Dress for Success was held February 16th at the Riverwood Office Complex where a group of YPN members gathered for the first in a series of Professional Development team events designed to help YPN members perfect their Professional Image. The PD team chose to start the year off by offering an event to help YPN members put their best foot forward when dressing for the workplace. Making that crucial first impression count when meeting with clients, customers, and co-workers is an important part of your Professional Image. Led by our Wardrobe Expert Dave, members were walked through the differences in Business vs. Business Casual vs. Casual and what those mean in the workplace. Dave offered up a myriad of great tips ranging from the simple (always match your belt color to your shoes) to the more advanced (don’t wear your flashiest suit to an interview – it can draw the interviewer’s attention away from you). Basics such as how to tie a tie, getting properly fit for clothing, and complimenting outfit colors were also shared with the attendees.
Overall it was a great opening event for the 2017 Professional Image series and the PD team encourages all YPN members to keep an eye out throughout the year for more opportunities!
A big Thank You goes out to YPN members Bill Heinzen for coordinating our speaker and Kate Black for graciously hosting!