In today’s social climate, we have to be much more alert and attentive to our vocational and casual countenance, and make sure that in order to offer a fluid and professional experience to others we are well balanced and treat everyone with respect. Today, everything requires an appointments and everyone deserves as much respect as everyone else for their hard work and contributions to our society. We all have very layered and diverse lives in our day to day life and it must all be taken care of well.
We always remember people that leave a lasting impression on us, whether it is their appearance, the way they remembered our name the second time we met them, or their consideration of scheduling business times. All of these things are little things that professional people do to have a securely balanced appearance when they meet others. Here are a few great qualities that successful people have that we can all adopt to make ourselves look more professional and increase our network and circle of influence.
1. Remember people’s names
The ability to remember someone’s name is a gift that seems to be bestowed on only some lucky people in the population, and leaves others out. But having the tact to remember someone’s name is an amazing and professional character trait that shows people that you are engaged and present. Because we spend all day meeting new people throughout our lives, of course it seems challenging to try to remember everyone’s name; but when we can, it demonstrates a high level of attention. It makes the people you are meeting feel important, like they are making a memorable impact on your life, and they know that you are engaged and interested in them and their story. It shows you care about the individual and are eager to continue an acquaintance with them. And next time you meet, they will be excited and surprised by how good you are with meeting others.
2. Speak with confidence
People who look professional may or may not be, but it’s their personality and verve for life that drives their character. They may not be successful or professional now, but they are at least taking the steps to drive down the path of success. They speak with confidence, they know what they want and need, and are not afraid to demonstrate this motion even in small talk and casual conversation. They exert their expressions eagerly and with powerful dictation. We are always impressed to listen to a good speaker, and good speakers to us seem like confident and professional people.
If you want to have a good professional appearance, make sure you are confident in what you are saying, and say what you need to say with a positive and optimistic merit.
3. Have a balanced temperance
When you see people that you respect for their professionalism and countenance, you always see them in the same light. They are not moody, or at least know how to hide their mood swings if they do. Their judgements and opinions do not change and vary depending on their mood, and they are to the point with their ideas. They can explain things for everyone to understand, and find solutions if they cannot.
When you meet someone for the first time you can instantly pick up on their temperament and be able to judge if they are the right person for you or not. We trust people who have a professional aura because we feel that their temperament is balanced and friendly.
4. Treating everyone with importance
Professional people show the same respect to everyone, whether they are dishwashers, secretaries or valet drivers. They do not treat CEOs better or worse, but they show the same amount of merit to people from all responsibilities. They understand how important everyone’s contribution to society and the business is, and understand how to look ahead to see everyone’s future potential. They know that that dishwasher could be the company’s general manager one day. When professional people show this level of respect to everyone, they are humbling themselves and others and demonstrating friendliness and amiability to their fellow human. They show that they are approachable and easy to talk to you.
5. They are accountable for their actions
Professional people are not afraid of making mistakes because they have doubtless made many to get to where they are. If you fail, just get up and try again. This is what they do; for to err is human. Likewise, when they err they are accountable to their actions – they do not try to pass the blame off to others or sugarcoat their mistakes. They say sorry, stand up for their error and try again with the new experience under their belt.
6. Their social media reflects their life
Just like when you meet someone and they seem professional because of their balanced temperament, confident dictation and thoughtfulness, their online digital presence should reflect the same. People who are successful have bad days too but they don’t vent about it on Facebook or make anger Twitter posts about their failures. They maintain a balanced and optimistic outlook and have an unwavering presence, just like their attitude in real life. If someone who is normally so balanced and friendly in real life is prone to posting their more “personal” details or feelings online, the truth to their nature will be a bit more fragile.
7. Clear and punctual
Of course people who are professional are punctual. But this means more than being late for school. It shows respect to the deadlines and schedules of all people around them, and appreciates the greater picture. They can anticipate traffic jams and prepare accordingly, know when is the right time to schedule phone calls and know the best places for meetings. When things are not as clear as they should be, they request back up information and are not afraid to repeat the same question until they get the answer they need.