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1 Dress for Success

2 First Impressions

3 3Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here First Impressions Adjust your attitude Smile Make eye contact Raise your eyebrows in greeting Shake hands Lean in slightly Body language  Maintain an assertive posture  Watch your hands  Don’t cross your legs  Pay attention to your facial expressions

4 4Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Getting off to a Good Start Be on time Be yourself Present yourself appropriately Grooming – clean and tidy “Feel the Part” Be sincere with your smile Be open and confident Practice small talk Project a positive attitude Be courteous and attentive Listen before giving a reply Closing a conversation Follow-up

5 Interviews

6 6Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Know your Audience What is the company’s dress code? Dress one step up  For example, if the dress code is denim, wear Khaki, if it’s a sport coat, wear a suit. Learn as much as possible about the employer Arrive 10 minutes early Be courteous

7 7Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Preparation Practice answering questions aloud Bring the address, directions, and contact information Bring photo ID for building security Bring resume Bring pen and paper to take notes Be prepared to answer standard questions Ask what they expect from an employee Have addresses and phone numbers for references and previous employers

8 8Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Body Language Arms-crossed shows boredom or timidity Slouching posture shows lack of interest or laziness Be aware of your facial expressions, whether you are frowning or smiling Maintain eye contact, it is the key to connecting

9 9Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Do’s and Don’ts for Interviews Do be friendly and enthusiastic Do describe your strengths Do emphasize how you would be an asset to the company Do sit calmly Do be sincere Do ask for a business card Don’t bring a friend Don’t speak negatively about previous employers/employees Don’t ask about salary or vacation time Don’t chew gum or nails Don’t panic!

10 10Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Self Evaluation Take responsibility for your actions  What are your accomplishments?  How can your professional goals and accomplishments help the company?  Name an area that you would like to improve (development opportunities) and request mentoring assistance.

11 11Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Closure Smile and shake hands Follow-up  What are the next Steps  Send a thank you note

12 Clothing

13 13Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here What to wear Neat-pressed, buttoned and well fitted clothing Conservative, clean and polished shoes

14 14Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here What not to Wear Flashy Jewelry, numerous body piercings or tattoos Provocative clothing Perfume, after shave or smoking Cell Phone

15 15Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Classes of Dress Board Room Casual  Not a traditional business suit  Blazer  Vest Business Casual  For meetings or conducting a seminar Relaxed Casual  Professional but comfortable  Polo shirt  Sweater  Turtlenecks Dress Down Casual  Tee shirt  Sweats  Denim Casual Elegance  Not a tuxedo  Dress suit

16 16Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here What Colors Say About You Brown: Calm Blue: Calm, trust, confidence Gray: Sophistication Black: Power, authority, drama White: Truth and simplicity Red: Power, confidence, energy, passion Wear solids vs. patterns  Patterns distract Neutrals vs. Bright Colors  Bright colors stand out

17 17Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Good Grooming Make-up Hair or facial Hair Nails Oral Hygiene

18 Communication

19 19Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Types of Communication Verbal  Proper Words  Tone/Intonation ○Volume, clarity, pauses, pacing  Know one’s audience Non-Verbal  Good listening skills  Be aware of body language Electronic  Responsible use of social media  Appropriate s/texts/language/respec tful greetings Written  Letter Formatting  Syntax  Applying social rules  Use common sense, “If in doubt, leave it out”

20 Professionalism & Etiquette

21 21Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Professionalism Good Work Ethic Respect Attitude Appearance

22 22Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Professional Etiquette Handshakes  Know the customs for your geographic region  Introduce yourself Manners  Please and thank you  Addressing others appropriately …Dr., Ms. Mr., etc.  Open doors, allow others to go before you, be polite Social Etiquette  Sociable but avoid gossip  Do not enter into controversial issues or bring them up Show sincere interest

23 23Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Phone Etiquette Identity one’s self Be polite Put a smile in your voice Cell Phone Etiquette  No texting or talking when in a meeting or appointment  Mute your phone when in meetings or appointments  Leave a professional voice mail message

24 24Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Dining Etiquette Host begins eating first Pass food to the right and offer to someone else first Chew with your mouth closed Excuse yourself if you have to leave the table and place your napkin on your chair

25 Stress Management

26 26Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here The Four A’s 1. Avoid the stressor a. Learn to say NO b. Avoid people who cause you stress c. Take control of your environment d. Avoid hot button topics e. Pare down your to do list 2. Alter the stressor a. Don’t bottle up feelings b. Compromise c. Be assertive about interruptions d. Practice time management

27 27Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here The Four A’s 3. Adapt to the stressor a. Positive perspective b. Big picture of things c. No place for perfectionism d. Be positive 4. Accept the stressor a. Some things are beyond your control b. Opportunity to learn c. Express your feelings d. Learn to forgive

28 28Lions Clubs InternationalPresentation Title Here Stress Management Habits, Attitude and Excuses Keep a stress journal Make time for fun and relaxation Adopt a healthy lifestyle  Exercise, nutrition and sleep

29 Questions?


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