What to Wear on Stage

In my last blog, we talked about “What Not to Wear on Stage”. Now, let’s talk about some tips that will help you to look and feel confident on stage.

1) Select two outfits that you feel amazing in. Have them tailored to fit you comfortably (even if you are wearing jeans). When you look good, you feel good.

2) Be sure your two outfits are solid colors, not wild prints. My friend, Photographer & Videographer, Jared Silver, that patterns in clothing tend to make videos a look like it’s moving (like an optical illusion). Sticking with solid colors will alleviate this distracting phenomenon.

3) Make sure that your outfits are clean and pressed and ready at a moment’s notice, so you are always prepared to take a last-minute speaking opportunity.

4) Invest in a pair (or two) of a good, comfortable shoes. Wear them around the house, so you can break them in before your speaking gig. There are few things more distracting than being in pain, when you are on stage delivering your message. Once you have broken the shoes in, then have them polished and you are ready to go.

5) This tip is about how you should wear your hair. Be sure that you have a haircut that is easily managed and doesn’t fall in your face and require you to keep arranging it on stage. We have all seen “The Hair Flipper”. Very distracting.
The strategy behind having two stage outfits is to be sure that you always have a backup on hand, in your car, just in case, you drip your Latte on the outfit you are wearing.

Want to look your best and confidently communicate your message? The join us at Engaging Speakers and learn in a safe supportive community of speakers, who are willing to share what they have learned to shorten your journey.

Gail Brown, Founder of Engaging Speakers, gail@engagingspeakers.com

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