How one presents oneself is lasting…yes the old first impression makes a lasting impression thing…is it fair? Heck no…but is it real?…oh yeah…
We are judged on how we present and represent and many people miss out on great opportunities because of presentation…
I recall a few years ago, one of my son’s friends had turned eighteen and was going on a job interview, he stopped by the house in a t-shirt and baggy jeans, I remember my son saying, ‘No son, you look real fly for hanging out, but for an interview, you gotta represent…’ I smiled and stayed quiet. When the friend came from my son’s room, he had on the same jeans, though now pressed and he had on a long-sleeved dress shirt, and shoes as opposed to sneakers…he had a grin on his face, he looked proud…I winked at him telling him to go out and handle his business, he got the job…was it just because of his appearance…no, but I can assure you that in the attire he had on at first, he wouldn’t have been taken seriously…and that is what it is about, when one is in a work environment, or even at the interview level, one has to be taken seriously and fair or not, the person that takes the time to present and represent will get the opportunity…
For most of us who are older, this probably just sounds simple, but since we are living in what I call the flip-flop culture, many young people aren’t being taught to make an impression. And those who are, find themselves bound by cultural oddness that tells them to dress up is to sell out…well you heard it hear first, it is not selling out if you need a job, it is smart and necessary…and once we have the job it is as important to continue to represent with our sharp job skills, our professionalism, our timeliness…and yes folks our appearance…this in no way means give up your ethnicity or identity but it means to be in the game, sometimes we have to play by the rules that are set…simple really…and not that hard to do…sometimes a simple thing will help to even the playing field, just a bit…
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Angelia Vernon Menchan
Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published eighteen books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than forty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan
Menchan has also published the work of seven other authors to date and has several publishing projects upcoming in 2013 to include a children's book, Little Wing by biologist, Erin Gawera, Honorable Menchan Poets 2013 by Dictator, Genesis and Creammy Mocha and a breast cancer memoir by Lena Jordan.
She is becoming a sought after speaker for young women audiences because she speaks honestly, straight and open to the issues that plague them such as teen pregnancy, the importance of education and making life impacting choices.
Kim Floyd of Real Mommies Read, a part of the Spartanburg Public Library says:
Angelia's ability to help our teen moms see themselves as she did was a special gift. She instilled within them a desire to make better choices, take control of their bodies and their lives. They realized their pasts didn't have to determine their futures. Angelia let them know their worth.
Mrs. Menchan is available for speaking engagements; book signings and discussions. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and graphic designer, Maurice Menchan
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679