New year, new clothes

The Presenter's Blog

Guess what happens when old clothes are within easy reach. Old clothes don’t look good on stage unless retro fundamentally links with our image, and then the clothes had better be retro, not merely old! Carry the process right through to the closets and get rid of old clothes. Start the new year with an upgraded look and by donating those old clothes to charity. We wear them.

Should I wear a neck-tie for selling diapers?

The Presenter's Blog

For your consideration: Ethos clothing proposition 1: Recognised uniforms boost the pitch. This leads to a second idea about ethos and clothing: Ethos Clothing Proposition 2: Dress to match your audience. We have a clothing conundrum: Uniforms enhance credibility and boost ethos-logos? What would be your ethos-logos clothing solution to maintain their credibility in front of the customer? by Peter Watts.

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12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Now, for our fourth challenge: Review Your Image. I'm going to start this post with the shocking lack of attention I see every day to professional image: clothes that don't fit; an e-mail full of typos; disheveled hair; a website that looks like it was built by a 5-year-old; a voice mail message spoken so fast, I can't understand the phone number; a week or more response time to a phone message. Review Your Image Challenge 1. Do your clothes fit properly ?

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How to Dress for Presentations | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized clothes dress image presentation tips public speaking training

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Public Speaking tip – Your image

Pivotal Public Speaking

Everything the audience sees of you as a speaker needs to reinforce the image you have decided to present in your speech – clothes, facial expression, stance and gesture. At its most basic this means projecting confidence and sincerity. Unless you decide otherwise, the audience needs to know that you are comfortable with your message and believe in it. .

12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Now, for our fourth challenge: Review Your Image. I'm going to start this post with the shocking lack of attention I see every day to professional image: clothes that don't fit; an e-mail full of typos; disheveled hair; a website that looks like it was built by a 5-year-old; a voice mail message spoken so fast, I can't understand the phone number; a week or more response time to a phone message. Review Your Image Challenge 1. Do your clothes fit properly ?

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Public Speaking tip – Define your image

Pivotal Public Speaking

When you first begin to prepare your presentation, you defined an image that you wanted to present. Everything the audience sees needs to reinforce that imageclothes, facial expression, stance and gesture. What do I want them to remember of me?”. Who are you? How will you be remembered after this presentation? At its most basic this means projecting confidence and sincerity.

Tuesday’s tip for public speaking success – creating the image

Pivotal Public Speaking

What image do you want them to take with them? Everything the audience sees needs to reinforce that imageclothes, facial expression, stance and gesture. Last week I posted about defining the wow – the impact you want your presentation to make. And part of that definition has to be what you want your audience to remember of you. At its most basic this means projecting confidence and sincerity.

campaign image: Palin

The Eloquent Woman

Here's Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan's take on Sarah Palin's wardrobe and appearance choices: Her clothes don't have the aura of sophistication like that of Michelle Obama's sheaths and pearls. Palin's clothes are common. Another staple of the campaign trail for women: The fashion assessment.

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Politicians Beware… Appearances Matter!

Matt Eventoff

If your shirt is soiled, suit is stained, shoes are dirty or heavily worn, clothing is heavily wrinkled, food is stuck in your teeth…a camera might be rolling, or shooting. Tags: Uncategorized andy baker appearance appearances appearances matter beware chapell lawson confirm gabriel lenz image consultant image consulting impressive leads looks looks matter m.i.t.

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Rowan Williams: Emperor, Archbishop or Cambridge academic with no clothes?

Max Atkinson

Then there's the Oxbridge version of 'The emperor has no clothes' Having once been a fellow of an Oxford college, I'm depressingly aware that the Cambridge college that's taken the risk of giving him a job will provide a vary safe and comfortable haven for Dr Williams. To say this doesn't take away one jot of our responsibility or allow us to sit back; as Pascal said, we cannot sleep while Jesus is still in agony, and the continuing sufferings of the world are an image of that agony.

swinging a double-edged sword: image

The Eloquent Woman

We have the ability to wear a more varied wardrobe , rather than a uniform suit; to alter our hair and use makeup to enhance features and focus our appearance; and to use color in our clothing and accessorie s to draw the eyes of our audiences. Women who speak publicly wield a number of double-edged swords, challenges unique to the gender in the public arena.

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Analysis of a speech by Apollo Robbins

Manner of Speaking

He uses simple images to convey his idea and also provides a concrete example of attention that he calls the “cocktail effect” And he does all of this in less than a minute and a half. This is a tremendously fun speech to watch.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 65)

Manner of Speaking

“The moment our discourse rises above the ground line of familiar facts, and is inflamed with passion or exalted by thought, it clothes itself in images. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) American Essayist, Philosopher and Poet. … Hence, good writing and brilliant discourse are perpetual allegories. This imagery is spontaneous. It is the blending of experience with the present action of the mind. It is proper creation.&#. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Presentations: What To Wear

Professionally Speaking...

However, in the flurry of pulling content together, finishing slides and producing handouts, we don't always give enough thought to the role our clothes play in our presentation. but choosing appropriate clothing can help you feel more confident in front of an audience and can ensure that your physical appearance is not distracting from your message. Here are some wardrobe tips to keep the focus off your clothing and on what you're saying. Wear comfortable clothing.

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How Do You See Yourself When You Speak?

Speak and Deliver

artwork by Fernando Botero Self-image is such a hot topic in our world - and it has been since Adam & Eve realized they were naked! Today's world is full of solutions for how we look - plastic surgery, endless types of exercise programs, infinite diet fads, fancy and not-so- fancy make-up, oils, organic body washes.and that's on top of the old stand-bys: a new haircut and dark clothing with vertical stripes. I'm not going to lie and say image isn't important.

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3 Tips to Connect with Virtual Buyers

SpeakerSue Says...

I quickly tossed them out of video image and started admitting people to the webinar. Though few video faux pas can be more embarrassing than becoming a snapchat cat (and having to prove you aren’t), everything your audience sees creates an image of your professionalism. But respectful, professional work clothes – absolutely yes. Projecting professionalism is more than clothes and surroundings. It was so embarrassing!

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4 Ways to Become a Charismatic Speaker

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

A likeable image is what leaves them swayed, in awe, and wanting more. Stay away from stylish hairstyles, baggy clothes, and off-putting accessories, especially if the presentation requires formality. This helps you boost an approachable image, which is necessary to build connections with the audience. Communicating your presentation idea alone won’t be enough to convince your audience.

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Presenting a lunar eclipse

Presentation Zen

Capturing the mood Below are a few images I snapped outside an upstairs bedroom window at home about 8:10 PM Japan time last night. Before science, imagine what kind of super natural explanations one could have come up with to scare the pants (or loin cloths) off of people. click images for larger size). Last night we were treated to a lunar eclipse here in Nara, Japan (and elsewhere in the world, assuming you had clear skies).

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Upgrade Your Style for the Stage with Anne Morrissey

Speaker Launcher

Listen the podcast below: Watch the video podcast: Highlights you won’t want to miss: * How important is image on stage? The difference between wearing clothes and being dressed. She teaches her clients how to succeed in a world where time is sparse, impressions count more than ever, and your image can make or break you. Today we are talking with Anne Morrissey about style and how to present our best selves on stage.

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Would you hire this handyman?

Speak Schmeak

It's like an image consultant who is always in disarray, a professional organizer who's constantly late to appointments, or a teacher who misspells his lessons on the chalkboard. Are you not clueing in to how your clients and prospects are dressed, and wearing the wrong clothes to meetings and presentations? Here are a few more posts on impressions and image: First impressions follow you everywhere Is your image consistent with your message?

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4 Traits that Distinguish Confident Speakers from Nervous Nellies

DeFinis Communications

For them, the image is reversed. But if you’re a true Nervous Nellie, keep your audience fully clothed and make a commitment to use the traits and strategies that confident speakers employ. Back in 1990, Ron Hoff wrote a popular book about public speaking entitled I Can See You Naked.

2013 186

An Executive’s Guide to Pricing Strategy Models

SlideModel

TLD: Dynamic pricing is challenging to get right and expensive to go wrong since a misconfigured algorithm can do a major image to your brand. Most companies selling tech products stick with this price strategy and so do some clothes retailers.

Cracking the Presentation Glass Ceiling

Professionally Speaking...

THE CHALLENGE: Clothing Although men could show up with a garish tie or a mismatch of patterns, women have so many more opportunities to commit clothing sins. Enlist a stylish friend or use the services of an image consultant or personal shopper. This article has been selected for DeFinis Communications' “Top Presentation Strategies for Women” Blog Carnival. Enjoy posts from a variety of exceptional bloggers at [link].

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“What do I want them to remember of me?”

Pivotal Public Speaking

What message will your clothes and your grooming convey? And the most powerful choice you will make is how you get that image to support your message – how you. It may be totally supportive, in that the image is unobtrusive; seamlessly part of the message and the. Your body language, your facial expression and gestures, your clothes and your grooming all need to work towards the impact you choose to make. Who are you? How will you be remembered after this presentation?

The Nonverbal Communication Book TOC

The Communication Blog

Clothing. Cosmetic Clothing. Message Sending Clothing. Identifying Clothing ]. Using Colors to Create a Product Image. Clothing the Superhero. Illustrating the Functions of Clothing. Clothing Appropriateness. Here is the Table of Contents for The Nonverbal Communication Book. The Nonverbal Communication Book. Contents in Brief. Welcome to The Nonverbal Communication Book. Part One. Foundations of Nonverbal Communication.

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Speakers: dress the part

Speak Schmeak

It all depends on the audience, the venue, the topic, your personal style, your message and the image you want to convey. But their image was blah and not fitting with the theme of 30s Parisian club jazz. At Ruth Sherman''s recent event, she changed clothes halfway through the day to demonstrate how the way we dress can present different "vibes" to the audience, can influence the mood of the event, and can solidify our personal brand.

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Public Speaking Tip – “What do I want the audience to remember of me?”

Pivotal Public Speaking

What message will your clothes and your grooming convey? And the most powerful choice you will make is how you get that image to support your message – how you put the two together. Who are you? How will you be remembered after this presentation? Are you professional, poised, articulate? Are you warm, folksy, creative, nurturing? Maybe you want to be seen as ballistic, confronting, no-nonsense, boot camp material. What will your choice of language say about you? .

Public Speaking Tip – “What do I want the audience to remember of me?”

Pivotal Public Speaking

What message will your clothes and your grooming convey? And the most powerful choice you will make is how you get that image to support your message – how you put the two together. Who are you? How will you be remembered after this presentation? Are you professional, poised, articulate? Are you warm, folksy, creative, nurturing? Maybe you want to be seen as ballistic, confronting, no-nonsense, boot camp material. What will your choice of language say about you? .

9 ways to use props for maximum impact in your presentations

Speak Schmeak

And then I decided to go a step further and actually write the blog post inspired by the image! When she lifts that bag into the air, you can imagine the few items of clothing, maybe a small doll or teddy bear, and the sadness of a child without a permanent home. I watched a speaker prepare for his presentation a few years ago by putting on layers and layers of clothing. Sure, you could throw some images up on the screen from different time periods.

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6 presentation tips from a professional speaker

Speaking about Presenting

They worry about slide templates, images, movies, fonts, clothes, hair and the rest, forgetting to do the harder and more important work of thinking deeply about what points they want to make. Scott Berkun speaking at the Web2.0 Expo 2009. Photo by James Duncan Davidson. Scott Berkun’s book Confessions of a public speaker is an entertaining and enlightening read on what it what it takes, and what it’s like, to be a professional speaker.

Would you hire this handyman?

Speak Schmeak

It's like an image consultant who is always in disarray, a professional organizer who's constantly late to appointments, or a teacher who misspells his lessons on the chalkboard. Are you not clueing in to how your clients and prospects are dressed, and wearing the wrong clothes to meetings and presentations? Here are a few more posts on impressions and image: First impressions follow you everywhere Is your image consistent with your message?

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4 Traits that Distinguish Confident Speakers from Nervous Nellies

DeFinis Communications

For them, the image is reversed. But if you’re a true Nervous Nellie, keep your audience fully clothed and make a commitment to use the traits and strategies that confident speakers employ. Back in 1990, Ron Hoff wrote a popular book about public speaking entitled I Can See You Naked.

2013 138

Steven Tyler’s Rooster Feathers are a High Performance Prop

DeFinis Communications

In entertainment, performance, and even public speaking, props play an important role when creating an image or making a key point. Even though he appears rather disheveled, everything he wears has been meticulously selected, coordinated, assembled, and crafted to create the image of what we see each week. What key item or piece of clothing can become your signature—something that increases your recognition and makes you memorable?

2011 135

Modern Presentation Design?

Executive Speech Coach

I normally associate modern with fashion – particularly for clothing, home design and automobiles. Modern seems to be about style, image and novelty. Image A presenter wants to project an image of confidence, credibility and commitment. Modern design can contribute to that powerful image because it demonstrates awareness, resourcefulness and extra effort. I was challenged to write about modern presentation design.

What's your favorite gag?

Speak Schmeak

This year, as Saturday Night Live's names were read, various images of Justin Timberlake were flashed on the screen (appropriate, as he is a recurring guest host). Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's team was represented by cute puppies in human clothes. I love a good laugh, and I love a good gag. And what I mean by a "good gag," is that it's a humorous routine that's repeated, but it's repeated in a way that it doesn't get stale or overused.

2011 162

Nonverbal Communication Project

The Communication Blog

Similarly don’t crowd the slides with visual images. A series of images depicting various forms of body language that communicate attraction. Clothing and communication, [link] , 2.02. Clothing—do clothes make the man?, Here is exercise that I'm working on for a nonverbal book I'm doing that I thought might be useful. It contains just a few general instructions for creating a video and lots of video examples.

How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

It is puffed up, self-serving – and, in the final analysis, like the emperor’s new clothes it leaves its author looking naked and foolish. But follow it with the word ‘friend’ and their eyes will light up as the word conjures up an image of someone they love. This explains why a word like ‘dog’ brings to mind an image, while a word like ‘canine’ probably doesn’t. Today’s post is from Martin Shovel.

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Speeches from Film: Up in the Air

Manner of Speaking

Then you start adding the larger stuff: clothes; tabletop appliances; lamps; linens; your TV. The image and sensation is powerful. Up in the Air is a great film. Essentially, it is about our commitment in life: at work; in our families; in a relationship. It stars George Clooney who plays Ryan Bingham, a man whose job is to fly around the United States, helping his firm’s corporate clients lay off their staff. Ryan’s job sees him on the road most days of the year.

2011 211

Famous Speech Friday: Beyoncé's speech on racism and fashion

The Eloquent Woman

So my grandmother sewed clothes for the priests and the nuns and made uniforms for the students in exchange for my mother’s education. When I wore these clothes I felt like Khaleesi. Thank you for showing me that having presence is about far more than the clothes you wear and your physical beauty. Those are indelible images in the minds of the audience, just what every speaker hopes for.

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Stand or sit, and why does it matter?

Speak Schmeak

When we think of public speaking, the traditional image that comes to mind is a person standing in the front of a room full of people. If any of these positions are uncomfortable or precarious, change the offending piece of clothing. However, there are a variety of formats for what can be considered public speaking, such as leading a meeting, making a sales call, participating in a panel or round table discussion, or speaking to individuals at a networking event.

2012 165

Famous Speech Friday: Indira Gandhi's "What Educated Women Can Do"

The Eloquent Woman

Then you were in the doli, which again was covered by another cloth. Later, she turned to some educating of her own, asking the educated women in her audience to broaden their world view about India and help turn its public image around. Yet, somehow we ourselves project an image that India is out with the begging bowl.

2013 81

Are you on fire?

Speak Schmeak

Valerie Burns , an image consultant, handed out a quiz for each of us to assess our own effectiveness and comfort level with our professional appearance and relationship with our closets. It was a great way to get us thinking about where we could improve (cleaning out the closet more frequently, making sure we're not hanging onto clothes we never wear or that don't fit, for example), without judgment or putting individuals on the spot.

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