How to Dress Properly for Business Meetings

The way a certain person dresses up always has a direct relationship with his/her personality. During important business meetings, dressing up appropriately will show how serious the event has been taken. Looking serious is not all about looking well-off because formal business outfits can also be put together at a budget-saving cost.

How to dress properly for business meetings? If there has been a corporate uniform, see to it that it is well pressed and properly washed. If there is none, a two-piece matched suit is always the best and safest choice for men while women can wear light colored blouses matched with a knee length pencil-cut skirts or black slacks.

For men, see to it that your black or brown leather shoes are well shined and avoid using rubber shoes even though it is dark colors. For ladies, if you can just bear it, it would be great to wear a pair of stilettos but if not, at least not those flat shoes. Heavy makeup should also be avoided but at least don’t look too pale or sickly. Light blush-on or lip gloss will do. Also make sure your hair is well combed or tied up.

Even though the meeting would be outdoors, do not attempt to wear jeans and shirt not unless it has been specified by the client. There are instances wherein clients want to discuss business in golf game or perhaps in pool party. It is totally fine to wear cheap sunglasses while going to the area but make sure to remove them once you face whoever you are meeting. Eye contact should be maintained all throughout the discussion except if you’re talking with some nationalities that find it rude.

Basically business meetings are being done to convince potential clients for investments and one should not compromise the closure of the deal just because of inappropriate outfit.

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Out on a Business Trip, Out for Fun

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. When you go on a business trip, don’t forget to set aside time to hang up that suit and have some fun as you sample the nightlife in the best bars in London. People normally feel stressed and tired from the moment they start packing their documents and laptop for their business trip. While a business trip is intended for work purposes, it does not necessarily mean that you cannot take it as an opportunity to travel and it does not necessarily mean that the trip should be boring.

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There are plenty of bars in London that you can visit when you are done with your business meetings. If you have not been to London, you can check out the internet for information about the best bars that are near your hotel or meeting venue. Since you would most likely have just a couple of hours to spare, you do not want to have to travel far to get to these bars. It would also help if you are going with people who are familiar with the place. They can show you the best bars to go to.

To enjoy the bars in London, you want to look for places that play your kind of music, serve your kind of food and drinks, and have the kind of people you want to hang around with. The choices are not limited. There are various bars that are known for their specialties. There are even bars that showcase only a specific music genre. Of course, there are those bars that are great for dancing the night away. Choose depending on your personal preferences. But, remember you’re on a business trip so do not go overboard especially if you have another meeting in the morning or if you need to catch your flight back in the office. Also remember to stay safe and be mindful not to break any laws. You want to get home in one piece, with a bunch of memories of your fun business trip.

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