As much as we all don't want to admit it, first impressions do count. When preparing for that big meeting, the job interview, or that special
event, paying attention to a few details will make a positive impression that lasts.
The key in preparing for such situations, is to dress impeccably, and carry the right accessories. If you are going to a
job interview and negotiating salary, dressing like you are already making the salary you are requesting, is a trick that works well.
You have to "walk the walk" so to speak.
Shoes should be shined and well heeled. Clothing should be current but not too trendy, and of course no wrinkled anything.
The goal is to look sharp and "money," not flashy. What you are wearing may not be Armani, but it should be quality and it should fit you well.
Paying attention to the presentation of not only yourself, but your business materials (i.e. your briefcase, padfolio etc.) will go far in the
impression that you make on your big day.
Show your personal style in your choice of tie, shirt color or colorful patterned socks. Mix your patterns if you are comfortable in getting it right.
If not, stick to the basics. The below is an example of what I describe.