PERSONAL GROOMING & HYGIENE
IMPORTANCE a) it improves personality b) it makes people admire at you c) if you are clean, the action is also clean from you d) makes the environment clean e) easy flow of verbal communications an discussions f) it helps to improve hygiene in you. g) it enhances self-discipline h) people learn from you about your secret of success i) you are the winner in the competitive work life j) it reduces accidents and absenteeism
IMPORTANCE • within three seconds of seeing a person for the first time we have decided their: • social status • politics • education • religion • sexuality • friendliness / approachability • aptitude
IMPORTANCE: the 93% rule 38% tone, pitch & pace of your voice 55% appearance & body language 7% what you say
What influenced you? • Apparent level of sophistication • Color of tie, shoes, dress • Well-groomed appearance • Conservative appearance • Overall attractiveness • Non-verbal signals • Apparent level of self-confidence
First Impression Guidelines Grooming • Hair – clean and neat • Details – no missing buttons, lint or tags • Hands – clean, manicured fingernails • Fit – clean, pressed and proper fit • Smell – little or no cologne; no cigarette odor • Breath – fresh, clean breath; use a breath mint
What does your appearance say about you? • Your appearance plays a supporting role in the interview process. • Your appearance can convey strong feelings of trust to a prospective employer. • Your appearance can convey a sense of self-confidence, dependability and professionalism. • Your appearance can determine how people you meet will react to you.
First Impression Guidelines - Colors to Avoid • Women • Most pastels, especially pale yellow • Bright orange • Men and Women • Most shades of green • Mustard – bad, bad, bad • Dark Colors make you seem more powerful; only use when you need control.
No white socks with black shoes No chunky watches
IMPROVING PERSONAL HYGIENE IN THE WORKPLACE • Keep your work place clean. • Keep your tools, instruments and machinery clean • Keep your office files clean • Never allow dust accumulation • Never shy in cleaning your tables by yourself. • Use toilets in proper ways • Use more water to avoid smell and stains • Wash your hands and mouth after you use the toilet • Always close the doors of toilets • Open the doors of ventilation
IMPROVING PERSONAL HYGIENE IN THE WORKPLACE • Don’t throw your waste eatables in your baskets • Have it disposed of properly. • Use clean water glasses • Keep your tea cups on a plastic plate • Help in maintaining your canteen clean • Don’t waste any food • Try to avoid taking full jug and drink water from it. • Remember this water is being used by all your colleagues. • Don’t waste water and use it in an economic way. • Have your table, chairs, fans, phones, etc. cleaned routinely • If you drink by using common glass, have it cleaned before and after you drink water.
IMPROVING PERSONAL HYGIENE IN THE WORKPLACE • Avoid coughing openly; always use your kerchief or hands • Avoid inserting your fingers in your nose and remove waste publicly. • Avoid over-sweating and have your body cleaned regularly • Avoid combing hair at work place; Go to toilet and do the combing • Avoid eating heavily • Avoid continuous sitting or standing • Avoid talking loudly unless it is warranted • Avoid cutting cruel jokes at work place • Avoid using office stationery materials for your body needs • Avoid inserting pencils or gem clips into your ears. • Avoid rubbing the white board by your fingers • Avoid parties at work place; have it at proper places • Avoid spitting in toilets and wash basins • Avoid using pins for your teeth problems • Avoid spillage of tea/coffee and if it so have it cleaned • immediately. • Avoid disposal of your body dirt on company machinery or walls or floors
Grooming CHECKLIST – men • shave • skincare • manicures (and pedicures!!?) • body hair – including nose and ears! • teeth • personal hygiene
Grooming PROBLEMS– men • one in four men do not shower daily • dirty fingernails go uncleaned • Nose/ear hair remains unplucked
Grooming – CHECKLIST women • skincare • hair – cut, colour, condition • make-up • perfume – be careful • manicure / pedicure • teeth • lingerie • a recent survey showed that women who wear make-up have a competitive edge over their bare-faced colleagues The Times, 30th December 2003 • women who wear make-up earn, on average, 20% more than women who wear no make-up
Remember!You only have one chance to make a first impression. Dress for success and you’ll look like you belong at the top!
CLASS ACTIVITY 2 POOR PHYSICAL TRAITS • POOR BODY LANGUAGE • BODY ODOUR • WEAK HANDSHAKE-THE FISH • TATOOS AND JEWELLERY-RINGS/EARRINGS • IMPROPER HAIR STYLES • INVASION OF PERSONAL SPACE • SWEAT • BAD CHOICE OF CLOTHES • UNCLEAN BODY
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