“Do you always dress so smartly? Have you had your colours done by a Personal Stylist?”
The question came from an unexpected source. The guy across the table from me was my agent for keynote speeches.
We met at late notice when I had an hour up my sleeve on a recent business trip to Auckland.
Over a quick cafe catch-up we talked about my keynote speaking gigs.
Surprisingly, the conversation turned to how styling fits into my consulting work and could be used in my keynote speeches.
I could see it all coming together. At the end of the meeting, my agent walked away with a new pitch for my work and one that he liked a lot better.
It was a joy to have the two arenas where I play come together in a synchronous reflection of who I am.
I hope this little example is inspiring.
People DO notice when you’ve put together a great, flattering outfit. It’s persuasive.
And when it only takes you two minutes in the morning, that’s not cheating.
Not in my books.