One thing that most businessmen take note of these days is that they have to be presentable and project an image that is worthy of making clients believe in them. When you are in a business meeting and are aiming to solicit investments or provide business, you just have to dress right for the occasion. Do not wear jeans or a simple shirt. Try a semi-formal attire and perhaps you may place the meeting more relevant than what others may perceive.
This is perhaps something that has eluded some salesmen as far as closing deals these days. There are people who just don’t get it. When you are doing business, it already takes a lot to try and convince them. If people who are not dressed professionally have a hard time convincing people, then how would you even try to convince them if you put on rugged clothes?
Take for example network marketing. Obviously it is something that people (particularly in the Philippines) only believe in because of the earnings. But if there is something to blame, it would be the marketers. Just last week I was invited to a supposed business opportunity to which I was surprised it was another network marketing gimmick.
The setting was the same as usual. The product is Goji, a health product that is being distributed through network marketing. While I admire the product, it is the presentor, a yuppie at that who claims to be earning Php 200,000.00 a month.
Seriously, if you are earning that much, you could have at least worn something decent like a long-sleeved shirt or any semi-formal attire. At his age, early 20’s it takes so much to convince people to be under a young turk. While others waited since it was the profit schedule being shown, I had to excuse myself from the “scam” of sorts. The next time around, you can almost figure out networking scheme presenters just don’t dress professionally especially in the Philippines. What a waste of time!
Originally posted on July 25, 2008 @ 10:47 am