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From the vault: A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

When you choose what to wear for a speaking engagement or presentation, what goes into your thinking? Once you get used to working your way through this checklist, you'll find yourself making smarter wardrobe choices for your speaking engagements and presentations automatically. Here it is: Are my clothes clean, pressed and mended? Do my clothes suit the occasion at which I'm speaking, in terms of formality, what the audience will be wearing or the event itself?

A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

Once you get used to working your way through this checklist, you'll find yourself making smarter wardrobe choices for your speaking engagements and presentations automatically. Here it is: Are my clothes clean, pressed and mended? Do my clothes suit the occasion at which I'm speaking? Do my clothes fit me? Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart?

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From the vault: A checklist for the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

Do I intend to engage the audience? Am I wearing clothes and shoes that are comfortable enough to help me stand and move as needed? Wardrobe Are my clothes clean, pressed and mended? Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart? If I'm standing behind a lectern, have I focused attention near my face?

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A checklist to prepare the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

Do I intend to engage the audience? Am I wearing clothes and shoes that are comfortable enough to help me stand and move as needed? Wardrobe Are my clothes clean, pressed and mended? Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart? If I'm standing behind a lectern, have I focused attention near my face?

a checklist to prepare the whole speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Do I intend to engage the audience? Am I wearing clothes and shoes that are comfortable enough to help me stand and move as needed? Wardrobe Are my clothes clean, pressed and mended? Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart? If I'm standing behind a lectern, have I focused attention near my face?

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

This doesn’t necessarily equate to jokes and magic tricks*, but it does mean that the content of your presentation, and the delivery of that content, should be compelling and engaging. Don’t be overly concerned about your first engagement. Side benefit: If you spill a beverage in flight, synthetic clothing always dries faster.) Allow your unique personality to shine through on stage, and it’s likely the audience will be engaged.

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