One of my favorite quotes about one's Professional Image is "Appearance is Reality." This is true on so many levels. It is a fact that first impressions are such a huge part of building relationships and your appearance and image is what gives this first impression. I live my life with the idea that at any given moment, on any given day, you never know who you may run into. This keeps me motivated to ALWAYS have a sharp, pristine Professional Appearance. There are many factors that go into a one's Professional Image.
Let's delve into a few (in no particular order) -
1) Your clothes,
2) Your shoes,
3) Your hygiene (smell is important too, don't overdo it with cologne/perfume though!),
4) The overall appearance of your clothes, shoes, and your person in general,
5) The way you carry yourself, etc.
These are only a few of the factors that create your Professional Image. Did I miss anything? Any questions? Please comment!