Friday, March 18, 2011
Dress for Success
We all know that what we look like effects the way other people perceive who we are.
I am fortunate to be able to attend most of the major photography trade shows (usually as part of the Canon gang), and one of the perks of doing so is the ability to pick up gear and software for up to 50% of the regular cost - I do take advantage of that a lot, lol!
When attending Photo Plus (NYC) last Oct, I picked up a photography vest from LowePro.
What struck me the most about this vest was it's size and also the "no nonsense" pro look; as you know by now, I'm not a big burly girl...so when I'm on the job it's important for me to give the client the security of knowing he/she has hired a pro.
One of the things we can use to impart a specific impression is the way we dress, that is why different professions have uniform, think about it, would you like your MD to show up with a pair of baggy jeans & a shabby T shirt? (before you know he is a brilliant surgeon)...
We also move and carry ourselves differently in a business suit then we do in flannel pajamas...
So when I put on that black vest I felt like I was ready to take on the toughest assignment and no one would think twice about giving it to me!
It was amusing to see the looks I received as I was walking through the trade show floor and the comments I got from random people were very congruent with what I expected.
So although the vest itself is very functional, versatile - (you can connect a bunch of accessories on to it for different purposes) and well built, I admit that the reason I wear it is because it has the look I want.
I'm sure you have felt this way about something at least once in your life :) ...
You can check out Derrick's blog here for more cool stuff!