She and I hung out for the first 20 minutes or so before the seminar began. We walked over to the vendor section and, I kid you not, she received an additional 5-6 more compliments on her skirt within minutes. People were drawn to her. Each those compliments created an opportunity for her to start a conversation with a potential new friend or future client. At a networking event like this one, an easy conversation starter is absolutely invaluable.
That day, I realized how important it was to incorporate "conversation starter" pieces into our wardrobe. Every one of us should own items that easily draws the attention of others. The woman I met that day was in a network marketing (MLM) business. The growth of her empire depends on how many people she enrolls in her team. We never know who we 'll come across and how that person can impact our lives. So it's important to create as many networking opportunities often as possible. Dressing well is directly related to her success....and she clearly understood this. Dressing well is a part of our success as well. Let's always remember that.