A professional is a member of a profession. The term also describes the standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the particular knowledge and skills necessary to perform the role of that profession. In addition, most professionals are subject to strict codes of moral obligations. Professional standards of practice and ethics for a particular field are typically agreed upon and maintained through widely recognized professional associations. Some definitions of professional limit this term to those professions that serve some important aspect of public interest and the general good of society.
In some cultures, the term is used as shorthand to describe a particular social stratum of well-educated workers who enjoy considerable work autonomy and who are commonly engaged in creative and intellectually challenging words.
What do you think, is it important to be professional?
YES!! It is very important to be a professional. It is important to present yourself as a professional.
If you want to be successful, you will have to get used to being a professional. How you look, talk, write, act and work determines whether you are a professional or an amateur.
Let me give you an example.
Two different sales men ring your door bell, the first one is wearing shorts, a scruffy untucked shirt, a baseball cap backwards, unshaven and nervous, with an old pair of shoes on and no paperwork... would you buy anything off him? Take the sales man that is dressed sharp, in a suit and tie, hair neat, clean shaven, a little neat briefcase with all paper work in order. I'm guessing you would be more inclined to buy off the second salesman then the first. WHY? Because of his appearance!
As a professional, you need to take responsibility for yourself and your work.
Here are the basics to create a professional manner:
Essentially, being professional is about seeing beyond your immediate needs. By thinking about the long term perceptions of you and your business, rather than a quick euro or score, you are much more likely to behave professionally.
Professionalism is shown in the way businesses conduct their daily activities, how they interact with their customers and how knowledgeable they are about the services they provide. When customers think of a business they think about what that business sells, if employees are courteous and if their goods and services are better than the competition. In today's fast-paced, get-it-done-yesterday type of mentality it's not good enough to act professional, you need to be professional.
Xcite™ believes that if you apply these principles, you will be professional.
Polite customer service is key when representing an organization. When customer service issues arise, employees should be quick to address the problems and be polite when correcting the situation. Polite and efficient customer service will keep customers returning. They may even refer their friends and family for the same goods or services.
Knowledgeable Associates Help Get Things Done Faster
When employees are knowledgeable about their products and services, they are perceived to be authority figures in their area of business. For example, when an automotive parts shop can tell the customer exactly what is wrong with their car and ways to fix it, the customer gains a sense of appreciation and respect for the employees. Knowledgeable staff, builds trust within the customer. Without trust from your customers, your business may fail.
Professional Atmosphere Keeps Customers at Ease
When employees look and act professional, then customers are more at ease purchasing the goods and services that the company provides. A customer is more hesitant to purchase services from a business if their employees look like they just rolled out of bed. Businesses can be made or broken by the judgments of its customers.
Accepting Rejection with Professionalism
A business can't please its customers 100 percent of the time. Respect the customer's decision and their right to shop elsewhere.
Xcite™ believes that by being polite during a rejection, will not only make your business look more professional, but will also keep ties to the customer in case they need your help in the future.
By applying these helpful tips, Xcite™ knows this will help improve your skills.
When Xcite's™ clients meet you, they will know you will show them good manners, you will be on time and you will complete the assigned work load, with every photo looking the best. They will appreciate your honesty and your punctuality. Your dress and grooming will show them that you enjoy working at Xcite™ and that you are being a professional employee.
Xcite™ knows you will be a great photographer.
All these lessons have showed helpful tips on taking the right angles, how to get great photos, how to hold the camera, and how to be a professional team member. Well done on all your hard work.
Now that you have learned how important it is to be professional in the workplace, you may now proceed to the quiz. The quiz will ask you a number of questions. This quiz is designed to measure your skills and your comprehension.
Take your time and have fun.
Keep up the good work and Xcite™ looks forward to having you on our team.
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