You cannot approach this meeting like you have approached other meetings. Your only desire cannot be to simply obtain the information that is provided, however it must be to leave a lasting professional impression that speaks volumes about who you are and your confidence to get the job done.
Here is what you should do:
- Know your audience. Find out who is going to be there.
- Know your role. Will you have to present? Remember, whether you present or not; you are representing yourself and your leadership team.
- Determine how you would like to be perceived. Do you want to be seen as promotable? Then it is a must that you dress a level above your current position.
- You want your attire whether trendy or traditional to speak for you. You want your ensemble to say that you are smart and capable.
Here’s a tip. Mirror the level of those that are a position or two above you or whom you are meeting with. This lets them know know you are engaged with the total company vision and direction
Don’t look at another meeting as a boring block of time that keeps you from doing other things. Look at it as an opportunity to display your professional style and engagement. Looking the part can only work in your favor, however, not looking the part will definitely be a topic of discussion. Like anything, don’t just stumble in to things, plan and strategize. Set a goal of making a positive mark, so that you can begin to strategically realize your corporate advancement.
Below are some of my pics from some of my favorite stores, Ann Taylor, New York & Company and White House | Black Market.
Enjoy and let your Moxie Style lead the way!