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Guide to How to Act Like a Businessman

So, you want to look important? Successful? Busy? Then you want to be like the businessmen you see all around you. The one walking to the boardroom. The one sitting in the first class lounge at the airport. Or the one getting into the BMW. You have come to the right place! Not everyone has the same keen business sense Donald Trump has been blessed with, but we can all look like we do!


  1. Buy a suit. It doesn't have to break the bank, just one that's smart, and preferably a dark one. Also, the tie should be silk or of a similar material that makes you look wealthy.

  2. Obtain a mobile phone or PDA. Again, it doesn't have to be expensive, but make it chic. Get one in black or silver, not pink. And when you are around people, make sure you are on it a lot.

  3. Buy an analogue watch. Business men are never late, either. If you are meeting someone, then be on time, not too early, not too late. Just on time. Try to get a watch that looks good and matches your suit.

  4. Buy a pair of shoes that matches your suit, and care for it well.

  5. Get some cuff links that aren't showy, but make people think "Oh, they are nice."

  6. Buying a briefcase and filofax isn't necessary, but it conveys importance and a busy schedule.

  7. Wash and be well groomed. Rich, successful businessmen do not walk around looking like tramps. Shave and comb your hair.

  8. Smile, but not as if you are hiding something. Walk in a determined manner, not fast but not slow. Walk as if you have somewhere to be.

  9. If you really want to look good, get a nice car, like a Mercedes or BMW. This isn't necessary, though.

  10. Speak with Confidence. Do not be over bearing, but always sound confident in your speech. If you do not know an answer do not attempt to pretend. Just state confidently, "I do not know, but I will find out for you."


  • Be confident.

  • Smile.


  • All of your expensive gear may attract unwanted attention.

Things You'll Need

  • Suit

  • A pair of shoes that matches your suit

  • A watch (analogue)

  • A phone or PDA

  • Cuff links

  • A briefcase and filofax (optional)

  • Car (optional)

  • You will also need a J.O.B. (that makes you a businessman!)

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