Is it Possible To Undress For Success?

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UndressDressing appropriately for business meetings is imperative.  Our rule of thumb is “you should be dressed the same as the others in the meeting,” whether it’s a suit, dress or something a bit more casual.

TV Anchors Dressed To Impress

When we watch the news, the anchors are in suits and dresses.  Tuxedos and formal gowns would be a bit over-the-top.   On the other end, it wouldn’t always be practical for a reporter covering a story to be dressed in “business attire,” depending on the story they are covering.  TV reporters here in Arizona often dress for being out in the heat while still maintaining a professional look.

Overdressed Hall of Famers

While watching the MLB Network recently, which I do at length, I was amused to see the expert commentators, or anchors, on their demonstration-set resembling a baseball field, dressed as if they were going to a business meeting.  These are former professional baseball players – some are Hall of Famers.

In real life, who takes hitting lessons from guys dressed in shirts and ties?  Or learns the nuances of how to grip a change-up from guys in tailored dress shirts and cuff links?  Or even steps onto a dusty ball field wearing slacks and dress shoes?

It was so awkward that Eric Byrnes, one of the former players who now works for the MLB Network, exclaimed:

“My pants are so tight they're going to rip!”

Time for the MLB Network to dress-down its experts and put them in more appropriate baseball gear.

Scott Hanson
Scott Hanson
President Scott is president of HMA Public Relations and a founding member of the Public Relations Global Network. He’s a Phoenix native, husband, father of two and a fan of all sports and a participant in some. Check out Scott's full bio

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