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Today we are sharing our favorite executive iPad cases, covers and portfolios for the business professional.
In my 20’s my work in corporate America took a major shift when the older executives began focusing on how to bring the company into the internet era. Young and green – but one I think I was an early adopter for was the internet.
Look Professional in Meetings
I went from being a 20-something web designer creating websites to a Director of Digital Media sitting at the board room of a large book publisher helping guide the direction of e-commerce, online content strategy and digital marketing. Oh and we the whole eBook thing was happening. Needless to say, was an exciting time for a young me with a growing career – but talk about having to grow up quickly.
Sitting around a board table with high power executives, is intimidating. My business casual wardrobe became business professional and the backpack for my laptop became a professional leather messenger bag. To play the game, you have to look the part – especially when you have the age factor against you. Funny some today who are of the older generation maybe having to do this in reverse.
Interestingly, in 2010 – while I was one of the only ones around the table with an iPad – it was apparent I could no longer use a Hello Kitty iPad case (yes, it exists and it’s totally cute) and be taken seriously.
UPDATE! This original post because hello 2020 and the Apple iPad cover game is so different. The content was given a lift to reflect the new options for the new decade.
This post on executive iPad cases originally went live on February 9, 2012. Talk about change! We have seen a massive movement in the Apple iPad space. In 2012, your options for iPads were minimal – because that was all that was on the market. Now choosing an iPad means deciding between numerous models!
Advice for Young Executives
Here is a slice of advice for young executives. I am very much a person who embraces the mess that I am. That said, there is a time and place for everything. A business meeting with new clients, employees, executives, management, etc – come to the table with you A-game.
People judge. Even if you don’t have your life together, in a business meeting – it’s best to fake it until you make it. In order to do this, it’s best to look the part like you did prepare and are professional!
Now outside of work, that’s a whole different story. You do you, own your individualism and don’t let the haters stomp on your parade.
Mom to 4 kids, Molly Thornberg aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. She likes to keep it real, overshares on her personal Insta-stories, tries her best to show grace and always appreciates a funny meme. Molly appreciates the unique things in life, and is a Ennegagram 7w8.