I have something to share with you. On Saturday, I was inside the studio with Rita Omovbude when a guy right there with us gave a lady some bottles of drink to help dispose and help get another ones, thinking she is the cleaner/messenger. Strangely weird, my thought resonated with the guy. She looked like one, and it was glaring to all.
I was awed and dazed when I heard her speak and I got to know that she is an Author that would be interviewed on the next talkshow.
I couldn’t but encapsulate my words into ‘wow’. Most times if not everytime, your appearance is your spokesperson. Let your appearance encapsulate all you’ve got. You don’t have to dress shabbily all in the name of spirituality, poverty or anti-socialism.
A popular adage that I don’t know its domicile or origination says the way your dress is how you’ll be addressed. Of every veracity, the adage is true. Your mode of dressing preaches a lot, so don’t toy with it. I read an update here last week (I can’t trace the source) where a friend found a taxi driver who was well dressed and doesn’t look like a driver. She couldn’t taxi drivers could dress like a Banker.
One of the ways of projecting yourself is with your appearance. Your appearance can advertise what you do, it can tell every potential customer what you specialize into even before embarking on a conversation.
I can remember sometime last month when I went to the market. I entered a particular lady’s shop, she sells her goods in a departmental clothing store, and of all the sellers there, customers troop into her shop to patronise the most. What got me attracted to her was what she was putting on that day, one beautiful gown like that. Her figure said it all. When you see a Nurse, sure you will know.
When you see a Policeman, that uniform already tells you who it is. When you see a Cook, you don’t have to be told. So it must be, when people see, let your appearance and countenance give them good impression(s) about you.