Man or woman, you need to be focused on closing the deal and not whether or not you have all the things you need to organize yourself as you travel from customer to customer. The last thing you want to worry about is the impression you make with a an old canvas laptop bag.
With more electronic gadgets like PDAs, laptops, and phones to carry around you can drive yourself crazy trying to keep yourself organized and efficient. You need for a great looking shoulder bag with multiple compartments for storage and separation to keep things where they need to be without sacrificing executive presence.
The customary briefcase is no longer practical if you have to carry it between customer appointments. Without a shoulder strap as part of your bag design, you are asking for sore arms and hands as your trudge through the city.
With this in mind, there are several things to consider when purchasing a bag;
There is no substitute for leather. It exudes confidence, an executive image and it is durable enough o withstand the abuse that you will give it in trains, planes and taxis. The bag should be large enough to hold a laptop, with multiple compartments for storing all the things you need within a moment’s notice. There is nothing more embarrassing than handing over a proposal or contract or not having a pen readily available.