File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 364

Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:55:19 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wearing silly things

On Nov 20, 2008, at 6:47 PM, wrote:

> I went to Arts Educators conference a while back. I'd never been to 
> one, and decided to present myself in as professional a manner as 
> possible -- which in my definition meant a nice business suit. I was 
> the only one. Everyone else was dressed as artsy as possible! I really 
> stood out, and not in a good way.

Yeah, know what you mean. Can happen the other way too, even when 
dressed in a somewhat subdued artistic manner.

Often, for my "professional" go to meetings attire, I wear a fun tie 
and/or vest. For me it strikes a balance that says I'm professional, 
but I am in a business that also means fun.  At least that's what I 
hope it conveys.  I may be just kidding myself and justifying some self 

BTW, one of the quotes I try to keep in mind, particularly for 
business, is "You never get a second chance to make a good first 
Another is "Always dress better than your audience."


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