As a speaker your visual presentation is JUST as important as your oral presentation and content!
With the number of speakers constantly on the rise it’s important that when you go to speak at different engagements you not only provide great content to your audience but you do so in excellence ensuring you are looking the part!
I’ve compiled 3 questions every female speaker should ask herself BEFORE going on stage to ensure she not ONLY shows up…. but, that her visual presentation is on point allowing her to make a great and lasting impression!
1. What is the environment?? Casual, Creative or Corporate?
Know your environment
Knowing your environment will give you an idea on their style of dress and that will be your clue on how you dress. The last thing you want to do is show up under dressed at a corporate function or overdressed speaking to students. If you’re unsure visit their website for clues on their dress code.
2. Who’s my audience? CEO’s, Business Professionals, Students, Children?
Know your audience
People want to know that you can relate to them so it’s IMPERATIVE that you know EXACTLY who you’re talking to. You want to show up looking like you know what your talking about and looking the part. When booking your engagements ask the question What type of audience will I be speaking to? Do your research to ensure you can APPEAR relatable. Remember this is ALL about LOOKING the part!!
3. Am I overdoing it with makeup and accessories?
Less is more!
The goal is to look like yourself with a little more UMPH!! Your makeup should give you an evenly smooth complexion but you also want to look polished and NATURAL. Heavy overdone makeup can give off the wrong impression and too many accessories can be flashy and SUPER distracting. So be sure to keep it light…. Literally!
Asking yourself these 3 questions will point you in the right direction to ensuring you are presenting your entire self at your best!!!
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