Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | By: Taffy

Charisma Is Not A Dump Stat

From LTUE:
Charisma Is Not a Dump Stat: The Real World Importance of Personal Appearance and social Skills in Achieving Your Creative Dream.

Have you been to a book signing and wondered why the author can't buy a good pair of jeans? Or why they insist on wearing ratty sneakers? It makes me feel like they don't really want to be there and don't care about me or my money.
Howard Tayler, Jake Black and Tracy Hickman taught us the importance of wearing a "uniform." Clothes speak volumes and do matter.
"Your success as an author is directly proportionally to the appearance you give."
As my husband says, "dress for success. You never know who you'll meet."

I came in the middle of a conversation between a mom and a few teen boys. She was trying to explain why a jean and t-shirt may not be the best uniform, even for teens. How do you want the general public, agents, etc to treat you?
Think about the image you want to portray.
What do you think when you see these images? These are "uniforms" and say volumes about the wearer:





http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQMC_ARjIr05E4q9eurbgop6CqGqil5c08kUhlDPiFD9vxIQZHo
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQcGppo1DjcNA6YMs7ih_q8QrVLydnldAd5dugXD3YY5fl476iK
http://media.ebaumsworld.com/2007/07/scaryfashion09.jpg

3 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

Wow. What is up with that first guy?

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Peggy said...

True dat. Those guys totally knew what they were talking about.