Beauty combined with brain power has great effect. Beauty without the latter is dumb. So beauty is what your brain power expresses through your personality. Therefore the wise say “beauty lies in the eyes of beholder”.
What does a work atmosphere need? It needs presentable personality of the employee. By looks we mean a presentable personality, professional behavior combined with more-than-average intelligence and understanding. It is very important in a work atmosphere. Integrating all these basics in the appearance is a must for every professional.
What are the important basics for the creation of professional “looks”? The term “looks” is a combination of; Appearance, Body language, Listening and speaking, Make-up & hair-do, Personality, Power dressing, Language and Confidence.
How appearance is important?
By appearance, usually we mean one’s structure of the body. It is important because your body language and structure of the body convey a lot to the people you meet. At times you might be hearing one unusual personal remark- “Oh, I dislike his appearance”. Very often in India, we hear people say- “Oh, I do not like his face”.
This basically conveys what? Face is the mirror of the personality. Your reactions immediately become transparent in your face, however you try to hide them. Believe it or not, yogis or saints are capable of reading your facial expressions and they can tell exactly what has gone wrong with you in the past. It requires only the observation power that they have. One you acquire it, you can also know from one’s facial expression.
The most effective weapon to neutralize the negativity of your face is your smile. So keep smiling. It is the beauty of your face.
The next is the structure of the body. The word “looks” also means your body needs conditioning with the work atmosphere. If you are pot-belled, excessively fat, it may not fit with the work environment because in a demanding work atmosphere we see fat executives gasping to catch breath, while doing any physical labor like climbing the stair-case. This creates bad impression.
If you are very thin-almost skinny, you may look unimpressive for your post. Usually when you do any work in a group, your presence may get unnoticed because you are in the company of some healthy people. Such things have occurred in the cases of professionals working in higher positions. One senior manager wrote to us that he always got ignored because of his short- height and skinny body. He was accompanied by one of the junior executives to a customer’s shop, but the customer refused to take his visiting card and said that he already had the card of the junior executive. This was definitely a shocking affront.
The solution to the above two problems is fitness of the body. The fat should shed off extra flab and the thin must try weight addition. Experts call it weight management. Of late, in a seminar on obesity and heart diseases, distinguished doctors opined weight management should begin when you are just 4 years old.
Be sure what should be your perfect body weight from your height and age. Consult with the dieticians, health experts to maintain your perfect body weight.
How to improve your ‘looks’?
Body language – Your body language is also part of your looks. Just imagine a handsome person, smartly dressed but there is problem in his gait. There are professionals who always show off gravity and serious expression on their faces without a bit of smiling. Your grave countenance may not fit well with your profession. Take for instance you are in a public relation job or in the customer care job. Be it any job, you need to smile a few times while explaining to your clients. Smiling relaxes your tension and creates cordiality. Smiling is very effective while maintaining eye contact with others.
Over aggressive body language harm the personalities of best looking person in a work place.
Listening and speaking – What you do while listening and speaking also lends efficacy to your looks. You might be very handsome and neatly attired but if you are always impatient to speak without listening then that will have negative repercussion on your looks. Restlessness in your body disturbs your concentration and eye contact; as a result the speaker feels hurt that you are not listening to his words. There must not be tension in your face while you listen. For better concentration, practice yogic breathing. Feel the incoming and outgoing breathing. That will help your concentration, finally integrating you with silence. The charm of your personality increases thousand times when you keep proper eye contact and listen in silence.
Make-up and Hair-do- Face is the mirror of your personality. Give the right make-up to your face as the occasion demands. If you have distaste for putting on make-up, cleansing the skin of your face is a must for you. Face gathers black patch and get sun tanned particularly in the tropical countries. If there is no time in your busy schedule, use a good lotion on the piece of cotton and rub the skin of your face gently. That will peel off dirt and your skin will retain the natural color. Experts advise professional workers to do facial one or twice in a month.
Hair-style is another important thing for your looks.
Hair needs specific care if you are living in a metro city. The cities which are densely populated and have a lot of dust and air pollution from vehicles, damage your hair very speedily. You need to wear a cap and wash your hair by shampoo at least twice in every week.
Personality - Personality is defined as the cumulative traits in your being. How you dress, speak, behave and deal with others determine your personality. Communication experts write and coach about personality in every city throughout the world. Chances of failure and rejection from others grow more if your personality is poor. Your personality is most communicative and persuasive in your interactions with others.
If you have no time to attend the courses on personality development, be very prompt to read all the articles on personality development in newspapers and websites. It is important to your success in every endeavor.
Power dressing – Proper clothing is another vital necessity to improve your looks. There goes a popular refrain in India that one can eat as per his taste, but one has to consult with others that how he appears in his dress. What other say, matter a lot in your decisions about how you dress.
For smart clothing, consult with the experts. Usually females have improved tastes about males dressing. You can ask for suggestions from your female colleagues about color and style of your dresses.
Ladies usually have good sense of clothes for themselves. These days it is also seen the working ladies also appear disheveled in their appearances. It is important for people in every profession to take care of their clothes.
Improper dressing can degrade your looks like anything.
Language – The etiquette you follow while you speak is very important for your looks. There are very handsome and smartly dressed professionals in every profession. But the language they speak is very poor. Language also means the quality in your writing. For improving language quality, the following measures are suggested by experts.
- Avoid the content of slangs and insulting expressions in the language you speak and write. The best precaution is you remain conscious while speaking and writing. Avoid company of people who speak foul language. Rough language has the worst impact on your looks.
- Listen attentively and stop awhile from time to time while you speak. Apply patience and sober body language when you verbally communicate inside your office without getting carried away by your impulses in tense situations.
- Do not use any word, phrase in your official written communication unless you are sure of their meaning and use.
Confidence – Confidence comes from proper body language and interaction with others. For gaining confidence in your self;
- Practice yoga.
- Keep silence during launch and rest hours
- Give rest to your body for five minute in every two hours of hard work
- Avoid the physical and mental distractions which keep you disturbed in the work place.