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bookkeeping for our remodeling business while raising four kids, she sometimes needed to engage with others in her casual clothes. She noticed a significant decline in the way she was treated based on what she was wearing. If you can’t be too formal, and you can’t be too casual, but you also can’t wear your company polo, which should be right in the middle, then what’s the solution? You need to match your attire to the industry. When I went to the marketing company, brimming with civility, my attire did not match, and therefore, they assumed I could not relate. The client I coached benefited from understanding whether a professional approach or causal approach would connect with their ideal demographic. If we’re spending time qualifying our prospects, you can believe they are doing the same. People want to be related to, and one significant way we can do that is through how we dress.
The best part about an ugly sweater Christmas party is the level playing field. No matter whether it’s extravagant or straightforward, everyone commits to being silly, and there’s no right or wrong way to do that. From all of us at Sandler Training, we hope you have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year! –Jim Stephens FEELING THE PAIN OF PRODUCTIVITY? TRY OUR NEW 6-WEEK COURSE
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