Anytime you have an opportunity to dress professionally and stand up for your business, do it. You only have 2-7 seconds to make a great first impression. If your business is one that dresses down, don’t do it when you’re networking. Even putting on a jacket (with jeans) will help you appear more professional. And even if NO ONE else has stood up at a networking event to introduce themselves — do stand up and be counted as one of the professionals in the room!
(c) 2011 Maria Marsala, Business Strategist at Elevating Your Business, http://www.ElevatingYourBusiness.com