DRESSING STRATEGICALLY FOR CPA’S

CPAs, CFOs, and Controllers are an organization’s compass. The companies you represent look to you for guidance, leadershipand most importantly their company’s financial health. Such a leader sets the tone for the firm’sgrowth, strength and direction.
This mantle of responsibility should be evident at every level of behavior—most importantly your appearance. Even on a casual day, a CPA needs to exude an air of success, control and ability. ACPA needs to instill calm, trust, and most importantly fiscal direction and discipline. You need a wardrobe that takes advantage of color fabrics and style to evoke favorable emotional responses from clients, colleagues and associates. The suit you wear to inspire your clients trust will be significantly different than the more assertive one you wear when addressing the board of directors, or conducting a presentation. Your casual attire needs to be well coordinate, tasteful upscale-looking and in good taste. For each occasion, you need to consider what you are visuallycommunicating.The way you dress will have a profound emotional effect as to how people will perceive your value, your service and accept your fees.

Account for a New Suit

Your clients have a preconceived notion of how their financial advisor should appear. It is important to fulfill their expectations. Your wardrobe should cloak you with an aura of confidence, projecting the wisdom, prudence and financial advice they anticipate. Proper dress goes a long way towards assuring your clients that they have made a wise choice in procuring your services.Honestly, does your wardrobe accurately represent your skills? What’s more, does it reflect your fee level? Your attire should instill a feeling of confidence and trust. By dressing the part, you position yourself as a professional with valuable opinions.

Dressing Strategically

By combining different fabrics, colors, textures, and styles, your wardrobe can communicate significantly different messages. Choosing the right mix for a particular situation will critically affect its outcome. Whether you are counseling a client or, presenting to a venture capital group, proper attire can offer powerful, strategic advantages.

Dressing to your advantage depends largely on your area of concentration.

Appearing in court providing forensic evidencerequires different dressing techniques and dynamics than does consulting a senior couple regarding estate planning. Also, since clients vary demographically and socio-economically, you will note that each area of finance requires different dressing techniques.

Seeing is Believing

How can you be sure that you are making the right choices for your area of concentration to insure effectiveness? First, you have to understand the psychological implications of clothing and the subliminal messages clothing transmits.
The darker the color, the more authority your attire conveys. Gray or navy suitsare universal, continental colors and commands the highest level of respect. I black suit is great for a formal event, however for business it may communicate too much power.

There is Power in Softness

There are times when the “Power Look” is overkill, or too intimidating, where a softer persona will further your agenda. This is true during meetings, where being perceived as approachable and neutral can be an asset. For men, wearing suits or sport coats in medium grays, browns, tans, and olives comes across as non-threatening, friendly, and forthcoming.

The Right Suit Styles for Men

It is evident that over the past few years, men’s fashions have evolved and men refreshingly, in general, are suiting up. Although you do not need to dress trendy, you must stay current with the times. Today’s most popular look is a slimmer cut single-breasted two-button coat, with a higher and narrower lapel. Pants should be trim and preferably flat front, although if that does not flatter your physique, then a medium cut suit with pleated pants is okay as long as the look is current. For a really elegant look, try a peak lapel on a single-breasted suit.

The Shirt Takes Center Stage

The shirt is a major focal point. It is the “stage,” while the suit is the background. It must be well pressed, and fit impeccably, especially at the collar and cuffs. The style of the shirt collar should complement your face shape. Note: There is no excuse for not buttoning the collar because of tightness, or wearing ill-fitting shirts; ditch them!

Fit to be Tiedn

Out of everything a man wears, he will be remembered most for his tie. Do not buy cheap ties, and toss all those that reek of “birthday gift” unless they are in extremely good taste. Stick to high-quality wool-lined silks that hold their shape and don’t twist. The color and pattern should be stylish and elegant.

Dressing Strategically

By dressing strategically you will present yourself as an adroit CPA who is on top of your game. Incorporate these dressing techniques, and you will attract more clients, close more deals, and influence people.

Author – Janine Giorgenti, Designer for www.GiorgentiNewYork.com

Janine Giorgenti has helped many CPAs, CFOs, and Controllers understand the grooming and dressing techniques necessary for presenting themselves in an appropriate, professional, conservative, and effective manner. You are your client’s advisor, helping him or her make critical business choices. Dressing the part is crucial for demonstrating your credibility and successfulness, as well as for better communication.

A fourth generation Italian-American designer, Janine has made special appearances on all major networks, including CNN, CBS, and Fox. Giorgenti’s designs have been featured in The New York Times and Vogue Magazine.

You are the company’s compass, guiding them regarding all critical financial matters including:
▪ Mergers & Acquisitions
▪ Corporate Finance
▪ Initial Public Offerings
▪ Estate Planning
▪ Financial Accounting
▪ Financial Planning
▪ Forensic Accounting
▪ Information Technology, especially as applied to accounting and auditing
▪ Tax Preparation and Planning
▪ Venture Capital
Your clients need to trust your judgment, believing in you and your advice, knowing you will safeguard their business.
Does your wardrobe accurately represent your skills? What’s more, does it reflect your fee level? Your attire should instill a feeling of confidence and trust. By dressing the part, you position yourself as a professional with valuable opinions.
A Giorgenti wardrobe is designed to do just that. Our consultants will help you fill your wardrobe with the appropriate attire for each and every occasion. We’ll craft your image to create just the right impression. 
Because Giorgenti has direct access to textile mills, we offer the finest quality at a fraction of the price. The Giorgenti suit is no more expensive than the average retail store’s suit.
But at Giorgenti you get personal service and a totally custom tailored solution. Your Giorgenti suit will be made of the finest fabrics and fit better than any suit you have ever owned. Our wardrobe consultants will also show you which fabrics and styles work best for your career and lifestyle.

Take advantage of our special wardrobe packages available for the presidents and CEOs. Visually empower yourself by calling our offices today to schedule a wardrobe consultation, or fill out the form below and one of our consultants will call you tomorrow. The consultation is free–the advice is invaluable.
Presidents and CEOs are an
Janine Giorgenti has helped many CPAs, CFOs and Controllers represent themselves in a conservative sophisticated manner. You are your clients’ advisor, helping them to make critical choices. Like a physician refers his patient to a specialist, you advise them where to purchase insurance, make investments and safeguard their businesses. Clients need to believe in you and your advice.

Does your wardrobe accurately represent your skills? What’s more, does it reflect your fees? Your attire should instill a feeling of confidence and trust. By dressing the part, you position yourself as a professional with valuable opinions.

This does not mean you need to own five identical blue pinstripe suits. Giorgenti can show you how to create a wardrobe that projects an air of confidence and credibility without being bland.

Your wardrobe should range from traditional suits to more contemporary styles. A strong conservative suit is a must for business, but there are times when a suit isn’t necessary. Giorgenti will help you select the appropriate attire for any situation.

Business casual days for example, promote an atmosphere where your dress should reflect professionalism in an informal relaxed manner. The look and feel is more casual. For this reason your wardrobe needs to range form traditional suits to status casual attire. The country club, is another example where your dress should have an air of formality, but look and feel more casual.
Because Giorgenti has direct access to textile mills, we offer the finest quality at a fraction of the price. The Giorgenti suit is no more expensive than the average retail store’s suit. But at Giorgenti you get personal service and a totally custom tailored solution.
Your Giorgenti suit will be made of the finest fabrics and fit better than any suit you have ever owned. Our wardrobe consultants will also show you which fabrics and styles work best for your career and lifestyle.
Take advantage of our special wardrobe packages available for the accounting professionals. Visually empower yourself by calling our offices today to schedule a wardrobe consultation, or fill out the form below and one of our consultants will call you tomorrow. The consultation is free–the advice is invaluable.

Dress For Success For Certified Public Accountants

Does this mean you need to own five identical blue or gray suits? Absolutely not! Actually, understanding the dynamics of clothing and choosing the right wardrobe combination for each meeting helps you achieve positive results. The right choice will help you project an air of confidence, strength, and credibility.
Your wardrobe should range from traditional suits to more contemporary styles. A strong conservative business suit is a must for both men and women; however, there are times when a suit is not necessary. 
Business casual days, for example, promote an atmosphere where your dress should reflect professionalism in an informal, relaxed manner. The look and feel is more casual. For this reason, your wardrobe needs to range from traditional suits to status business casual attire. Networking and country club meetings are other examples where your dress should have an air of formality, but look and feel more casual.
Remember…you never have a second chance to make that crucial first impression, so, make sure you always look the part!
NYC Designer Janine Giorgenti is the quintessential native New Yorker, with the bold outlook and the beat of New York as her fashion signature. Giorgenti combines fine fabrics, Old World Italian heritage, and her New York designer savvy, coupled with modern, cutting-edge technology, to produce great-fitting custom-made suits. Her NYC custom tailored suit collection, created specifically for the NY lifestyle, offers inspiring fashion as well as the latest trends. Over the last three decades, Giorgenti New York has satisfied thousands of custom suit customers and maintained a loyal following.
Many clients credit her custom clothing and counsel with helping them win promotions, close deals, land new jobs, perform better in the business world, and build general self-confidence. Her clients include sports figures, celebrities, politicians, and Fortune 500 executives from American Express, Deloitte, Citicorp, McKinsey & Company, MetLife, Marriott, and Morgan Stanley, among many others.

For more about Janine Giorgenti visit her website: www.GiorgentiNewYork.com

A Good “Law Suit”

Your clients and the jury have a preconceived notion of how a lawyer should appear. It is important to fulfill their expectations. Your wardrobe should cloak you with an aura of confidence, projecting the assertiveness they anticipate. Proper dress goes a long way towards assuring your clients that they have made a wise choice in seeking your counsel.

Dressing Strategically

By combining different fabrics, colors, textures, and styles, your wardrobe can communicate significantly different messages. Choosing the right mix for a particular situation will critically affect its outcome. Whether you are counseling a client or dominating the courtroom, your attire can offer powerful, strategic advantages.

Dressing to your advantage depends largely on your area of concentration.

A malpractice attorney trying a case uses different dressing dynamics than does an eldercare attorney consulting with a senior couple. Also, since jurors vary demographically and socio-economically, and you try cases in various venues, you will note that each area of law requires different dressing techniques.

Seeing is Believing

How can you be sure that you are making the right choices for your area of concentration to insure effectiveness? First, you have to understand the psychological implications of clothing and the subliminal messages clothing transmits.
The darker the color, the more authority your attire conveys. A gray or navy suit commands the highest level of respect, however, an all black suit commands too much power, so it is best we leave that one for the judge.

There is Power in Softness

There are times when the “Power Look” is overkill, or too intimidating, where a softer persona will further your agenda. This is true during meetings out of court, where being perceived as approachable and neutral can be an asset. For men, wearing suits or sport coats in medium grays, browns, tans, and olives comes across as non-threatening, friendly, and forthcoming.

The Right Suit Styles for Men

It is evident that over the past few years, men’s fashions have evolved and men refreshingly, in general, are suiting up. Although you do not need to dress trendy, you must stay current with the times. Today’s most popular look is a slimmer cut single-breasted two-button coat, with a higher and narrower lapel. Pants should be trim and preferably flat front, although if that does not flatter your physique, then a medium cut suit with pleated pants is okay as long as the look is current. For a really elegant look, try the new double-breasted suits, or a peak lapel on a single-breasted suit.

The Shirt Takes Center Stage

The shirt is a major focal point. It is the “stage,” while the suit is the background. It must be well pressed, and fit impeccably, especially at the collar and cuffs. The style of the shirt collar should complement your face shape. Note: There is no excuse for not buttoning the collar because of tightness, or wearing ill-fitting shirts; ditch them!

Fit to be Tied

Out of everything a man wears, he will be remembered most for his tie. Do not buy cheap ties, and toss all those that reek of “birthday gift” unless they are in extremely good taste. Stick to high-quality wool-lined silks that hold their shape and don’t twist. The color and pattern should be stylish and elegant.

Dressing Strategically

By dressing strategically you will present yourself as an adroit attorney who is on top of your game. Incorporate these dressing techniques, and you will attract more clients, win more cases, and influence people.
Author – Janine Giorgenti, Designer for www.GiorgentiNewYork.com
A fourth generation Italian-American designer, Janine has made special appearances on all major networks, including CNN, CBS, and Fox. Giorgenti’s designs have been featured in The New York Times and Vogue Magazine.