While some people can pull off that stand-out-quirky-look and make a good impression because they are different to everyone else in the room, I tend to just rely on luck and hope I blend in. I have learned that a suit in a room full of jeans is as bad as jeans in a room full of suits - and I've been guilty of both on many occasions.
Anyway, it's time to take some action, and there are things I can do both on line, and in the real world, relatively easily:
- Rethink my blog title - it's followed me from chartership days and no longer seems appropriate
- Rethink my blog layout, and update the links - there's a lot of out of date stuff that needs to go
- Get business cards
- Go through my wardrobe and put worky/professional clothes all together on one side, and then wear them, and only them, for worky/professional activity
- Get a decent photo taken and put it on all my profiles
Will I actually do these things?
Well, I have a week off now with nothing planned - there's no excuse really.