Hit Them With Your Hat

Hartford York Hats and Accessories for Men and Women - Women's Scala Fur Trooper - The KatarinaAt the wonder-blog known as Creating Passionate Users, co-author of the Head First books Kathy Sierra, has posted another provoking entry called Where to Start.

Although she’s talking about presentations and writing, you can take Ms. Sierra’s lists of What Not To Do and Ideas for Beginnings and apply them to your appearance: the way you look and act, how you make an entrance, a first impression.

For example, curiosity is good (wow, where’d you get that hat?); so is being provocative (a trooper in lavender, eh?); and you can always spice it up with a little drama and intrigue (fedora, fedora, fedora).

Here’s the quote she uses: “Always grab the reader by the throat in the first paragraph, send your thumbs into his windpipe in the second, and hold him against the wall until the tagline.” — Paul O’Neil

And that’s just you in your porkpie!

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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