Don’t Stand Out

002: Don’t Stand Out For the Wrong Reasons

In this solo show, host Lee Caraher shares some personal experiences about how she and other people she knows have created terrible impressions and stood out for the wrong reasons – reasons that create gossip – gossip that gets in your way of making a positive impression.

  1. Take a shower every day. It feels like I shouldn’t have to say that, but I do. Bathe every day. If you work out, AFTER the work out.
  2. Men and Women: If you wear nail polish, make sure they’re not chipped or messy. And never pick your nail polish off at a meeting.
  3. Breath: freshen it up people. If you’re thirsty, your breath is going to tell other people. Don’t let your breath not let you be heard. Bad breath is really distracting. Keep a tooth brush at work. Drink water after a meal. Mints. Keep it fresh.
  4. Don’t chew gum….like a cow.
  5. Keep a Dopp Kit at work that has toothbrush, tooth paste, deodorant – essential toiletries – so you can spruce yourself up before you go out after hours. Trust me.
  6. Don’t wear jewelry that distracts other people with their noises – lots of bangles for someone who types all day long is a mistake. Take anything off that makes noise you’re walking or typing.
  7. Leave the jeans with holes and frays at home.
  8. If you’re going to a client – match their dress code +1. So if your client wears flip flops and shorts to work, you wear jeans and a button down shirt or a golf shirt and sneakers. You get the idea.

Other Resources

Style Bible, Lauren A. Rothman