Everything we do sends a signal to others about the level of our success. We’re judged by how we dress, how we move our bodies, the words we choose and the tone of our voice. You can say it’s unfair. It’s just how it is. Once you understand this, you can identify and improve upon the things that are holding you back. Success comes to those who present themselves as winners. We believe in them because they exhibit specific traits and mannerisms that create an aura of confidence and likeability.
Dress like a winner
Dress for the job you want, not the job you currently have. People must be able to imagine you in a role. Paint the picture for them by already presenting yourself as someone who looks the part, who looks like a leader. All you need to do is observe the people who are already in the job you want. What are they wearing? Imitate them.
Wear colors that make you stand out. Avoid dressing all in black or in pale colors. Choose power red or royal blue. Green is associated with money, so wear green to communicate you’re a money maker. Think of your clothing as a career investment.
Move like a winner
Successful people are in command of their movement. They stand and move with confidence. There’s a reason why we were told as kids to stand up straight. Do it. Keep your head up and your weight centered over both your feet. You’ll look and feel more confident.
Communicate like a winner
Winners speak with clarity. Eliminate weak language. That means getting rid of words and phrases such as “um,” “ah,” “so,” “well,” “maybe,” or “it could be.” Weak language makes you sound timid and uncertain. Have an opinion and state it clearly and with authority.
Want to learn more?
If you’re in the Portland, Ore./Vancouver WA area, come to hear my detailed “Act Like a Winner” presentation on Monday, November 14, 2016. This evening presentation is geared specifically to professional women. I’ll talk about the more advanced secrets of winning communication, and you’ll enjoy learning with other amazing women. Register here! http://bit.ly/2fRbWnY