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Developing a Positive Professional Image Slide 2 Developing a Positive Professional Image Introduction In todays diverse workplace, your actions and motives are constantly under scrutiny. People are constantly observing your behavior and forming theories about your competence, character, and commitment. Slide 3 Developing a Positive Professional Image Important Like it or not, you do have an image: if you do not develop it by intent, then it will develop by default. A positive professional image is essential to a successful career, no matter your age or field. Slide 4 Developing a Positive Professional Image Important - American Survey According to a survey conducted by an American Company, 39% of managers feel that workers dress too casually. And 75 % of American workers believe clothing and personal appearance influences attitudes about professionalism. Slide 5 Developing a Positive Professional Image Professional Image - Definition Your professional image is the set of qualities and characteristics that represent perceptions of your competence and character as judged by your key constituents, for example: clients, superiors, subordinates, colleagues. Slide 6 Developing a Positive Professional Image Tip 01 First Impressions First impressions are critical and it is especially important for those entering the business environment. People form their first impressions in three seconds. And once that impression is formed, it is very difficult to change. Slide 7 Developing a Positive Professional Image Tip 02 Developing a Positive Attitude You need to exhibit a positive, respectful attitude. You want to be confident but not cocky, polite but not obsequious, friendly but not annoying. Be authentic, polite, and positive. Be your best self. Slide 8 Developing a Positive Professional Image Tip 03 Using a Positive Body Language Your body language is a crucial element of your image and it has to inspire trust. Creating a professional persona through body language means: Carrying yourself confidently. Making eye contact when speaking. Offering a firm handshake. Sitting and standing up straight. Smiling and saying hello to people. Putting away the iPod. Slide 9 Developing a Positive Professional Image Tip 04 Know What Image you Want to Project What kind of personal image do you want to project? Do you want to impress as a creative, energetic, innovative, and enthusiastic leader? Or as a laid-back, let-it-all- happen, efficient manager or a sensitive, caring people person? Think about the right signals that you want to project. Slide 10 Developing a Positive Professional Image Tip 05 Matching your E-life & Professional Image Everything you post and send on-line can and will be seen by your employers and colleagues. Clean up your e-life. Do a search and take down anything that makes you look bad, and ask your friends to do the same. Dont let your on-line life sabotage your professional image. Slide 11 Developing a Positive Professional Image Conclusion Your professional image involves the way you dress, speak, interact with others, hold your body, and use electronic media. Knowing the importance of image and the way others see you is the best way to project the professional image that will help you be successful. Slide 12 The following are referenced in this presentation: Mallory Stark http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/4860.html http://www.nutribase.com/proimage. html http://www.binkd.com/image/7-steps- to-a-successful-professional-image Debra Wheatman http://career.answers.com/career- management/four-steps-to-creating-a- positive-professional-image Developing a Positive Professional Image Our References Slide 13 Developing a Positive Professional Image Business Contact Feel free to send us an e-mail. Our Website: www.licoreis.com Our E-mail: [email protected] [email protected] Linkedin: Roberto de Paula Lico Jnior Skype: roberto.lico