How to have a beautiful signature: 11 steps (with pictures)

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How to have a beautiful signature: 11 steps (with pictures)
How to have a beautiful signature: 11 steps (with pictures)
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The signature is essential, in particular to be legally identifiable, but also to express one's personality. The appearance of your signature gives clues to your general attitude, your personality and your social standing. Improve your signature to make it a valuable professional tool, and why not, an object of personal satisfaction. The ideal signature does not exist, especially since it varies according to each individual. However, this does not prevent it from being improved, and that is easy.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Create a personalized signature

Sign a Cool Signature Step 1
Sign a Cool Signature Step 1

Step 1. Study your current signature

Put your signature on a piece of paper and study it carefully. Would you like to sign differently? Identify the areas that you could modify to improve your signature.

  • The readability of your signature. Could someone who sees your signature easily decipher your last name or the initials that compose it?
  • When it comes to letters, do you prefer cursive, block letters or a mixture of the two typefaces?
  • Focus on certain letters, especially your initials. How do you find these? Do you like the way they are presented or, again, have you spotted a particular letter that does not seem to harmonize with the rest?
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Sign a Cool Signature Step 4

Step 2. Do some research

Finding a particular form of signature may help you decide what changes to make to your own signature. To do this, start by researching the signature of personalities you admire. You might as well take inspiration from these people's autographs.

  • If you are an artist looking for a "professional" signature, observe the work of your counterparts. Also take into account how you are going to go about affixing your signature. Note, however, that painting your signature is generally much less complicated than signing with a pen, but take care to make your mark distinctive from that of others.
  • Historical signatures. In the past, calligraphy was a real skill. Take a leap in the past, around the 19th century, the beginning of the 20th century: you will find very beautiful signatures made with a pen. The Internet contains many signatures of heads of state and great writers.
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Be Caller Number 10 to a Radio Station Step 11

Step 3. Find the font that's right for you

If you particularly like the shape of cursive letters, take inspiration from calligraphy textbooks. Whether it's for a signature with a more angular and slender appearance or a more sophisticated one, consult the font basics or calligraphy manuals to find the style that best represents you.

Once you've found a typeface that catches your eye, print it out or make a photocopy. It is moreover entirely possible for you to be spoiled for choice, so feel free to choose the letters you like

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Sign a Cool Signature Step 6

Step 4. Write capital letters

Since the initials are the most visible part of a signature, make sure to personalize them, but also to make them as readable as possible. Otherwise, you can just sign with your initials only.

  • Embellish your signature with curls, for example, to then appreciate the result.
  • Change the capital letters that make up your first and last name until you are satisfied with the result.
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Sign a Cool Signature Step 13

Step 5. Practice as much as possible

To be able to reproduce your signature whenever necessary, it is essential to practice. The cadence as well as the shape of the letters that make up your signature will become automatic for your hand.

  • Whenever the opportunity arises, make an effort to affix your new signature.
  • Sign your name over and over again on a notepad. In class, in a meeting, instead of doodling or even in front of the television, practice!
  • Your signature may even become second nature!
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Sign a Cool Signature Step 14

Step 6. Be consistent

Your signature identifies you. When you change your signature, remember to correct the one on the back of your bank cards. In the same vein, put your new signature on all your documents and receipts. Whoever reads and compares your signature should be able to easily recognize that it is you.

Part 2 of 2: Getting the right message across through your signature

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Sign a Cool Signature Step 12

Step 1. Determine the ideal size

The size of your signature is a good indicator of self-confidence. For example, a signature that goes beyond the box intended to welcome it means that you have great confidence in yourself. Be careful, however, this can also indicate some form of insolence. On the contrary, a signature small in size can indicate motivation, but also a lack of self-confidence.

To overcome these inconveniences, opt for a signature of medium size, indicative of a certain form of balance and modesty

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Sign a Cool Signature Step 2

Step 2. Judge readability

If people who write illegibly attribute this to a lack of time, it must be said that it is neither long nor complicated to write your name in an understandable way.

  • A signature that is difficult to read or understand can make believe that the one to whom it belongs is a sufficient person, whose identity we should know without having to ask!
  • Be careful not to sound arrogant or careless.
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Forge a Signature Step 10

Step 3. Give your initials the important thing

Writing your initials instead of fully signing your first and last name can be formal. Be careful though, because some initials can form words that you may not want to be associated with!

  • If your initials form an acronym or word, avoid making them your signature.
  • If your goal is to create a relaxed professional atmosphere, make your first name clearly visible in your signature.
  • If, on the contrary, you want to establish a hierarchical professional relationship, just write the first letter of your first name for a more formal signature.
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Become a College Professor Step 32

Step 4. Think about the name you want to use

The number of signatures you will need to make depends greatly on the circumstances. Also, very few people are known by a single name, like these celebrities who can be satisfied with signing their first name. When it comes to Mr. and Mrs. Everyone, it is not indicated.

  • If you have a very common name and want to avoid any confusion, do not hesitate to write your first and last name, and why not, add an initial between the two to make your signature stand out.
  • If you are close to the person you are signing for and want to underline this, sign with your first name. This is done in particular in any letter addressed to family members, for example.
  • When it comes to formal communication with subordinates, add a title such as Professor or Doctor to your signature. This can re-establish professional conveniences with a person who is too loose.
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Campaign Step 6

Step 5. Use honorary titles sparingly

You've worked hard to get that professional or academic qualification, so it's tempting to mention that in your signature. Be aware, however, that honorary titles are good to be mentioned only in the professional context.

  • Make sure to add your honorary title only when necessary, and what's more, in a professional setting. The mentions Dr or Pr for example refer to a professional qualification. Regarding associations and diplomas, if they should not be mentioned in the signature, they find a legitimate place on a CV.
  • The proprieties indicate that one does not associate the military distinction and the professional or honorary title. If you have both distinctions, prefer the military distinction. If, however, the context requires that you indicate your professional qualification, do not add the professional distinction.
  • Take the context into account. If you are a professor and surrounded by doctors of philosophy, underlining your title may sound like a sign of arrogance. In such a case, be formal with your subordinates and on the contrary, less stuffy with your counterparts.

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