How to Act Like a Businessman. A successful businessman has an image to uphold. He commands respect and looks and acts the part. Regardless of the industry he represents, a businessman sets a certain example and has many identifiable traits. Read on to learn how to act like a businessman.
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Dress for success. A successful businessman wears a classy suit or at the very least tailored slacks and a crisp shirt. Even on causal Fridays he's always dressed in clothes like brand name polo shirts and khaki pants.
Groom yourself impeccably. Wear expensive cologne and get manicures and haircuts from the finest salons. Shave daily and wear a Rolex and cuff links.
Use an expense account. Get reimbursed for business trips to Singapore, London and New York. Take clients out to lunch at gourmet restaurants and stay at four-star hotels on your company's dime. Attend celebrity golf tournaments or charity functions, and act cool and collected around actors and other bigwigs.
Take risks like adding a new store to your chain in an unusual location. A successful businessman explores new ways to invest, trade, make money and always challenges the status quo. To act like a businessman you must be driven, focused and on the lookout for new projects.
Talk on your mobile phone constantly. Always have a Blackberry or Sidekick handy and carry a briefcase full of papers and a state of the art laptop. Answer business calls on weekends and even on holidays. A good businessman checks his voicemail and email every hour.
Spend long hours at your desk. A businessman works long after his assistant and receptionist have gone home for the day and orders Chinese food as he works on proposals and presentations throughout the night.