Monday, August 20, 2007

Good look premium

Beautiful people earn 12% more than Ugly Bettys - Independent Online Edition > Sci_Tech

Help, I look like a workplace failure

Work guru Catherine Kaputa has formulated a five-point plan for salvaging your looks and achieving success:

1 Package yourself: clothes will not help you perform but will help how your performance is perceived

2 Emphasise features: be confident about your looks and build a strong image

3 Have a trademark: think Bono's shades or Sir Robin Day's bow ties. Stand out from the crowd

4 Focus on "soft power": use your values, style and point of view to attract others to you. Stand tall, and never slouch

5 Hone your speech: the ability to sell yourself and your ideas is critical