That's not very professional!!
A few weeks ago I (Brad Burton) was walking around a business show. I was doing my usual gig, swanning around in jeans and t-shirt, when I passed a suited-and-booted bloke standing with his mate.
As I walked past he asked his mate, loudly enough to ensure that I heard, "Dress-down Thursday is it?"
I stopped and asked him what he meant. He said "Well. This IS a business show. You're not dressed very professionall are you?"
"Really?" I asked. "Define 'professional'", I said
He couldn't think of an answer.
"Why not come and see how professional I am, as I'm the next seminar speaker up on the 300 seater auditorium?
Although it's oversubscribed so you probably won't get a seat.
Is that professional enough for you?"
Don't overestimate anyone. Dont underestimate anyone.
Treat everyone the same. With respect.
Try not to judge people by the car they drive, the clothes they wear or their supposed businesses or experience.
You just don't know who they are or who they know!
Taken from Brad Burton's fantastic business book GOYA2
Brad Burton is the managing director of 4Networking.
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