep a coordinating jacket handy for the unexpected meeting with the boss or conservative clients.

Avoid Image Blunders
Everything has it’s time and place. Sexy, Frumpy and Sweaty have no place in the work place… even on casual day. Clothing worn for special activities should be saved for those activities.

Make a Little Adjustment
Making small alterations to the sleeves, hemline and waistline or simply changing the buttons can make your clothing look custom tailored, and you look like a million.

Common Sense Prevails
If it doesn’t seem quite right, it probably isn’t. Common sense and tasteful good judgment can create impressions that help you soar to the top.

I like this advice – if for no other reason that the last point – “common sense prevails.”  They’re right – “if it doesn’t seem quite right, it probably isn’t.”

That’s it for today.  Thanks for reading.  Log on to my website to subscribe to my monthly ezine and for more common sense.  Check out my other blog: for common sense advice on leading people and running a small business.

I’ll see you around the web, and at Alex’s Lemonade Stand.


PS: Speaking of Alex’s Lemonade Stand – my fundraising page is still open.  Please go to to read Alex’s inspiring story and to donate if you can.

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